We are thrilled to announce our latest theatre production – New Atlantis.
The year is 2050. Miami has been abandoned due to rising sea levels, water austerity is crushing a drought-ridden London and the CEOs of two major energy companies have been imprisoned for historic climate crimes. Presiding over these developments are the agents of New Atlantis.
As ailing leader Bryony Weller steps down, a power vacuum is created within the organisation and the audience, as the agents of New Atlantis, must elect a new leader. But when the radical youth movement Generation Alpha infiltrate the building things take a turn for the unexpected – the audience must decide whether the New Atlantis can do what is needed within the current systems of governance or if a more radical solution is needed for the sake of the environment.
New Atlantis explores the pressing and complex issues surrounding climate change and our relationship with water resources. Combined with schools outreach and a series of short films, New Atlantis highlights the important work of scientists, engineers and humanitarians whilst providing the audience with a platform to debate one of the most important issues of the 21st Century.
Collaborators: Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, UCL, The Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling and Pennine Water Group.