Enemy of the State

 

Reverse Catfish! Social Media Stalking… - By Liam Harrison

17/04/14

Catfish

Noun.
1. A person who creates a fake online profile in order to fraudulently seduce someone.
2. A freshwater or marine fish with whisker-like barbels round the mouth.

Online you can be anyone... You meet someone. They’re attractive and funny. They seem to just get you. This could be IT. You talk all the time and it feels like you may have met the one…

In YMT’s new adaptation, Catfish! The Musical the young cast explores the idea of falling in love with someone who never really existed…

But for a moment, look back. Back through the mists of time to the pre-Facebook world… Back to 1998. A simpler time. A year of presidential impeachments, frozen water discovered on the moon and The Enemy of the State feature film…

A sinister agency conspires to track down an unwitting Will Smith for crimes committed against the government. The insidious agents set about tapping phones, planting tracking devices and stealing our protagonist’s blender amongst other things. And no one gets between Will and his morning smoothie.

Of course back in '98 it took a dedicated ten-man task force with access to state-of-the-art equipment to track down and pinch people’s kitchen appliances. But as the Buzzfeed team show us on their YouTube channel, nowadays in order to find someone’s location, personal information and fast food preferences, all you need is a few nerds in a van with a laptop…

Watch Here!

A new weapon in the war against the internet fraudsters? A new way to catch your catfish? Maybe. Just be sure to check your back next time you Instagram your lunch, in case someone will soon be lurking behind you with a big net…

The only time YMT recommend you to tweet your location is after you watch Catfish! The Musical at the Lyric Hammersmith this month!

Two performances only!
Saturday 26 April at 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

Buy your tickets here - ONLY £5!