Gorilla Gardening

  • Directed by Heidi Vaughan
  • Designed by Harriet de Winton
  • Written by Emma Howell
  • Music by Sarah Moody

In the gloom of the dark, in the deep of the night. People silently toil to keep our world bright,
Except when I say ‘people’, that’s not really true: Gorillas are secretly gardening for you.

A joyous adventure into a hidden world of gardens. Join Ellie as she tracks down the shape she saw in the moonlight and swaps her headphones for a spade. Uplifting, inspiring and full of fun, Gorilla Gardening, introduces you to the nature on your doorstep and challenges you to get digging too!

Gorilla Gardening is a vibrant and play-filled piece for under 7’s their friends and families. With beautiful soundscape and design, this coming of age story will lift your spirits and encourage you to put on your wellies and get outside.

This show is supported by Bristol Old Vic, Arts Council England and Ernest Cook.

Public performances:

  • 26 & 27 May – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
  • 29 May – Gala Theatre, Durham
  • 7 June – MAC, Birmingham
  • 13 June – The House, Plymouth
  • 20 June – Lauderdale House and Park, London
  • 21 June – Wimpole Estate, Cambridge
  • 27 & 28 June – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
  • 4 July – Horse and Bamboo, Puppet Festival, Lancashire
  • 5 July – ACE Centre, Lancashire
  • 18 & 19 July – Larmer Tree Festival, Wiltshire
  • 24 July – Derby Theatre, Derby
  • 31 July – 2 August – Camp Bestival, Dorset

This show also tours to over 30 schools and children’s centres across the country.