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'The geese left early.'

Whiteout was a devised piece in response to a prediction that the coming winter would be the coldest in a thousand years. Using experimentation, research, discussion and devising methods, we created a piece that responded to the events as they happened. Set after the end, we explored the effects of the cold on the body, survival methods, the science behind global warming and ice ages, and tried to find the poetry in the signs the world was leaving for us. The snow came, and we performed Whiteout in the Capital Studio in IATL, December 2010.

The following is a short film made from snippets of the show.



With thanks to IATL and the Mills Fund.


Performed, written and devised by


Francesca Duncan

Stephanie Taylor

Oliver Hayes

Thom May