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The World We Made

CHANGE Festival are very proud to be the commissioners of brand new play, The World We Made, making it’s premiere at CHANGE on Friday 18 October 2019.

This urgent new work is inspired by a book by Jonathon Porritt, the UK’s most eminent environmentalist.

About the Play

What will it take for us to save ourselves?

The World We Made is told by Keli and Luke, two students living in 2050. It shows a glimpse of how our lives could be in the future, if we pull together and change now ... before it’s too late. We take a look at 2050 through these students’ eyes and imagine the dramatic events that have got us there.

This is a story of ordinary and extraordinary people from around the world who together achieve profound change: a Danish scientist, a global pop star, a Canadian truck driver, an African human rights activist, and a community gardender from Yorkshire.

The journey follows personal and collective challenges, the struggles and losses as well as the enormous achievements, painting a compelling picture of the defining moments, breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that have made the world ‘work’ in 2050. Based on extensive factual research from Jonathon Porritt’s seminal book of the same name, The World We Made offers a vibrant and dynamic vision of a world that is still available to us – if we act fast on the radical changes that are needed so urgently today.

This premiere will include a post show discussion with Jonathon.

Written by Beth Flintoff
Directed by Sophie Austin
Produced by Becky Burchell
Inspired by Jonathon Porritt


Arts Council England
The Amersi Foundation
Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (University of Surrey)
Reboot the Future
Forum for the Future