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Climate Week challenge comes to Arcola

Published 24 February 2012

Climate Week, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, is teaming up with the Arcola theatre to present Climate Week Play In A Day on 16 March, a unique evening of fresh new work that showcases creative solutions to climate change.

Five teams of writers, directors and actors will be given just 24 hours to create their 15 minute piece on climate change;  putting their creativity and stamina to the test in a race against the clock.

Each team has a mix of established and up-and-coming talent, with award-winning writers and celebrity actors teamed up with fledgling young actors from the country’s top drama schools. Confirmed participants so far include writers Ella Hickson and Nick Payne, JMK Award-winning director Cathal Cleary and director Ellen McDougall whose production of Ivan And The Dogs was nominated for an Olivier Award last year.

Climate Week takes place from 12 to 18 March and aims to inspire a new wave of action to help create a sustainable future. In its first year it managed to attract half a million people to 3000 events around Britain, resulting in the biggest ever environmental occasion.

The Arcola theatre has a long history of supporting and promoting sustainable schemes and aims to become the very first carbon neutral theatre through a range of activities from recycling bottles to international green theatre partnerships. The Arcola theatre’s latest space, the pop-up super-sustainable Arcola Tent, will host Climate Week Play In A Day.


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