D&G Arts Festival is super proud to be hosting, this Fringe First Award winning quirky Innovative theatre.
NUTSHELL presents ALLOTMENT
Sat 2 June Gardenwise Dumfries. 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Sun 3 June Mill Street Gardens 3pm and 5pm
Following its highly acclaimed premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2011, theatre company Nutshell take their Scotsman Fringe First winning show Allotment on tour around the UK this spring and summer.
Closely bound sisters Maddy and Dora do battle over flying teddies, stubborn weeds and the eternal question – do flowers matter more than vegetables? Join them for a cuppa, a homemade scone and a feast for the senses, all played out in the earth of their lovingly tended allotment.
Nutshell are delighted to welcome Nicola Jo Cully returning as ‘Maddy’ and reputed Scots actress Gowan Calder joining in the role of ‘Dora’. The UK-wide tour is running from May to September in conjunction with a unique outreach planting project aimed at bringing together different community groups.
“The intimacy of the tiny plot adds to the intensity of the relationship…one wonders whether such energy could be contained by a stage…a sensual experience for the audience“ The Telegraph
“Cully is superb as the younger sister, impulsive and naïve…Horne's touch is light, but her handling deft, able to shift the mood from the good-natured…to something darker in a handful of words.” The Scotsman
“The site-specific location adds a real poignancy to Horne’s observational script…directed with loving attention to detail by Kate Nelson.” The List
“Both performers enthral… Wonderfully alive, this is well worth braving the elements to experience.” Three Weeks