[or.... JEFF BEZOS MUST DIE]
PRIME_TIME won the OXFORD SAMUEL BECKETT THEATRE TRUST AWARD and premiered at the BARBICAN in October 2021
Taking aim at Amazon’s founder and massive phallic rocket owner, Jeff Bezos; PRIME_TIME is a riotous reassessment of the web giant and the power he holds over our planet and beyond.
One click. Another weapon ordered. An estimated delivery slot pings up on a screen. It's time to take Jeff down but time is running out. PRIME_TIME prods at the human and ecological cost of giving so much power to one man. What would a post-Bezos future look like if they could have things their way?
PRIME_TIME is inspired by cyberfeminists and ancient Amazonian warriors who went to battle with men. The show is soundtracked by the music of SOPHIE.
Created by Nora Alexander, Dora Lynn and Kat Cory
Performed by Dora Lynn and Kat Cory
IN BED WITH MY BROTHER Producer
Roxanne Carney Assistant Producer
Helen Mugridge Production Manager
Katherina Radeva Designer (Costumer and Set)
Brain Rays Sound Design
Nigel Barrett Dramaturgy
Louise Mari Dramaturgy
IN BED WITH MY BROTHER Video Design
Sorcha Stott-Strzala Lighting Design
Liv Lynch Stage Manager
"Ricocheting between the silly and the sinister, Prime_Time never settles in a single groove. It is precisely this unstable quality, along with some abrasive lighting and sound design, which makes it so memorably unsettling. An evening which begins with the eating of an Edenic apple ends with a brutal fall from innocence, and a punchline that shows a company keen to think outside the boxes."
"‘PRIME_TIME’ is absolutely not a slick, self-righteous takedown of Amazon, full of facts and figures about the all-pervasive corporation and its smug boss... But that’s kind of the magic of ‘PRIME_TIME’: almost everybody in the Western world is on some level infuriated with Jeff Bezos, and in a sense all In Bed with My Brother are doing is pushing this into the realm of art via entertaining absurdity and stomach-churning bile... the show works by gnawing at our justifiable discontent and darkest fantasies, then cheerily going far too far with them. And you can dance to it! Earplugs are offered at the start for a show poundingly soundtracked by the glorious music of the late electronic musician and producer SOPHIE. Despite the venom, there is a playful exuberance to much of the show, a fascinating push/pull balance of aggression and ecstasy, righteous fury and dumbass titting around... In Bed with My Brother have here turned their misanthropy into something special."
★★★★ TIME OUT
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