The woman is accustomed to taking on difficult assignments, to suppressing her feelings in the line of duty, to being responsible disposing of or silencing those the system wants out of the way. However, when her task is to infiltrate the anti-capitalist movement - young, diverse and full of hope for change - the MI5 agent begins to question her role. Are these people valid targets? And aren't they right to protest at the devastation caused by the greed of the multi-nationals, whose power has been allowed to grow unchecked?
John McGrath died in 2002, after a long career of making political theatre. The monologue Hyperlynx was written shortly before his death, around the time of the anti-capitlist demonstrations in Genoa. It will be performed at the Pleasance Dome as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2002.