Georgia Groome, star of the 2008 hit coming-of-age film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, has been cast as the lead role in Milly Thomas’s Clickbait at Theatre503.
Clickbait is a darkly comic new play about society’s attitude to porn and the women who make it for themselves. It explores the line between sexual empowerment and sexual exploitation while addressing the muddled logic of what feminism actually means.
Georgia Groome will play Nicola, a young woman who has been blackmailed with the threat of a leaked sex tape. It is through this dilemma that she realises a unique business opportunity and opens a network of amateur porn booths alongside her two sisters, Gina and Chloe.
Gina will be played by Amy Dunn (The Roof – National Theatre), Chatroom (Arcola), Happy (Pleasance Dome) and Alice Hewkin (Hidden – Royal Court), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Stella – (Sky One) will take on the role of Chloe.
The cast will also include Barney White (Testament of Youth (BBC), The Musketeers (BBC), Holby City (BBC) who will play Adam and a sleazy club promoter, and Emma D’Arcy (Romeo and Juliet (Met Japan/Southwark Playhouse/Yvonne Arnaud), The Pillowman (Oxford Playhouse), Bunny (BT Studio) who will play Kat and Lolly.
From the all female writer/director team behind A First World Problem (Milly Thomas and Holly Race Roughan) comes this blistering study of how pornography is changing women’s relationship to sex in the 21st century.
Georgia comments, Clickbait explores so many questions about how feminism functions today. My character Nicola is typical of our generation of young women, who feels she should be able to reclaim her sexual identity by making her own pornography, but doesn’t really know what sexual empowerment looks like. Milly’s script is unlike anything else I’ve read – it takes such a sinister subject and treats it with this extraordinary dark humour. It’s compelling.
Clickbait is the first of two plays at Theatre503 which explore the sexual dynamics of twenty-somethings in the 21st century. The second show will be Four Play, the first full-length play by the acclaimed musical theatre writer, Jake Brunger (Adrian Mole the Musical – ★★★★ The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph), which looks at the issues of fidelity surrounding four young gay men.
Clickbait by Milly Thomas
Performance Dates Tuesday 19th January – Saturday 13th February 2016
Tuesday to Saturday, 7.45pm Sunday, 5pm
Running time tbc, Ages 12+
Writer Milly Thomas
Director Holly Race Roughan
Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Movement Director Katie Payne
Design Assistant Isobel Pellow
Producer Fools & Kings, DEM Productions and Theatre503
Cast: Nicola – Georgia Groome, Gina – Amy Dunn, Chloe – Alice Hewkin, Adam/The Promoter – Barney White, Kat/Lolly – Emma D’Arcy
Location Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road,
London SW11 3BW, https://theatre503.com/