Theatre Bench presents
These Trees are Made of Blood
by Amy Draper, Paul Jenkins and Darren Clark
“The superb effort of the cast in telling such a harrowing story was rewarded, on the night of our visit, by a standing ovation and quite a few damp eyes. Theatre doesn’t get much more immersive than that” Londonist
“This exceptional political satire will be difficult to forget” The Upcoming
“entertainment and a disturbing piece of history are seamlessly integrated, making this absolutely compelling to watch” The Public Reviews
And for our next act …
The Magical Military Junta …
Will make 30,000 people disappear before your very eyes.
During the 70s and 80s, Argentina was locked in a period of state terrorism, with a military dictatorship waging war on suspected left-wing political sympathizers. Thousands of citizens were “disappeared”; seized by the authorities and rarely heard from again.
Set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s Dirty War, These Trees are Made of Blood tells the story of one Mother’s search for her daughter. Blending original live music and exciting cabaret acts with an urgent narrative, this is a new piece of political theatre which promises to be an unforgettable audience experience.
So come on in. The club’s open all hours and history can always be rewritten after one too many.
Finger in the Pie
Tuesday, 7 April 2015 (following the 8pm performance)
Join the creative team (Amy Draper, Paul Jenkins and Darren Clark) to discuss the process of creating the show.