The Earth Turns is a climate-inspired bilingual (Arabic and English) performance developed by The American University in Cairo, and adapted from We Still Have a Chance.
Created with the express purpose of humanising this global issue, The Earth Turns has been developed by a team of theatre-makers with every aspect designed to be sustainable – whether reusable, recyclable, portable or rechargeable. It was performed at the Falaki Theatre, in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, on 2 and 3 November – and a recording of the latter performance is available below.
The Earth Turns was staged in the UN-controlled Blue Zone at COP27 on 9 November, and the public Green Zone on 11 November, after being chosen by the UN from hundreds of submissions.
To find out more about this production, do read the news article on the University of Exeter website.
You will also find a second video below, which contains some reflections from the director, Adam Marple, and cast members.
Adam has also spoken about the production on the Theatre of Others podcast. For more information, visit their website.