The Welsh Internationalist

A Future Vision For Welsh Theatre

From Planet 243

by Charmian Savill

In a series that proposes how society could change in response to Covid-19, Charmian Savill draws on theoretical physics, critiques of social inequality and digital technology, and a dialogue with Ed Thomas to show how theatre can offer life-altering alternatives to experiences at home and on our screens.

‘The future is not determined by the past: the world is probabilistic’, observes theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli in Helgoland.1 By this, he means that even when we have gathered maximum information about something, it is still possible to learn something unexpected about it. This makes me optimistic for the post-pandemic theatre. 

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