When Hoipolloi's Shôn Dale-Jones becomes too pessimistic to write a new show, he approaches his long-time collaborator, the Welsh emerging artist, Hugh Hughes to step in.
Determined to restore Shôn’s faith in humanity, Hugh creates THE LADDER. Using the story of his father’s life and death, Hugh Hughes challenges us to wake up to the pitfalls that surround our everyday lives.
The show exposes us to some of the decisions we make in our lives - decisions we make, knowing full well, that we’re making the wrong choice.
Inspired and amplified by Greta Thunberg’s call to arms - to stop our march towards extinction - THE LADDER observes how easily our lives can take us knowingly to an avoidable end.
Following The Duke and ME & ROBIN HOOD, THE LADDER is the third and final show in THE LOOSE CHANGE Trilogy about our need to empathise more with one another and to recognised the need to support those with less than ourselves.
THE LOOSE CHANGE Trilogy weaves the personal with the political and inspires social action in audiences, partnering with charities to present shows, offering a new model for theatre and social justice. To date over 220 shows have been performed of The Duke and ME & ROBIN HOOD to over 16,000 people, across three continents, raising £75,000 for children refugees and street-connected children, supporting Save The Children and Street Child United. THE LADDER continues to playfully challenge what we value and our readiness to make the changes we need to make in today’s chaotic world, and we are asking our audiences to support the World Wildlife Fund’s Amazon Emergency Campaign to drive resources to the front line of the Amazon fires.
Thousands of fires are raging – we cannot possibly firefight all these directly, this is the task of Amazon governments. WWF's is supporting those on the frontline dealing with this emergency and continuing to support once the fires are out. This includes supporting local and indigenous communities and lobbying the government for stronger action in protecting the rainforest.
As Greta says 'no one is too small to make a difference' so whether you can give £1, £10 or £100 towards THE LADDER's WWF Amazon Emergency Campaign even penny will go to support the worthwhile cause and help us save the planet from extinction.