Kill Climate Deniers - Pleasance Theatre


Thursday 7 March 2019


Off-West End - Shows

Felicity Ward will lead the cast of the European premiere of David Finnigan's provocative and incendiary play Kill Climate Deniers.
Kill Climate Deniers at Pleasance - Islington

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Felicity Ward will lead the cast of the European premiere of David Finnigan's provocative and incendiary play Kill Climate Deniers.


One of Australia's hottest comics, Felicity Ward has taken the British comedy scene by storm and this will be her first UK theatre role.


With critically acclaimed hit runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, London and beyond, Ms Ward has also headlined Live from the BBC and appeared on Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News and starred in The Inbetweeners Movie 2.


An action film wrapped in a TED talk, Kill Climate Deniers won the Griffin Playwriting Award ahead of its 2018 premiere in Sydney, Australia, where it provoked, enraged and delighted audiences and critics alike.


The show will be at the Pleasance Theatre from 4 to 28 June 2018.


Kill Climate Deniers is a bold new satire which blends fact and fiction as it explores in parallel a hostage situation teetering on the brink of calamity and what happened when David Finnigan first tried to stage his play.


What would it take to actually stop climate change dead in its tracks?


Science? Recycling? Experts?


Or maybe: techno, guns and revolution?


More than just a play about climate change and the end of civilisation as we know it, it's about the power of echo chambers, about political division and allegiances, about a public increasingly distrustful and disinterested in experts.


This is a play about failing to talk about the issues that matter most.


Felicity Ward commented ...


"I am absolutely delighted to be involved with Kill Climate Deniers.


It's the coolest play I've ever read and quite frankly what is not to love about the words: a self-aware post-modern comedy AND action play about climate change, politics, and media hysteria."


Writer David Finnigan said ...


"I wrote the first draft of this play back in 2014, and I really hoped it would be dated and irrelevant by now.


The fact that more and more people are finding their way to it - including, excitingly, in the UK - is great, but also, a really bad sign.


This play is saying: I'm scared, turn the volume all the way up, panic euphoria, hold hands tightly, let's go."


Director Nic Connaughton added ...


"Last month schoolchildren went on strike across the country to protest about government inaction on climate change, in response climate change was debated in the main chamber of the House of Commons for the first time in two years.


Only a handful of MPs attended.


This play couldn't be more timely.


This is not a play about Australian politics; it is a play about how, as a society, we are failing to confront the realities of climate change.


Kill Climate Deniers is a provocative and necessary satire that appeals to those on both sides of the debate to listen to one another, and to save the planet."


Synopsis


"People of the internet, people of the world, you wanna see your Environment Minister SOLVE some shit, this is the soundtrack …"


What would it take to actually stop climate change dead in its tracks?


Science? Recycling? Experts?


Or maybe: techno, guns and revolution?


Environment Minister Gwen Malkin's plan to stop climate change is rudely interrupted when a group of eco-terrorists storm Australia's Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert.


Blending fact and fiction, David Finnigan's bold new satire is a manic spin on a world on the brink of turmoil.


Cast


Felicity Ward


Further casting to be announced


Creatives


Author: David Finnigan
Director: Nic Connaughton
Designer: Lydia Cawson
Lighting: Geoff Hense
Production: Maya Ellis and Jonny Patton

Venue


Pleasance - Islington - Downstairs
Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London
N7 9EF

Dates


From: Tuesday 4 June 2019

Closes: Friday 28 June 2019

Tickets


Standard: £16

Concessions: £14


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Links


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