Back by popular request!

After a break during which we presented Tolkien's Leaf by Niggle, we are returning to the Fringe with The Man Who Planted Trees. This will be the 10th Fringe with this much-loved show and once again we're delighted to be back at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. We will be in the 2.30pm slot in the last week of the Fringe, from 20th-27th August. Prior to that the man behind the dog, Rick Conte together with The Scientific Romance Theatre Company will be presenting the witty and wonderful adaptation of HG Wells' The Time Machine.

The Man Who Planted Trees Fringe 2018 dates and times.


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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


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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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
7. Winner of the 2012 CSPA Sustainable Production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe