Teh Internet Is Serious Business at the Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre

Teh Internet Is Serious Business at the Royal Court Theatre is a fascinating fictional account inspired by the true story of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists.

Tim Price (Protest Song, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning) continues his interrogation of contemporary revolutions with a look at the world of hacktivism.

Teh Internet Is Serious Business goes behind the code with the original Anonymous members and creates an anarchic retelling of the birth of hacktivism.

Directed by Hamish Pirie, this is a fictional account of the true story of Anonymous and LulzSec – the collective swarm who took on the most powerful capitalist forces from their bedrooms.

Note: Some of the incidents, characters and time lines have been changed for dramatic purposes. In some cases fictitious characters and incidents have been added to the plot, and the words are those imagined by the author. The play should not be understood as a biography or factual account.

THE STORY

A 16-year-old London schoolboy and an 18-year-old recluse in Shetland meet online, pick a fight with the FBI and change the world forever.