A sell-out show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, and listed as a Must-See by The Guardian & Telegraph, Fake News is the story of our time from journalist turned actor & playwright Osman Baig.
A budding young journalist lands a dream internship at the country’s biggest online news organization. There, he stumbles on an earth-shattering story and – against better judgement – decides to click publish.
There’s just one problem: the story is completely untrue.
Whatever you think about the news or those who make it, prepare to think again – in this one-man show that will force you to ask if there really is such a thing as bad publicity.
On Saturday 18 September there will be a free post show Q&A where Osman will be joined by Full Fact‘s Deputy CEO, Mevan Babakar. Full Fact is the UK’s independent fact-checking organisation, and let’s face it, unless you’re getting the Full Fact… you’re only getting half the story.
"Indubitably good news”Mark Lawson, The Guardian ★★★★
"Hilarious... A cutting media satire which addresses relevant themes with aplomb"Daily Express ★★★★
£29.50, £22.50, £15, £10
The show is approximately 60mins straight through, no interval
Saturday’s post show Q&A will be approximately 30mins with a 15min break before hand
Osman Baig is an actor, journalist and playwright. As an actor his theatre credits include Our Big Love Story for Hope Theatre, Julius Caesar and Coriolanus for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Richard III for the Almeida Theatre and Ulysses Theatre, Croatia and Boy also for the Almeida Theatre. Journalism includes staff roles at CNN, Sky News and Al Jazeera, as well as BBC News and Bloomberg. Baig was formerly a George Viner Scholar at City University, after graduating in Law from the Universities of Manchester and Burgundy. He trained at Drama Studio London.
Fake News is his first play, which premiered at the King’s Head Theatre in 2018 before transferring to venues including Theatre 503, Tara Arts & Waterloo East Theatre, then selling-out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with Assembly.