Mar
6
Wed
2019
PREMIERE ECO-DRAMA Do You Really Love This Planet?: Post-show Q&A with writer Alexander Matthews & cast @ Tristan Bates Theatre
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Do You Love This Planet? runs 27 February-23 March 2019 at London's Tristan Bates Theatre

Do You Love This Planet? runs 27 February-23 March 2019 at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre

Do you really love this planet? Enough to be a whistleblower? 

Rachel’s life is torn apart when she demands an answer to these questions. But how far is she prepared to push her family in her quest to do ‘what is right’?

Do You Love This Planet?, written by Alexander Matthews, examines the importance of human responsibility on a declining planet, inviting audiences to question their own moral and social responsibility in an age of climate change and global warming.

The premiere production of this urgent new play is directed by Anthony Law and stars Lucy Lowe, Christian James and Chris Porter.

For the post-show Q&A after the 7.30pm performance on Wednesday 6 March 2019, I’ll be joined by playwright Anthony Law and the Do You Love This Planet? company. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Apr
1
Mon
2019
LIFE AS A MINORITY IN TRUMP’S AMERICA: Half Me, Half You post-show debate @ Tristan Bates Theatre
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Half Me, Half You runs at London's Tristan Bates Theatre from 26 March to 6 April 2019

Half Me, Half You runs at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre from 26 March to 6 April 2019

Anyone who follows me on Twitter (and particularly my @TerriOnPolitics account) will know just how concerned I am by the accelerating authoritarianism on display in my native United States. Playwright Liane Grant does follow me and so knew that the opportunity to chair a post-show discussion on her new play would be one I couldn’t turn down…

What if you were black, gay and a woman in America right now?

In Half Me, Half You, Jess and Meredith are a married, interracial, gay couple living in New York in 2017 – the era of Trump – weathering a new wave of intolerance, discrimination and oppression, which is sweeping the nation and seeping into their home.

16 years later, Maya, a biracial British teen is forced into American life, braving the aftermath of a second civil war, and changing Meredith’s life irrevocably.

Returning after its highly praised 2018 run in New York and London, in her remarkable writing debut, Liane Grant’s Half Me, Half You confronts the reality of the current global climate and explores the consequences for future generations, while reminding us that we are all simply people searching for love and acceptance.

How are they manifesting in society, nationally and internationally? How is the arts industry addressing them? How big a problem is hate crime becoming in the UK today? What can we practically do as individuals to resist?

After the 6pm performance of Half Me, Half You on Monday 1 April 2019, I’ll tackle issues explored in the play with Liane Grant and special guests including Olivier Award-winning actor and director Maria Friedman and Stop Hate UK‘s CEO Rose Simkins.

 

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