Developed and performed by Cygnet Theatre, the UK-version of The Earth Turns was staged at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum on 2 November.
A capacity audience of 100 people attended the production, set against the backdrop of a contemporary Egyptian tapestry from the museum’s collection, and were treated to a dramatisation of six of the tales at the heart of We Still Have a Chance: 12 Stories for 12 Days of COP27.
This was followed by a conversation with members of the project team, including Sarah Campbell, Associate Director of Arts and Culture at the University, about how facts and imagination can be woven into hope for our planet.
“These moving and urgent stories present a deeply human perspective on climate change. As such, there is a universality to them that translates perfectly to the stage. We have also been very mindful to ensure that they are handled as sensitively as possible in their literal and figurative journey from Egypt to Exeter.”
Alistair Ganley, Director of Cygnet Theatre.