My good friend James Magnus-Johnston and I have been plotting.
We share many interests beyond theatre, science being one of them. In fact, besides being an amazing performer and singer, James is also an Ecological Economist trained at Cambridge. So I thought it would be fun to host an evening of socio-political discussions centred around the environment at the super hip Fools & Horses Coffee Co. (which is partly owned by James!).
The picture and quote above is from a play called "2071", co-written by Dr Chris Rapley and dramatist Duncan Macmillan (Lungs). It was presented at the Royal Court Theatre last year, and it caused a lot of buzz and debate. Essentially, it's a play about how royally screwed we are.
More specifically, and sadly: it's about how royally screwed future generations are - our kids and grandchildren...
I read the script and it instantly gave me anxiety. It's a beautifully crafted call for collective action.
James and I will be talking about this play, and other works of art that cover the environment and climate change, on Friday, August 21, at 7PM. He will also share with us his absolutely vast knowledge on the subject of post-growth economics and a waste-free world!
All of that with a great dose of drama, and on the cheap: free! More information right HERE.
See you there.