John Bolland


A multimedia theatre production explores parallels between the Climate Emergency and the Piper Alpha disaster

TheatreSpoken Word

About the Show

Pibroch is a one-act play performed by writer and spoken word artist John Bolland, exploring our Climate Emergency and the need for an urgent but just transition from the current extractive economic system and the parallels with the Piper Alpha disaster of 1988. In both situations people found themselves trapped on a burning (or sometimes sinking) platform with limited options and life-or-death choices to obey authority or take their futures into their own hands.

The performance explores the experience of oil & gas workers involved in numerous offshore industrial catastrophes (e.g. Piper Alpha, Alexander Keilland, Macondo) and examines the personal and social experiences of finding oneself on a ‘burning platform’ w ... Read More

New Writing, Poetry

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