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The Old Room - White Bear Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN by William Stanton and directed by Martin Harvey, The Old Room runs at the White Bear Theatre from April 24 to May 12, 2018.

Theft of privacy, eavesdropping and cyber attacks. And that’s just in public. Cambridge Analytica used 50 million people’s private data to influence an election. The US government takes data from the whole world.

The Old Room is a bar where people meet, sometimes by accident. It’s also a memory of a place in Prague where Sam used to go when he worked at the British Embassy; a place where there was desire, betrayal and a honey trap. Now Sam works in cyber security helping to fend off attacks on people like 4C, a political lobbying organisation.

The cast includes Nick Limm, Patrick Romer, Nicole Roberts, Karina Knapinska, Miranda Shamiso and Frazer Blaxland.

William Stanton writes for BBC radio drama and the stage. His credits include the King’s Cross Award play Foul Tide (Courtyard Hoxton), Power (Bike Shed Exeter/Canal Cafe) and Glory (Bike Shed Exeter). He has also had rehearsed readings of new work at Theatre503, the Actors’ Centre, Exeter Northcott and Park Theatre.

Martin Harvey graduated from RADA and worked as an actor with Theatr Clwyd, then as a director there and at the Exeter Northcott, Newcastle, Stoke, Frankfurt and London. He also teaches in the Exeter University drama department.

The Old Room is designed by Natalie Alvarez.

Tickets: £16, £12 concessions.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday matinees at 4pm.