Ergon: The Wicked Problem at Contact

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Ergon: The Wicked Problem
Image courtesy of Drew Forsyth.

Ergon: The Wicked Problem at Contact Theatre, Manchester, 3–6 November 2021, from £5.00 - Book now

Unique and fully immersive, Ergon: The Wicked Problem places the audience at the centre of the performance as the jury on the first-ever trial to decide the fate of an individual who has broken a climate law.

The first-ever trial to decide the fate of an individual who has broken a climate law.

The year is 2061 and the world as we know it has changed. For this interactive theatrical experience, the audience are transported into the courtroom and given the space to think critically about climate change and its effects on everyday people.

As members of the jury, the audience will have the chance to question their own morals, debate on climate breakdown, consider geographical privilege and decide on the ultimate outcome of the show.

Thought-provoking, intelligent and powerful.

Commissioned by Re:Con, a group of young creatives who are curating an artistic project, and supported by Contact, this fascinating performance was born out of a desire to bring together art and science. Exploring themes around climate change and sustainability, audiences are invited to become part of an interactive response that investigates the future of Greater Manchester.

An urgent investigation of a subject we should all face head-on.

Suitable for ages 15+, Ergon: The Wicked Problem is a thought-provoking, intelligent and powerful performance offering an urgent investigation of a subject we should all face head-on.

Ergon: The Wicked Problem at Contact Theatre, Manchester

3–6 November 2021
From £5.00

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