"Why don't we talk about it?" Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question and offers an invitation in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. From "...the most influential and consistently interesting theatre company working in Britain."
Weaving his personal story with spoken word, rap, theatre and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement.
In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone - and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.
"...the most influential and consistently interesting theatre company working in Britain." – The Times
A Complicité production in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Doc Society and Oxford Playhouse. Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Photo by David Hewitt: Filmed production, Complicité’s Can I Live? with Fehinti Balogun.
This film will be Open Captioned, meaning the captions will play on screen.
There is also Audio Description available for this performance.
For more information or to book a headset, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text the Nelson Arts Festival on 027 241 4599.