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Tim Crouch's AN OAK TREE Returns This Summer

Francesca Moody Productions is delighted to announce the return of Tim Crouch’s landmark production An Oak Tree. The acclaimed play will run at Wickham Theatre Bristol from 8 – 10 June, Festival d’Avignon 6 – 11 July and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from 4 – 27 August.  When it opened in 2005,  An Oak Tree changed the rules of the game, bringing into the centre of its action an actor who has neither seen nor read the play.  In a performance of controlled virtuosity, the playwright guides that actor through a story of loss, suggestion and the power of the mind. No two shows are the same. Each ‘vividly celebrates the live, raw, communal experience of theatre’ (Financial Times). This is an audience experience like no other.

When I say sleep, you’re free again.

A man loses his daughter to a car accident. Nothing now is what it seems. It's like he's in a play - but he doesn't know the words or the moves.  The man who was driving the car is a stage hypnotist. Since the accident he's lost the power of suggestion. His act's a disaster. For him, everything now is exactly what it is. For the first time since the accident, these two men meet. They meet when the Father volunteers for the Hypnotist's act. And, this time, he really doesn't know the words or the moves...

An Oak Tree is directed by Tim Crouch, Karl James and Andy Smith, performed by Tim Crouch and a different second actor at each performance, with music by Pete Gill.


Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close, Bristol, BS8 1UP
7.30pm on 8th, 9th & 10th June - Tickets - £12/£10

Cloître des Célestins, Avignon
10.00pm on 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th July - Tickets from 10euros

The Lyceum Studio - Royal Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
8.30pm from 4th - 27th August (not on 7th, 14th, 21st) (4th Aug - preview) - Tickets £14 - £22.50