Photo Alex Brenner
2020 Vault Festival, London; Paines Plough Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh (postponed until 2021)
currently in development with Ellie Keel Productions and 45North
A myth, a lie, a tree.
This is a story with a crime at its heart.
When a woman tells a lie to her girlfriend, a seed is planted that starts to grow in the darkness. Now roots are cracking up through the pavement and branches are coming in at the windows, and - as Daphne starts to see things that no one else can - she becomes the focus of some seriously unwanted attention.
A loose reimagining of a certain myth, this is a queer urban fable about bisexuality from an award-winning team.
'I don’t think I’ve produced a play that has had such an immediate and warm response. It speaks directly to people and it explores bisexuality in such an interesting and celebratory way. That’s unusual.'
In August 2020, producer Ellie Keel spoke to Lyn Gardner for The Stage series 'The Empty Space': interviews about the plays that should have opened during the pandemic, and what the people behind them plan to do now.
The full interview, and links to others in the series, can be found here.
Written by Rafaella Marcus
Director Jessica Lazar
Movement Director Jennifer Fletcher
Composer / Sound Designer Tom Foskett Barnes
Lighting Designer David Doyle
Set & Costume Designer Rūta Irbīte
VAULTS Production Manager Jennifer Lunn
Producers Ellie Keel for Ellie Keel Productions
PR & Marketing Chloe Nelkin Consulting