Paragon Theatre Collective in association with Theatre503 present...
RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 50mins (no interval)
A young journalist lands a dream internship at the country’s biggest online news company. But a few months into the role – in a hasty bid to find a major scoop that will go viral – he inadvertently publishes a catastrophic error that risks unhinging his entire career. Is he about to lose it all, or is there no such thing as bad publicity? Find out once and for all.
Everyone these days has an opinion on Fake News, Trump, Brexit or even the new Sabrina show on Netflix. But no-one in theatre can tell it quite like Osman Baig – an actor, writer and journalist, who brings unparalleled insight from his decade-long career at some of the world’s biggest news organisations.
This five-star show, described as “funny, original and thought provoking” (London Theatre Reviews) and “sharp-witted and expertly crafted” (Entertainment Focus), is a scoop you don’t want to miss.
Fake News is the first play from Paragon Theatre Collective. Their aim is to portray authentic experiences in a unique and original way, even if it means fighting against what is considered popular or commercial at any given time. That, they believe, is the paragon of what theatre should be.
Osman is an actor, journalist and playwright. As an actor, theatre includes: Our Big Love Story (Hope Theatre); Julius Caesar, Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company); What Should I Be (Bradford Council); Richard III (Almeida Theatre & Ulysses Theatre, Croatia); Boy (Almeida Theatre); Jungly Jadoogar (Olympia London). Journalism includes staff roles at CNN, Sky News and Al Jazeera, as well as BBC News and Bloomberg.
Osman was formerly a George Viner Scholar at City University, after graduating in Law from the Universities of Manchester and Burgundy, then training at Drama Studio London. Fake News is his first play.
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