photo by David Hewitt
photo by Donald Matheson
photo by David Hewitt

Conceived, written and performed by

Fehinti Balogun


Daniel Bailey


Simon McBurney


Fehinti Balogun


Kirsty Housley


Tim Bell

Director of Photography

Stewart Kyasimire, Create Anything


Ash J Woodward

Music Director and Composer

Khalil Madovi

Movement Director

Dickson Mbi

Scenography and Costume Design

Rajha Shakiry

Lighting Designer

Azusa Ono

Sound Designer

Mike Winship

Projection, Animation and Visual Effects

Ash J Woodward

Production Dramatherapist

Wabriya King

Camera Operator

Donald Matheson, Create Anything

Music written by

Fehinti Balogun, Khalil Madovi, Chloe Rianna and Josh Sneesby

Lyrics by

Fehinti Balogun


Featuring Fehinti Balogun, supported by Bunmi Adedeji, Chloe Rianna, Dickson Mbi, Ellen Thomas, Khalil Madovi, Kwami Odoom, Terell Farrell, with Samia Alexandra, Nick Anim, Sara Callaway, Helen Brewer, Joshua Virasami


Can I Live? toured online in the Autumn of 2021 and was available to watch from anywhere in the world.

Why don't we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question and offers an invitation in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement. 


In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone - and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.

A Complicité production in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse

Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Running Time: 60 mins | Suitable for ages 12+
Trigger warnings: contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.
Captions and Audio Description (by VocalEyes) available.





ONLINE panel discussion at Creative Coalition Festival 2022 
3 Feb 2022, 10am-11am GMT
Actor and writer, Fehinti Balogun, will join the panel discussion, chaired by Sir Nicholas Serota and broadcast from the Eden Project at the Creative Coalition Festival 2022. They will be talking about the climate emergency, culture and his journey into the world of activism. 
Register for a free ticket to the festival here

ONLINE Can I Live? screening Creative Coalition Festival 2022 
3 Feb 2022, 5pm GMT
Register for a free ticket to the festival here

ONLINE Can I Live? screening at Cascade Festival of African Films 2022
17 Feb 2022, 3am GMT - available for 24 hours
Book a free ticket to watch the film

ONLINE Can I Live? screeing at Civc Square, Birmingham UK
24-26 Feb 2022 - available on demand for free
IN PERSON Can I Live? screening and talk
Sunday 27 Feb 2022 
More information and Book Here

ONLINE Can I Live? screening at Sydney Opera House
1 March - 30 June 2022 - availableon demand only in Australia and New Zealand
More information and Book Here

ONLINE Can I Live? talk at Adelaide Festival 
11 March 2022, 2.30 GMT Fehintin in conversation wiht Dwayne Coultard
Book a free ticket for the talk

ONLINE Can I Live? screening at The Cultch
10-15 May 2022, available online on-demand at The Cultch, Vancouver
Book a ticket here

IN PERSON Can I Live? screening at Salisbury Arts Centre
Sunday 12 June, 11.30am, screening and Q&A at Salisbury Arts Centre
Book a ticket

IN PERSON Can I Live? screening at CoCo Collective
Friday 16 September, 6-10pm screening and discussion group with Fehinti Balogun & BPOC landworkers
Ital Community Garden, London SE6 3SE

ONLINE Can I Live? screening, Yorkshire Festival of Story
Wednesday 9th November, 7.00- 8.00pm, free online screening event, part of Yorkshire Festival of Story
Register for tickets here

2021, Digital Tour

Oxford Playhouse online
13 - 18 September

Creative Folkestone, Quarterhouse online
20 - 22 September 

The World Transformed, online
28 September 

Bristol Old Vic online
4 - 10 October 

HOME, Manchester online 
11 - 17 October 

Cambridge Junction online
18 - 24 October

ACCA Brighton
25 - 31 October

Barbican Centre online
1 - 12 November

Theatre Royal Plymouth online
15 - 21 November 

Lighthouse, Poole online
22 - 28 November 

In-person screenings
Presented by If Not Us Then Who?
1 November
IMAX Glasgow at COP26 official programme

3 November
COP26, Glasgow
Centre for Contemporary Arts