Botany Begins at Home is the story of a young woman seeking refuge, and her search for a place to plant a seed. Set in the pPod, our miniature puppet stage, it plays with the traditional toy theatre form to create a magic dream world of transformation and release. The show draws on themes of migration, of fear, and the universal need for kindness. Suitable for all ages.
The show is written, designed, made and directed by Alison Duddle, Associate Director and Bob Frith, Artistic Director of Horse + Bamboo Theatre.
In 2005 Horse + Bamboo developed an entirely new miniature theatre, an innovative, architect-designed structure that houses short pieces of original, visual theatre. The tented space of the pPod evokes the world of travelling theatres and sideshows, and functions as the venue for short, intimate, performances, either indoors or out of doors. It has seating for about 35 people.
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