Static was my first full length show, inspired by the student protests of 2010, it looked at the ten previous years to examine a ‘post-ideological’ generation who found their voice. Static toured the UK twice including runs in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Plymouth, Bristol, Exeter and Bath.
Static combines brilliant storytelling with verbatim news reports to tell a coming of age story that spans a decade. From watching the World Trade Centre fall live on TV to the top of Tory HQ, through drunken teenage parties and walking home with bloody noses.
This is the story of how a generation grew up with the world at their fingertips, how they learnt to switch off their screens, and got up on their feet.
Static was supported by Arts Council England and Barbican Theatre, Plymouth.
“Beautifully executed, with a clever script and a sterling performance… phenomenal talent.” The Guardian
“McCann is a riveting performer to watch, all fizzing energy and teenage contempt, and the script – by Tom Nicholas, who also directs – captures the nervy confidence of nascent activism beautifully.” Exeunt Magazine