“A substantial, ambitious play of ideas...a play for today that’s also a rare theatrical treat for game-heads. Bullseye!” –Telegraph
“...The play has emotional heart and entertainment value. First Person Shooter is smart and driven – if this is grim reality, let’s have more.” –Birmingham Post
A funny and foreboding play about what happens when gaming and military technology collide.
Seventeen-year-old student Adrian has a serious habit - playing military shooters on his computer games console. Single mum Maggie wants him to study Classics at uni and stop locking himself in his room pwning* n00bs**.
With the help of computer geek Tom, Maggie deciphers gaming lingo in an attempt to reconnect with Adrian. But when a revolutionary new technology Tom has invented gets picked up by the Ministry of Defence, their lives are rocketed from the virtual to the actual battlefield.
*Pwn – (verb) to kill, to annihilate, or to totally dominate your opponent
**n00b – (noun) a novice or somebody unskilled at a particular game