by clockfire theatre company

"The production is highly sophisticated loaded with intrepid integrity." - KEVIN JACKSON


Dear Sir,

We write to you from the trenches of a pernicious war.

We persevere only in the knowledge that our virtuous garden is being tended, cared for and cultivated.

Spring is almost here.

Oh the privilege of Spring.


Yours in truth,

La Femme du Jardin


Sir, a monumental leader of futility sits alone in his garden of knowledge suddenly interrupted by a series of letters from a mysterious woman of the garden. Propelled into a war in which he fails to recognise the enemy, his world underfoot begins to sprout and women wise, persevere and rise - considerately of course.





Director: Emily Ayoub

Producer: Dino Dimitriadis

Lead Devisor/Performer: Alicia González

Devisors/Performers: Catherine Parle, Samuel Newing-Stern, Laura Turner & Tony Weir 

Composer & Sound Designer: Ben Pierpoint

Design Collaborator: Amanda McNamara

Stage Manager: Luke Cignarella


This project's first incarnation was supported with funding from Q Theatre, Penrith's Artist in Residency program, Hothouse Theatre's A Month in the Country residency and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres as part of the Flash Residency Program 2017. It was first performed at the Old 505 Theatre in 2017.