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The Heretic

Richard Bean

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 3m

The study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences. At odds with the orthodoxy over the causes of climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask whether the issue is becoming political as well as personal.

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

The study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences. At odds with the orthodoxy over the causes of climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask whether the issue is becoming political as well as personal. Could the belief in anthropogenic global warming be the most attractive religion of the 21st century? What evidence do we need before deciding on policy?

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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: An office, a kitchen

Casting

3f, 3m
Cast Attributes
Dr Diane Cassell, 40s. Palaeogeophysics and geodynamics lecturer.
Ben Shotter, 19. An Earth Sciences undergraduate.
Phoebe, 21. Dr Cassell's daughter.
Geoff Tordoff, 40s. Site Services for the University Campus, with a brief for Security.
Professor Kevin Maloney, 50s. Head of Faculty Earth Sciences.
Catherine Tickell, 20s. Human Resources Officer.

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Richard Bean

Richard Bean was born in Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian. His work for the stage includes: Young Marx (which has just opened London’s brand new Bridge Theatre), ...

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