Hitting the Wall presents the premiere of The Internet Was Made for Adults, a wickedly honest story of sex, friendship, and the internet – with an original live cabaret.
Set on a chaotic Friday night, four friends are struggling: Freya’s hiding something, Jamie feels left behind, Ellie’s frantically swiping right and Phoebe is just warming up. But it’s time to get ready for Phoebe’s cabaret. As the evening unfolds, each woman is compelled to face their demons and be truly honest with themselves – and each other.
In a world that bombards us with messages of how to live ‘right’ and fuels a growing sense of panic, The Internet Was Made for Adults explores the disconnection we feel in this increasingly connected world, and the feminine taboos that make us feel we are failing. A crackling, tragicomic cocktail of music, truth, and friendship laid bare – The Internet Was Made for Adults is not a show to miss.
Please note this production contains some strong language and sexual references. Suitable for audiences age 17 and above.
Hitting The Wall Productions (HTW) is an award-winning production team showcasing original and fresh female writing.The founding members are; Emily Francis, Georgina Strawson, Fiona Hamilton and Maryann O’Brien. We create bold, frank and funny theatre as we shine a spotlight on issues that society doesn’t always feel comfortable confronting.
The Hitting the Wall team have all worked with young people in schools: as tutors, workshop leaders and mentors, and are interested in the changing role of women and young girls in today’s world. Yes, we have more sexual freedom, we’re getting closer to equal pay and there are incredible women in science, business, politics and the Arts, but there’s more to do, more to understand, more to laugh about and plenty to shout about. Inspired by Laura Bates, Caitlin Moran and the writing of Rash Dash, Claire McIntyre and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (among many others) HTW aims to tell stories of women in 2018.
Having met the University of Nottingham, all four co-founders of HTW have all gone on to careers in theatre, film, TV and music. After collaborating on a number of successful shows, they came together again in 2016 under the umbrella of HTW and with the specific aim of producing theatre that could reflect their own experiences and the experiences of the women they admire, whilst trying to inspire positive social change.
Emily Francis – Co-Writer & Co-Producer
Theatre credits include: The Mousetrap (St Martins Theatre), Shakespearience! (Ambassador’s Theatre), Lady Anna: All at Sea (Production Exchange UK Tour U/S), Queens of The Realm (The Space). Film & TV credits include: Digital Hijack (Channel 4), Four Walls (Inspire Productions), Voice-over credits include: Assassins Creed (Sony), The Order 1886 (Sony), Guitar Hero (Emily has voiced over 50 TV & radio commercials). Writing credits include: Shakespearience!, Producing credits include: Billy’s Birthday Bash (5* The Stage), Persae (5* The Independent)
Anna Girvan – Director
Directing credits include: Go Between, Someone Else and Room 504 (Young Vic), Kingdom of the Icebear (Rondo), Se7en Dwarfs (Wardrobe Theatre)
Associate/Assisting credits include: People Places and Things (Headlong UK Tour), Hamlet and King Lear (RSC), Richard II (Globe), The Red Lion (NT), Happy Days (Young Vic)
Fiona Hamilton – Co-Writer, Co-Producer & Songwriter
Theatre credits include: Disco Pigs NSDF, Great Expectations (Djanogly Theatre), The Shoe Story, (Edinburgh Fringe)Singing Credits: Lead Singer Cable Street Collective (BBC 6Music, Secret Garden Party, Scala, Lake of Star Festival, Malawi), Writing/devising credits include: The Shoe Story, The Best of Times EP
Maryann O’Brien – Co-Writer & Co-Producer
Theatre credits include: Slippery Soapbox (Sketch Comedy), Shakespearience! (Ambassadors Theatre), Anna Karenina (Arcola), Pride & Prejudice (Pantaloons, UK Tour) Quirkology (Webseries) Writing credits include: Shakespearience!, Slippery Soapbox, Shoe Story
Georgina Strawson – Writer & Co-Producer
Theatre credits include: Wind in the Willows (Creation), Much Ado About Nothing (AFTLS US Tour) Middlemarch Trilogy (The Orange Tree), The Winslow Boy/Macbeth (Bolton Octagon), TV credits include:. Hetty Feather (CBBC), New Blood (BBC), Count Arthur Strong (BBC3), Aliens (E4), Lewis (ITV). Writing/devising credits include: Shoe Story, Joan and May (comedy mini-series), Ten Years (BIFF and LSFF short film selection)