Royal Court in association with HighTide present a play reading of

This Liquid Earth: A Eulogy in Verse by Amy Jephta

As part of Royal Court Theatre’s International Programme and International Climate Crisis Plays series.

2080. A global climate-refugee crisis looms. The Southernmost tip of Africa is the last place able to sustain human life. As refugees arrive from Europe and the Americas, two people find themselves on opposite ends of the largest mass migration in history.


Writer – Amy Jephta

Amy Jephta is a filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, director and academic from Cape Town. As a playwright, her work has been published in South Africa, performed at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, the Riksteatern in Stockholm, and at the Bush Theatre, Theatre 503 and the Jermyn Street Theatres in London. Amy has previously been named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Top Young South Africans, is the 2017 recipient of the national Eugene Marais Prize for Drama for her play, Kristalvlakte, and the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Theatre.

More details on the Royal Court Theatre International Climate Crisis Play programme can be found here.


Details: Sat 14 September, 4pm at Church Hall

Cast & Creatives

  • Amy Jephta Writer
  • Milli Bhatia Director
    Milli Bhatia is a Director and Dramaturg. She has directed productions at theatres including The Royal Court, The Bush Theatre and The Young Vic. She is a Literary Associate at The Royal Court Theatre, and a Director on The Old Vic 12.  She was Trainee Director at The Royal Court, Associate Artist at The Bush Theatre, Resident Assistant Director at Birmingham Rep and Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre.  Her work as Director includes Olivier nominated seven methods of killing kylie jenner by Jasmine Lee-Jones (Royal Court), My White Best Friend and other letters left unsaid (Bunker/Royal Court), Dismantle This Room by Nina Segal (Bush/Royal Court), Half Full by Yasmin Joseph (Royal Court/RWCMD), and The Hijabi Monologues (Bush). Her training includes The National Theatre's Director’s programme and the Birkbeck Theatre Directing MFA.
  • Emma Naomi Cast
  • Kwami Odoom Cast