Rising sea levels and the threat of climate change will be hammered home for audiences in Llanrwst in a novel new production.

Cwmni Pendraw, a theatre company which specialises in bringing history and science to the Welsh language theatre, will stage a discussion about climate change with their new environmental show 2071 this Friday.

The Company have taken and adapted a groundbreaking play based on the words of a leading climate scientist, as he reviews his own life and career and looks to what type of future his grandchild might inherit in 2071.

Renowned actor, Wyn Bowen Harries, who directs and stars in the lead role, has updated the original stage play by Prof Chris Rapley and Duncan Macmillan, and infused the performance with images, and newly composed music and songs from musicians Angharad Jenkins and Gwilym Bowen Rhys and breaks to the fourth wall.

Bowen Harries said: ”In 2071, Prof Chris Rapley tells us how, in his childhood atlas, the Antarctic was described as a region unknown to man, but in that last century, sea level has risen by 1.8mm each year and by now, has risen twice as much, to 3.3mm a year. This may not sound like much but it’s significant. Sea level has already risen nearly 20cm.

This shows that the earth’s systems are out of kilter, that the dynamic balance of the climate system has been disturbed, I hope that our audience will leave the theatre thinking about changes that they can make to contribute to preserving our wonderful planet.”

Add you voice to the show at Y Ganolfan, Llanrwst at 1.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday, February 2.

Tickets are £8, with concessions available. To book, contact Menter Iaith Clwyd 01492 642357.