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Complicité : Can I Live?

Complicité : Can I Live?

Join Fehinti Balogun on a journey into the world of environmental activism, as he tells the story of how, as a young Black British man, his path has been forever changed by what he's learnt about our planet. Using original hip-hop and spoken word, Can I Live? is an energising and uplifting exploration of the place where the climate emergency and social justice meet, and a call-to-arms to anyone curious about what we can do to help.

A filmed performance by the world-renowned theatre company, Complicité conceived, written and performed by Fehinti Balogun and created through Complicité’s ‘Developed With’ programme; supporting the next generation of theatre makers.

“Fehinti Balogun delivers a performance of such warmth and kindness that he wins the arguments just by his presence.”
What’s On Stage on Walden

Director Daniel Bailey
Co-Director Simon McBurney
Produced by Complicité in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse.

Can I Live Trailer

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New Statesman

Book here Can I Live online (

This event is not being screened at Quarterhouse. It is an online event only.

There will be a post-show workshop after the Tuesday performance of Can I Live? From 8:45-9:45pm facilitated by Zahrah Vawda from Complicite for people of the Global Majority to attend. Please click on the link for more information and to book Can I Live workshop This will be an interactive space to connect with others, learn more about the climate movement and hear from local climate activist Josephine Carter.

This is an online filmed performance. Tickets will be valid for 48 hours from the moment you click play within the dates the show is on tour at your chosen venue.

Age guideline
Running time
70 mins
Pay What You Decide
£1 £5 £10 £15 £20 £50 £150
Online booking only

Pay What You Decide
We have made Can I Live? available on a Pay What You Decide basis, because it is a call to action. Long-term sustainable progress on addressing climate change and its impacts will only be possible if all parts of society are engaged, involved and empowered. We want to make the work as accessible to audiences as possible.

We invite you to consider your decision about what to pay for your experience of Can I Live? as a political decision. Thirty-eight freelance artists and activists were employed by Complicité in making Can I Live?. By supporting the work generously, you will enable us to connect even more people with brilliant art that inspires change. Pay What You Decide is an extended hand, an invitation: we want you in the room with us, and we trust you to be there on the terms that are right for you.

How long will I have to watch the performance?
You can watch the film at any point in the period that the film is with your chosen venue. You will have 48 hours to watch from the moment you click play on the film.

Captions will be available on the film.
For Audio Description please purchase an AUDIO DESCRIPTION TICKET in the dropdown of ticket price options.

Trigger warnings – contain some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.

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Pay What You Decide
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£50 / £150

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