It’s 2008. Margate isn’t cool (yet), and Dev – proudly wearing his wolf-hat on a derelict shack – is also far from it. Is the WiFi Good in Hell? follows Dev’s journey from boyhood to adulthood. Margate to London. From queer MSN romances to phallic Gregg’s sausage rolls.
Dev is gagging for a good connection, yet with his roots firmly intertwined in his hometown’s seabed – can he cope with the realities of a life he’s forever put on a pedestal?
Is the WiFi Good in Hell? is Lyndon Chapman’s debut play and was written during the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab 21/22.
Content warnings include mental illness, homophobia, references to underage grooming and sexual assault.
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Housemate: Lyndon Chapman
Lyndon Chapman (he/him) is a queer creator, born and raised in Margate, Kent.
Lyndon’s writing debut ‘Unnatural Deeds’ (2021) – a short film on sexuality in the 18th century – premiered at the BFI Southbank, and won Outstanding Live Action Film in his graduate showcase. It went on to be nominated for the Independent Talent Group’s (ITG) Screenplay Award at Watersprite 2022.
Under the Soho Theatre, Lyndon then developed and wrote his debut play ‘Is the WiFi Good in Hell?’ as a part of their Writers’ Lab (21-22).
Instagram: @lyndonary / @isthewifigoodinhell
Director – Will Armstrong
Will Armstrong (he/they) is an actor, director, comedian, writer and drag queen. Truthful and inventive with a distinctive sense of queer irreverence, he blends disciplines to create unique and funny work. He directed Abby Vicky-Russell’s GUSH at Camden People’s Theatre, Soho Theatre and Vaults Festival in association with Sheffield Theatres. The production was nominated for a Vault Origins award, and received the Keep It Fringe fund for its Edinburgh Festival run with Assembly in August (on sale now 😉). Will has written and performed comedy with venues including Soho Theatre, Pleasance and Underbelly among others. He was a finalist in the 2022 Max Turner comedy prize. Will is an acclaimed drag performer and host, having co-created production company/queer cabaret ‘idiots. gay idiots.’ (‘London’s Best Cliché Free Cabaret Nights’ – Time Out) currently in a sold-out residence at The Glory. Will trained as an actor with NYT’s REP company in 2021, touring their acclaimed productions of ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Othello’ around the UK. www.willarmstrong.uk
Sound Design – Damian Pace
Damian Pace (he/him) is a sound designer and composer who started his career in live sound, working at a local theatre. He moved into the world of audio post-production while at the University of Surrey, working on a range of student films (including Lyndon Chapman’s graduate short film, Unnatural Deeds). Damian currently works at Sound Canvas as a junior sound designer / composer, where he has worked on a variety of films, documentaries and commercial projects. In his work, Damian experiments with music and sound, combining field recordings, music and sound effects to blur the line between music and sound design.