The System - On Demand

Available to watch until 31 Aug 2022 23:55

The System - On Demand

Original Theatre Company presents


Written and performed by Emily Head

Directed by Guy Unsworth


'Gripping... a clever psychological drama' ★★★★ Daily Mail

‘An opportunity to witness history in the making... Bold, ambitious, experimental and intelligent production that completely revolutionises the industry through its hybrid storytelling' The Upcoming ★★★★

'Astonishing... a must-see!'  London Living Large ★★★★

'Ground-breaking... unapologetically both theatrical drama and a tense piece of work adapted for the screen.' Lou Reviews

'One of the most sophisticated pieces of digital theatre that I have seen... a dark and thrilling play that is well worth a watch' Love London Love Culture ★★★★ 

'An impressive and gripping story that becomes quite the technical feat for both actor and director' The Reviews Hub ★★★★★ (4.5)

'A unique and unexpected story...  I would highly recommend seeing it not just for the great story but also for the powerful performance by Emily Head' Dress Circle ★★★★★


'He’s dead. He died. Now he’s a dead person. He no longer lives.’

Paul's dead. And no one seems to care

Murdered at his own birthday party.

In this sharp psychological thriller you are invited into the interrogation room with the murder suspects.

As, one by one, the murder suspects give their accounts of that night a dark truth begins to reveal itself. A truth so powerful it could change everything… and everyone.

Emily Head (The Inbetweeners, Emmerdale, The Syndicate) stars in the world premiere of THE SYSTEM.

‘Innocent people are convicted all the time, and guilty people get off Scott free. All because someone like you made a choice’


An on-demand recording of our live stream, filmed on stage at the New Wolsey in a single steadicam take, THE SYSTEM is one of Original's most ambitious and exciting undertakings and the longest single take LIVE steadicam shot ever undertaken!

The production will be followed by a Q&A with Emily Head.

For Schools/Group viewings please email us at [email protected] to offer great rates.

Age guidance 14+ (strong language)  l   Running time 70 mins (no interval)   l   English Subtitles Available 


If you would like to contact us about the trigger warnings for the show please email [email protected] - please note this does contact spoilers.

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The System - On Demand

Available to watch until 31 Aug 2022 23:55