Can I Live?Conceived, written and performed by Fehinti Balogun
Join Fehinti Balogun on a journey into the world of environmental activism, as he tells the story of how, as a young Black British man, his path has been forever changed by what he’s learnt about our planet.
Using original hip-hop and spoken word, Can I Live? is an energising and uplifting exploration of the place where the climate emergency and social justice meet, and a call-to-arms to anyone curious about what we can do to help.
A filmed performance by the world-renowned theatre company, Complicité. Created through Complicité’s ‘Developed With’ programme; supporting the next generation of theatre makers.
A Complicité production in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse
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Fehinti Balogun’s brilliant and necessary production
This is a feverish hour that combines spoken word, music (terrific), poetry & weaves facts into personal experience... both entertaining and informative
Lyn Gardner, Stage Door
There are so many points of engagement and the angles with which Balogun and his team choose to illustrate them hit straight to the point and lodge themselves in the head
Free Online Discussion | Thu 7 Oct, 8.45pm
Facilitated by: Zahrah Vawda
Guest Speaker: Ian Solomon-Kawall
Join our online discussion inviting guest speakers involved in local climate activism to the stage to share their own journeys, experiences and learnings from the climate movement. Whether you are new to climate conversation or have been involved and are looking for next steps, join these discussions to hear new perspectives, possibilities and actions to inspire you. Learn more about some of the areas within the climate movement that are mentioned in the show. There will be space within these discussions for you to join in and ask your own questions to our guest speaker.
Duration: 60 mins
Pay What You Decide: We have made Can I Live? available on a Pay What You Decide basis, because it is a call to action. Long-term sustainable progress on addressing climate change and its impacts will only be possible if all parts of society are engaged, involved and empowered. We want to make the work as accessible to audiences as possible.
We invite you to consider your decision about what to pay for your experience of Can I Live? as a political decision. 38 freelance artists and activists were employed by Complicité in making Can I Live?. By supporting the work generously, you will enable us to connect even more people with brilliant art that inspires change. Pay What You Decide is an extended hand, an invitation: we want you in the room with us, and we trust you to be there on the terms that are right for you.
How long will I have to watch the performance? You can watch the film at any point between 7.30pm Mon 4 Oct and 11.59pm Sun 10 Oct. You will have 48 hours to watch from the moment you click play.
Access: Captions will be available on the film. For Audio Description please purchase an Audio Description Ticket in the drop-down menu of ticket price options.