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The Playground Theatre and Tom Hodgson & Harrison Trott present 

WIFI-SEXUAL

5-14 Sept

Written and Performed by Tom Hodgson & Harrison Trott

With Kate Lindsey's Live performance as Mandy & Lisa

Directed by Holly-Anne White

Technically Designed by May Bucilliat

★★★★

"A delight from start to finish."

-North West End


★★★★

"Though undoubtably funny, it's real success is in the depth and sensitivity

with which it explores a timely issue."

-All That Dazzles


★★★★

"A fascinating and funny look at how relationships between humans and AI

may develop over the years."

-Little Lark of London



When lonely, twenty something Paul decides to buy the new Tundra Mandy Mode artificial intelligence, he would never have been able to predict the whirlwind romance he would end up having with her. Before long Paul finds himself infatuated with Mandy in a way he has never been before with a human.


Just as this blossoming romance begins to take wings, Zach, Paul's morally dubious best friend and housemate, is introduced to Mandy just as his real-life relationship with his real-life girlfriend Lisa is on the rocks.

The pair of friends are caught in the world's most technologically advanced love triangle and with no handbook to go off: lust, lies and outrageous moments unfold between the three of them.


With Mandy developing more and more each day into a human-like entity, alongside the complications of the friendship between Paul and Zach, the harmonious nature of the household starts to unravel. Will the bonds of brotherhood prevail over time or are the cracks of their fragile masculinity alongside an ever changing AI about to tear them apart?

BOOKING INFORMATION

Duration: 120 mins 


Interval: 15min


Content Warnings:

strong language, scenes of a sexual nature, mild voilence including borderline sexual violence and loud sound effects.

Recommended for 17+


Tickets (All unreserved)


General Admission £24
Concession £20


Access for All/Unemployed and Student £15
Note: Please contact boxoffice@theplaygroundtheatre.org.uk for your complementary ticket for a carer/companion/friend


For press requests, reviewer comps and/or for more information, please contact:

boxoffice@theplaygroundtheatre.org.uk or wifisexualplay@gmail.com


CAST | CREATIVES | PRODUCTION TEAM

Meet the Production Team



Tom Hodgson

Co-writer/Paul

Born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Tom moved to London in 2017 to pursue a career in acting, enrolling at Drama Studio London at the same time as Harrison.

Once graduated in 2020, Tom began to explore writing for stage and screen, tweaking and evolving various short projects before completing his debut play alongside Harrison.

Outside of the creative world, Tom works in lighting, sound and video as a rigging technician for festivals and major music events in London and across the UK, as well as an avid rock climber, chess player and intense bookworm. His credits include; The Play with Speeches at the Brockley Jack and voice over work on multiple seasons of All Creatures, Great and Small on Channel 5.



Harrison Trott

Co-writer/Zach

Claiming to be a quarter cockney, Harrison is a proud South Londoner that made the big boy step of leaving to leafy West and studying at Drama Studio London.

Harrison met Hodge at drama school and knew the stars were always aligned for them to create something special like this. A true artist and creative, Harrison is constantly writing and creating new pieces.

Harrison keeps himself busy by doing silly things like going to Thailand to join a Muay Thai dojo, scuba-diving although he was petrified of being underwater, surfing big scary waves (his words) and leading trips in Yemen and Iraq. His credits include; The Play with Speeches at the Brockley Jack and Jack & The Beanstalk and Aladdin for British Pantomimes International Tours



Kate Lindsey

Mandy/Lisa

For Kate, growing up in South London encouraged her to embrace her individuality. She loves to express herself through fashion, music, and her art. A burgeoning filmmaker, she is currently writing a short film of her own inspired by her favourite director, Yorgos Lanthimos (his films Dogtooth and The Killing of a Sacred Deer being her personal favourites). Kate is an advanced skier and dreams of skiing in Japan one day.

Notable stage performances include her collaboration with Claire Skinner in An Invocation to his Muse at the Pleasance Theatre and playing Courtney in Drivers at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.

She won Best Actor at the Swindon Independent Film Festival for Gunpowder & Lead, and has been the face of dry shampoo brand Batiste for the past two years. Kate is now starring as Charlie in Sally El Hosaini and James Krishna Floyd’s Unicorns, alongside Ben Hardy. Collaborating with Hodge, Haz and Holly on Wi-Fi has been a highlight of Kate’s.



Holly-Anne White

Director

Holly-Anne White is an Actor/Director/Filmmaker.

After graduating from Drama Studio London in 2021, Holly-Anne created her own film production company ‘Cinethima’, Directing showreels, short films and events. Her most recent film ‘Eat The Rich’ won the ‘People's Choice Award’ at the 24 hour film festival.

After spending 2 years as a Deputy General Manager of The The Playground Theatre, Holly-Anne moved into production work. Most recently working as a Production Assistant for Ruby Wax’s tour ‘I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was’. In 2024, Holly-Anne worked as a Production Assistant and DM on Rehab: The Musical and will be working further with the production later on this year.

Having directed the first run of ‘Wifi-Sexual’ at The Penge Bridge House Theatre in 2023, she was thrilled to return for further two runs in 2024.

After Directing ‘’D.C Richard Head’ in June of 2024, she was delighted to receive a nomination for 'Standing Ovation Awards' with the team at Broken Gods Productions.


May Bucilliat

Technical Designer

May Bucilliat continues to light up the day. With a background in filmmaking, she has held various positions on motion capture film productions, then took the opportunity to work as a lighting and sound technician for various theatres.

Working on BBC Studios shoots to perfect her lighting design skills, she also continues to work as a video editor and script consultant in the film and TV industry. She is delighted to wear different hats as an assistant director, but also stage manager, and lighting and sound operator.

May recently worked as Assistant Director on Gail Louw’s exciting production ‘Storming!’. Having been the technical designer of Wifi-Sexual for the first run back in 2023, she is excited to be back and to light up the Wifi team throughout 2024.

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