Kyoto | A new play at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre

Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS
In-person Mobilising Whole of Society Climate Action Open entry Culture

About this Event

‘It’s not a negotiation, it’s hand to hand combat.’

11 December 1997
The Kyoto Conference Centre, 5am

The nations of the world are in deadlock. 11 hours have passed since the UN’s landmark climate conference should have ended. Time is running out. And agreement feels a world away…

Their prize: the world’s first legally binding emissions targets. Their obstacle: American oil lobbyist and master strategist, Don Pearlman.

From the writers and directors of the universally-acclaimed The Jungle comes this timely and fast-paced political thriller placing you right at the heart of the historic 1997 Kyoto climate summit.

Global in scale and personal at heart, Kyoto is the breathless, gripping tale of a moment when, finally, the impossible seemed possible.