Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

Written by Christian Lollike
Translated by Jens Svane Boutrup

LA is filled with traffic jams under heavy smog, trees are drifting under floods in Bangladesh and in China incinerators are burning holes in the ozone layer.

Brad Pitt fears the future.

But Brad is a man of action and he’s not here to entertain, he’s here to make a difference. 

So Brad embarks on the Great Universal Love Project: Save Planet Earth!

Can the ultimate blockbuster be made to transform the consciousness of the entire world before it’s too late?



Presented in arrangement with IPR Ltd, London in association with Nordiska ApS, Copenhagen.
Co-Produced by Room One, in association with Dr Stuart Capstick, climate psychologist of Tyndal Centre for Climate Change Research, and with thanks to the support of the Danish Embassy and the Vegan Society.

Previewed at the Incoming Festival before transferring to Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe for the month of August, before its London performance at the Graduate Emerging Companies Showcase at New Diorama Theatre (July – September 2016)


“Bold and ambitious”
“It is a true departure from traditional theatre…phenomenal.”
“The feeling is like reaching the end of a wild concert…It’s electric.”

“It’s strange, beautiful and bleak…fearlessly performed…blackly funny”

“Stunning… brutally unforgiving.. A theatrical category all to itself”

“Big ideas and answerless questions are placed within one Brad Pitt-sized frame”

“Playful theatricality and fast wit…a talented young company”



‘No play has, or since, embraced the unpredictability of theatre with such schizophrenic dynamism’
Dean Hodge, Freelance Journalist and Reviewer



Director – Kay Michael
Designer – Denisa Dumitrescu
Video Designer – Philippine Laureau
Sound Designer – Owen Crouch
Lighting Designer – Simeon Miller
Movement Director – Sarah Green
Dramaturge – Lucy Coren
Assistant Director – Camilla Gurtler
Script Editor – Joe Harbot
Producer – Lauren Brown
Assistant Producer – Alastair Michael

Cast: Sam Ducane, Jack Gordon, Jessica Sian

Photography: The Other Richard

Click here for cast interview during rehearsals

Read more about our Climate Outreach programme and conversation with climate scientist Chris Rapley.



Christian Lollike

Christian Lollike is an internationally acclaimed playwright and stage director. He is educated from The Danish National School of Playwriting at Aarhus Theatre in 2001. In the years 2005 to 2011 he was employed by the Aarhus Theatre as in-house stage director and playwright. From 2008-2011 he was the Curator at Aarhus Festuge. In June 2011 he took over as Artistic Director of the established theatre CaféTeatret (today Sort/Hvid) in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. With his social commitment and experimental approach to theatre, Lollike has over the last decade established himself as one of the most successful playwrights in Denmark. Lollike is nominated for Aarets Reumert several times and received the award as Playwright of the Year in 2013.

Christian Lollike is also Artistic Director of S/H