Saturday 17th February 2.30pm / Main House


Solving The World’s Water Crisis with acclaimed journalist Tim Smedley.

In collaboration with What a Wonderful World festival:

Join acclaimed environmental writer Tim Smedley for an exploration into the world’s water crisis and understand the consequence for the 4 billion people already facing severe water scarcity. Tim will offer us a glimmer of hope in this seemingly bleak situation.

He will explore a multitude of solutions, including groundwater replenishment, regenerative agriculture, wastewater recycling, sustainable urban drainage systems, and nature-based solutions – including ‘rewiggling’ and rewilding.

  • Learn about the alarming consequences of human mismanagement and the added impact of the climate crisis on the water cycle, resulting in longer droughts and more intense flooding.
  • Journey across the world from Jordan to Ghana and the USA to witness the effects of this crisis. But this will also look closer to home, too, with water shortage coming to Eastern England.
  • Learn how urgent changes are required in water usage and management to ensure ecological and human survival.

Tim Smedley, author of The Last Drop, is an award-winning environmental journalist who has written extensively for The Guardian, the BBC, The Sunday Times and The Financial Times. His first book, Clearing the Air, about the global effects of air pollution, was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize


Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 17th February 2.30pm


Standard: £9.00


Running Time: TBC



Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at the Playhouse Kitchen or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, and gins.