News: Bec Hill Joins Climate Change Play Cast

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Comedian Bec Hill (pictured) has joined the cast of the European premiere of Kill Climate Deniers, which stars fellow comic Felicity Ward.

Also joining the cast is Home and Away’s Kelly Paterniti and Coronation Street’s Hannah Ellis Ryan. The play explores in parallel a hostage situation as it teeters on the brink of calamity and what happened when writer David Finnigan first tried to stage this play.

Ward will make her UK theatre debut as Environment Minister Gwen Malkin whose plan to stop climate change is rudely interrupted when a group of eco-terrorists storm Australia's Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert. A fun action piece wrapped in a TED talk, David Finnigan’s incendiary play Kill Climate Deniers has provoked, enraged and delighted audiences and critics alike.

After running close to the line of breaking the law in Australia against the reckless use of language to incite terrorism, prompting debate in state parliament about whether his government funding should be revoked, and being targeted by Breitbart and Infowars, David Finnigan has kindled outrage to spur people out of complacency - what would it take to get instant action to combat climate change? Terrorism and a hostage situation?

Director Nic Connaughton comments: "With climate protests taking over the streets, schools, and even British Parliament, it feels right to be presenting the European premiere of David Finnigan's brave, bold and darkly satiric play now. Whilst set within the specifics of the Australian climate change debate, it chillingly foreshadows where the public discourse in the UK could be headed. We have brought together an incredible cast of actors to bring out both the hilarity and the pathos of this startling and original new play, which is both a lesson and a warning."

As part of the run at the Pleasance, there will be the Environmental Activism Post-Show Q&A on Wednesday 19th June with Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace to discuss how to lobby for change as well as an EcoMarket on Saturday 15th June which will offer everything from sustainable clothes to eco-food. There will also be a post-show Q&A with the cast, with the creatives and a work-in-progress performance of Think Bigly about sustainability and how you, finance and policy can be part of the solution.

Kill Climate Deniers, Tuesday 4th – Friday 28th June, The Pleasance, London, N1. Buy tickets here.

 

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