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FOMO by Suhayla El-Bushra

FOMO by Suhayla El-Bushra

Dani and Josh are the perfect high school couple. Their friends look on in envy as their love story unfolds on social media. But when the government switches off the internet
for reasons of national security, the truth of their relationship is revealed. Told almost entirely through tweets, texts and status updates, FOMO takes a light, humorous look at
the futility of comparing your own life to someone else's Instagram feed.

Cast size: 9 (5F, 4M) + ensemble

Suhayla El-Bushra

Currently writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla’s previous plays include Pigeons at The Royal Court, Cuckoo at The Unicorn, The Kilburn Passion at The Tricycle, Fingertips for Clean Break at Latitude, and Iphigenia at The Gate. Her adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide is playing at The National Theatre until the end of June, and she is under commission from Out of Joint. Suhayla was a core writer on the TV soap Hollyoaks and has various film and TV projects in development.

Photography by Sorted. Design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.