Schedule

Say hello to the major productions of the Greenhouse Theatre! We are so excited to show you this wonderful collection of shows, all themed around our relationship with the environment. From storytelling to family theatre to straight drama, there is something for everyone here! All shows have elements of site–specific and immersive theatre ingrained in them, thanks to the nature of our lovely space. They are also all world premieres for the Fringe!


Looking for something more to do? Why not check out our awesome programme of workshops, or our live music events!
From the Wind
August 2—12, 12:15—12:45
Genres: Verbatim, Scottish, Storytelling
Approx Run Time: 30 mins

From The Wind examines Scotland’s relationship with renewable energy. Discussing the challenges that face funding and developing renewable energy projects on the islands and mainland of Scotland and hearing from the people of these communities. With a focus on the recent projects on Fair Isle and the Isle of Lewis this anecdotal play features elements of verbatim theatre to educate and highlight our country’s relationship with the environment.

Cast
Annie McKay Isi Webb-Jenkins
Helen Campbell Isabella Sheridan
Donald Balfour Daniel Heidland
Brian McLeod Juliet Boobbyer
Crew
Director Elliot Douglas
Assistant Director Mia Ferraiolo
Writer Eilidh Mackinnon
Producer Lara Williams
Evaluation
August 14—26, 12:15—12:45
Genres: Sci–Fi, Immersive, Solo–Show
Approx Run Time: 30 mins

Evaluation centers around a singular condition — one human, average in every way, wakes up strapped to a chair without knowledge of their location or history. Their only company is also their interrogator, an advanced machine with inscrutable origin who wants to know only one thing: are we worth it?

In the face of destruction, the human must defend their species, or decide whether it is worth saving at all.

Through the use of pre–recorded dialogue, Evaluation is a conversation between human and machine, an exploration of the virtues which make us human, and an attempt to reconcile the great suffering we have caused.

Cast
Human Georgie Turner
The Machine Maureen Nwabueze
 
Crew
Director Caelan Mitchell-Bennett
Producer Lara Williams
Marketing Daniel Heidland
The Earth Untold
August 2—26, 13:15—14:15
Genres: Family, Storytelling, Interactive
Approx Run Time: 1 hour

The Earth Untold is a storytelling cycle about the ways in which the environment has sheltered us, protected us, informed how we live, sculpted our traditions and festivities, and played a starring role in our folklore and mythology.

Aimed at an audience of all ages, the show takes as its inspiration stories from as familiar a location as the Fringe’s own homeland, Scotland, and as far away as Ancient Greece.

To support its construct, each story will be prompted by a series of objects selected by the audience at the beginning of the show, adding an element of both spontaneity and inclusivity to the performance.

Cast
Conductor Oli Savage
1 Martina Sardelli
2 Juliet Boobbyer
3 Miles Peter Hurley
4 Georgina Savage
Crew
Director Daniel Jonusas
Producer Georgia Luckhurst
Assistant Director Juliet Boobbyer
Marketing Georgina Savage
 
Symbiosis
August 2—26, 14:45—15:15
Genres: Dance, Contemporary, Physical Theatre
Approx Run Time: 30 mins

This show explores the story of a girl’s life, her relationship with her environment, and the notion that nature can act as a support system in the same way that family and friends do. A combination of narration through poetry and contemporary dance, this show aims to explore the deep connection we have with the natural world and how our interaction with different environments shapes us and the way we view the world. It offers audience members, a moment to revel in the beauty of dance and poetry while allowing them to reflect upon their own relationship with the places that they call home.

Cast
Performer and Choreographer Charmaine Hiller
 
Crew
Producer Sarah Chamberlain
Marketing Georgina Savage
Shellshock!
August 2—28, 15:45—16:45
Genres: Musical, Satire, Comedy
Approx Run Time: 1 hour

SHELLSHOCK! is a new musical satire exploring the themes of greed, fanaticism and how many turtle puns are too many turtle puns. When Shelly, recent grad and marketing whizz, is summoned to the secret headquarters of G.L.G.; the world’s largest oil and gas company, she thinks she’s hit the big time. They’ve got a PR problem and need some fresh ideas fast. Little does she know there is a black and bubbling madness beneath the veneer of corporate perfection; threatening to engulf all in its path.

From the team that brought you THAW comes a tale of high stakes, big oil and one very old reptile.

Cast
Shelly Clarke Alex Duckworth
Venetia Von Van Clief Phoebe Angeni
Jeremy Daniel Heidlandn
Glen Elliot Douglas
Darryl Molly Williams
Crew
Director Louis Catliff
Musical Director Joey Baker
Producer Juliett Boobbyer
Marketing Daniel Heidland
 
Daphne, or Hellfire
August 2—26, 17:15—18:15
Genres: New—Writing, Sci—fi, Adaptation
Approx Run Time: 1 hour

If a tree falls in a forest and no one gives a flying f*ck, does it really fall at all? Inspired by Ovid’s myth Daphne and Apollo, this ecofeminist drama recasts Daphne as an impassioned environmentalist, battling big business, a boastful boyfriend, and a pressuring father. As tensions between Daphne and Apollo rise, Daphne must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for the sake of saving the planet. From Scottish playwright/director Isla Cowan comes an exciting new play about trees, family trees, and female liberation.

Cast
Daphne Caitlin Morris
Apollo Henry Roberts
 
 
Crew
Writer and Director Isla Cowan
Producer Cate Hanlon
Sound Design Annabel Steele
Marketing Isabella Sheridan
Swallows
August 2—28, 18:45—19:45
Genres: Immersive, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Approx Run Time: 1 hour

‘There is more microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way. And there has been for some time. More than all the stars in the bloody Milky Way. Just imagine that! The bloody Milky Way. And now I ask again. What do you think of that?’

The world is over. We burnt it down. And of course, there’s only one way to punish such a grievous mistake. With more fire.

Tim, Harry and Ella have been sent on a mission — destroy a fracking plant, send a message. Only when everything is already destroyed and giant chunks of ice are falling from the sky. It doesn’t seem there's that much left to say.

Henry Roberts (LOBES)returns to the BoxedIn stage with his second full–length play, a riveting and challenging look at eco-terrorism and our relationship with the environment. Some of us argue vehemently for more sustainability. But once the sea levels rise and rivers are choked with rubbish, will that be enough? The Swallow and the Nightingale delivers an important message of caution, and (perhaps more importantly) a vital message of hope.

Cast
Ella Sarah Chamberlain
Tim Isabella Sheridan
Harry Daniel Jonusas
Crew
Director Oli Savage
Producer Emily Hepher
Assistant Director Juliet Boobbyer
The Voices we Hear
August 2—28, 21:00—21:30
Genres: Immersive, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Approx Run Time: 1 hour

Nights are dark and lonely at the end of the world. Some time in the future, a single figure hunches over the last vestiges of a civilisation long past. Studiedly searching through the static on a hand-cranked radio for signs of a single other living soul left on the earth, they hear nothing. They can’t take being alone anymore — they swallow a bottle of pills, and wait for the ensuing darkness. And just at that moment, their radio crackles to life. ‘Is anybody there?’

This heart-breaking show takes a deeply personal look at an environmental apocolypse, reminding us that it's not just about numbers and statistics. Really, it’s about the people that we’ll miss.

Cast
A Molly Williams
B Georgina Savage
 
Crew
Co-Directors Oli Savage and Louis Catliff
Producer Cate Hanlon
Marketing Isabella Sheridan
     
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