Dartmoor has become a place of safety to climate refugees from across the South West; Devon and Exeter are below sea level, and animals of all species have migrated to the moor.
DBC News is here to keep the residents of Devon up to date and in the know, but radio production in the year 2323 isn’t a walk in the park. In fact, there aren’t many parks left to walk in…
For the past 6 months the 13-19 year old participants of MED’s Wild Nights Young Company have been putting all of their ideas together to devise and record a radio play. ‘Dartmoor 2323: What Remains’ is about the moorland where these young people have grown up, 300 years from now, and what the consequences will be if the issues around climate change are not dealt with.
One of the group’s youth representatives said: “I have really been enjoying expressing my concerns about the growing climate crisis, people my age and everyone in the group are passionate about needing to take action. It’s a serious topic to try and tackle – which is why we have chosen to take a comedic twist with our play. The script was written by us with our mentors at MED Theatre and with editing guidance from the brilliant minds at Down Stage Write company. We have also recorded all the lines and most of the sound effects here at MED using their professional equipment while learning new technical skills.”
MED Theatre are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and our Young Company have received funding for this project from Literature Works – Seed Bed small grants scheme.
‘Dartmoor 2323: What Remains’ can be listened to on MED Theatre’s website from July 19th onwards and will be featured on local radio stations.