No Strapline

A Play for The Living in a Time of Extinction

Monday 19 June–Saturday 24 June 2023

By Miranda Rose Hall

This darkly funny, life-affirming show is a bold experiment in eco theatre-making.

“The difference between death and extinction is this: death is to cease to exist. Extinction is to extinguish. I think of death as individual. Extinction is collective.”

Naomi is part of a theatre company who have made a play especially for you, those living through extinction, but the actors haven’t shown up yet. In the meantime, Naomi has a plan.

This innovative one woman show takes audiences on a life-changing journey to confront the urgent ecological disaster that is unfolding around us. Part ritual, part battle cry, and powered entirely by bicycles, this fiercely feminist off-grid production is a moving exploration of what it means to be human in an era of man-made extinction.

Sharing learning from Europe, the Barbican’s Katie Mitchell and Headlong partner with the New Vic and theatres across the country to present an innovative touring model, the first of its kind in the UK, which sees a play tour while the people do not. Uniquely brought to life by local teams in each city, the show forms part of a ground-breaking international experiment in reimagining theatre in a climate crisis.

The play begins it’s journey at the Barbican and will then be staged at the Belgrade, Coventry, Theatre Royal Plymouth, York Theatre Royal, and Shakespeare North, as well as here at the New Vic.

Tickets: £20.00
Under 25s: £15.00

Q&A

Join director Eleanor Taylor from A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction on Wednesday 21 June for an informal discussion hosted by Jill Rezzano, our Head of Education.
Find out more about the play, acting and performing, with an opportunity to ask questions.
It’s starts shortly after the performance in the café and it’s FREE.

Accessible Performance

BSL performance on Friday 23 June at 7.30pm

Monday 19 June–Saturday 24 June 2023

Cast & Creatives

Reviews

Star Star Star Star Star

"something everyone should experience..."

Yeah Lifestyle
Star Star Star Star

"compassionate, relevant and shockingly sincere..."

West End Best Friend

"the New Vic remains a hub for theatre excellence, innovation and uniqueness..."

— All Things Theatre

"utterly original, spellbinding and provocative..."

Times & Echo

"poignant, emotive, thought-provoking and very necessary..."

On In My City

"packs an amazing punch..."

— Moorlands Radio

"a story that needs to be heard by everyone..."

The HitMix

"an essential piece of theatre..."

Beff Shuff

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