Time to Act: The Theatre of Climate Change

11 November 2009, 17:15 - 19:00

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English

A discussion with the playwright Steve Waters, whose recent play "The  Contingency Plan" at the Bush Theatre earned rave reviews and was heralded as the first major theatrical work to directly address the  issues of climate change. Steve will be joined in conversation by critic  and journalist Robert Butler. There will be time for discussion and a  wine reception following the event.

Steve Waters is a playwright whose recent plays include 'The Contingency  Plan' (The Bush, 2009), 'Fast Labour' (West Yorkshire  Playhouse/Hampstead  Theatre, 2008), 'World Music' (Sheffield Crucible/Donmar Warehouse,  2003/4), all published by Nick Hern Books. He runs the M.Phil in  Playwriting at the University of Birmingham.

Robert Butler writes about the arts and green issues for The Economist's quarterly magazine, Intelligent Life. He was the theatre critic for the Independent on Sunday, and now edits The Ashden Directory, a website about the environment and the performing arts, which has been online since 2000. He is also writer-in-residence at the Welsh national opera.



For more information about the  group visit Cultures of Climate Change Research Group