Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online) by Alex Oates Contemporary theatre presented by BOVTS' graduating directors

Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online) by Alex Oates

Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 06 May 2021 - Fri 14 May 2021
  • Location Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket price

    £7 for a double bill (with Kyoto by David Greig)

  • Times

    Evening: 7.30 pm

    Running time: 50 minutes approx.


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‘Pirates these days, not what they used to be, eh?’

Bruce is a loveable nineteen year old tech nerd who lives with his nan and has never had a proper girlfriend. When the girl of his dreams drifts out of his periphery and slap bang into his orbit, it sets Bruce off on a path to discovering Silk Road and how to buy drugs online.

‘Thing about Silk Road is freedom’

This sharp, one man coming-of age-story explodes with a variety of larger than life characters, including Bruce’s typical Geordie matriarch nan, sleazy local gangsters and bouncers with a penchant for amateur dramatics, all whilst on a quest to make a mark on his corner of the dark web.

Live streamed from The Wardrobe Theatre, buckle in for 50 minutes fuelled by pure cocaine, ABBA and tea cosies.

Presented in association with Sayle Screen Ltd.


Premieres Thursday 6 May 2021.

Available on demand Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 May.

Cast and Creatives

All Roles Dewi Wykes

Directed by Rachael Walsh

Designed by Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng

Production Supervisor Alix Abram

Stage Manager Laura Davies

DSM Danni Davies

Costume Designer Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng

Video Designer Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng

Costume Supervisor Laura Pogose

Lighting Designer Karris Holm

Lighting Operator Karris Holm

Sound Designer Jamie Craker

Sound Operator Jamie Craker

Production Carpenter Kirk Bishop

Camera Operator Adrianne Broadgate

Camera Operator Willow Digweed

AV Operator Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng

Vision Mixer Matilda Bradley

Sound Supervisor (stream) Sophie Robinson

Voice Coach Joe Leat

Production Manager Ed Wilson

Assistant Production Manager Leila Glen


Production Photos by Craig Fuller

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018