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From 176 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the show

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the Public Theater's high-tech London import about what our technological choices reveal about who we are and who's keeping track of it all. More…

Inspired by the revelations of Edward Snowden (who appears via video!), and drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews with top journalists, politicians and academics, 'Privacy' explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the travails of one lonely guy who's trying to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away. Written by Olivier-nominated playwright James Graham and directed by Josie Rourke. Be warned: The theater asks you to charge your phone and leave it ON for the show! 

Member Reviews (176)


Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing
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For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in an inventive examination of how technology is changing our lives...That doesn't feel hackneyed or cliche

Don't see it if You need a quiet, non interactive theatre

July 18th, 2016
“Viewed as a play, it is neither as profound as it aspires to be nor even entirely cohesive. But it ingeniously recreates that most venerable of entertainments, the magic show, in a form ideally suited to the second decade of the 21st century...I’m making ‘Privacy’ sound creepier and more compell...
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July 18th, 2016
“A sardonic but disturbing survey of data mining and surveillance...The piece is a fresh and engaging mélange of verbatim interview text, geektastic research and romantic comedy...Radcliffe is more assured and funnier than ever, a bemused Everyman learning how to open up without losing his sense ...
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July 18th, 2016
“So specifically and solely a discussion of privacy in the age of smart phones that it barely functions as anything else...The saving grace of this production (directed wittily by Rourke) is that it remains entertaining even when merely massaging information most of us absorbed years ago...Tech t...
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July 18th, 2016
“The play is ultimately more informational than successfully dramatic, often having the feel of an intricate, celebrity-studded TED Talk. But it nonetheless emerges as a dazzlingly inventive and entertaining theatrical exercise...Director Rourke keeps the production's complex technological balls ...
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