Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott and Katie Mitchell at R'Court

Scientist Stephen Emmott will collaborate with director Katie Mitchell on a new project Ten Billion, an exploration of the future of life on earth, at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, from 12 - 18 July and 31 July - 11 August 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.

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