A new play by James Graham

10 April 2014 - 31 May 2014

Is there really such a thing as privacy anymore? James Graham, whose Olivier-nominated National Theatre hit THIS HOUSE brilliantly exposed the workings of British politics, brings the same forensic wit and insight to this dramatic investigation of the digital age. PRIVACY explores how governments and corporations collect and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity and our future. Provoked by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, PRIVACY draws on interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts, and asks the audience directly: how much do we give away when we share? This production is generously supported by Marcia Whitaker.

Run time: 2 hours and 30 mins including an interval

Cast & Creative Team

  • Gunnar Cauthery - Read bio

    Gunnar Cauthery - Biography

    Gunnar Cauthery

    Theatre: includes The Empty Quarter (Hampstead), This House, The White Guard (NT), The Winter’s Tale, Henry V (Propeller), As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), A View from the Bridge (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Bud Take the Wheel I Feel a Song Coming On (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The House of Special Purpose (Chichester Festival), Harvest (UK tour), Year 10 (Finborough), NewsRevue 25th Anniversary Special (Canal Cafe), Western (New Wimbledon).
    Film: includes War Horse, Benjamin Dove.
    Television: includes The Tudors, The Demon Headmaster, Just William.
    Radio: includes Wives and Daughters, Professor Challenger, Ciao Bella!, Best Interests, Rumours, Great Escape: The Justice, Slaughterhouse Five.

  • Paul Chahidi - Read bio

    Paul Chahidi - Biography

    Paul Chahidi

    Theatre: includes Twelfth Night, Richard III (Shakespeare’s Globe/Apollo/New York), Written on the Heart, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, The American Pilot, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tamer Tamed (RSC),  Aunt Dan and Lemon, Rhinoceros, The Arsonists (Royal Court), Macbeth, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Comedy of Errors, Augustine's Oak (Shakespeare’s Globe), Enron (Noël Coward/UK tour), Nation (NT), The Female of the Species (Vaudeville), Faustus (Northampton Theatre Royal), The Arabian Nights (Young Vic/New York).
    Film:  includes The Voices, Notting Hill, Venus, The Libertine, Stella Does Tricks.
    Television: includes The Hour, What Remains, The Tunnel, Him & Her: The Wedding, Holy Flying Circus, Hustle, Oliver Twist, Casualty, Ladies of LettersBlackpool. 
    Paul is an Associate Artist of the RSC.

  • Jonathan Coy - Read bio

    Jonathan Coy - Biography

    Jonathan Coy

    Theatre: includes The Magistrate, The Power of Yes, Democracy (NT), Relatively Speaking (Wyndham’s), Noises Off (Old Vic/Novello), Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s), Racing Demon (Sheffield Theatres), A Month in the Country, Katherine Howard, Charley's Aunt (Chichester Festival), Noises Off (UK tour), Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival/Gielgud/Toronto), Donkey’s Years (Harold Pinter), What the Butler Saw (Criterion), According to Hoyle, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, The Philanderer, Hedda Gabler (Hampstead), Bear Hug, The Weather (Royal Court), Neville’s Island (Apollo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida), Keyboard Skills (Bush), Making Noise Quietly (Bush), A Patriot for Me, Hobson’s Choice (Theatre Royal, Haymarket).
    Film: includes The Lost Prince, Cromwell and Fairfax, Shoreditch, Conspiracy, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Maschenka.
    Television: includes Endeavour, Pete vs Life, Parade’s End, Pillars of the Earth, Downton Abbey, Ladies of Letters, Starting Over, The Old Curiosity Shop, My Family, The Last Detective, Rise and Fall of Rome, Doc Martin, Slave Trader, The Bill, Rome, Heartbeat, King John, Born and Bred, Foyle’s War, Down to Earth, Hornblower, Shipman, Midsomer Murders, Plaine Jane, Nicholas Nickleby, Falklands Play, Longitude, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Adventures of Jules Verne, A Touch of Frost, Underworld, Holding On, Annie’s Bar, The Rector’s Wife, Middlemarch, Henry Pratt, Inspector Morse, Northanger Abbey, Silas Marner, Rumpole of the Bailey, Brideshead Revisited.

  • Joshua McGuire - Read bio

    Joshua McGuire - Biography

    Joshua McGuire

    Theatre: includes The Magistrate (NT), Posh (Royal Court/Duke of York’s), Sixty-Six Books (Bush), Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe/International tour), Hay Fever (Rose, Kingston), King John (RSC).
    Film: includes Get Santa, Cinderella, Mr Turner, About Time.
    Television: includes Siblings, You, Me & Them, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, The Hour, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Injustice, Misfits.

  • Nina Sosanya - Read bio

    Nina Sosanya - Biography

    Nina Sosanya

    For the Donmar: The Vortex.
    includes Where’s My Seat , Apologia(Bush), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello), Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, The Herbal Bed, Henry V (RSC), Fix Up , House and Garden, Antony and Cleopatra (NT), Almost Nothing (Royal Court), The Marriage of Figaro (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Nativity (Young Vic).
    Film: includes Manderlay, Code 46, Love Actually.
    Television: includes W1A, Shetland, Last Tango in Halifax, Wizards vs Aliens, Lewis, Vera, Hustle, Treasure Island, Silent Witness, Twenty Twelve, Silk, FM, Framed, Bonekickers, Messiah, Cape Wrath, Doctor Who, Sorted, The Reichenbach Falls, The Wide Sargasso, Casanova, Much Ado About Nothing, Nathan Barley, The Debt, People Like Us, The Jury, Teachers.

  • Michelle Terry - Read bio

    Michelle Terry - Biography

    Michelle Terry

    Trained: RADA.
    For the Donmar: The Man Who Had All The Luck (also UK tour).
    Theatre: includes 50th Anniversary of the National Theatre, The Comedy of Errors, London Assurance, All’s Well That Ends Well, England People Very Nice (NT), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, We the People (Shakespeare’s Globe), Before the Party (Almeida), In the Republic of Happiness, Tribes (Royal Court), Sixty-Six Books, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, The War on Terror (Bush), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola), The Winter’s Tale , Pericles, Days of Significance, The Crucible (RSC), As You Like It (New Vic), The Promise (Wimbledon Studio), Blithe Spirit (Theatre Royal, Bath/UK tour/Savoy). As writer includes Sudden Loss of Dignity (Bush).
    Television: includes The Cafe, Reunited, Law & Order. As writer includes The Cafe.


  • "A sensationally entertaining vision of our time"

    New York Times
  • "Necessary, instructive and long overdue"
    Sunday Telegraph
  • "An important piece of theatre... Rourke has directed another stunner"
  • "Theatre doesn't come much more topical than this"
    Evening Standard
  • "This is a rare evening in a theatre, one that really might make you change the way you live now"

    Sunday Times
  • "James Graham’s ebullient new play… an absolute blast"

    Time Out
  • "Light on its feet, a funny and downright scary tale for our times"
    Daily Telegraph
  • "Hugely stimulating show"
    The Times
  • "James Graham's electrifying new play, Privacy, could change your online life…"

  • "A thriller for the internet age… an important contribution to an urgent conversation"
    The Stage
  • "James Graham’s play tackles a big subject – privacy in the information age – with wit and invention"

    Financial Times

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