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Climate Change Catastrophe!

Climate Change Catastrophe! A new show about climate change. Made by children for grown ups. Free six part series starts 12 May 2021.

A new show about climate change. Made by children, for grown-ups.

This new show will give you inspiring perspectives on one of the biggest challenges of our time – climate change. It’s all about what children think about climate change – their hopes, fears and ideas for the future. Watch all the episodes below.

To make this show we’ve worked with children from across the North of England as well as scientists and engineers at Newcastle University.

Special Events for Climate Change Catastrophe!

As well as the show we have some exciting events coming up around climate change.

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4pm, 13 July, Getting creative to tackle the climate crisis

Engaging young people creatively to tackle climate change

This free event is all about engaging young people in creative activities around climate change. It’s for artists, teachers, scientists, engineers, researchers, youth workers, community workers or anyone else interested in using arts and creativity to engage young people in climate change.

1pm, 31 July, Singalong and Screening, Alphabetti Theatre

Join singer songwriter Katie Doherty and cast members Hannah Goudie-Hunter and Liam Scarth for a special screening and family singalong event! Warning: contains ear worms!

Creative activities for families

We’ve put together these short, fun activities for families to take part in alongside watching the show. We’d love to see what you create. Tag us on social media @capapiecreative on Facebook & Twitter.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4 - Bonus Games from Chollerton CE First School!

We’re super excited to share these bonus games with you created by students at Chollerton CE First School. You can click the link below to download the games as a pdf to print and play at home!

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Lesson Plan Resources for Key Stage 2

Download lesson plans with fun, creative activities for Key Stage 2 learners. We’ve included everything teachers need deliver these activities including plans, slides and films.

We’ve worked with Tyne Rivers Trust to put together some extra resources about flooding and rivers. To access these email

Download Plans

The Team

Performed by Hannah Goudie and Liam Scarth  
Guest Rap by Kema Kay
Directed by Brad McCormick
Music by Katie Doherty
Set & Costume Design by Verity Quinn
Lighting Design by Dan Saggars
Production and Stage Management by Rachel Glover  
Filming by Lindsay Duncanson with Dan Wallder  
Sound Recording & Film Edit by Marek Gabrysch

Produced by Katy Vanden
Devised by the company in collaboration with primary school students and Dr Ali Ford and team at Newcastle University.
School Engagement Liaison by Ree Collins
Consulting on school resources Rebecca Reay
PR & Comms by Helen Fussell
Marketing Design by Andy Thompson
Evaluation by Ulrike Thomas

Special thanks to

Alphabetti Theatre
Northern Stage
Star and Shadow

Thank you to our funders

Logos for the funders who have supported Climate Change Catastrophe!. Ingenious by Royal Academy of Engineering, Supporting by public funding from the National Lottery by Arts Council England, Ray Wind Funds, Newcastle Culture Investment Fund, Newcastle University.