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Theatre

How Facebook became a freedom-gobbling corporate monster

30 January 2021

9:00 AM

30 January 2021

9:00 AM

Public Domain

southwarkplayhouse.co.uk, until 31 January

Swingin’ the Dream

RSC/Young Vic

Twenties

online.thespaceuk.com

Southwark Playhouse is beating the latest lockdown with a zingy new musical about social media. The performers, Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke, remember the far-off days when Facebook was just a harmless supplement to ordinary social interactions. How did it turn into a freedom-gobbling corporate monster?

We meet the Zuckerbergs, Mark and Priscilla, as they usher a TV crew into their mansion like a pair of politburo bigwigs showing tourists around a glue factory in North Korea.

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