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Notoriously Yours (Five Point One – Australia)

By | Published on Saturday 9 August 2014

Debuting earlier this year at Adelaide Fringe, ‘Notoriously Yours’ is both a slick noir-style thriller and a modern parable about the dangers of sacrificing your privacy online. A chance encounter on dating app Tinder plunges a young woman into a world of international crime and surveillance, in a piece that gives an obvious nod to the Edward Snowden affair. The play makes use of some nice technological conceits, with characters projected on a screen as they speak on stage and scene changes announced like silent movie title cards. The pacy, engaging plot is somewhat let down by an indistinct ending, but the message is clear: in a world where even the watchers end up being watched, you should be careful what you reveal in that Facebook update.

C south, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Laura Gavin]