This year, the Finborough Theatre will be keeping us all amused by releasing original online content every month.
Beginning this month, #FinboroughForFree will bring thought-provoking theatre productions direct to our homes. The plays are free to watch but donations towards the future of the theatre are welcome. The first offering is the startling drama S-27, from playwright Sarah Grochala.
Next month, the theatre will be releasing a new play that has been repurposed for online viewing. Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels explores the issue of assumed consent and how it contributes to a culture of complicity and control towards women. Men have long held power in relationships with tools that have no name; this story aims to identify those methods.
Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels
Two women. One photograph. A young woman sends a topless selfie to her boyfriend as a bit of flirtatious fun. When he shows it to his best friend for a laugh, he can’t imagine her having any other reaction. But what starts out as a joke soon turns into an accusation of something much darker. At what point does admiration become a form of control? How do we say ‘stop’ when it becomes apparent that we are complicit in hurting other women? If someone you know to be a good person, starts to prove themselves otherwise, how do you walk away?
Presented in 28 separate short episodes, Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels will be streamed daily at 6pm from 1st February 2021 via the Finborough Theatre’s YouTube channel. The recording of the whole play will then be available from 1st March until 1st April 2021.
And if you’re looking for more ideas to get you through Lockdown 3, keep an eye on our website for daily news of online theatre and quirky events.
When: 1st February – 1st April 2021, S-27 is available now
Where: Online via YouTube
£: Free (suitable for ages 14+)
More info: www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk