A Load of Old Rubbish is a visual and participatory theatre show for 7 - 11 year olds designed to encourage creative and practical ways to ensure a sustainable future. The show aims to promote Local Agenda 21 which encourages communities to participate in environmental initiatives on a local as well as a global level.
Humorous and extraordinary, the high energy performances feature an assortment of magical, mechanical dustbins, an animated compost heap, urban wildlife and a world-turning exercise bike.
The three characters are :
Mrs. Gleam the Eco-Maniac, nice but nosy - busily trying to tidy up her own, and everyone else's backyard.
Miss Dream the Eco-ignoramus, a shopaholic contaminating and consuming faster than this world can handle.
Mrs. Green the Eco-Fascist, she's on an environmental mission to save the planet - she'll recycle your banana skins and do scientific experiments to measure the effects of global warming.
The characters from A Load of Old Rubbish also perform in Walkabout. The show is also accompanied by a drama workshop.
Emergency Exit Arts has also worked on commissions for Greenpeace campaigns (1994 - 1997).