Competition: Win a luxury night stay in London with £75 worth of vouchers to spend on London’s West End shows!

THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A TREE

  1. Home
  2. UK
  3. News
  4. THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A TREE

A world premiere about isolation, identity and destructive obsession with the opinions of others.

“I want to scream. I need an entirely new life because the old one isn’t working, there’s a war going on inside me and I need to gather my forces.” 

Daphne is desperate to re-invent herself. Class, looks, money, men. 

A young woman living in a world governed by toxic masculinity and scrupulous judgement. With no support network, plummeting mental health and growing paranoia, she gradually loses touch with reality.

The Woman Who Turned into a Tree is a world premiere from Swedish writer Lisa Langseth (Love & Anarchy, Netflix) and director Emily Louizou. The UK version was first commissioned and presented in October 2021 as part of New Nordics Festival by Cut the Cord Theatre - a week-long festival of new Nordic plays which works with emerging UK based theatre-makers to explore what Nordic theatre is and how it can enrich UK theatre.

Bathsheba Piepe plays Daphne, Writer, Lisa Langseth, Director Emily Louizou, Translator Rochelle Wright, Lighting Design  Amy Hill, Music Composition  David Denyer, Photography Lucy Feng.

The Woman Who Turned into a Tree:  4 April – 22 April 2023

Further Information:  The Woman Who Turned into a Tree