Retelling of environmental classic

A family theatre show with environmental themes and featuring stunning puppetry will travel to Garstang this July.

“The Man Who Planted Trees” from renowned Scottish theatre company Puppet State, will be performed at Garstang Library on Monday 18 July at 1.30pm.

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages 5-100, are available directly from staff at the library. They are priced at £4 for adults and just £2 for children. For more information call 0300 1236703.

“The Man Who Planted Trees” is a multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of French author Jean Giono’s environmental classic that tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, to transform a barren wasteland.

As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, “The Man Who Planted Trees” shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.

Puppet State Theatre Company was founded in Edinburgh by Richard Medrington, after he had been performing his one-man puppet shows for 20 years. Speaking ahead of the upcoming show, Medrington said:

‘As “The Man Who Planted Trees” is a hopeful story about how generous acts renew a community, it always feels particularly fitting to perform it in a rural touring setting. There’s nothing quite like the uplifting feeling we get in intimate venues that are at the heart of local life.’

The show is the final performance of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.