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Cacophony

Cacophony

by: Molly Taylor

by: Molly Taylor

Overview

There’s me ‘out there’, in public, and there’s me in here. I know you think they’re not the same. But they’re not as far away as you think.

Created by the Almeida Young Company and written by Molly Taylor, Cacophony tells the story of a young woman’s rise to fame after speaking up at a protest outside a controversial rape trial.

Weaving a complex web of fame and shame, Cacophony explores the power social media has to liberate brave new voices and, just as quickly, bring them crashing to earth. Inspired by the ideas in Jon Ronson’s book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.

“When public shamings are delivered like remotely administered drone strikes nobody need think about how ferocious our collective power might be. The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche.” JON RONSON

Cacophony received its UK premiere at the Almeida Theatre from 26–28 July 2018, and transferred to the Yard Theatre from 19–22 February 2019, in a production directed by Michael Bryher.

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Roles for Teens

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Molly Taylor

Molly Taylor is a playwright and theatre-maker, based in London. She began making work when she was an Associate of the National Theatre of Scotland. Her first production, Love Letters to the Public Transport System, toured Scotland in 2012 and won the Critics Circle Award, Adelaide Fringe 2018. She works exten ...

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