Want to do something to fight the climate crisis but not sure where to start? Terrified of being branded a hypocrite, a public laughing stock or destroying your relationship with your family?
From prosecution, to a political campaign, and a shot gun wedding this personal journey explores joining the fight against the climate crisis and all the things that go wrong when you take action without thinking.
Funny, absurd and often painful, this personal narrative holds no answers but is an excellent place to start if you don’t want to make some terrible mistakes.
‘Hypocrite’ - Jim Norton, Dailymail
A work in progress, made with the help of friends and the assistance of the audience.
Created by Waleed Akhtar & Zoe Lafferty
Lighting Design by Joseph Ed Thomas
Sound Design by Annie Fletcher
Produced by Creative Destruction
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION is a new company that routes its work in the use of culture as a form of resistance and using art to fight for change, connecting creativity, activism and politics. Through creating cultural events, meetings and exchanges with people and communities on the forefront of social and political change, we aim to build spaces where complexed, radical and new conversations can happen. www.creativedestruction.co.uk
WALEED AKHTAR is a director, writer and actor best known for his role as Essad in Golden Globe nominated Salmon Fishing in the Yemen directed by Lasse Halstrom. His first role was in the International Emmy winning BBC adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's much loved children's book 'Dustbin baby'. For his stage work he was labeled a rising star by the Eastern Eye Newspaper and has most recently performed in A Thousand Splendid Suns at the Birmingham Rep. Waleed is also resident member of the Actors for Human Rights network and seasoned comedy improviser.
ZOE LAFFERTY has directed productions world-wide including at the Young Vic, Schaubühne and New York Skirball. She is an Associate Director of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine where she has worked for the last ten years. Her work has taken her from the heart of some of the most pressing issues in the UK to wars in Afghanistan and Yemen, to the occupation in Palestine, humanitarian crises in Lebanon and Haiti, the refugee crisis in Europe and the Syrian revolution. Zoe was named one of Vogue’s Major Players of British Theatre and Vanity Fair’s 14 British Theatre Talents Ready to Break Out. She spent a year as a director on attachment at The Old Vic as part of the Old Vic 12 and was previously a Creative Producer at Ice&Fire and an Associate Artist at The Red Room.
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Joseph Ed Thomas - www.josephedthomas.co.uk
SOUND DESIGNER: Annie Fletcher - www.anniemayfletcher.co.ukBook Now
Kate could be a successful writer, if she could just concentrate. Instead, she needs to recycle this bean can, shag sexy Gary and obsess over her inevitable untimely death.
Meet the World's most iconic female painter, an artist who transferred passion & pain onto canvas. ★★★★★ Scotsman
Storytelling and music ensemble, The Embers Collective presents an evening of fairytales not fit for children (but bring them anyway).
You're invited to Super Scary Film Club. All the scariest films in one night! A family-friendly monster movie marathon for brave kids and braver adults. Join the Club!
PREVIOUS WORK - Press on Queens Of Syria - Young Vic / National Tour
★★★★ "Deeply Affecting" - The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Gripping and moving" - The Times
★★★★ "Compelling and humbling" - The Independent
★★★★ "Gives a powerful voice to the unheard" - The Sunday Times
★★★★ "Terribly moving, for theatregoers" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "An exceptional piece of theatre" - Financial Times
★★★★ "The Voiceless, Voiced" - The Stage
★★★★★ "The most painful, hard-hitting and moving theatre" - South London
★★★★ "Powerful... A litany" - Whats On Stage
★★★★ "Spell-binding... an extraordinary, piece of theatre" - Theatre News
★★★★ "Powerful, emotional and important" - The Argus
★★★★ "Powerful... Astonishing" - Broadway World
★★★★ "Heartbreaking" - The Liverpool Echo
★★★★ "Gripping... Absorbing... Courageous" - Plays to See
FOR FURTHER PRESS LINKS: www.zoelafferty.com/copy-of-press
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