We all know Bitcoin is the future. It created teenage millionaires last year as investors and tech-heads tapped into the earning potential of the digital cryptocurrency. But for all the buzz and hearsay, do you actually see Bitcoin used in the real world? You’ll see it in action at Trafalgar Studios this month. Alex Oates’ play has been funded in part thanks to an anonymous Bitcoin donation years ago, which is rather fitting, as the play follows a Geordie schoolboy who finds himself caught up in the murky world of the dark web.
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Meet Bruce Blakemore, a struggling young Geordie tech-head and the unlikeliest international criminal mastermind you can imagine. From his base in Whitley Bay, Bruce and his Nan will find themselves sucked into an Underworld Wide Web of new-age pirates, local gangsters and tea-cosies.
Join a host of unforgettable characters in this 5-star ‘rollercoaster of emotion’ (Broadway World) pitch-black comedy for the Bitcoin generation which ‘captures the sinister beauty of the anarchic dark web’ (West End Wilma)
Inspired by interviews with real online drug vendors, Alex Oates (BBC3, Eastenders E20, Old Vic New Voices) has written an urgent new piece about the freedoms and dangers of an unrestricted 'Dark-Web'.
Following critically acclaimed performances at the Vaults and making history in 2014 as the first show ever funded by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Silk Road stars Josh Barrow and is directed by Dominic Shaw.