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Climate Cabaret & Nest

Online Screening Thursday, December 21 - Thursday, December 28, 2023 Online

Celebrating 13 years of art and environmental activism, National Youth Theatre presents a Climate Cabaret, which premiered at COP26, and highlights from our sell-out 2023 production of Nest, co-produced by LEEDS 2023 as part of their year-long celebration of culture in the city.

Nest was written by Emma Nuttall and directed by Paul Roseby. Full credits and more info.

Climate Cabaret was directed by Tatty Hennessy. Full credits and more info.

The National Youth Theatre welcomes you to a climate cabaret at the end of the world, curated and directed by award-winning political playwright and director Tatty Hennessy. Featuring original live music, comedy, spoken word and more, Climate Cabaret was first performed at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021 in partnership with the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute and Risky Cities.

National Youth Theatre would like to thank The Space for enabling the creation, filming and distribution of this Climate Cabaret and our principal supporter Arts Council England. Features a cast of Britain’s best young talent from National Youth Theatre including Patrick Ashe, Harry Gascoigne, Nuala Sankey, Jasmin Thien and Yemi Yohannes. With assistant director Will Armstrong, film by Monika Davies, Lighting by Gillian Tan and Sound by Joe Dines.


It’s 2050 and climate change is shaking the natural world. Now that the bird watchers can no longer watch, Maya’s home will never be the same again…

The award-winning National Youth Theatre and LEEDS 2023 present highlights from NEST an epic outdoor promenade performance against the stunning backdrop of RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park across five performances in September 2023.

Following a cast of 100 performers on a quest through the site, exploring it across several beautiful locations as it is spectacularly animated with music, movement and projection like never before. A timely, urgent and hopeful piece that will showcase world class creative talent and acts as an epic call to action about the future of our planet.

Date & Time

Premiering Thursday 21st December 2023, 4:00pm

Running time approx. 1 hour

Available for one week

How it works

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View at Home Ticket: £2.99