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Plotting comic drama down at West Oxford allotments
ACTORS tried not to “break a leg” when they performed on top of garden sheds.
The Nutshell Theatre Company brought its play Allotment to the Osney St Thomas allotments in Oxford yesterday and Wednesday.
Gowan Calder said: “We enjoyed the gorgeous weather and the beautiful venue.”
Oxford Playhouse arranged the venue for the Edinburgh-based company, a theatre ensemble that aims to entertain through environmentally-sustainable means.
The actors also had the chance to look around the city and Nicola Jo Cully said that she had enjoyed taking photos of the beautiful architecture.
Allotment – a play about life, death and gardening - was performed over two days. It won The Scotsman newspaper’s Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Festival in 2011.
The performance at the West Oxford allotments was part of Oxford Playhouse’s Playhouse Plays Out programme, which takes theatrical shows to unusual places in the county.
The next Playhouse Plays Out production, called Fortnight, starts on Monday, September 30, and promises to take people to secret sites across the city over 14 days for “a brief encounter that illuminates the everyday”.
For more information, see oxfordplayhouse.com
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