“I’ve seen everything that’s wrong with the world beamed through radio waves, microwaves and via satellite. No, when I die, there will be a screen. And on that
screen will flash the collective consciousness of seven billion people. Just as it has every day of my life.”
From watching the World Trade Centre fall live on TV, to the top of the Tory HQ via drunken teenage parties and stumbling home with broken noses, Static combines
traditional storytelling with verbatim news reports to tell a coming of age story that spans a decade.
This is the story of how a generation grew up with the world at their fingertips, howthey learnt to switch off their screens and got up on their feet.
The Press on Static:
“Beautifully executed, with a clever script and a sterling performance.”
“This is a show you won’t forget in a hurry, definitely dynamic, not static.”
“…the script by Tom Nicholas, who also directs captures the nervy confidence of
nascent activism beautifully…New Model Theatre is a young company that already
Tom Nicholas is a Playwright and Theatre Director based in Plymouth. His first full length play, Static, toured to Exeter, Manchester, London and the Edinburgh Festival
Fringe. It was described in no uncertain terms by The Guardian as, “Beautifully executed, with a clever script and a sterling performance.”. As Artistic Director of
New Model Theatre he curates BETA in The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth.
He was commissioned by Paines Plough and Drum Theatre Plymouth to write a short play for their Come To Where I’m From series as well as writing and performing
‘Common Sense’ as part of The Bike Shed Theatre’s Bare Bones New Blood Festival 2013. Directing credits include Static (New Model Theatre, 2013); 24 Hour Plays
(Rondo Theatre, 2013) and April (New Model Theatre, 2013). Assistant Directing credits include The World at Your Feet (WIRED, 2012); The Devil is an Ass (Theatre
Royal Plymouth People’s Company, 2012) and New Blood/Bare Bones 2012 (Bike Shed Theatre, 2012).
Born in Plymouth in 1991, Sam’s first acting experiences were with the Theatre Royal Young Company, with whom he performed in productions of ‘Henry IV Part 1’, ‘Medea’ and ‘The Gut Girls’ between 2007-2009 at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth. Sam has appeared in two short films directed by Ryan Waters; ‘Fragments of Society’ and‘Home’, the latter winning best short film at the BFI London Film Festival.
Sam has been a member of the National Youth Theatre since 2010, performing in ‘Swarm’, the London 2012 Olympic Welcoming Ceremonies, and most recently their production of ‘Arabian Nights’ with was performed in Saudi Arabia. He is also a keen writer and musician.
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