Her Green Hell

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I am two miles above the earth, still strapped to my seat, utterly alone, and falling, very fast

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe hit Her Green Hell is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth this May. This breathtaking and harrowing tale reimagines the remarkable true story of plane crash survivor Juliane Koepcke. At 17 years old, Juliane finds herself hurtling 10,000 feet through the air as her flight across Peru literally collapses around her. This is the incredible story of her survival deep within the Peruvian rainforest.

In a spectacle of physical theatre and vivid storytelling, TheatreGoose bring to life Juliane’s fight to survive in this harsh landscape, all while coping with the trauma of surviving a plane crash. Completely alone, and hopelessly lost, Juliane must fight her way through the rainforest to try and reach help as the line between reality and the all-consuming rainforest begin to blur. But she’s the daughter of two Amazon zoologists – she knows what to do.

Using a minimal set of airplane seats, immersive sound design, and striking lighting, one lone actress pulls the audience into her gripping journey. Interrogating our fractured relationship with nature, Juliane’s story reveals the strength of humility in the face of insurmountable danger and is as much about the rainforest’s struggle to survive, as it is Juliane’s.

Debuting at VAULT Festival, Her Green Hell transferred for a critically acclaimed run at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, where it was longlisted for the BBC Popcorn New Writing Award. It was also nominated for two Offies awards

Producer TheatreGoose; Writer Emma Howlett; Performer Sophie Kean; Set / Costume Design Eleanor Wintour; Lighting Design Edward Saunders; Sound Design / Composition Sarah Spencer

Her Green Hell: Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th May 2024

Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR

Tickets: Her Green Hell | Theatre Royal Plymouth