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Overview

MELT 

Creative Director Paul Roseby

MELT is a three-year environmental epic from the National Youth Theatre in response to the Climate Crisis featuring an initial cast of 200, in partnership with the University of Hull and a panel of sustainable industry experts including : Jane Cooper, Head of Stakeholder & Regulatory Affairs UK at Ørsted, Dr Giles Davidson, Project Lead, Ark – National Flood Resilience Centre at University of Hull Energy & Environment Institute, Danielle Lane, Head of Asset Value & Partnering at Vattenfall and Melanie Onn, Deputy Chief Executive at RenewableUK. Read our announcement press release

In Spring 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic 200 young people from around the UK gathered together online for two weeks of online research and development for MELT. On the weekend of the 2020 summer solstice we shared a first look at two short digital pieces from MELT, our latest environmental epic in response to the climate crisis. Created So Kind and Are We Good were sparked during the virtual R&D we’ve been undertaking with 200 young people from around the UK over the last month for MELT.

In October 2021 we staged The Last Harvest as part of MELT at an earth amphitheatre in Shropshire built as an emergecy response to COVID-19's impact on the arts.

In November 2021 we'll stage On The Edge at COP26 in Glashow. Find out more


Are We Good? 

Directed by Zoe Lafferty
Created and Performed by Patrick Bayele, Hannah Brownlie, Hana Jennings, Ebba Liepe, Daniel Lipton and Adeola Yemitan

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Explores our guilt, shame and fear in relationship to our participation in the climate crisis. As consumerism, colonialism and extractivism continue to harm people and the planet we explore how this relates to Summer solstice celebrations that are inspired by nature, social equality and positive change. ‘Are We Good?’ uses VR, song, poetry, video and performance in an eclectic digital mix.


Created So Kind 

Directed by Joel Scott 
Poetry and Sound Design by Adeola Yemitan

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Features spoken word, song and recorded footage created from all around the British Isles. 

 


Full Credits 

Are We Good?
Directed by Zoe Lafferty
Created and Performed by Patrick Bayele, Hannah Brownlie, Hana Jennings, Ebba Liepe, Daniel Lipton and Adeola Yemitan

Part 1
Video Design by Daniel Lipton
Vocals by Adeola Yemitan

Part 2
Vocals, Lyrics and Sound Design by Adeola Yemitan
VR design by Ebba Liepe

Part 3
Poetry by Patrick Bayele
Composition and Guitar by Hannah Brownlie
Performed by  Patrick Bayele, Hana Jennings and Adeola Yemitan
Project Managed by Anthony Papamichael

Created So Kind
Directed by Joel Scott
Poetry and Sound Design by Adeola Yemitan

Created by: Eliz Avni, Rana Bader, Ishmel Bridgeman, Daniel James Cawley, Naomi Denny, Gabriel Fogarty-Graveson, Lucy Hilton, Rory Hobson, Kerrica Kendall, Charlie Knowles, Ebba Liepe, Rufus Love, Jack Matthew, Elliot Mills, Laura Mugford, Roni Neale, Safia Oakley-Green, Jay Olpin, Sophia Razvi, Kieton Saunders-Browne, David Sewell, Bhavini Sheth and Faye Ishara Weerasinghe

Video Design by Eren Kaplan
Credit Music composed by Adeola Yemitan
Project Managed by Anthony Papamichael

MELT is a three year environmental epic from National Youth Theatre in response to the climate crisis, in partnership with the University of Hull. Read more here

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