Produced as a programme text for the world premiere of the work at the Royal Court Theatre's Theatre Upstairs, Alaska explores the life and lies of Frank. Frank is an ordinary bloke who likes smoking, history and playing House of the Dead 3. He can put up with his job on a cinema kiosk until a new supervisor arrives who is younger than him. And Asian. The conflict that arises provokes a spiral of lies and eventual violence that uncovers Frank's facade and raises questions about identity and race in modern Britain.