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‘That Is Not Who I Am’ to open at Royal Court

It's a security thriller play about online and real-life identities.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

A new play focusing on the importance of internet security and identities will open at the Royal Court this summer. Dave Davidson's That Is Not Who I Am begins previews at the Royal Court on 10 June, with a press night on 16 June and performances to 30 July.

That Is Not Who I Am follows Ollie, a man who has his identity stolen on the internet. It’s the catalyst for a series of events, as Ollie believes his real life is slowly fading away. Consequently, Ollie struggles to view the world as a safe space and wonders if he ever existed in the first place.

The play marks Dave Davidson’s playwriting debut. Not much is known about Davidson, but press material states he’s worked in the security industry for 38 years.

However, playwrights praise his credentials thus far. “Dave Davidson is quite simply the best playwright that this country has never produced”, says Matilda creator Dennis Kelly.

The Royal Court’s current shows include For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy. two Palestinians go dogging opens on 1 May.

That Is Not Who I Am is at the Royal Court.

Photo credit: That Is Not Who I Am artwork (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

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