2071 Returns to Jerwood Theatre Downstairs for Three Shows Only

Published on Fri 5 Dec 2014

What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how do we know it? What could the future look like?

Ahead of How to Hold Your Breath at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Katie Mitchell (Ten Billion, Lungs, Wastwater, Waves), Duncan MacMillan (Headlong’s 1984, Lungs) and Professor Chris Rapley’s dynamic collaboration on climate change 2071 returns due to popular demand for three performances. The production’s original sell-out run played from 5 – 15 November 2014.

The three performances in 2015 will run Fri 23 Jan – Sat 24 Jan, with a Saturday matinee.

2071 addresses what many feel is the most important issue of our time. It aims to present what science can tell us about our climate – past, present and future – and what options lie before us. The Earth is a hugely complex system, and our knowledge of it contains many gaps, uncertainties and apparent contradictions. A highly emotive issue, climate change needs to be addressed collectively, with mutual respect and humility. Rapley, Macmillan and Mitchell will unwrap this complex and contested issue in a unique piece of theatre.