Bitcoin Funded Silk Road Performance Earns a Residency at Trafalgar Studios
Last December news.Bitcoin.com reported on the theatrical version of people using the deep web in a play called the “Silk Road: How to Buy Drugs Online.” Since then the play got rave reviews after appearing at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe and the Vault festival. Now due to the show’s popularity, the performance is hosting the production at the well-known theatre London’s Trafalgar Studios for a twenty-day residency.
The Silk Road Theatre Production Written by Alex Oates Receives Rave Reviews
Just before the end of the phenomenal 2017 cryptocurrency run news.Bitcoin.com reported on a play that appeared in the UK called the “Silk Road: How to Buy Drugs Online.” The performance has been funded entirely in BTC when an anonymous person donated funds towards the production. The play, written by the well known English playwright Alex Oates, is about a 19-year old man named Bruce Blakemore who learns about the deep web and darknet markets. Moreover, the play is loosely based on the tales of the Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) alongside interviews with real Silk Road vendors.
Since the play took place at the notorious Edinburgh Fringe and at the Vault Festival the production has received rave reviews.
“Like a hybrid of ‘Snatch’ and ‘Starter for Ten’, this is both an adolescent adventure and a grotesque, criminal caper. Gritty and very well written by Old Vic New Voices playwright Alex Oates, ‘Silk Road’ is the best thing to come from its namesake,” explained a Three Weeks review.
A Twenty Day Residency at London’s Trafalgar Studios
The shows at Edinburgh and the Vault Festival, and the great reviews have helped the cryptocurrency-funded performance achieve a residency at London’s famous Trafalgar Studios from August 7 through September 1, 2018. According to an interview with the regional publication, the Evening Standard, Oates details in an interview that cryptocurrency’s trend within our culture is here to stay.
“Back in 2014, Bitcoin was a bit of a novelty so I couldn’t be more thrilled that Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), which was initially made possible through an anonymous donation of Bitcoin, is back with a run at Trafalgar Studios this summer,” Oates details.
It seems clear that Bitcoin is here to stay and it was a great honour to be the first play funded by cryptocurrency — It undoubtedly won’t be the last.
The West End London theatre Trafalgar Studios is a prestigious auditorium that once was called the ‘Whitehall Theatre,’ and the Oates play is also directed by Dominic Shaw. No one knows how much funding the writer got from the anonymous donor, but reports detail that Oates has amassed a portfolio of “multiple cryptocurrencies,” since 2014.
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Images via the Silk Road: How to Buy Drugs Online Playbill, Evening Standard, and Pixabay.
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