What is Top Story?
It's a play by Sebastian Michael, which was first produced at the legendary Old Vic Tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station in January 2013.
How can I watch Top Story?
You can either watch it in 31 short webisode style sequences on YouTube here... (this is free)
...or you can rent or buy the whole video in one piece here.
Why should I pay for the video when I can watch it for free on YouTube?
Your contribution helps us cover the costs of the original production and it will allow us to create new work. Also you get an uninterrupted viewing experience, which is nice. And it's not expensive, you can watch the whole thing for less than two dollars.
Why can't I pay in yuan?
Gumroad, which hosts the video and processes payments, by default charges in US dollars. But of course you just enter your card details and your card company will convert the dollar amount into your own currency for you.
If I don't like the video, can I get my money back?
Sadly, no. But if you do like it so much that you want to donate more, you can do so here.
Why do I need to give my email address?
So we have a way to contact you if we need to, and so we can tell you about new work coming out. We won't bombard you with emails and we won't sell your email address to anyone. Once you're on our email list you'll get an update about once every three to six months. But don't worry: if you don't want any of that, all you do is click on 'unsubscribe' when the purchase confirmation appears. That way you'll never get another email from us.
Is this safe for work?
Yes. Though you may want to listen on headphones, as there's a bit of swearing, but there's no sex, no violence, no nudity, just an intelligent, heartwarming look at the end of the word (as we know it).
Rent, Stream or Download?
Up to you: if you rent the video you will get a streaming link that expires after 72 hours. If you buy the video, you will get a purchase confirmation with two buttons: "Watch" and "Download". You can use either or both. Use "Watch" if you want to start watching immediately and if you have a fairly fast internet connection. Use "Download" if you want to watch the video later or keep it on your hard drive, or if your internet connection tends to be sluggish. The file size is about 2.6 GB.
Say I like this piece, can I sell it, package it, stage it in my own town?
Not without permission. Your purchase is for your own personal use only. But you can always get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
Should I share?
Please do! You help us most if you use the share options that come with the purchase and that you find across the website, as this gives people who want to watch Top Story the opportunity to pay something for it if they can. If you just forward your own file or put it up on a file sharing site, then you're giving it away for free, which it really isn't: putting on this kind of thing does cost a lot of money! So using legal sharing and encouraging people to pay for it makes future work possible. Thanks!