Ten Billion at the Royal Court Theatre, London

Scientist Stephen Emmott collaborates with theatre director Katie Mitchell in an exploration of the future of life on Earth

Description: By the end of this century, the human population is likely to be over ten billion. Just twenty five years ago, it was less than five billion. How are the choices we’re making as a species impacting upon our environment? And how will the sheer force of numbers affect the way we live in the future?

Scientist Stephen Emmott and director Katie Mitchell deliver a new kind of scientific lecture, highlighting key issues being lost in translation in our discussion of the environment.

Ten Billion paints a vivid portrait of a species with its head in the sand.

Stephen Emmott is Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research and Professor of Computational Science at University of Oxford. His lab is recognised for its pioneering approaches to tackling fundamental problems in science; in particular; outstanding problems in predicting the future of the climate, and the future of life on Earth.

Director Katie Mitchell’s recent credits at the Royal Court include includes Simon Stephen’s Wastwater and Martin Crimp’s The City. Other credits include The Trial of Ubu Roi at Hampstead Theatre, After Dido for English National Opera and the Young Vic, and A Woman Killed With Kindness, Pains of Youth,…some trace of her, Waves, Three Sisters and The Seagull at the National Theatre.

Special ticket offer for BSHS members: The Royal Court Theatre would like to offer a ticket discount on performances from 2 – 11 August
£15 tickets (reduced from £20)
Group rate 6+ £10
To redeem the £15 offer please visit their website www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/ten-billion and enter promo code ’15Bill’.
Group rates are only bookable via the counter or phone 020 7565 5000 and quote the promotional code: ’15Bill’
All discounts are subject to availability.

Location: Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS (nearest tube Sloane Square / 10 mins from Victoria Station)

Website: www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/ten-billion