by Imogen Wilde
directed by Oliver Stephens
presented by Bones in Motion
Millie is not ok. After a very public mess up, this eco-activist is certain she’s about to be cancelled. But then she learns of a retreat in the Scottish Highlands – a self-sustaining commune run by like-minded people. The best thing about it? It’s free. All you have to do is hand in your phone on arrival and muck in. The timing is perfect and Millie makes the decision to jump straight in.
At this remote property, Millie finds peace in nature and a sense of community. She grows close to her fellow misfit residents, bonding over their desire to seek solace from eco-anxiety (and party) but something just doesn’t feel right…
If you could live in safety and never have to think about the climate crisis again, would you do it? Could you leave behind those you love, and not ask any questions? The Knowing is an eco-thriller inspired by real events. It’s about collective responsibility, climate justice and the toll of knowing what the science is telling us, while governments fail to act.
Bones in Motion Theatre present the debut play of Imogen Wilde, directed by Oliver Stephens (Fake News, The Bridge Theatre). The cast includes Jilly Bond, (The National, The Archers) Andre Bullock, (Arcola Theatre, Casualty) and Imogen Wilde (Doctors, New Vic Theatre), Rebecca Crankshaw (Soho Theatre, Coronation Street) and Sushant Shekhar (Theatre 503).
Post show panel discussion, Wednesday 8th November. Following this performance there was a panel discussion with Fousseny Traore and Fossil Free London.
Press for this production:
There’s a strong underlying passion for their beliefs and the strong cast of five portrays believable characters who genuinely want to make a significant difference to a more sustainable way of life…The play is thought-provoking and opens up questions about how much are “we” doing to help save the planet and live a more sustainable life for future generations. ★★★★ Theatre and Arts Reviews
Bones in Motion’s production of Imogen Wilde’s debut play is a thought-provoking and funny take on the information wars that fuel public action or apathy about climate change… The cast have wonderful chemistry and a believable passion as they gaze out at imaginary Scottish landscapes and stars. Wilde and Bullock bounce off each other brilliantly with a lightness that is charming and convincing under Oliver Stephens’ direction…this is a very impressive debut… you will probably leave the theatre feeling angry and inspired by this timely and smart production. Fairy Powered Productions
Press for previous productions
‘Rich, beautiful, connected’ ★★★★★ Remote Goat on As You Like It
‘Hilarious… A cutting media satire which addresses relevant themes with aplomb.’ ★★★★ Daily Express on Fake News
‘Director Oliver Stephens’ attention to detail…was exemplary…a real hidden gem.’ Fringe Review on The Tempest
Written by Imogen Wilde
Directed by Oliver Stephens
Set Design by Oliver Stephens
Lighting Design by Derek Carlyle
Sound Design by Dauda Ladejobi
Movement and Intimacy direction: Hannah May Jessop
Creative Advisor: Holly Wilson
Dramaturgy: Alice Fitzgerald
Produced by Bones in Motion Theatre
The cast includes Jilly Bond, (The National, The Archers) Andre Bullock, (Arcola Theatre, Casualty) and Imogen Wilde (Doctors, New Vic Theatre), Rebecca Crankshaw (Soho Theatre, Coronation Street) and Sushant Shekhar (Theatre 503).