How I lost the will to live (& why you should too)

Dates and Times

Fri 24 March at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

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Presented by Nathan Birkinshaw


Intimacy and proximity aren’t the same. We’re bombarded by hyperbole and sensationalism to a point where we’re unsure what connection means anymore.

We’re lost in all the fucking noise. I’m a product of the internet. The internet that’s made of cats internet The internet that’s made of cats and penis and you internet. The Facebook, twitter, super social internet. The just eat, amazon and eBay; convenience internet. The meme making, hate distributing, trolling internet. The holiday photo posting, selfie generation, shameless self promoting internet. The celebrity stalking, are you a pirate or a ninja, Charlie bit my finger the internet. The anonymous, penis enlargement, fear mongering internet. The lets all get together for a justifiable cause and do something stupid internet. A product of the everlasting, immortal internet.

At some point in the last year Nathan developed a rash. Which manifested and transformed into what you are about to see.

A coming of age story for a hyper-connected world. A world convinced it’s dying. A world where it’s not the size that matters, but what you do.

Commissioned by hÅb, co-produced with Contact theatre, Manchester for WorksAhead made possible with support from the Arts Council England.

Dramaturgy and additional direction: Peader Kirk

Image credit – Tamsin Drury

About the artist

Nathan Birkinshaw is a writer, theatre practitioner and performance artist from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, who previously appeared at CPT with his show I Wish You Were Here. | @NathBirkinshaw

You can read Nathan’s guest blog about the realities of the internet here.

This is a work-in-progress performance, and the show is still in the process of being created. There is an opportunity for you to feedback to the artists, which will be used to further develop the piece. 

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