Almeida Young Company Show CACOPHONY Transfers To The Yard Theatre

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The Almeida Theatre today announces the transfer of its Young Company Show, Cacophony, after a successful, sold-out run at the Almeida in July.

The Almeida Young Company returns to present Cacophony at The Yard Theatre in February 2019. The production was created by Molly Taylor and the 18-25 year old company, inspired by ideas in Jon Ronson's book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed.

The production has a limited run of four performances at The Yard Theatre from 19 - 22 February 2019.

"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

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.

Molly Taylor is a playwright and theatre-maker. Recent projects include Shell and Davey at the Start and the End (VAULT Festival), See Me Now (Young Vic), And Yet It Moves (Young Vic Taking Part), The Neighbourhood Project (Bush Theatre). Her one-woman show Love Letters to the Public Transport System was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and won the Adelaide Critics Circle Award 2018. In August she presented a new piece, Extinguished Things, at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.

Michael Bryher is a theatre maker, director and facilitator. He trained at LAMDA and has worked as an actor for companies including Kneehigh, The RSC, and dreamthinkspeak. In 2013 he was a finalist for the JMK award. He also runs Dumbshow, and over the last seven years has toured his work nationally and internationally. His production of Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn't Sleep is currently running at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. He has recently edited a volume of auditions monologues for young people for Nick Hern Books.

Performed by members of the original cast.

Tickets now on sale.

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