The Financial Times and Royal Court Theatre Announce Climate Change: what do you want me to say? a Monologue Film Written by Chris Thorpe, Directed by Juliet Riddell and Featuring Nicola Walker, Available to Watch NowPublished on Thu 19 Sep 2019
The Financial Times and the Royal Court Theatre have collaborated to produce Climate Change: what do you want me to say? – a filmed monologue about the climate crisis. The nine minute film, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Juliet Riddell from the FT, takes the form of a newscast from 2050. Featuring Nicola Walker, as newsreader, Climate Change: what do you want me to say? dramatically explores visions of both a dystopian and utopian future and raises questions about our planet’s climate emergency. It asks why it is taking us so long to deal with it in the serious and urgent manner that is needed.
If we could have sung scientific facts like pop songs we would have got to the chorus sooner, but we didn’t.
Prior to writing Climate Change: what do you want me to say? Chris Thorpe and the Royal Court Theatre’s Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director) and Lucy Davies (Executive Producer) met with Financial Times journalists Pilita Clarke and Leslie Hook to discuss the climate crisis. Areas covered included looking at the role of news and how communications around global heating may not be helping actions needed now.
Climate Change: what do you want me to say? is what came out of that conversation and is available to watch now on ft.com/climatechangefilm
Climate Change: what do you want me to say? is a Financial Times and Royal Court Theatre collaboration and is supported by The Wellcome Trust.
For more information, read the full press release here.