Anyone see Kill Climate Deniers at the Pleasance? It's a weird metatheatrical satire and I thought it was brilliant. Don't be so quick to judge it on it's title.
I’m judging it on its title. Sorry. Maybe tell us more.
Basically it goes back and forth between being a dark comedy about an Australian government official trying to fight off a group of ecoterrorists and a monologue by (an actor performing as) the playwright telling the story of all the controversy he caused by writing a play with the title Kill Climate Deniers.
I saw this, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expecting a 'straight play', so was a bit surprised by the meta stuff with 'Finig'. I also didn't expect it to be so funny. I so hope this comes back - I can see it doing a tour of smaller venues, and why it isn't on at Edinburgh, I can't understand.
As for the title - well, it's controversial, and provocative, and as 'Finig' says, once the story about it getting the Aussie version of Arts Council funding became public knowledge, he really couldn't change it - but that isn't really what it's about. It's so hard to talk about this show without giving massive spoilers!
If it does come back, it's well worth seeing - and buy the script book, it was very good value at The Pleasance, where they were selling it for £5 (listed on the back as £10.99), and it gives you a lot of extra material.