Wednesday 13 July 8pm
Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road CM15 8AG
PQA Wickford presents Hacktivists by Ben Ockrent
When Eloise is tasked with showing new girl, Beth, around the school, she takes her to the “Hackerspace” where she and her gang of nerdy friends hang out – a disused portacabin they’ve turned into a student-run IT lab. Although the gang call themselves Hackers, their activities are entirely harmless… Until the gang’s self-elected leader, Archie, is humiliated by the school bully and Beth inspires them to use their tech-savviness to avenge him.
Ben Ockrent’s television work includes: For BBC 1, The Secrets, Waterloo Road and Material Girl. His theatre work includes: Breeders (St James); Provenance (Manhattan Theatre Club rehearsed reading); Carrot (Latitude Festival), Bedrooms, Dens and Other Forms of Magic (Theatre503), The Pleasure Principle (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Honey, which was nominated for an Olivier Award as a part of the Tricycle Theatre’s season, Afghanistan: The Great Game (which toured the US, including a one-off performance in the Pentagon). Radio includes: Cordite For Breakfast (BBC Radio 4); Vital Statistics (BBC Radio 4) and Honey (BBC Radio 3).
Ben recently co-directed and co-wrote his first short film, Dust, starring Alan Rickman, which was long-listed for a BAFTA. He’s currently under commission to write original comedy pilots, This Ability, for TV LAND in the US and, Genius, for Tiger Aspect in the UK. He has been nominated as a Broadcast Magazine “Hotshot”.
Red Group students aged 13-18 from PQA Wickford present Hacktivists by Ben Okrent Directed by Sally Millest with technical and creative support from Hollyanne Hill, Jenn Shahid and Jess Turner.
Adult content – there are aspects of this production which may be unsuitable for all ages and therefore parental guidance is advisory.
This performance will last for approximately 50 minutes – There is no interval during this production.
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