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Wallace Heim writes:Â
The carbon footprint of a production meets the content of the play in the National Theatre of Scotlandâ€™s tour of their climate change play The Last Polar Bears. For the 350-mile tour, everything needed for the show will be carried by the cast and crew on bicycles made from reclaimed bikes. The vinyl panniers are made from recycled National Theatre of Scotland banners.
As part of the productionâ€™s legacy, the National Theatre of Scotland will donate to the World Wildlife Fund’s Adopt a polar bearÂ project on behalf of the 18 primary schools on the tour.
Alongside the production, director Joe Douglas will use the tour to interview people, â€˜taking the temperature of how people are feeling about climate change.’
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