The Australian comedienne will lead the cast in the European premiere of David Finnigan’s play when it arrives at the Pleasance Theatre.

(C)Philip Gatward.

Following her hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and London as a comedienne, it has been confirmed that Felicity Ward will make her UK theatre debut in Nic Connaughton’s production at the Pleasance theatre from the 4th June.

What would it take to actually stop climate change dead in its tracks? Science? Recycling? Experts? Or maybe: techno, guns and revolution?

Environment Minister Gwen Malkin’s plan to stop climate change is rudely interrupted when a group of eco-terrorists storm Australia’s Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert. Blending fact and fiction, David Finnigan’s bold new satire is a manic spin on a world on the brink of turmoil.

David Finnigan’s provocative play won the the Griffin Playwriting Award ahead of its 2018 premiere in Australia. It is a satire which blends fact with fiction to explore in parallel a hostage situation teetering on the brink of calamity and what happened when Finnigan first tried to stage this play.

Talking about the news Felicity Ward said: “I am absolutely delighted to be involved with Kill Climate Deniers. It’s the coolest play I’ve ever read and quite frankly what is not to love about the words: a self-aware post-modern comedy and action play about climate change, politics, and media hysteria.”

The production’s creative team includes designs by Lydia Cawson and lighting design by Geoff Hense. It is being produced by Maya Ellis and Jonny Patton. 

Kill Climate Deniers will play at the Pleasance Theatre from the 4th to the 28th June.