These Trees are Made of Blood

These Trees are Made of Blood finished its revival run at the Arcola Theatre in July 2017. Reviews and production shots here. We are hoping to give it future life, following very positive reviews and audience feedback.

The 2017 cast was: Rob Castell, Ros Ford, Ellen O’Grady, Alex Luttley, Neil Kelso, Eilon Morris, Anne-Marie Piazza, Josh Sneesby, Charlotte Worthing


photo by Helen Murray




Photo by Helen Murray


And for our next act …

The Magical Military Junta

will make 30,000 people disappear before your very eyes.

These Trees are Made of Blood is a brand new piece of political theatre set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s Dirty War. Blending original live music and exciting cabaret acts, it tells the story of one mother’s search for her Disappeared daughter and promises to be an unique and memorable live experience.

 So come on in. The club’s open all hours and history can always be rewritten after one too many.


Photo by Helen Murray

The show originally ran at Southwark Playhouse from 18th March – 11th April 2015.

For reviews of the original show go to the Reviews page of this website.


All 2015 production shots credited to Darren Bell.

The cast was:

Val Jones, Greg Barnett, Charlotte Worthing, Rachel Dawson, Neil Kelso, Eilon Morris, Josh Sneesby, Alexander Luttley and Anne-Marie Piazza


Creative Team

Producer: Jim Zalles for Theatre Bench

Writer: Paul Jenkins

Composer/lyricist: Darren Clark

Designer: Georgia Lowe

Sound Designer: David Gregory

Lighting Designer: Sherry Coenen

Video Designer: Wayne Eagles

Assistant Director: George Livingston

Production Manager: Ed Borgnis

Stage Manager: Katy Munroe-Farlie




Scratch weeks at BAC February and August 2012
Finalist for Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2013 – week at Shoreditch Town Hall October 2012


I spent two months in Argentina researching the project in summer 2013. See below for promo video:



Workshop performers: Angie Fullman, Hannah Morgan, Hasan Dixon, Hatty Jones, Charlotte Worthing, Hayley Carmichael, Eva Magyar, David Rubin, Stuart Goodwin, Dickie Beau, Craig Reid, Claire Crook, Rhyannon Styles, Tom Byam-Shaw, Harry Melling, Guillaume Pige.


Here is a video that the Arts Council filmed of me as a Grant for the Arts recipient in February 2012:




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