MAY 06–15, 2022
Fehinti Balogun; Image by David Hewitt
Can I Live?
“…an explosive mix of spoken word, animation, hip-hop and dialogue”
—The New York Times
Why don’t we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question and offers an invitation in a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement.
In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.
Digital Single Tickets: $15
Available to watch Online – On Demand from Tuesday, May 10 at 12:01 am to Sunday, May 15 at 11:59 pm.
Conceived, written and performed by Fehinti Balogun
Director Daniel Bailey
Co-Director Simon McBurney
A filmed performance produced by Complicité in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse
Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Running Time: 60 mins
Suitable for ages: 12+
Trigger warnings: contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.
Captions and Audio Description available.
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FOR THE SHOW
“This is the best piece of work I’ve seen in years”
– BBC Radio Scotland: The Janice Forsyth Afternoon Show
★★★★ "Fehinti Balogun’s brilliant and necessary production"
"The soundtrack of this piece alone could be an instant hit."
– Atmos Magazine