In February 2011, SILK ROAD changed the world. For the first time in history it was possible to order illegal drugs online & have them delivered to your door. In November 2013, the FBI closed SILK ROAD down….
“Breaking Bad meets Byker Grove”
Meet Bruce Blakemore, a struggling young Geordie tech-head and the unlikeliest international criminal mastermind you can imagine. From his base in Whitley Bay, Bruce and his Nan will find themselves sucked into an Underworld Wide Web of new-age pirates, local gangsters and tea-cosies. Join a host of unforgettable characters in this pitch-black comedy for the Bitcoin generation.
Inspired by interviews with real online drug vendors, Alex Oates (BBC3, Eastenders E20, Old Vic New Voices) has written an urgent new piece about the freedoms and dangers of an unrestricted “Dark-Web”.
Starring TV’s James Baxter (Red Dwarf, Still Open All Hours) returning to Assembly for the first time since his performance in the award-winning show “Scarborough” and directed by Dominic Shaw, this will be the first show ever funded by the crypto currency, Bitcoin.
Silk Road is supported by the Kevin Spacey Foundation.