Alex’s first produced play ‘Silk Road’ was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 to rave reviews.


James Baxter as Bruce

James Baxter as Bruce

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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.