Co-produced by Pigfoot and Gate Theatre, commissioned and supported by Camden People's Theatre.
Credit: Greta Mitchell & Simon Shaw
Mon 5 June - Sat 24 June 2023, Gate Theatre
evening performances: 7.30pm
saturday matinees: 2:30pm
£12 during previews (5-7 Jun)
£18 full price
£15 Equity members, 60+
£12.50 Access patrons, Camden residents / workers, Under 26s, Students
£5 Unwaged / Unemployed
Camden Community Night: Mon 5 Jun, 7.30pm
Pay What You Can performance: Sat 10 Jun, 2.30pm
Supporters’ Night: Thu 15 Jun, 7.30pm
Audio-Described performance: Sat 17 Jun, 2.30pm (a touch tour is available before performance)
Relaxed / Reduced Capacity performance: Mon 19 Jun, 7.30pm (all performances of HOT IN HERE are performed in a relaxed setting; this performance also includes reduced capacity for added space)
BSL performance: Tue 20 Jun, 7.30pm followed by a Q&A after
Gate Late: after Wed 21 Jun, 7:30pm performance
‘We’re fighting because we love so much… We're fighting for the survival of our species. We’re fighting for the survival of the most marginalised people, the majority of people, because that’s what climate justice is about’ – Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Climate Justice Activist, the Philippines
A protest. A theatre show. An energy-generating dance party.
Made from interviews with young climate advocates across the globe, HOT IN HERE celebrates action for international climate justice, and the UK’s place within it. Facing droughts, typhoons, hurricanes and heatwaves, we hear from young people on the frontlines of the climate crisis who are leading campaigns, protecting land, advising governments, building an intersectional movement, and working with their communities.
Featuring the first energy-harvesting dancefloor in live theatre, HOT IN HERE is an all-embracing whirlwind bringing people together to imagine a more equitable future for our planet.
All performances are creatively captioned, with a relaxed environment for audiences. This means that, if for access reasons, you need to do any of the following, at any time, please feel free to:
Leave & re-enter at any time – there’s no such thing as a latecomer!
Move around or make noise
Eat or drink during the show
Use your phone (e.g. for magnification)
Accessible performance dates are listed on this page under 'Upcoming Performances'.
HOT IN HERE is a new devised show, made by Pigfoot, in response to the live climate emergency. As a result, the content and length of the show is subject to change.
Content guidance: environmental destruction, racism, sexism, class injustice, climate injustice, air pollution, death, cancer, pregnancy, fire, drought, vivid depiction of flooding, hurricanes and typhoons, loss of home, food insecurity, activism
Age guidance: 12+
Duration estimation: 1 hour, 40 minutes
"dazzling... outstandingly executed and searingly relevant" LEFTLION
Cast and Creative team
Gate Theatre 2023
Director: Hetty Hodgson
Devisor/Performers: Leanne Henlon, Jade Franks and Tatenda Matsvai
Access Consultant: Kate Lovell
Assistant Director: Melina Namdar
Company Stage Manager: Lauren Lambert Moore
Dancefloor Engineer: Roschan Bahal
Dramatherapist: Kelly Jordan
Dramaturg: Philippe Cato
Lighting and dancefloor design: Jack Hathaway
Movement Direction: Yassmin V Foster
Pigfoot Producer: Camille Koosyial
Set and Costume design: Sascha Gilmour
Set Maker: Tom Mills
Sound design: Esther Kehinde Ajayi
Technical Stage Managers: Amy Daniels and Matthew Radway
Video and Caption design: Douglas Baker
Originally devised by and created with Bea Udale-Smith (co-director 2022 tour), AK Golding, Keziah Joseph, Elizabeth Ayodele and Justina Kehinde
25-26 September 2022: Camden People's Theatre
29 Sep-1 October 2022: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
4-6 October 2022: Camden People's Theatre, London
8 October 2022: York Theatre Royal
11 October 2022: MAST Southampton
13-14 October 2022: The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
17-18 October 2022: the egg, Bath
19 October 2022: mac, Birmingham
20 October 2022: ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
26 October 2022: Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham
28 October 2022: Slung Low, Leeds
1-3 November 2022: Contact, Manchester
HOT IN HERE's 2022 UK tour was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Co-produced by the Gate Theatre, commissioned and supported by Camden People's Theatre.
HOT IN HERE was made using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Post show conversations at Gate Theatre are funded by Power Up North London.
With support from English Touring Theatre (ETT), ‘I've Got An Idea’ Fund, ARC Stockton, The Lipman-Miliband Trust and The Golsoncott Foundation.