James Graham

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Director Josie Rourke Starring
  • Gunnar Cauthery
  • Paul Chahidi
  • Nina Sosanya
  • Daniel Radcliffe
    Donmar Warehouse and Public Theatre Off Broadway, NYC
    Is there really such a thing as privacy anymore?

    James Graham brings forensic wit and insight to this dramatic investigation of the digital age.

    Privacy explores how governments and corporations collect and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity and our future. Provoked by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, the play draws on interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts, and asks the audience directly: how much do we give away when we share?

    Through his personal journey, Graham gets at the play’s real purpose: to animate the post-Snowden world in such a way as to make us, the audience, feel that not only are our intellectual but our emotional liberties at risk.

    Emma Brockes
    The Guardian

    The piece is a fresh and engaging mélange of verbatim interview text, geektastic research and romantic comedy

    David Cote
    Time Out New York

    Yet it’s inventive, funny and abounds with memorable images.

    Dominic Cavendish
    The Telegraph

    A unique theatrical moment. Tim Masters
    BBC News

    Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, London – review
    James Graham’s play tackles a big subject – privacy in the information age – with wit and invention. Ian Shuttleworth
    Financial Times
    Full Review

    Graham handles dramatic and technological exposition with astonishing flair. David Benedict

    Theatre doesn't come much more topical than this Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    Privacy is an important piece of theatre, not only tremendously acted and produced but also challenging, thought provoking and enlightening. It will have you laughing, gasping and changing the settings on your phone. Ben Hewis
    What's On Stage

    Privacy is a brilliantly devilish wake-up call to consider your digital footprint Holly Williams
    The Independent

    playful, informative verbatim drama Dominic Maxwell
    The Times
    Full Review

    If ever a play spoke directly to our own times it is surely James Graham’s Privacy, which shines a light on the way governments and corporations keep tabs on us via the internet. Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph

    an entertaining and often engrossing picture of a new world that mixes liberation with enslavement Aleks Sierz
    The Arts Desk

    a busy, rich, adrenaline-fuelled evening Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    There is no need to keep this a secret. Privacy is electrifying. Susannah Clapp
    The Guardian

    Privacy is a must-see: an entertaining, comprehensive and powerful introduction to the Snowden revelations, it highlights the threat of mass surveillance and the need to renegotiate our right to privacy in a digital age. Anne Korn
    The Upcoming

    Privacy, Donmar Warehouse: 'necessary, instructive and long overdue'
    necessary, instructive and long overdue. Tim Walker
    The Telegraph
    Full Review

    An enjoyable, original and clever show.

    The Economist

    exciting, interactive and alarming. Jill Lawless
    Journal Review Online

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