allotment

 

What the Press Said:

THE LIST

“Directed with loving attention to detail by
Kate Nelson...”

THE TELEGRAPH 

...a sensual experience
for the audience.”

 
 

Allotment is available for touring Summer 2014. For further information please contact us directly.


Written by Jules Horne

Directed by Kate Nelson

Produced by Ed Littlewood




Assembly 8th - 28th August 2011

Winner of Scotsman Fringe First Award


About


"I carry my eyes around I point them at things. And everything's so far away... but that's not how the world is. Not for anyone else... Maybe grass is like skin. Maybe taste is like touch."


Closely bound sisters Maddy and Dora do battle over flying teddies, stubborn weeds and the eternal question – do flowers matter more than vegetables?  Join them for a cuppa, a homemade scone and a feast for the senses, all played out in the earth of an allotment.


Background


The sanctuary of Kate Nelson’s own allotment inspired her to stage a show there, so she worked with writer Jules Horne to devise the story of Maddy and Dora.  With the support of Assembly, ALLOTMENT marked Nutshell’s return to the Fringe after a five-year break and went on to win an award from the Centre For Sustainable Practice in the Arts and a Scotsman Fringe First in 2011.

 

What our audiences said:

“Earthily profound.”


“Imaginative, poignant, and beautifully performed.”

“Brilliant theatre”


"Beautiful and Very moving."


THE SCOTSMAN

“Cully is superb as the younger sister, impulsive and naive...”

HOT SHOW -
The Stage
“Jules Horne's script is tight and revealing”

THREE WEEKS 


"Wonderfully alive...."