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Freight Theatre to bring Move Fast And Break Things to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Move Fast And Break Things - Camden People's Theatre Photo Lidia Crisafulli
Move Fast And Break Things - Camden People's Theatre Photo Lidia Crisafulli

Freight Theatre are to bring their brand-new production Move Fast And Break Things to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.

Opening at Tech Cube Zero, located in Summerhall, Move Fast And Break Things will run from 3 – 14 August 2022.

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Alex Rugman, Co-Artistic Director of Freight Theatre said: “We’re crossing off the days till August 3rd! We’re thrilled to be bringing Move Fast and Break Things to Summerhall this Fringe ’22, and to be sharing it with audiences once more.”

Move Fast And Break Things tells the story of Amit Patel a data scientist, who in 2022 discovered a secret hidden in our data that made Google $1.7 trillion. Then, he disappeared off the face of the internet. What did he find out, and was it the reason he went missing?

The search for Amit takes place in two worlds: real and virtual, and as the lines between them blur, as this production races towards an impossible conclusion.

Move Fast and Break Things is a theatrical deep-dive into the data-sphere, using movement, live video, and puppetry to tell the story of searching for the man who invented search.

Alex Rugman, Co-Artistic Director of Freight Theatre said: “Move Fast and Break Things shines a light on big data, surveillance, and targeted advertising, and we think audiences couldn’t be more ready to engage with such timely and important topics.”

Luke Wintour, Co-Artistic Director of Freight Theatre added: “Ultimately, our story is about big tech’s endless drive to push up profits and the damage that this leaves in its wake – damage that is felt in our democracies, our relationships and our attention spans to name but a few.

“But like all of our shows, Move Fast and Break Things is a demented and weird creature that uses Victorian dolls, piles of sand, a water tank and instant coffee to tell its story. It is at heart a fringe show, which is why Edinburgh and the largest arts festival in the world is the perfect location to tell our story.”

Luke Wintour, Co-Artistic Director of Freight Theatre commented: “To be part of such a killer line up is the icing on the cake for us – we can’t wait to check out the other wonderful work we’re programmed alongside. Time for us to dust off the doll’s house, charge up the spare camera batteries and pack the extra umbrellas…”

For more information and tickets, visit summerhall.co.uk


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