What happens when you are declared a terrorist for hugging a tree? How do you respond when the government suppresses your basic right to protest? And how do you survive climate catastrophe if you can’t defend the street outside your front door?
Spectacularly bold and ambitious, TREEFXXXERS tells the story of the real local drama of the £2.2 Billion ‘Streets Ahead’ project and the 17,500 Sheffield trees being put to axe.
This riotous new production collides violent comedy, anarchic choreography, and exuberant theatricality. Part gig, part theatre, part dance, this wild new work – created with a group of young Sheffield based artists – blasts a light on conspiracy, corruption, and the suppression of dissent.
Doppelgangster is one of the world’s leading environmental and political activist theatre companies and has staged controversial performances at UN Climate Talks, corporate expos, and public demonstrations.
'When Tree Hugging Just Isn't Enough' ECO HUSTLER
Performance Lab, SHEFFIELD | 26 Nov - 1 Dec 2018
Created by DOPPELGANGSTER
(Tobias Manderson-Galvin + Dr Tom Payne)
With SHU Performance Company 18
Movement Direction SARAH APRIL LAMB
Composer JULES PASCOE
Promotional Photos + Documentation BECKY PAYNE
Promotional Materials DOPPELGANGSTER + SHU PERFORMANCE COMPANY 18