Jerk
  • Brighton Fringe

Ivan, Ellen and Simon work in the brain of a young man, and its their job to keep him happy, fulfilled and safe. In the beginning, this is pretty straightforward. You see a thing you want, you point at it, mum and dad give it to you " happiness is a doddle!However, getting regular hits of dopamine becomes harder with age, and Ivan, Ellen and Simon quickly discover that seeking new highs can be dangerous. Ivan develops a compulsion for porn, and the relationship between the three strains as Ellen and Simon clash over how to overcome the addiction. With guilt levels rising and the dopamine itself proving less and less effective, Ivan's attempts to chase that high become even more extreme.Shortlisted for Outside Edge Theatre Companys 2020 Phil Fox Award for Playwriting, Jerk is funny, filthy and relatable story about addiction and shame, reworked as a film for the 2021 Brighton Fringe.

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