Bobby thinks as long as he keeps hitting the snooze button we’ll ignore the alarms and keep our eyes shut. He’s wrong.
In response to city-wide anger over Cllr Robert Cairns’ vocal support of controversial plans to combat knife crime in Glasgow’s East End by enforcing a district-wide curfew, we invite all true Better World Pioneers to take up the pen with us and attend at least one #neednothing letter writing party ahead of the City Council vote scheduled for May 29th.
We don’t need curfews. We don’t need Bobby. We #neednothing.

#sleeptightbobbycairns was an interactive satire on social media driven activism that took the form of a fictional workshop run by a young activist fast running out of steam. At this intimate “letter-writing party”, audience members were asked to step inside the world of #neednothing, a fictional campaign group that lampoons the darker trends in contemporary activism. Interested parties could also visit #neednothing online to find out more about the organisation and interact with the satire through social media.

Millie Turner, Rob Jones and Michael John O''Neill in Rehearsal. Photo Credit: Tania Gardner

Created for the Tron Theatre‘s  Mayfesto  festival by director Rob Jones and writer Michael O’Neill in collaboration with devisor and performer Millie Turner#sleeptightbobbycairns tapped into a generation’s unease with the traditional mechanisms of politics, and explored the personal impact of a life spent keeping active with the activists. The show was developed from #neednothing, which was first presented as part of Arches Live 2012. In developing the show, we continued to refine our innovative model of blending devised and text-based methods to create bold, exuberant shows that involve their audiences in unconventional ways.