Take a look at Steve Waters’ On the Beach and Resilience, a double bill of climate emergency plays revised for their current runs at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. Performances began October 14; press day is set for October 21 the run through November 5. Get a first look at the production below.
The repertory company features Joe Bannister (Trouble in Mind) as Will and Kiran Landa (Extinct) as Sarika in both works, joined by Geraldine Alexander (Oslo) as Tessa in Resilience and Jenny in On The Beach, Peter Forbes (Jack Absolute Flies Again) as Colin in Resilience and Robin in On The Beach, and Paul Ready (Motherland) as Christopher in Resilience.
On the Beach follows Will as he picks up where his father, a leading climate scientist with a career that ended too short, left off in his work. As a catastrophic flood looms large, Will returns home with news that will bring secrets to light.
Resilience picks up Will's story when he is newly appointed as a government advisor and out of his depth. With an environmental disaster on the horizon, he must rally the politicians of Westminsters to listen and take swift action as they race against time.
Penned by Steve Waters, the plays feature design by Georgia Lowe, lighting design by Guy Hoare, and sound design and compositions by Giles Thomas. Caroline Steinbeis directs Resilience while Chelsea Walker directs On the Beach. Callum Berridge serves as assistant director, with casting by Arthur Carrington.
For tickets and more information, visit SheffieldTheatres.co.uk.