Free event


Wed 29 Sep 2021 - Wed 29 Sep 2021


19:30 - 20:40

Theatre Royal Wakefield’s A Climate Emergency series of events begins with a special reading of selected extracts from John Godber's radical environmental satire Crown Prince.

Godber’s signature style in observational comedies and dramas has given him the distinction of being one of the most performed writers in the English language.

The world is getting hotter but up at Beech Hill Bowling Club the old time bowlers are blissfully ignorant and laugh at Ted’s granddaughter Faye when she warns of the impending climate crisis.

Fifteen years later, the bowling green is brown. Many areas are flooded, bungalows on high ground are worth millions and everyone in Hull wants to live on Beech Hill.

Crown Prince was first performed by Hull Truck Theatre Company in May 2007 at Spring Street Theatre, Hull.

This event is a rehearsed reading of selected extracts, directed by Nick Lane and read by professional actors working from scripts in hand, performing without sets or costumes putting the writing of Crown Prince and its message front and centre of a lively discussion on climate change issues with the audience, cast and director.

This ticketed event is free, however numbers are limited.

This event is part of Wakefield Council's Festival of the Earth.

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