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LJ Hope Productions Present: Steve Waters

Phoenix Dodo Butterfly

Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm

The Drill House

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Tickets: £7.50 - £16.00

What future do we want to live in? On a Norfolk farm, Martin and Becky seek to find their way through three futures: one of flood, one of fire, and one of drought. Does their estranged daughter Aimee hold the secret to survival?

Followed by a panel discussion on the climate crisis, including speaker Tom Heap.

Written by leading dramatist of the climate crisis Steve Waters (The Contingency Plan, Song of the Reeds) and directed by theatre-maker and activist Kay Michael.

There is an additional performance of Phoenix Dodo Butterfly at UEA Drama Studio on Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm, featuring guest speaker Patrick Barkham. Please click on the event below to find out more.

Tom Heap

Tom  presents the investigations on BBC’s Countryfile and The Climate Show on Sky News. On the radio he is the co-presenter of the new Radio 4 flagship environment and wildlife series ‘Rare Earth’. He has reported for Panorama on food, farming, energy and wildlife. For nearly 20 years he was in daily news, ending up as a Science, Environment and Rural Affairs correspondent. When not working he likes to watch films, ride bikes, chop wood and grow chillies.


Important information

Venue: The Drill House

Age guidance: 14+

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Tickets: £16.00

Under 18: £7.50

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25 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £16.00

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