The Contingency Plan

Cast: 2-3f 3-4m for double bill

Staging: Single exterior (On the Beach) and single interior (Resilience)

Amateur rights performance fee: £170 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781848429628Publication Date:
20 Oct 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook, 160 pages ISBN: 9781788505284Publication Date:
20 Oct 2022
£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Titles included:
On the Beach
Resilience
First Staged:
This version: Sheffield Theatres, 2022

The Contingency Plan (2022 edition)

Two plays

By Steve Waters

Paperback £14.99£11.99

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A double bill of plays from the frontline of climate change – an epic portrait of Britain in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

In On the Beach, glaciologist Will has followed in his father's footsteps, dedicating himself to studying climate change. Back from Antarctica, he visits his parents on the Norfolk coast. With catastrophic flooding growing more likely by the day, he has news that forces long-submerged secrets to rise to the surface.

In Resilience, Will, freshly appointed as a scientific advisor, is in Westminster and he's out of his depth. Surrounded by ministers manoeuvring to impress, and with the threat of environmental disaster, can he get them to listen before it's too late?

Impressive in scale and chilling as a prediction of our immediate future, the two plays are complementary but can also stand alone.

Steve Waters' The Contingency Plan was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2009, and shortlisted for the John Whiting Award. It was revived, in this fully revised and updated version, at Sheffield Theatres in 2022, directed by Caroline Steinbeis and Chelsea Walker.

Also available: the original version of The Contingency Plan, staged at the Bush Theatre in 2009.

Press Quotes

'An urgent wake-up call... for sheer emotional intensity, has no rival on the London stage... Waters' massive achievement is to have made the most important issue of our times into engrossing theatre'

Guardian

'A triumph'

Evening Standard

'Thrilling... masterly... a stunning theatrical knock-out'

Daily Telegraph

'The first and best British play on climate change'

Time Out

Cast: 2-3f 3-4m for double bill

Staging:Single exterior (On the Beach) and single interior (Resilience)

Amateur rights performance fee: £170 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,160 pages ISBN: 9781848429628Publication Date:
20 Oct 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook,160 pages ISBN: 9781788505284Publication Date:
20 Oct 2022
£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)

Also by Steve Waters:

The Last King of Scotland
The Contingency Plan
Limehouse
The Secret Life of Plays
Little Platoons
Resilience
The Play About Calais
In a Vulnerable Place
Out of Your Knowledge
Temple
Steve Waters: Shorts
World Music
Death of a Cyclist
The Unthinkable
On the Beach
Fast Labour
Ignorance/Jahiliyyah
Why Can't We Live Together?

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