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Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow - Chickenshed

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DON’T Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, a powerful new musical addressing the issues of man-made climate change by using human stories, not frightening statistics, runs at Chickenshed Chase Side from Thursday, March 8 to Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Chickenshed’s Artistic Director, Lou Stein said: “Scientists have had their go at bringing to our minds the global effects of not caring for our earth. It is now up to artists to touch our hearts and bring the issue closer home.”

Chickenshed will focus on the hopes and dreams of the world and how climate change affects the way we think now, the way we pave the way for our future, and the way we use our resources. The issue of climate change is a key part of the zeitgeist of today. If you look online, pick up a newspaper, or tune into global debate – climate change is at the heart of today’s main anxieties – especially amongst young people.

Science and statistics seem to divide people’s views, but perhaps the issues which climate change presents to us is best solved by artists and not scientists. Albert Einstein who was one of the biggest scientific brains ever, has said “Logic will get you from A to B, but imagination will get you everywhere!”

The story is told through the eyes of a fictional installation artist, photographer and video artist with a research explorer’s instinct. His name is Oscar Buhari and he is of African descent, but grew up in the industrial North of England in the shadow of tall industrial chimney’s belching out toxic carbons and smoke.

Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow is Buhari’s performance installation which both documents various approaches to positive solutions of the effects of climate change and asks us all to take part in making small steps to change the destructive path we are on. Buhari puts his artistic talents to use with a grand purpose – to artistically document the human response’s to the effects of climate change.

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow is suitable for ages 8+.

Tickets: Preview (March 8) – £5 – £12.50. Standard matinee and evening – £10 – £17.50. Peak matinee and evening – £10 – £20. To book, call the box office on 020 8292 9222, email: bookings@chickenshed.org.uk or visit www.chickenshed.org.uk/.

Times: 7pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm.

Sign Interpreted Performance: Thursday, March 22 at 7pm.

Captioned Performance: Friday, March 23 at 7pm.

Audio Described Performance Saturday, March 24 at 3pm.

Also at Chickenshed: Monolog, two moving and dramatic solo plays which together combine to deliver a hugely powerful and emotional theatrical experience (February 6 to March 3, 2018).