Clickbait will play at Theatre503 from Tuesday 19th January – Saturday 13th February 2016.
Georgia Groome, star of the 2008 hit coming-of-age movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, has been cast as the lead role in Milly Thomas’s play.
Clickbait is a darkly comic new play about society’s attitude to porn and the women who make it for themselves. It explores the line between sexual empowerment and sexual exploitation while addressing the muddled logic of what feminism actually means.
Georgia Groome will play Nicola, a young woman who has been blackmailed with the threat of a leaked sex tape. It is through this dilemma that she realises a unique business opportunity and opens a network of amateur porn booths alongside her two sisters, Gina and Chloe.
Gina will be played by Amy Dunn (The Roof (National Theatre), Chatroom (Arcola), Happy (Pleasance Dome)) and Alice Hewkin (Hidden (Royal Court), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Stella (Sky One)) will take on the role of Chloe.
The cast will also include Barney White (Testament of Youth (BBC), The Musketeers (BBC), Holby City (BBC)) who will play Adam and a sleazy club promoter, and Emma D’Arcy (Romeo and Juliet (Met Japan/Southwark Playhouse/Yvonne Arnaud), The Pillowman (Oxford Playhouse), Bunny (BT Studio)) who will play Kat and Lolly.
From the exciting all female writer/director team behind A First World Problem (Milly Thomas and Holly Race Roughan) comes this blistering study of how pornography is changing women’s relationship to sex in the 21st century.
Clickbait is the first of two plays at Theatre503 which explore the sexual dynamics of twenty-somethings in the 21st century. The second show will be Four Play, the first full-length play by the acclaimed musical theatre writer, Jake Brunger.
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