Paragon Theatre Collective in association with Theatre503 presents

Edfringe Preview: Fake News

Written by Osman Baig
Directed by Sam Raffal
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RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 45mins (no interval) / Contains flashing lights

A budding journalist lands a dream internship at the country’s biggest online news organization. There, he stumbles on an earth-shattering story and decides to click publish. There’s just one problem: it’s completely untrue.

A thrilling look at how the media really works – from someone who knows what it’s like behind the scenes: TV journalist & writer Osman Baig.

Osman Baig

Osman is an actor, journalist and playwright. As an actor, theatre includes: Our Big Love Story (Hope Theatre); Julius Caesar, Coriolanus (RSC); 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. He 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.

Dates

Artistic Team
Writer
Osman Baig
Director
Sam Raffal
Director
Sam Raffal
Cast
The Journalist
Osman Baig
Fake News listed as top ten shows to catch at the Edinburgh Fringe by The Guardian
Posted on 24 June 2019

Fake News listed as top ten shows to catch at the Edinburgh Fringe by The Guardian

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4 Star Review on The Guardian for production at Theatre503 in January 2019
Posted on 15 January 2019

A promising writer, Baig is indubitably good news as a performer. Such is his energetic intensity that he often seems to be delivering the entire 50 minutes in a single breath, while keeping every word clear.

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Reviews

“Indubitably good news… A perfect prospect for Edinburgh 2019” ★★★★ Mark Lawson, The Guardian

“Hilarious… A cutting media satire which addresses relevant themes with aplomb” ★★★★ Daily Express

“Funny, original and thought-provoking” ★★★★★ London Theatre Reviews

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