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An Oak Tree

An Oak Tree
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One of the strongest, strangest, truest evocations of grief I have ever seen." ★★★★★
Theatre Cat


    Written byTim Crouch
    Start date4 Aug 2015
    End date16 Aug 2015
  • TicketsPreviews £14/£8 concessions. Other: Full price £20 / Standard concession £15 / Other concession £8
    Genre Festival, Theatre,


    Man turns tree into girl.

    An intricate story of loss and suggestion performed by the playwright himself and a different second actor at each performance – an actor who has neither seen nor read a word of the play until they’re in it.

    This ground-breaking Obie and Herald Angel award-winning production is by one of the UK’s most original theatre-makers. It opened at the Traverse ten years ago and has since played over 300 times, with over 300 different actors. / @timcrouch1964

    Catch up on all the latest tweets from The Oak Tree tour here.

    Tue 4 Aug (7pm)
    Sat 8 Aug (8.30pm)

    Preview ticket prices
    £14/£8 concession

    Sun 9 – Sun 16 August

    Full price £20
    Standard concession £15
    Other concession £8

    The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.


    Age Recommendation

    Image by Julia Collins

    • Tim Crouch

    • Tim Crouch & Guests

    • Karl James & Andy Smith

    • One of the strongest, strangest, truest evocations of grief I have ever seen." ★★★★★
      Theatre Cat
    • A brilliant production” ★★★★
      Across The Arts
    • Sheer magic." ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • Very much a play about acting and directing, and more importantly about emotion” ★★★★
      The Skinny
    • Bringing together art and reality, it can be perfectly described as a magic trick” ★★★★
    • Precisely choreographed. Intriguingly fragile. Real emotional density." ★★★★
      Evening Standard
    • Lays bare the artifice of theatre… without denying its imaginative power”
      The Financial Times
    • ...amusing and moving as well as thought-provoking and innovative." ★★★★
      The Times
    • Increasingly, Crouch's body of work - made in conjunction with his regular collaborators Andy Smith and Karl James - looks as influential as any in British theatre. He is the heir to Peter Brook and Simon McBurney: British theatre's magic circle." ★★★★
    • A piece of theatre underpinned by a wide-eyed desire to explore art." ★★★★
      Time Out
    • ...complex, many layered fiction." ★★★★
      Exeunt Magazine
    • An indelible reminder of the power of theatrical suggestion." ★★★★
      The Arts Desk
    • Nobody does it quite like Tim Crouch. He’s an experimental theatremaker unto himself; exceptionally intelligent, quiet and deadpan, barely acting, weirdly gripping …”
      Independent on Sunday
    • … moving” ★★★★
      British Theatre Guide
    • A very moving performance.” ★★★★
    • Crouch conjures up puts flesh and blood on an idea that begins with make-believe but which transcends it to open the doors of perception beyond” ★★★★
      The Herald
    • Powerful work"
      Total Theatre

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