Actors

Joshua McGuire goes on show in Privacy

Apr 23, 2014

Joshua McGuire stars in Privacy, James Graham’s new play for the Donmar Warehouse.

Addressing one of the most pressing issues in the modern world, Privacy

is a verbatim and interactive play looking at the reach of our personal information in the digital age of tablets and social media. It follows the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to explore the dangers of the internet and government surveillance.

Josh plays the central role of The Writer, who, amidst an identity crisis of his own, becomes increasingly set on writing a play about secrecy and privacy to understand how vulnerable our online dating profiles, tweeting and selfies leave us. Do we have any privacy left at all?

The production has received glowing reviews, with many singling Josh out for praise. Henry Hitchings dubs him “the strongest presence onstage” in the Evening Standard, nodding to his “fidgety sensitivity.” Whatsonstage.com’s Ben Hewis says the play is “tremendously acted, thought-provoking and enlighting,” while The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer notes “particularly fine work from Joshua McGuire as the troubled, introspective playwright.”

Joshua appeared in About Time opposite Donal Gleeson and Rachel McAdams last year, before shooting Mike Leigh’s new feature Mr Turner and Get Santa directed by Chris Smith with Rafe Spall and Jim Broadbent.

Privacy plays at the Donmar Warehouse until 31 May. For tickets, click here.