The Red Tree

adapted from the book by Shaun Tan

Show Dates: 25 January 2022 - 29 January 2022

Red Earth Theatre

in partnership with

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton


The Red Tree

by multi award-winning writer Shaun Tan


A family show, Live Streamed for you to enjoy at home.
Recommended for children aged 7+


Suitable for KS2 children in schools.


Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to. You’re not sure what to do next or where to go

The Red Tree follows one child’s journey through what seems an unfriendly world. But it’s okay, there are helpers everywhere, hidden in plain sight, ready with their wise words and healing ways.

A joyful, funny and warm play about tricky feelings and how to manage them.

This stand-out, online production by Red Earth Theatre blends live music and song, puppets and dance. Our creative access – integrated sign language and songs, captioning and projections – adds to the playfulness and zing of the production.

Sometimes it’s hard to put feelings into words. That’s why we have stories.

To Book:

Family Tickets: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

School Bookings: Full information

Tour Dates

Performed Live : Streamed Live - January 2022


Tue 25 January

10.00 a.m. + 1.30 p.m.

Wed 26 January

10.00 a.m. + 1.30 p.m.

Thu 27 January

10.00 a.m. + 1.30 p.m.

Fri 28 January


Sat 29 January

3.00 p.m.


Performer/Puppeteer: Aaron Baker

Performer: Claire Wetherall

Performer: Gabriella Leon

Performer/Musician: Jamie Rutherford

Performer: Kiruna Stamell

Live Camera Operator: Robert Moore



Creative and Production Team

Directed by Wendy Rouse and Amanda Wilde

Designed by Laura McEwen

Assistant Design by Jessica Bradley

Lighting Design by Alexandra Stafford

Sound Design by James Cook

Music composed by Rosie Bott and Jamie Rutherford

Choreography by Beverley `Norris-Edmunds

Puppetry Direction – Sean Myatt

BSL & Sign Song Direction – Rebecca A Withey

Vision Mixer  Rachel Bunce

Camera Operator – Robert Moore

Producer – Alexandra Stafford

Shadow Puppet Creator -Eleanor Glover

Puppet Maker – Keith Frederick

Puppet Maker – Nick Ash

Props /Scenic Elements Creators  – Eleanor Glover, Emily Ketteringham, Simon Tozer

Set Construction: Tim Brierley

Video Maker – Robert Moore