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2071: A PERFORMANCE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

BY Kabuku PR | 02-May-2017
This May, The Seymour Centre will present the Australian premiere of 2071, a part of Seymour’s Great Ideas Performance series which engages with significant issues of our time, provoking thought and public discourse around big contemporary questions.
Venue: The Seymour Centre
Address: City Rd & Cleveland St
Date: 26th of May - 10th of June
Ticket: Adults $43 / Concession $35
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2071
2071 is a performance about climate change created from the words of prestigious scientist, Professor Chris Rapley. This beautiful production fuses the story of Rapley’ s personal career in science with the facts of climate change and our planets’ history of global warming. This story, spoken by multiple voices, is set against the backdrop of astounding 3D projections and an original music score. Theatre, science and art combine to imagine what the world might be like in the future.



Directed by Seymour Centre Artistic Director, Tim Jones, 2071 will present one of Australia’s leading stage actors, John Gaden (Ensemble Theatre’s The Rasputin Affair and The Seymour Centre’s Hansard Monologues) as Professor Chris Rapley, alongside a stellar line up of young performers from Australian Theatre for Young People. The production will also feature state-of-the-art projections created by Joe Crossley (Vivid Sydney) and an original musical score by award-winning composer Andrée Greenwell (Gothic, Vivid 2015). First produced by London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2014, the production received critical acclaim and was an immediate success with performances in Germany, Brussels and two seasons in London. 

“2071 is unapologetically, provocative.” Said Director Tim Jones “Rapley’s words present, in detail, the facts of the way the Earths’ climate has changed in order to combat doubt and ignorance of this pressing issue of our time. 2071 is an accessible, yet detailed theatrical experience that draws on the traditions of Brecht and agitprop, to confront a very real problem and ask us, what sort of future do we want to create?”.

Selected performances of 2071 will be followed by post-show discussions on topics including The Politics of the Energy Crisis and Arts and Activism.