The final performance of Wild, a critically acclaimed play about an online whistleblower, will live-stream free from London’s off-West End on Saturday, July 23, at 2:30 pm ET. It will then be available on-demand for another 72 hours. You can access the show from Hampstead Theatre’s website here or at The Guardian news site here.
“Amongst other things, the play is about the role of the Internet in democratizing information and opening up to hitherto private rooms,” noted Wild playwright Mike Bartlett. “In that way, this feels like the ideal way for this production to reach a wider audience – completely free of charge.”
In its own review, The Guardian’s Michael Billington, writes: “Under the surface of a mystery thriller, Bartlett is, in fact, dealing with the ethical and political consequences of [Edward] Snowden’s 2013 revelations.” The play, explains The Guardian on its live-stream page, “is about an American whistleblower who has spoken out about governmental use of mass surveillance and is holed up in a Moscow hotel room.”
The same year that Snowden first hit the headlines, Hampstead Theatre says it “became the first theater to live-stream internationally for free.” Wild marks its fifth free stream.
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