NAC supported show about our climate future…

Three images of a man's face. One is overlayed with a water image, one overlayed is cracked earth and one is overlayed with images of flowers.

From May-July, a play supported by and developed at Norwich Arts Centre, will tour East Anglia…

Phoenix, Dodo, Butterfly is a unique show blends searing drama and insightful debate, through sharing three vividly imagined versions of our future, and inviting you to explore and discuss the climate crisis in close-up.

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 (Extinction Rebellion, Culture Declares Emergency, Letters to the Earth). Each show will be accompanied by opportunities for responses by audiences and key figures in climate emergency thinking including visionary eco-philosopher Prof Rupert Read, whose book: This Civilisation is Finished inspired Steve to write this drama.

Tour dates 2024

Sat 11 May
Norwich, UEA Drama Studio

Sat 25 May
Great Yarmouth, The Drill House

Fri 7 Jun
Wisbech, Angles Theatre

Sat 8 Jun
Sheringham, Little Theatre

Sun 23 Jun
Lowestoft, First Light Festival

Sat 20 Jul
Cambridge, Hotbed Festival at Cambridge Junction

For more information visit
or see Rupert Read’s article in the Eastern Daily Press HERE.