As readers know, London's West End will soon be showing two different plays about climate change and these were the subject of last night's Night Waves programme on BBC Radio 3. As far as I can tell, Greenland is a propaganda piece, while The Heretic at least takes dissenters as its theme (although I daresay the heretic in question will have a change of heart at the end). I don't suppose it will be a surprise then to learn that the BBC decided to look at Greenland.
The audio is here, from about 19:15. It's quite interesting, with presenter Anne McElvoy suggesting that the play is rather unchallenging and doesn't give the dissenting voice a hearing. The response is, of course, that the science is in and...you know the rest.
There's a review of Greenland here.
Disappointing multi-author climate change play...with an interesting drama about the Copenhagen climate change summit struggling to get out from an unsatisfactory mish-mash of interwoven playlets and sketches. Marred by some baffling directorial decisions.
Another review here. The comments below are good too. Here's some excerpts.
Patronising, preach-y, outdated (things have changed since 2009), over-long etc.
The worst show I have ever had the misfortune to attend. I walked out after half an hour.
This was pretentious, outdated crap of the highest order, which does a disservice to public understanding of climate change.