Get out of the theatre and into… the Allotment?
Not ones for conforming to the norm, site specific specialists, Nutshell Theatre like to get out and about with their performances and engage with local communities. On June 8 they take their newest production Allotment, to Brediland Allotments in Foxbar for 3 performances of their Edinburgh Fringe Festival smash.
Allotment follows the complex and quirky relationship between sisters Dora and Maddy as they live out the seasons on their allotment, playing out their rivalries among the plants.
This dark comedy is a celebration of gardening, with the actresses digging, planting and performing on top of a shed. With changeable weather constantly shifting the nature of the Allotment, the sibling rivalry is a feast for the senses – a tale of life, death, Pink Fir Apple potatoes and the secret power of worms…There’s also tonnes of homemade scones, jam and free tea, so come along a DIG IN!
The 3 performances of Allotment begin at 2pm, 5pm and 7pm on Friday 8 June.
Allotment travels with a unique cross-generational planting project. In partnership with venues, Nutshell Theatre are pairing up local mother and toddler groups with older people from day care centres or sheltered housing in the local community.
They come together once a week to plant seeds and grow the living set for the show.
Tickets cost £10 (£6 conc) and are available online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking or by calling 0141 887 1010.
Brediland Allotments, Cardell Drive, Foxbar, PA2 9AE. For travel info log onto www.traveline.info or call 0871 200 2233.