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Cosmic Fear Or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia (Empty Deck)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016

Cosmic Fear Ed2016

It’s the great question of our time: can Brad Pitt save the world? Empty Deck explore this and more in a strange, beautiful and bleak show that frankly examines the looming threat of climate change and our collective paralysis over it. From their flat, three people tell us of Brad Pitt, as he tries to get a film made that will get people taking the problem seriously. It’s both blackly funny and deeply depressing: we know our way of life is unsustainable, so why don’t we change anything? The fearlessly performed show tackles this head-on, forcing us to look at ourselves (literally at one point) and asking pointed questions about our behaviour. It’s tough and uncomfortable, as it should be.

Bedlam Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]