by clockfire theatre company
"The production is highly sophisticated loaded with intrepid integrity." - KEVIN JACKSON
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.
(IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH, ENGLISH SUBTITLES).
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.