How We Save The World

What if you had the power to save the world?

How We Save The World is a story game by Coney, created in collaboration with environmental scientists and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). First presented in 2018 at The Natural History Museum, London, it was re-imagined as a live online performance in response to the pandemic.

In this playable experience, the audience takes control of the unfolding story. Guided by our expert pilots, they enter the Time Machine and travel across decades and continents, landing at pivotal moments of the environmental crisis, from the South Sumatran rainforest, to a house party in Clapton. They steer the course of a collective journey by voting, speaking up and influencing other players – with plenty of laughs along the way.

By looking at how we got to where we are today, together we explore moments where small actions can create a ripple of change in the world – and imagine ways to take that forward in our own lives.


Co-Directors (Original show) Michelle McMahon & Tassos Stevens
Director (Digital version) Michelle McMahon
Performers Richard Popple & Naomi Stafford
Producers Natalie Adams, Ellie Browning, Carole Keating
Programmer Ed Naujokas
Screen Designer and Programmer Gareth Damian Martin
Sound Designer & Operator Kieran Lucas
Writer David Finnigan

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