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Lydia West in A Play For Living in a Time of Extinction at Barbican

Lydia West in A Play For Living in a Time of Extinction at Barbican

Miranda Rose Hall’s darkly funny, life-affirming show starring Lydia West is directed by Katie Mitchell. This is a bold experiment in eco theatre-making, created with leading touring company Headlong.

Naomi is part of a theatre company who have made a play especially for you, those living through extinction, but the actors haven’t shown up yet. In the meantime, Naomi has a plan. 

This innovative one woman show takes us on a life-changing journey to confront the urgent ecological disaster that is unfolding around us. Part ritual, part battle cry, and powered entirely by bicycles, this fiercely feminist production is a moving exploration of what it means to be human in this era of man-made extinction.

Sharing learning from Europe, Headlong presents Katie Mitchell’s innovative touring model, the first of its kind in the UK, which sees a play tour, while the people and materials do not. 

It forms part of a ground-breaking international experiment in reimagining theatre in a climate crisis.

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Running time: 1 hr 10 mins, no interval 

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Age guidance: 14+

BSL-Interpreted performances
Wed 26 Apr, 7.45pm (BSL-Interpreted by Rachel Jones)
Thu 27 Apr, 7.45pm (BSL-Interpreted by Rachel Jones)

Pre-show members’ talk, Sat 29 Apr, 6pm, Fountain Room
Q&A with director Katie Mitchell for Barbican Members

Co-produced by Headlong and the Barbican.  Tickets:

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