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Tree Rings

Created, Directed, written and performed, with members of the Worcester and Malvern community

​The Tree Rings uses humour, physical theatre, live music, movement, shadows and animations to tell the unusual story of a boy and a tree..

 

Fresh from a successful run of our previous show, The Endling, at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022 (4 star review from The Stage: "This is something seriously exciting... surreal and sombre... with a huge amount of intelligence and imagination on display"), our new show, The Tree Rings, continues the environmental theme and brings the same thoughtfulness and creative ingenuity to bear on the world of trees.

Trees hold stories, in more ways than one. They hold memories and myths. The rings within a tree’s trunk are also story archives of changes and events in our environment. What if they could tell you those stories? What if a tree could ring you?

 

The Tree Rings is suitable for most ages, but we recommend that it may not be suitable for children under 10. The show runs at approximately one hour and 50 minutes including an interval.

Partners and Funders

Strange Futures bring their unique brand of quirky humour and physical theatre, plus live music, to tell the story of a boy’s relationship with a tree, decade by decade from the 1950s to the present day, combining a childlike delight for magic and myths, with insights into the growth of the environmental movement over the last 70 years.

The show has been created through community-based workshops, as well as with a company of student and emerging writer/performers, and features original tree animations by University of Worcester animation students. The Tree Rings was funded by National Lottery's Awards For All and the University of Worcester, and we are very grateful for the ongoing support of the Malvern Cube.

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early development support and funding  from:

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