Rathband: A Digital Tragedy. Hogg, Christopher (Author). 2017.

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title = "Rathband: A Digital Tragedy",
abstract = "Rathband is a 3-part drama about the last 20 months in the life of a tough Northern Policeman. PC David Rathband was 43 when he shot and blinded by Raoul Moat. For an absurd week, he was a worldwide news. Even Gazza turned up to help at the siege of Rothbury with beer and chicken. Ray Mears was parachuted in track the Moat over the moors. At one point ten percent of the British armed forces were in some way involved. Somewhere in this maelstrom, a policeman was shot and Britain was changed. This drama freezes this moment and unpacks all the changes that our digital lives are having on the way we make sense of the world. The collapse of public and private, the birth of narcissism on a mass scale, our sheer loss of concentration and our inability to put down our screens. It all became manifest on July 4th 2010. ",
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note = "Christopher Hogg is a playwright, storyteller, academic and stand-up comedian. He writes from the corner of digital and human. He wrote this play because of his experience of PTSD as both a child and as an adult. In 2010 he was a man in trouble, and this play is very much about what men do when they are in trouble. What they do with their anger. It is his hope and aspiration, that men may be inspired to ask for help if they need it. Rathband is his first major play. It took nearly 4 years to develop and has been a labour of love. It has been through so many many iterations and would not have come to life without the help of many people, especially his wife, his son and a therapist who has to remain nameless. He believes the role of modern theatre is to bring together our fragmentary digital experience, and help us put them back into stories we can learn from. Putting together fragments of experience, is something very difficult to do just in our own heads, however, sat together using a stage instead of a screen, we can go so much deeper. Theatre is an ancient technology, a place where we outsource our thoughts about life itself. A theatre space forces us to focus on what is human. That is what we need to do now. In a world full of technology we must keep looking for the human. Our timelines will not slow down. Keep looking for the human trapped in the timeline. We don{\textquoteright}t have to fantasise about turning it all off. My experience tells me we can be optimistic if we keep looking for what is human.",
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