Fringe 2019: Q&A with the Puppet State Theatre Company on The Man Who Planted Trees

Name of your show:

The Man Who Planted Trees

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

Some of your kids weren’t even born when this show started out thirteen years ago and – assuming they’re over seven – they’re still not too old to enjoy a story that is more relevant than ever.

Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?

Since we started The Man Who Planted Trees in 2006, there’s only been two years we haven’t performed it at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Some people have been to see it 10 times or more! This will Be Richard’s 24th Fringe.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings? 

The multi-sensory elements (before-and-after smellivision, rain, wind, mist, bees, bombs, birdsong).

The Centre’s Fringe showcase is exploring and reacting to the challenges we face in today’s world by sharing stories in all their forms – what is your show saying?

Hopeful acts are like magic beans – even when war turns the world upside down and greedy, lying baddies who don’t deserve to hold positions of power act like everything’s all about them.


The Man Who Planted Trees

Mon 12 – Mon 26 Aug, 4pm

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