Extinct
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April De Angelis' play digs deep into the views of climate activists to explore what causes change.

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Critic Reviews (6)

The London Evening Standard
July 20th, 2021

Though eye-catchingly staged by Kirsty Housley and performed with zeal by Kiran Landa, not even a hardcore eco-warrior would call it enjoyable, or coherent.
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The Guardian (UK)
July 4th, 2021

Even if Extinct preaches to the converted, there is plenty of power in that. Here, it feels necessary and urgent.
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The Times (UK)
July 5th, 2021

Yet the greatest crisis in the history of humanity shouldn’t be this dull. Extinct is well intentioned and researched but maroons itself somewhere between drama and lecture.
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The Stage (UK)
July 5th, 2021

In attempting to encompass the enormity of the challenges facing our species, the play loses focus, inundating the audience with facts, figures and partly formed narratives.
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What's On Stage (UK)
July 5th, 2021

And it's hardly new ground - the production feels startlingly similar to the Katie Mitchell-directed Ten Billion, which was at the Royal Court nine years ago. But that is not to say its message does not bear repeating.
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 5th, 2021

There is a significant contribution that theatre can contribute to the discourse on climate change, but De Angelis’s brand of theatre-as-activism, in this specific instance, is unlikely to convert people and make them feel galvanised to act.
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