TREES AND LEAVES

After a summer of touring JRR Tolkien's Leaf by Niggle and going back on the road this autumn in the USA with The Man Who Planted Trees, we are preparing to return to Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Studio. Dog was certainly excited when he heard about it!

Tour dates - including our Christmas and New Year run in Manchester.


 
 

Puppet State Tweets

Ah @ShaunGunner the #Oxonmoot was a BIG highlight for us too. Thanks! #tolkien #leafbyniggle https://t.co/LAAsyA2YLd
- Thursday Jan 12 - 3:22pm

We love to defy expectations, especially LOW ones :-) #audiencefeedback #themanwhoplantedtrees (We think Jho = Jea… https://t.co/buLusUMXRc
- Friday Dec 30 - 11:24am

 
 

Blog Posts


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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JRR Tolkien’s ‘Leaf by Niggle’

Our new show is reaching completion and we are excited to be sharing it with you. Here’s a quick primer on the main what, when, who and why of it. Leaf by what? Yes we often have to repeat the name of the show. Leaf by Niggle is the same title as the short story we

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Twitter

Ah @ShaunGunner the #Oxonmoot was a BIG highlight for us too. Thanks! #tolkien #leafbyniggle https://t.co/LAAsyA2YLd
- Thursday Jan 12 - 3:22pm

We love to defy expectations, especially LOW ones :-) #audiencefeedback #themanwhoplantedtrees (We think Jho = Jea… https://t.co/buLusUMXRc
- Friday Dec 30 - 11:24am

 
 

From Flickr

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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