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Broadcast 17 Mar 2017; RTE Radio 1.

In this mockumentary Colm Tobin visits a digital detox centre on a remote island to monitor the progress of a smartphone-dependent couple.

Holly and Declan are become increasingly addicted to their online lives. Declan is not entirely happy with this so has signed them up for some time away, in an effort to get Holly to give him more attention by putting the phone down. Some reprogramming is in order. For the next week, Colm watches them like a hawk. Everything goes smoothly at first. They are led through a series of increasingly surreal treatments - like appreciating food without having to photograph it first. It goes smoothly to begin with; then less so....

The play was written, produced and performed by Aidan O'Donovan & Colm Tobin, with Stefanie Preissner, Deirdre O'Kane and Barry Murphy. Recording was by Liam Geraghty and Rachel Ní Chuinn. Sound Supervision was by Mark Dwyer. This was an Indie production (Turnip & Duck) in association with Kite Entertainment.

Gold Medal Winner for Best Writing at New York Festivals World Radio Awards 2017

Silver & Bronze awards at UK Radio Drama Festival 2018

External links[]

The entire play on youtube

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