Patrick and Sue are just two ordinary people who run a local toy lending library in a small town. Like a lot of people they are aware of climate change, in a rather abstract way, but it does not really have an impact on their daily lives. Now all that is about to change.
A freak storm and a request for a "climate change" workshop throw Patrick and Sue onto an emotional rollercoaster covering everything from frantic activity to despair. What can two small business owners from a small market town do to affect global climate change? Can they do anything?
The play follows their struggle to understand climate change, what it all means to them, their role in it all and how they can make it understandable to others.
The play explores some of the myths, fears and consequences of climate change but also takes into consideration the personal and emotional impact on us as individuals. Patrick and Sue stay in role after the performance for a 'hot seating' session where the audience have the opportunity to ask the characters questions about what they think, feel and hope to do concerning climate change.
The play does not come with a pre-packaged 'message'. Instead it aims to educate people about climate change by highlighting some of the issues involved and what individuals and local communities can do to come to terms with climate change, the impact of doing one small thing at a time, and on how we might choose to act in the future.
Eco Worriers or Eco Heroes premiered to great acclaim at the Eden project in Cornwall.