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Rising Tides present two plays at The Space

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IN response to the Climate Emergency, Rising Tides is presenting Gasping by Ben Elton, and the UK Premiere of Between Two Waves by Ian Meadows at The Space. Both plays address issues of Climate Destruction.

Between Two Waves runs in rep with Gasping from October 22 to November 15, 2019.

Daniel is one f****d-up, neurotic climatologist. Well, he’s really no more or less f****d-up than you. Or I. But studying climatology will do that to you, given the dark shadows that science has cast over our oblivion.

Now Daniel has a choice. Knowing how the future looks, can he bring a child into a world at the mercy of cataclysmic changes in climate?

Ian Meadow’s Between Two Waves is described as a vital piece of new writing about one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Originally performed in Sydney, Australia, this UK premiere is a touching, funny and moving love story that taps into our anxieties for the future and the moral dilemma of bringing up a family in the face of climate change.

Linda Miller directs a cast that includes Tomas Barry, Siane Medoes. Alice Langrish and William de Coverly.

The production has sound by Keri Mason and lighting by Luke Ofield.

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Gasping runs in rep with Between Two Waves from October 24 to November 16, 2019.

Philip has been challenged by his boss to find a new way of making money from nothing. His solution? Designer air! Evian for the nostrils. But when the world starts gasping, only the biggest suckers survive…

In this sharp-witted satire on the ludicrous, dangerous endgame of commodification, Ben Elton pushes the logic of capitalism through to its ridiculous and alarming conclusion. Gasping, first presented in 1990 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, is described as a whirl of innuendo, an exuberant mockery of yuppie culture and a scintillating parody of corporate greed.

Neil Sheppeck and Gavin Dent direct a cast that includes William de Coverly, Gabriel Thomson (My Family, Enemy At The Gates), Skevy Stylia, Michael Jayes (Chariots of Fire, ‘Allo ‘Allo, The Bill, Minder) and Alice Langrish.

The production also has sound by Keri Mason and lighting by Luke Ofield.

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