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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- Wednesday Apr 17 - 4:16pm

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- Friday Apr 12 - 4:30pm

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- Thursday Apr 11 - 4:17pm

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- Tuesday Apr 9 - 4:58pm

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- Tuesday Apr 9 - 1:20pm

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- Wednesday Apr 3 - 4:50pm

For #TolkienReadingDay @Dr_Dimitra_Fimi has some totally Tolkieneque tips including #LeafbyNiggle. We’re excited to… https://t.co/JUq5Bvuumc
- Monday Mar 25 - 10:44pm

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- Saturday Feb 2 - 11:47pm

 
 

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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Twitter

In a few week's we'll be @tocentre, all set up for shows https://t.co/btQfj7q4PK #Toronto #Uptown #Internationalhttps://t.co/mPmJGeXhwy
- Wednesday Apr 17 - 4:16pm

One month till we load in at @SprucePeak_Arts in beautiful #Stowe #Vermont. It was very icy cold last time we were… https://t.co/ccZoamAWak
- Friday Apr 12 - 4:30pm

We really enjoyed being at @StateTheatreNJ back in 2010 and 2012. And look - our audiences did too! #excitementhttps://t.co/tDry2T3T5l
- Thursday Apr 11 - 4:17pm

Only a few weeks till we begin our Spring North American tour with a week of shows @StateTheatreNJhttps://t.co/cBbu2WlWpl
- Tuesday Apr 9 - 4:58pm

Our Rick from The Man Who Planted Trees is enjoying some puppetry professional development at @MovingPartsNPF. His… https://t.co/kDKn8P7ao0
- Tuesday Apr 9 - 1:20pm

Three cheers to Dougie, Ruby and Stella for coming to the #climatejustice rally outside @ScotParl yesterday and tel… https://t.co/swyG1HVVRe
- Wednesday Apr 3 - 4:50pm

For #TolkienReadingDay @Dr_Dimitra_Fimi has some totally Tolkieneque tips including #LeafbyNiggle. We’re excited to… https://t.co/JUq5Bvuumc
- Monday Mar 25 - 10:44pm

#Puppet making #workshops have been a really fun part of our time with #Arcata playhousearts. Thanks so much for ha… https://t.co/KL0aInGzzc
- Saturday Feb 2 - 11:47pm

 
 

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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