Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY
Monday 8th – Tuesday 16th August 2016
CTRL+ALT+DELETE by Emma Packer is a tale of resilience in the face of adversity. Amy Jones from Brixton is an emotionally charged girl with a strong political heart. She challenges the injustices of the world, where war rips communities apart, equality isn’t universal and your biggest enemies are sometimes the very ones who brought you into the world.
A child’s need for their mother’s love is a primal driving force. It doesn’t diminish with unavailability, it coexists with the terrible and damaging understanding that the one person who is supposed to love you without condition doesn’t. This show explores the myth that mothers are all loving and protective of their children which serves to isolate us from the truth and the harsh realities of life.
CTRL+ALT+DELETE examines and draws parallels between the control and abuse within a domestic setting and in the wider society from the Government, Media and the Police. This highly relevant piece addresses issues including immigration, the financial crisis, 2011 riots, the war on terrorism and the housing crisis.
Intertwining two very different worlds, CTRL+ALT+DELETE shows that maybe things aren’t as different as they first appear.
CTRL+ALT+DELETE was long listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award who commented that the piece is a powerful and emotive production which is worthy of acknowledgement as both a theatrical and activist piece
Emma Packer performs earnestly and with zeal, cleverly weaving two very different but connected tales of injustice… Amy is…the underdog that triumphs in this intelligent and highly relevant piece. You’ll be rooting for her all the way (A Younger Theatre).
CTRL+ALT+DELETE is directed by Katherine Hayes who has directed a variety of Fringe and off West End productions. Her comedy I Don’t Care I Love It was a LOST Theatre festival finalist. This production sees further collaboration between Emma and Katherine since their work in Edinburgh 2014.
CTRL+ALT+DELTE has been re-written and developed since it was seen at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014.