“Toys with the audience, turning them into incidental witnesses and accomplices in what could essentially be a live episode of Black Mirror.” ~ Broadway Baby ★★★★★
A Palestinian woman takes a striking photograph of a boy. A journalist steals the image for an unrelated article. A blogger is moved to tears by the article and posts a tribute. An SEO specialist makes the blogger’s tribute go viral. Now all four are caught in a media storm, in a whirring story that moves from reality into dark fantasy as the algorithms spin to deliver ‘what people want’.
Welcome to the stimulating world of Feed, where emotions are the currency, and your passions and fantasies will be indulged… for a price.
After the sell-out success of The Marked, (“A rollercoaster ride” ★★★★★ – British Theatre Guide), and The Fantasist, (“Achingly beautiful…incredible stagework that will blow you away” – The Sunday Times), Témoin return, bringing their vibrant visual style to the world of clickbait culture, fake news and cyber gluttony.
Feed has been developed and researched with groups of young people through digital media workshops in partnership with Tactical Technology, The Lowry Contemporary Company, Stagedoor Learning, Roundhouse Young Poets, Ovalhouse Young Associates, and New Horizons.
Theatre Témoin in co-production with The Lowry and Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and with support from Arts Council England and The Charles Irving Trust.
Cast and Crew
Cast and Crew
Devising Cast: Jonathan Peck, Louise Lee, Esmee Marsh, Yasmine Yagchi
Director: Ailin Conant
Creative Producer: Fiona Mason
Contributing Playwrights: Eve Leigh, Erin Judge
Consultant Dramaturg: Chris Thorpe
Movement Director: Dorie Kinnear
Set and Costume Design: Helen Coyston
Sound Design and Composition: Ross Flight
Lighting Design: Aaron Dootson
Production/Stage Manager: Ina Berggren
Assistant Director: Chris Yarnell
Media Consultant: Michelle Masden
Additional R&D Cast: Nisa Cole, Nina Cassells
Additional R&D Playwrights: Anthony Anaxagorou, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
PR: Chloé Nelkin Consulting
Graphic Design: Rebecca Pitt
Claire Symonds, Paul Milton, Anthony Gray, Tactical Technology, The Lowry Contemporary Company, Stagedoor Learning, Roundhouse Young Poets, Ovalhouse Young Associates, and New Horizons.
Photos: Nathan Chandler
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“Theatre Temoin have certainly shown me not just one of the most interesting, beguiling and bizarre plays I’ve seen at the Fringe but it may actually be one of the best plays that I have ever seen in my life!”
~ Radio Summerhall
“Toys with the audience, turning them into incidental witnesses and accomplices in what could essentially be a live episode of Black Mirror.”
~ Broadway Baby ★★★★★
~ The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★
“This extraordinary production melds expert sound with a nuanced and genuine storyline.”
~ The Reviews Hub ★★★★½
“A witty script that lets loose some powerful punches along the way. Be prepared for the unexpected.”
~ British Theatre Guide ★★★★
“Ingenious… unflinching… Prepare to be uncomfortable.”
~ The Wee Review ★★★★
“A compelling and timely play…a thought provoking and clever piece of theatre…” ~ Lisa Williams
~ The Mumble ★★★★
“Bizarre and discomforting yet hilarious. Feed will take you to places that make you lose all sense of reality.”
~ Voice Magazine ★★★★
“Today’s society operates largely on an ‘attention economy’ born of digital over-exposure and emotional desensitisation…Feed brings it home in a way that is visceral and affecting. ”
~ Theatre Box Blog ★★★★
“This is a terrific production, inventive and controversial.”
~ Kryztoff ★★★★
“An excellent show…creative, innovative, well-performed and directed, a complete show that entertains and informs!”
~ FringeReview – Highly Recommended
~ The Blog of Theatre Things
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Broadway Baby: Interview with Ailin Conant, Eve Leigh & Erin Judge
Theatre Fullstop: Interview with Eve Leigh
Edinburgh 49+3: Interview with Ailin Conant
Westend Wilma: Interview with Louise Lee
The LIST: Interview with Ailin Conant