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“A highly innovative piece of theatre.” The Upcoming
– Andrei Tarkovsky
"An immersive and shocking piece. Expect the unexpected."
WEST END FRAME
The world premiere of These Trees Are Made of Blood at one of London's Leading Off West End venue The Southwark Playhouse ran for three weeks from the 18th March to 11th April 2015. The sold out production received public and critical acclaim. The show is currently being reworked for it's second production at another of London's top Off-West End theatres, The Arcola. The show will run from 14th June - 15th July 2017.
The show brings together the exceptional talents of cabaret performers, musicians and actors to create a profoundly unique experience for the audience. The story explores one mothers search for the truth about her disappeared daughter during and after Argentina's Dirty War. La Guerra Sucia was a period of state sponsored terror that resulted in the torture, murder and disappearance of an estimated 30,000 Argentine civilians.
Decades later the scars of that brutal regime are still fresh in the hearts and minds of the public. The fate of many of the disapppeared remains unknown and their families are still fighting for justice today. One organisation in particular has become known throughout the world for its peaceful protests. 'Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo' are the mothers of disappeared children. To this day they march in the Plaza de Mayo every thursday demanding information about their children.
The original production was produced by Jim Croxford for Theatre Bench and was developed with the assistance of Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Council England and The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award.