Where’s My Igloo Gone? is a participatory theatre performance for children and families. As a ‘practice as research and impact’ project, it explores how theatre can offer an innovative, stimulating engagement with themes of climate change, home, community and agency.
Developed by Dr Adam Ledger with the theatre company The Bone Ensemble, Where’s My Igloo Gone? shows how a young girl called Oolik sets out to save her melting igloo home. The project’s scientific advisers are the University of Birmingham’s Professor David Hannah, Dr Kris de Meyer (University of London) and Dr Nick Mount (University of Nottingham). The team also worked with Northfield Eco Centre, Greet Primary School and Longwill School for the Deaf, all in Birmingham, as well as Caroline Parker MBE.
The performance is staged in the round so that everyone can see and take part. It also incorporates original music and is accessible to deaf and English as an Additional Language audiences.Produced in partnership with mac birmingham and the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, the performance incorporates new aesthetics to encourage thought, feeling, behaviour change and action.
After an initial regional tour in 2016, an extensive nationwide tour will take place during 2017/18. The performance is also accompanied by an interactive installation.