“We should’ve seen this coming. We did. We did see this coming. The world will not be kind to us because we haven’t given it a reason to be.”

The world turns. Dark clouds gather. Chaos is on the horizon.

On his fifteenth birthday, Noble transforms into a bird. Thousands of miles away, his sister Cleo is stationed on a remote island with the British Antarctic Survey. The birds have disappeared. Noble needs to reach her. Lying low until it’s time to take flight, he finds solace in misfit Ellis while his mum Fiona desperately tries to stop their home from falling apart.

Too Much World at One (photos by Chris Payne)

A lyrical, theatrical journey that spans continents and lives, Too Much World at Once is an urgent coming-of-age story for our times.

Dates & Times

Last session: Wed 5 Apr 2023 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
From £16 (inc fees)


“a thoughtful parable that portrays the frustrations of a younger generation that care deeply about the plight of the planet, but feel powerless to do anything about it... Considering the epic scale of the story, Adam Quayle’s imaginatively staged production keeps the focus remarkably intimate and personal.”

The Stage

“This debut play from Collins is a quirky yet beautiful piece that explores themes of queer identity, family, and the climate crisis of our world.”

West End Best Friend

“Richly poetic, Collins’ writing takes its audience on a journey of the imagination, but it also surges forward. There’s urgency in its rhythms... Too Much World At Once powerfully shapeshifts and soars – seamlessly accommodating a touching and relatable coming-of-age story within a strikingly visionary exploration of the consequences of climate change.”

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