After a smash-hit run in 2011, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES returns to Southbank Centre this summer. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and storytelling, this is an imaginative family show about a shepherd who sets out to plant a forest and transform a barren landscape, accompanied by his faithful dog.
Multisensory elements allow the audience to hear the wind, feel the rain and smell the lavender - and the partly improvised nature of the comic scenes means that no two shows are alike.
Puppeteers Richard Medrington and Rick Conte (who plays the dog) created the show in 2006 with artist Ailie Cohen. Based on a novel by Jean Giono, from its early days touring schools and rural areas in the UK, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES has gone on to tour internationally, including repeat visits to the Sydney Opera House and New York's Lincoln Center Institute.
At the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room from 22 August until 1 September, book your THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES tickets today!
*Please note: recommended for explorers aged 7+.