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THIS IS WHAT UTOPIA
LOOKS LIKE

a performance installation to imagine a liveable future.

Awareness of the climate crisis & its impacts has grown hugely in recent years. Yet the focus is on
the horrors that unfold if we stick with the status quo. Unearthing these horrors isn’t igniting change fast enough; we think it’s time for a different approach focussed on hope, optimism and big ideas.

 

Recipient of Camden People's Theatre Outside the Box Commission 2022

 

Developed with students at Parliament Hill School, Camden Youth Theatre and St Andrews university, alongside climate academics through UCL Culture, and climate activists. Participants responded to a creative invitation to imagine a liveable future. These responses were used to devise a performance installation, using materials, movement, sound and text to create an underground space for radical imagination and climate optimism. 

"it made me think in a way I hadn’t thought about the
climate crisis"

Year 9 student

"a joy to participate... and learn about my idea of a
utopia! I would love it if there were other workshops
like that in the future."

Year 9 Student

Available for programming from Summer 2024.

Suitable for studios, galleries, shipping containers (festivals).

There is no fixed audience seating - audiences move around the installation at their own pace. 

For further information and full technical details please contact Caitlin on caitlin@shybairntheatre.co.uk

"A bit of euphoria"

R&D Audience Member

DIRECTOR: Caitlin Evans 

DESIGNER: Nic Farr 

PERFORMER in R&D: Katherine Payne

PRODUCING PLACEMENT in R&D: Domi Ucar 

PRODUCER: Caitlin Evans

“It is more important than ever to harness the optimism
& imagination required to build the world we so urgently
need. We need a new narrative, a new story for the

future.”

Alice Aedy - Climate Storyteller

Photography by Hugo Bainbridge

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