The Red Tree

adapted from the book by Shaun Tan

The Red Tree

adapted from the book by Shaun Tan

The Red Tree is a play about feelings – feelings that can’t always be simply expressed in words. Imaginary and mysterious landscapes, conjured up by the wizardry of Shaun Tan’s art, are re-imagined on stage through Laura McEwen’s stunning design and Alexandra Stafford’s luminescent lighting.

As a fable, The Red Tree reminds us that, although bad feelings are inevitable, hope is always waiting for us, just as we imagined it would be.

A play for all ages that speaks directly to the heart.

The Red Tree will have Red Earth’s trade mark values of integration and accessibility.

Following the outstanding success of our 2019 touring show, Soonchild, 2020 heralds a period of creative research and development for our next touring show – The Red Tree.

Throughout 2020, we are working with children, young people and communities to explore what this beautiful book means to them.

“When you least expect it, something good will be waiting for you. You just need to be patient and it will find you.” Good Reads


Creative & Production Team

Directed by Wendy Rouse and Amanda Wilde

Designed by Laura McEwen

Lighting Design by Alexandra Stafford

Music composed by Rosie Bott and Jamie Rutherford

Tour Dates

Postponed Until It's All Over

Lots of Dates!

A Theatre Near You!

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