Exit pursued by a marsh harrier: why I wrote a play for nature reserves | Steve Waters

Exit pursued by a marsh harrier: why I wrote a play for nature reserves | Steve Waters

Created deep in the fens of East Anglia, Murmurations is a new drama about conservation in the age of extinction

It’s not been a great year for playwriting. In March 2020 I was deep in casting for a revival of my plays on climate change, The Contingency Plan. Then theatres went dark, powerful venues shrank to a rump, buildings vanished, freelancers were left to their fate. Yes, the stage is creeping back to life now, but the visionary transformations imagined in lockdown have given way to the return of more or less the same in terms of where theatres are and what gets staged.

Or maybe we’re looking in the wrong place.

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