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Baked Alaska: high energy theatre on climate change, in Wolverhampton Thursday 22 October

posted 6 Oct 2015, 09:39 by John Goldring



The Diocese of Lichfield and Riding Lights Theatre Company bring you

BAKED ALASKA

Written by Paul Burbridge and Jonathon Bidgood

Extraordinary theatre for these extraordinary times... in the run up to the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris and beyond.

THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER: 7.30pm, ST JOHN’S IN THE SQUARE, St John’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV2 1DT

Tickets: £12 / £9 (concessions) / £7.50 (under 18s in groups of 8+)

Box Office: 01904 613000 / 01902 422642 / ridinglights.org/baked-alaska


An island in the South Pacific has a problem. It’s hollow. Anxiety levels are rising in a North American boardroom. Eve’s garden is bursting with next door’s rubbish. Even the ducks have relocated... they’re in Bangladesh.

From the four corners of the earth come colourful, inter-connecting stories of humanity living with the wild, unpredictable effects of climate change. Scientists, farmers, oil magnates, climate warriors, prophets, mothers, journalists and others just like you and me – we’re all in the mix and hungry for a recipe of hope. In the struggle over power, some sound the warming bell, some blow hot and cold, while others make a pudding of the planet.

Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, BAKED ALASKA serves up the realities of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved.

In the high-energy, ‘seriously funny’ style for which Riding Lights is well known, BAKED ALASKA is something we can all look forward to... unless we do something about it.

What people say about BAKED ALASKA
Baked Alaska came to my locality last night. I was bowled over!... This show was new, inciteful, powerful and, most importantly, funny! One of the hardest challenges with climate campaigning is how to be honest about the dire straights we are in, while keeping people from leaving the room. Riding Lights Theatre Company, rose to this challenge magnificantly... Ruth Jarman, Green Christian website

I saw the performance in Coventry Cathedral. It is full of entertaining energy, encouraging engagement with climate change. Revd David Primrose, Director of Transforming Communities, Diocese of Lichfiel

BAKED ALASKA is touring the UK
If you can't make the date in Wolverhampton here are some other local(ish) venues:
20/10/15 Birmingham: All Saints Kings Heath
21/10/15 Stoke-on-Trent: St Paul’s Church
23/10/15 Lichfield Cathedral
24/10/15 Shrewsbury: Church of the Holy Spirit