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Climate Stories - 7 climate events to delve in to at Norwich Theatre

Engage in thought-provoking discussions and watch theatre sparking change with our current Creative Matters: Climate Stories season.


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Having recently launched our Creative Matters: Climate Stories season, we welcome you to explore discussions about the most pressing matter of our time. Come along and watch the shows that are sparking change or take part in thought-provoking creative sessions. 

Shewolves – 22 May 23 

This uplifting coming-of-age comedy will have you leaving the theatre feeling empowered and ready to tackle climate change! Following the story of Priya and Lou, two teenagers embarking on an expedition into the wild, they attempt to overcome their differences and make their voices heard.  Exploring the difficulties of forging friendships in a climate crisis, Shewolves highlights the power of resilience and hope. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 23 May 23 

Relish in one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought to you by The HandleBards. This unique theatre company that travels to venues solely by bicycle and electric van!  Don’t miss this classic comedic story of magic, trickery, and love, where humans and fairies collide and hilarity ensues. 

The Wish Gatherer – 29 May 23 

Join Lola on a magical journey to meet the enchanting Wish Gatherer after struggling with her parent’s divorce, the effects of the pandemic, and the climate crisis. Bring your little ones along and confront the mysterious and dark Muddier, the disenchanted bee, Bumbella, and the enterprising Seed Planter!  

This is a story of beauty, loss, and new beginnings brought to us by English Touring Opera in their trilogy of national curriculum-linked climate change adventure stories. 

Better Late Than Never – 1 – 31 May 23 

Streaming on demand through our Digital Stage, Better Late Than Never is a dance film responding to the climate and ecological emergency, captured across nine different countries. Created by motherEarth International, a British Council Creative Commission for COP27 created by teams across the world, the film encourages you to reconnect with the planet we all call home.  

Next Act: Climate Stories Scratch Night – 6 Jun 23 

Anyone can be a climate activist with Next Act: Climate Stories Scratch Night and this is your chance to share a creative response to the climate crisis!  

With the monthly theme of Flora, Fauna, and Folklore, the night will begin with the host, Meg Watts, sharing their own work before opening a nurturing space where dialogue is encouraged. Everyone is welcome to share their views and are welcome to watch the local creatives in action! 

Theatre Conversations: Culture and Climate – 3 Jul 23 

Join us for an open discussion exploring the importance of theatre making during the climate crisis. Theatre Conversations is a relaxed group that is open to all, introduced by a guest speaker and followed by an opportunity for people to discuss, debate, and ask questions – or simply sit back and enjoy the conversation! 

 Climate Stories Late – 21 Jul 23 

Take part in our multi-sensory evening of artistic responses to the climate emergency with Climate Stories Late. Our Stage Two building will transform into an immersive portfolio of visual, sound and performance art from our Theatre Makers groups and professionals.  

Grab a drink and engage in discussions and workshops during the evening, sparking hope and unity in our local community.