2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren

“How has the climate changed in the past? How is it changing now? How do we know? And what kind of a future do we want to create?” These are the questions Chris Rapley discusses in his one man show, 2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren.

Play title:  2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren

Author (s):  Chris Rapley and Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: John Murray

Publication Date: 2015

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Environmental

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 1 Man

Setting: Varies

Time Period:  Varies

Synopsis of Play: “How has the climate changed in the past? How is it changing now? How do we know? And what kind of a future do we want to create?” These are the questions Chris Rapley discusses in his one man show, 2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren, about climate change. The performance seeks to explain the scientific evidence, its implications, and the options we have. (play text cover blurb, John Murray)

First Performance Date: 2014

First Producer: Royal Court Theatre

Performance History: 2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren written by Chris Rapely and Duncan Macmillan was first performed in 2014 at the Royal Court Theatre in London and it was directed by Katie Mitchell. Later, the show  performed at Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the BOZAR theatre in Brussles.

Links:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/the-climate-message-on-stage/6958962

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/nov/07/2071-review-urgent-call-history-royal-court-theatre

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-rapley/climate-change_b_7982882.html?guccounter=1

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                        
Chris Rapley, Royal Court Theatre                                       Royal Court Theatre, Photograph: Tristram Kenton

                       

Royal Court Theatre, 2014                                                    Royal Court Theatre, 2014

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