There Is No Planet B is an urgent new play covering the imminent impact of climate change on working class communities.
It’s 2040, and the town of Louth, Lincolnshire is about to become part of the North Sea.
Told by father and daughter, Farook and Deena from their struggling fish and chip shop, they recap the last 20 years of food shortages, rising sea levels and the devastation that has impacted communities across the UK. We see them navigate with moments of humour and vulnerability, the challenges that they as a family and we as a global community face in trying to overcome the seemingly inevitable.
Inspired by the Mike Berners-Lee handbook of the same name and informed by climate science research, this fictional story written by Sheffield-based theatremaker Hassun El Zafar, expresses the very non-fictional possibilities that await us if we fail to engage in meaningful action.
This will be the first staging of this bold and timely production, which comes straight off the back of COP26, and the essential actions required to avoid projected climate catastrophe within our lifetimes.
‘In a decaying society, art, if it Is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it’ – Ernst Fischer
Get to know the show's creator Hassun El Zafar in his interview from our Meet the Locals archives.
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