The Man Who Planted Trees at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

The Man Who Planted Trees at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre 19 — 31 December 2016 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

There is of course a place for glitz and glamour at Christmas but we love it when magic can also be found in less shouty spaces, places and stories. We are excited that this multi-sensory adaptation of Jean Giono’s tale, which has inspired much environmental action across the world since it was written in 1953, is coming to The Royal Exchange’s studio this month.

Arriving in Manchester after its third sell out season at the Edinburgh Fringe, expect much hilarity, sadness and to experience wind, rain, smells and incredible performance and puppetry from Scotland’s renowned Puppet State Theatre Company. Follow the story of a determined French shepherd and his articulate dog whose young forest, planted to transform a desolate space, is threatened by the effects of war.

As well as the funny, moving and inspiring stories of the characters themselves and the environmental message of the importance of planting trees, even more relevant and resonant today is the importance and effect of individual action (no matter how small) in our chaotic and fragile world.

The Man Who Planted Trees at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre 19 — 31 December 2016 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

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