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19 February — 22 February

By Molly Taylor and the Almeida Young Company
Directed by Michael Bryher

Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre in July, the Almeida Young Company returns to present Cacophony at the Yard Theatre in 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 (18-25) 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.

Captioned performance
Friday 22nd February, 8pm

With thanks to The Worshipful Company of Grocers.

Suitable for ages 14+

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please note that there is no latecomers point.

This show contains flashing lights and haze effects.

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  • Direction Michael Bryher
  • Design Khadija Raza
  • Sound Design George Lumkin
  • Lighting Design Katie Nicoll
  • Assistant Director Germma Orleans-Thompson


  • To be announced

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