The Economy of Ecology

Dates and Times

Wed 15 March at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

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Presented by Manic Chord Theatre


We believe that human touch is one of the most important things that defines our reality, shaping our environment and the people living in it. We exist in a realm of touch screens and social robots – but are we deprived of real, human contact?

Biologist Steve travels to the Amazon to study the effects of deforestation. While there he learns of a tragic event, leading to a chain of events that causes him to re-assess his physical and psychological connections to the people and places around him.

Following Steve’s story, the ensemble use multilingual, physical storytelling to tell an urgent and provocative tale about grief, communication and our impact on the natural world.

Image credit – Malcolm Johnson

About the company

Manic Chord was formed in 2012 by Leeds University graduates Alex Monk, David Cartwright and Sam Berrill. Our unique ensemble practice blends strong visuals with lyrical storytelling, playful humour and a keen engagement with our social and political surroundings.

The company delivers a wide range of participation activities nationally, including Generate, which sees us work with young people aged 16-18 to create original contemporary performances and complete Arts Awards. | @ManicChord

This is a work-in-progress performance, and the show is still in the process of being created. There is an opportunity for you to feedback to the artists, which will be used to further develop the piece. 

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