Static combines brilliant storytelling with verbatim news reports to tell a coming of age story that spans a decade. From watching the World Trade Centre fall live on TV to the top of Tory HQ, through drunken teenage parties and walking home with bloody noses.
This is the story of how a generation grew up with the world at their fingertips, how they learnt to switch off their screens, and got up on their feet.
Static was supported by Barbican Theatre through their Flourish programme.
“Beautifully executed, with a clever script and a sterling performance… phenomenal talent.” The Guardian
“McCann is a riveting performer to watch, all fizzing energy and teenage contempt, and the script – by Tom Nicholas, who also directs – captures the nervy confidence of nascent activism beautifully.” Exeunt Magazine
Barbican Theatre, Plymouth | 1st March 2013
Exeter Ignite Fringe Festival | The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter | 3rd, 4th, 5th June
Greater Manchester Fringe Festival | The King’s Arms, Salford | 8th, 9th July
Camden Fringe | Etcetera Theatre, Camden 29th, 30th July |
Edinburgh Fringe Festival | The Fiddler’s Elbow | 3rd – 23rd August
Boy | Hugh McCann
Writer and Director | Tom Nicholas