Oh, My Green Soap Box

***
3 stars

Lucy Foster’s performance using a variety of theatrical techniques is intriguing. Her starting point is her concern for global warming and the consequent melting of the ice caps. The drama of this disaster is seen through the likely extinction of the polar bear.

She adopts a soft sell approach to make us appreciate the impending catastrophe by devising powerful images to portray what words cannot express. The stage creation of an animation of a polar bear walking across a white landscape of mountains and glaciers is absolutely stunning.

Her show is not all devoted to serious thinking. There is a humorous set up with a male volunteer in that even the most committed environmentalist who is young and attractive does have other basic urges.

She has succeeded in realising a show both thought provoking and entertaining.

Ben

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