NEWS: CTRL+ALT+DELETE to Play at Tristan Bates Theatre as Part of FIRST Festival of Solo Performance 2017

Following a successful run at Camden People’s Theatre last year, Emma Packer’s solo show will be brought to the stage once again as part of the FIRST Festival of Solo Performance 2017.


Amy Jones from Brixton is an emotionally charged girl with a strong political heart. She challenges the injustices of the world, where war rips communities apart, equality isn’t universal and your biggest enemies are sometimes the very ones who brought you into the world.

A child’s need for their mother’s love is a primal driving force. It doesn’t diminish with unavailability, it coexists with the terrible and damaging understanding that the one person who is supposed to love you without condition doesn’t. This show explores the myth that mothers are all loving and protective of their children which serves to isolate us from the truth and the harsh realities of life.

Performed and written by Emma Packer, CTRL+ALT+DELETE examines the control and abuse within a domestic setting and in the wider society from the Government, Media and the Police, while addressing issues such as immigration and the 2011 riots.

The piece is directed by Katherine Hayes and entwines two very different worlds that reveals that maybe things aren’t as different as they appear to be.

Since it appeared at Camden People’s Theatre, CTRL+ALT+Delete has been re-written and re-developed. It was long listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

CTRL+ALT+DELETE will appear at the Tristan Bates Theatre on the 27th and 28th April. For more information and to book tickets visit:





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