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.




creative team

Director Emily Ayoub

Producer Dino Dimitriadis

Lead Devisor/Performer Alicia González 

Devisors/Performers Catherine Parle, Laura Turner & Tony Weir

Sound Design Ben Pierpoint with live foley by Samuel Newing-Stern

Design Collaborator Amanda McNamara

Stage Manager Luke Cignarella


Sir Tony Weir

La Femme du Jardin / La Belle Vache  Catherine Parle

Garçon Alicia González

Soldier / Pissenlit Laura Turner

Typist Samuel Newing-Stern


The first incarnation of this project was supported by funding from Hothouse Theatre, Ainslie Gorman Arts Centre and Q Theatre. It was first performed at the Old 505 Theatre, 2017.