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Can I Live? (12*) (AD)

Complicité / Fehinti Balogun

Fehinti Balogun in Can I Live. Photo by David Hewitt

Fehinti Balogun stars in this groundbreaking filmed performance that combines stunning visuals, hip-hop and spoken word to chart his journey as a Black British man into environmental activism.

Created with world-renowned theatre company ComplicitéCan I Live? is the story of how, as a part of the Global Majority, actor Fehinti Balogun's path has been forever changed by what he's learnt about our planet. This energising and uplifting film is an exploration of the place where the climate emergency and social justice meet, and a call-to-action to anyone who is curious about what we can do to help.  

Filmed on the Barbican stage during lockdown, this extraordinary collaboration is directed by Daniel Bailey and co-directed by Complicité’s artistic director Simon McBurney

This filmed performance will be streamed online

Running time: 1 hour

Access: Audio-Description and Captioning is available. 

Age guidance: 12+ (contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.)

Thu 11 Nov, 8.45pm
Post-show conversation
Join Complicité to talk about the show and what you can do next. Facilitated by Zahrah Vawda with guest speaker Samia Dumbuya. Tickets are free but please book in advance.

A filmed performance produced by Complicité in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse. Presented by the Barbican. 


Fehinti Balogun in Can I Live. Photo by David Hewitt

Digital Programme

Discover more about the ecological emergency, climate justice and the creatives behind this groundbreaking filmed performance in this free digital programme.


‘His honest and relatable vulnerability is truly inspiring‘
‘…the most influential and consistently interesting theatre company working in Britain‘
The Times on Complicité

How to watch

How to join the stream
Your confirmation email will contain your link to watch the show, and a ‘How it Works’ section to help you set up your stream.

We'll be streaming this pre-recorded show online each evening at 7.30pm. You'll have 48 hours to start and finish watching this film from the time you choose when booking and you can re-watch within the 48 hour window.

We encourage you to watch-along at 7.30pm(BST) on Thu 11 Nov and join Complicité for a special post-show talk facilitated by Zahrah Vawda with guest speaker Samia Dumbuya. Tickets for the post-show talk are free but please book in advance.

With thanks

Arts Council England logo
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation