Still Planting Stories!

We had a fabulous Spring tour of The Man Who Planted Trees to the super-friendly Brigham Young University and the delightful Arcata Playhouse in Northern California. Read Richard's blog post about the trip here. And there's plenty more dates coming up: North America in May-June and we're back at the Edinburgh Fringe in August - not only with The Man Who Planted Trees but Leaf by Niggle too, which there's also a chance for Tolkien Society afficionados to see at the society's 50th anniversary. See our touring page for details. ALSO we're cooking up plans for a whole lot more touring of The Man Who Planted Trees in the UK. Click here to get in touch or to sign up to our mailing list here for news.


 
 

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Blog Posts


Planting Saplings Among the Redwoods

Rick and Ben on Campus at BYU It felt like we hadn’t performed The Man Who Planted Trees for a while. Actually, it was Norwich in October, and just before that we had spent 3 fabulous weeks touring the show with Gardner and Wife Theatre Company in Malaysia. I set out from Edinburgh alone on January 21st,

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Leaf by Niggle Reflections

While we have more to tell you (in a future post) about The Man Who Planted Trees, the bulk of 2016 was spent getting ready for and performing our new show (the one it took us more than 20 years to get around to) JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle. The tour of Scotland and Northern England

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Thank you @SurreyChildFest #Vancouver for having us back with The Man Who Planted Trees. And hello again @TheOrdwayhttps://t.co/mNOsacQtSO
- Monday May 27 - 12:29pm

Hello #Toronto! Loading in today at @tocentre in preparation for our weekend full of shows. https://t.co/btQfj78tYc… https://t.co/hCjW7EW0Hu
- Wednesday May 15 - 2:55pm

Farewell and thank you @SprucePeak_Arts! We'll see you soon @tocentre https://t.co/btQfj7q4PK. But on the way, a c… https://t.co/VEGdISrkk4
- Monday May 13 - 6:43pm

Next stop @sprucepeak_arts for a Sunday #loadin and two Monday shows. https://t.co/6bZGxcjUjq Meanwhile, here's a b… https://t.co/OIGjORPOpK
- Sunday May 12 - 3:36pm

Hello again @StateTheatreNJ! (This is a vintage pic from Fall 2012. For Spring-fresh backstage photos and more chec… https://t.co/Y1r6oYjl0J
- Monday May 6 - 4:17pm

Setting off today for our Spring 2019 North American tour of The Man Who Planted Trees. 1st stop: @StateTheatreNJ.… https://t.co/ZStVF4GseS
- Sunday May 5 - 2:15pm

Our forthcoming North American tour will end in St Paul, Minnesota @FHFestival @TheOrdway #FHFest.… https://t.co/WKix8QbA62
- Thursday May 2 - 4:08pm

In a few weeks we'll be near Vancouver @SurreyChildFest. On their website it has "Audience experience: Laugh, sit o… https://t.co/cICkzKv26A
- Tuesday Apr 30 - 3:36pm

 
 

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Awards

The Man Who Planted Trees has won:
1. Eco Prize for Creativity, 2007
2. Total Theatre Award for Story Theatre, 2008
3. Victor Award IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) Showcase, Cleveland Ohio, 2009
4. Best Children’s Show at Brighton Fringe, 2009
5. Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Studio Performance, 2009
6. Highest rated and reviewed show of the 2012 Edinburgh Festivals at Tickit.me
7. Winner of the 2012 CSPA Sustainable Production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe