Four students of the Amsterdam Theatre School have put together a stark and darkly funny view of our life as social media consumers and it is both engrossing and alarming.
Using live action, song, avatars , gaming and concocted online adverts , it touches lots of raw nerves – seeing our obsession with changing our appearance, and with filling our houses with online products . It also has a strong feminist line : “ you are mine, but you cannot get me “ one character tells us.
What the 4 performers uncover is a world where body image is everything -well that and money.There are sexually explicit scenes too – because as we know even sex is an online commodity.
The slick graphics and tongue-in-cheek music highlight their message: “it’s an existential crisis that makes us weak”. It’s strongly portrayed and the short presentation is worth a second look. It asks us – how good are you? But good at what ? Life, being good , looking good ? You decide.
The show is streamed throughout Brighton Fringe. Information at brightonfringe.org