Comic Felicity Ward to star in play Kill Climate Deniers in London
Australian comic Felicity Ward is set to make her UK theatre debut when she stars in the European premiere of David Finnigan’s play Kill Climate Deniers.
Ward has made a number of appearances on TV shows such as Mock the Week, Live at the BBC and Russell Howard’s Good News, and was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award last year.
She will star in Kill Climate Deniers, which premiered in Sydney in 2018, and sees Australian environment minister Gwen Malkin’s plan to curb climate change interrupted by eco-terrorists at Parliament House.
Kill Climate Deniers will run at the Pleasance Theatre from 4th to 28th June.
On the announcement, Ward said: “It’s the coolest play I’ve ever read and quite frankly what is not to love about the words: a self-aware post-modern comedy AND action play about climate change, politics, and media hysteria.”
Finnigan, who won the Griffin Playwriting Award for the piece, said: “This play is saying: I’m scared, turn the volume all the way up, panic euphoria, hold hands tightly, let’s go.”
The production will be directed by Nic Connaughton, with designs by Lydia Cawson, lighting by Geoff Hense and further casting set to be announced.