Move Fast and Break Things

Theatre (devised, new writing)

  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 20:55
  • Aug 14
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Freight Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Amit Patel discovered a secret hidden our data that made Google $1.7 trillion. Then he disappeared off the face of the internet. Move Fast and Break Things is a theatrical deep dive into the datasphere, using movement, live video and puppetry to tell the story of searching for the man who made Search. Freight Theatre are made up of award-winning experimental theatre makers. Move Fast and Break Things was first presented as a WIP sharing to acclaim. 'Vital' (Carole Cadwalladr). 'Like Adam Curtis on sherbet' (Alan Lane, Slung Low Theatre Company).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, take the access ramp into the main reception, take a right down the corridor, past the cafe, through a corridor with neon strip lights in the walls(slightly inclined), past the red lecture and through the double doors into the ground floor of tech cube.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 11 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Loud sounds will be reduced.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Zoe Cadman 43 days ago

This production definitely passed my family’s “but did mum take a nap in it” test!!! I was engrossed from start to finish both with the story line (invasive nature of the internet into our private lives) and the innovative medium in which it was done.

Jasper Cresdee-Hyde 44 days ago

Such a shame this show didn't have a longer run - ingenious theatrical take on surveillance capitalism, veering in storytelling and staging directions you'd never expect. Brilliant energy, brilliant creativity, and it deserves even bigger audiences for future runs.

Chris Wicks 44 days ago

Fantastic use of models and video. Loved the building, oppressive tension and sense of foreboding. 4****

Laurie Sales 51 days ago

This show was theatrically inventive and narratively intriguing from start to finish. The reality exposed is haunting- I am still thinking about my experience of witnessing this story on so many levels. Powerful work!

John O’Connor 52 days ago

A powerful drama exposing the pervasiveness and intrusiveness of the internet. Wonderfully performed, conceptually brilliant.

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Fringe Review 45 days ago

This invasion of privacy is so impactful and Freight Theatre’s performance style is so mesmerising that the result is very special.

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