Director Katie Mitchell
Design Giles Cadle
Video Design Leo Warner and Tim Reid for 59 Productions
Composer Paul Clark
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Associate Director Lyndsey Turner
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Royal Court / Festival d'Avignon
Royal Court Theatre / Festival d'Avignon, July 12th / July 23rd-26th 2012
By the end of this century, the human population is likely to be over ten billion. Just twenty five years ago, it was less than five billion. How are the choices we’re making as a species impacting upon our environment? And how will the sheer force of numbers affect the way we live in the future?
Scientist Stephen Emmott and director Katie Mitchell deliver a new kind of scientific lecture, highlighting key issues being lost in translation in our discussion of the environment.
Ten Billion paints a vivid portrait of a species with its head in the sand.
Read Professor Stephen Emmott discussing the project in The Guardian
Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey