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One of the UK’s leading climate theatre companies, Ergon Theatre, brings The Wicked Problem to ARC Stockton on Wednesday 16th November. A ‘climate justice’ sell-out show at Contact Theatre and Lancaster Arts as a part of Manchester’s offering to COP26, The Wicked Problem poses a tough question to the audience: “With climate-related disasters on the rise, what would you put first – the future of the planet or your family?”

Imagine the scene: the year is 2061. A man breaks a climate law to save his family and entire community, a law in place to save humanity. Is he guilty of a crime? Does he deserve to be punished for this crime? You, the audience, are the jury.

Ergon Theatre seeks to make climate science accessible to people in educational, entertaining and empowering ways. And so as jury members, you’ll hear from a variety of witnesses including a woman based in Bangladesh to a global pop star. Then the lights will go up and you’ll discuss what you’ve heard. Your guilty or not guilty verdict will determine what happens next. Between you, you get to decide on the outcome of the show.

This uniquely interactive experience allows audiences to investigate the future of Britain as they question their own morals, debate on climate change and consider geographical privilege, and themes around climate change, equity and sustainability come to life. What will you decide?

The Wicked Problem is at ARC, Stockton on Wednesday 16th November.

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