The Lamellar Project
by Bear Productions with SHPLine
A collaboration with Tiny Dynamite and and in association with South Hill
22nd & 23rd April 2016
The Lamellar Project is set in the UK and the USA. A British researcher
named Carys (Emma Gibson), a British researcher of butterflies, makes
a staggering discovery in that the creatures have begun to evolve far
more quickly in the last fifty years or so.
She discusses these findings with her husband Mike (Gideon Turner), a
scientist based in the UK. They develop the theory that this has occurred
due to Climate Change throughout the world and thus butterflies are all
Large masses of them will become extinct in the not too distant dismal
future. This will result in adverse reactions to the human food chain,
leading to traumatic consequences for mankind as a whole, as well as to
the animal and insect kingdoms.
'Real life' scientists discussed these scenarios via Skype, interacting
with the fictional characters on stage.
The Lamellar Project has been described as an eco-thriller - I do not
like this term - an on-line lecture or, to use the modern jargon, a webinar
- and a love story. I find the latter term a bit odd. A love story perhaps
with butterflies as the focal point.