(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 7/19.)

This is one of the most disturbing evenings I have ever spent in a theatre. Stephen Emmott, an acclaimed scientist, stands in a re-creation of his cluttered Cambridge office and delivers, under Katie Mitchell's astute direction, an illustrated 60-minute talk on the consequences of over-population. He tells us that we are facing "an unprecedented planetary emergency" and, under his calm exterior, you sense a concealed fury at our failure to address the crisis.


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