Racheal Ofori’s new play Flip! has opened at the Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle before it tours to Edinburgh and finally the Soho Theatre, London. Described as a ‘bright, vivid, satirical’ by the Observer and a ‘razor-sharp satire’ with a ‘drum-tight text…★ ★ ★ ★’ by The Stage, ‘relevant, insightful, witty and memorable …★ ★ ★ ★’ by Theatre and Tonic and ‘genius…★ ★ ★ ★ ★’ (From Stage to Page), it explores what it means to live freely under the shadow of social media, encroaching on every aspect of our lives.
Besties Carleen and Crystal are influencers with cultural commentary that will have you in stitches! Love them or hate them, there’s no stopping their fast-growing online following.
Offline, Carleen has her reservations about their cyber personas, but she idolises Crystal and would follow her anywhere…even to FLIP!, the new social media giant that has everyone hooked – and Carleen and Crystal are no exception; especially when it seems that their videos could make them famous.
Superstardom, followers, fame, influence, money: it’s all just one click away. FLIP! is the answer to everything they’ve ever dreamed of. But is it too good to be true?
Flip is directed by Emily Aboud and stars the delightful Leah St Luce and Jadesola Odunjo. The play will run at the Alphabetti Theatre until 28th October, before transferring to the Summerhall, Edinburgh until 4th November and finally the Soho Theatre, London until 25th November.