Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Sunday 18 February 2018
Chickenshed offer an artistic response to climate change, fears and hopes in their upcoming production 'Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow' which plays from 8 to 31 March 2018.
It's hard to see a day go by without the issue of climate change appearing in some news article, interview, or documentary.
Climate change, especially among young people, is one of the most urgent issues of the day, causing concern and anxieties around the globe.
Even though scientists have produced convincing statstics for climate change, those figures still seem to have left some people unconvinced about both the cause and potential effects.
Others are now taking up the reigns of the argument including the performing arts.
As Chickenshed's Artistic Director, Lou Stein, says
"Scientists have had their go at bringing to our minds the global effects of not caring for our earth.
It is now up to artists to touch our hearts and bring the issue closer home."
So, Chickensehd are tackling the issue in their upcoming show, Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, a new musical addressing man-made climate change using human stories rather than frightening statistics.
The story is told through the eyes of a fictional installation artist, photographer and video artist with a research explorer's instinct.
His name is Oscar Buhari and he is of African descent, but grew up in the industrial North of England in the shadow of tall industrial chimney's belching out toxic carbons and smoke.
Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow is Buhari's performance installation which both documents various approaches to positive solutions of the effects of climate change and asks us all to take part in making small steps to change the destructive path we are on.
Following last year's triumphant Blowin' in the Wind, which drew together themes and ideas of protest and political unrest, Chickenshed is presenting a powerful new musical addressing the issues of man-made climate change.
With an engaging and intriguing central narrative, the creative team have combined theatre, new and original music and dance to forge a thought-provoking and fascinating piece that will thrill audiences old and young.
Author: Conceived by Lou Stein
Composer: Dave Carey (original music)
Director: Lou Stein
Designer: William Fricker
Musical direction: Dave Carey
Choreography: Michael Bossisse
Lighting: Andrew Caddies
Sound: Phil Haines
Projections: Phil Haines (multimedia design)
From: Thursday 8 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 31 March 2018
Previews: (8 Mar) - stalls £12.50 (£7.50 concs), gallery £5
Off Peak Matinee & Evening - £17.50, Gallery £10
Peak Matinee & Evening - £20, Gallery £10
Off Peak Matinee & Evening - £12.50 concs
Peak Matinee & Evening - £15 concs
Ages 13-25: £5 subject to availability
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