Two lively quirky best friends, Riri and Moku, are confined to a barrel sitting on top of an island of rubbish. They love finding treasures in the vast waste that surrounds them and making up their own world of adventure and imagination. Every little discarded thing can be transformed into a magical trinket that starts a fun game. But being in tight quarters means they face new challenges, like having to ration their food and learning to coexist. Danger arises when the waste around them continues to pile higher and threatens to cover them altogether.
By looking at mass consumerism and the destructive effects (non bio-degradable) waste has on our environment, this Beckett-meets-Pixar show poses questions about the trash we produce and invokes awareness and environmental activism.
The current ongoing climate crisis has enraged and inspired us to make and perform work about our role in changemaking. Two in a Barrel addresses important issues in a way that engenders engagement – with humour, fun, characters to empathise with, and dynamic visuals.
While the climate crisis is quickly becoming our generation’s biggest challenge, it is future generations who will bear the brunt of it.
Presented by Reay Hall with support from Lyth Arts Centre.
Show duration: 45 mins