Resilience
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Contingency Plan
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2009

Resilience

By Steve Waters
Published in volume The Contingency Plan

Part of The Contingency Plan, a double bill of plays from the frontline of climate change - an epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

In Resilience, the Tory Government that has just come to power wants radical answers to the imminent floods. Their newly appointed expert, Will Paxton, puts an extreme scenario on the table: England, from its coastline to its capital, faces catastrophe.

Steve Waters' play Resilience was first performed as part of The Contingency Plan at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2009.

Resilience can be presented on its own or as part of a double bill with On the Beach.

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

Also by Steve Waters:

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

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