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The Man Who Planted Trees (Puppet State Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

Beautifully blending storytelling and puppetry, this performance is sensuous, humorous, emotional and thought-provoking. Over the course of the show, which is based on an original tale by Jean Giono, we follow the narrator’s path through four decades, following a significant meeting with a shepherd engaged in quietly restoring and reforesting a desolate valley in France. Rick Conte’s storytelling is captivating and engages all the senses; he draws the audience into smelling the lavender, hearing the wind and feeling the rain. This, combined with the antics of Richard Medrington’s hilarious dog puppet, which makes adults laugh as much as the kids, adds up to a definite family favourite. The show has been touring internationally for five years, so don’t miss your chance to see this fantastic company in their home city. A stunning storytelling show!

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 17 Aug (not 5, 12), 3.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 │[Anita Magee]