Feeling dismayed about the state of the world? Need a top-up on hope in the face of rapid climate change? These 4 brilliant Gloucester teenagers will give you a fresh sense of optimism.
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🎧 Hear their take
💪 Get fired up
🌍 Maybe save the world?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – ‘inspiring’ (Epigram)
What to expect
I Stand For What I Stand On features a live cast of 4 young climate strikers from Gloucester and a digital cast of global young activists. The show is performed directly to each audience member through headphones with original sound and digital design.
Drawing on autobiographical experiences, a love of Harry Styles and ABBA, an extraordinary understanding of the climate crisis and using cardboard protest signs, I Stand For What I Stand On shares the young international cast’s thoughts and fears about the impending climate crisis and explores the reality of being a teenager and growing up in the shadow of the climate emergency.
The show is fully captioned for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
Age Guidance: 14+
Running time: 60 minutes
Such important work and some really moving momentsViv Gordon, theatremaker
The biggest ever congratulations!! That was so incredible – we’re absolutely blown away and so grateful that it was live streamed so we could watch it!Audience member
That was so, so powerful, thank you so muchHetty Hodgson, theatremaker
In 2019, Strike A Light met a group of striking young climate activists from Gloucester, shouting in the streets.
They were a small group of extraordinary young people aged 14-18. Protesting with banners and their voices. Shouting for their future and shouting in the wind. Shouting to survive. Shouting words of wisdom and shouting beautifully crafted speeches that would put many politicians to shame, they were often met with abuse.
Strike A Light offered them some office space to hold their meetings and two years later, co-created a new live show with them. I Stand For What I Stand On is that show.