Find the castle. Solve the riddle. Change the world?
Arlie's people need their daily dose of brand new stuff. When supplies start to run out, Arlie embarks on a journey to find a new solution.
GreenandPleasantLand fuses physical theatre, live music and folk traditions in an epic adventure for audiences aged 5 upwards. It is a quest, powered by bicycle-generators, through lands of curious customs and peoples of peculiar habits, to find a happier, greener future.
fanSHEN write: photo: Chris Gylee
We knew from the outset that we wanted to embed the idea of sustainability at the heart of GreenandPleasantLand, to make it our starting point for the themes of the piece, the way we made it and they way we travelled. We wanted GreenandPleasantLand to have the lowest carbon footprint possible.
To achieve this we performed outside during the daytime (so it wouldn't need electric lights); powered the show's soundtrack with a bicycle generator (built by the amazing Magnificent Revolution); and toured entirely by train (instead of using a van as we had done in the past). The result of this was that the show had only 43% of the carbon footprint of a traditional small-scale theatre tour.