ShyBairn Theatre presents


Tue 30 & Wed 31 May | 7.30pm

“Like the planet I’m trying to save, I am screaming – and you want me to speak of hope?”

Amara meets Bridgette at a protest, one of those, ‘hippy, green, save-the-planet’ things. She’s just popped out to grab some milk and now she’s late – and there’s a flood coming.

Bridgette’s a committed activist. Amara’s about to finish her GCSEs. Their town’s been flooded.


But how’s getting arrested going to help anything? They can’t afford to do that.

‘Burnout’ was created with climate activists across the UK. The show exposes the burnout experienced by activists from marginalised communities alongside the burnout of our planet.

The show is written by Nicole Acquah and devised by the company. It’s a call to action for audiences to think about privilege, activism and climate justice.

ShyBairn create live performance for social change. They collaborate with artists and activists to create live performance alongside campaigns for justice. They are graduates of Central School of Speech and Drama’s MFA Advanced Theatre Practice 2019. They are a BREACH Theatre Associate Company and recipients of Camden People’s Outside The Box Commission 2022.