Jessie Anand Productions presents

The Bleeding Tree

by Angus Cerini
29 MAY - 22 JUN 2024

Ticket Prices:
£22 Standard | £18 Concessions | All previews £16 | Pioneers' Preview (29 May) £10


“That’s a delicious bloody prize for the beatings”

In a small town with a big sky, a shot rings out and nobody hears.

In a small town with a big sky, a shot rings out and everyone knows why.

In a small town with a big sky, a shot rings out and a man gets his comeuppance.

Daring, grotesque, and darkly funny, The Bleeding Tree is the story of three women determined to survive – but what if killing violent daddy numbskull is only the beginning of the story? In this intimate drama of epic proportions, acclaimed Australian playwright Angus Cerini explores community, complicity and what it means to look the other way.

The Bleeding Tree premiered in Sydney in 2015, where it won the Griffin Award, the Helpmann Award for Best Play and the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre. This UK premiere production is directed by Sophie Drake (Patriots, West End and Broadway) and produced by Jessie Anand Productions (This Might Not Be It, Bush Theatre).


Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 70 mins

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains references to murder, domestic violence and animal cruelty as well as strong language and descriptions of the human body after death. Recommended for ages 14+.

The Company

Sophie Drake
Jasmine Swan
Iskandar R. Sharazuddin
Ali Hunter
Fran Cattaneo

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The Bleeding Tree

at Venue: Borough SE1

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