Community Event / Theatre

Climate Change Theatre Action

Thursday 2 December 2021

Join us in Lyme Regis and be part of an annual global event: an evening of short play readings that encounter our changing climate in unexpected ways. Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of plays commissioned to coincide with the United Nations meetings.

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Bar opens 6:30 P.M.
Starts 7:30 P.M.
Advance £5.00

10% off for members

Tickets available online and over the phone on 0333 666 3366.

10% booking fee applies. An additional booking fee of £1.80 per order applies to telephone bookings.

Join us in Lyme Regis and be part of an annual global event: an evening of short play readings that encounter our changing climate in unexpected ways. Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of plays commissioned to coincide with the United Nations meetings.

For the 2021 event, 50 playwrights were asked to write 5-minute plays inspired by the Green New Deal and its global equivalents. We encouraged them to show us what their dream future looks like – and how we might get there.

The writers hail from Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Uganda, the UK, and the US, and represent several Indigenous Nations.

What might a sustainable and decarbonised society look like? What is the concept of a Green New Deal? And could this become reality

Climate scientists and meteorologists from the University of Exeter and the MET Office have accepted the challenge of reading these plays alongside performers from Lyme Regis, introduced by Dr Evelyn O’Malley from the University of Exeter’s Drama Department.

Audience members will be invited to join in the conversation, which is held in partnership with Climate Change Theatre Action and the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter.