Nominated for 'Emerging Artists'
4*s rating at the Edinburgh Fringe festival by countless reviewers
This year, Sleeping Trees are in pursuit of treasure ... if they can remember where it's been buried. Not Treasure Island tracks the treacherous expeditions of Billy Bones and Long John Silver, two of the most feared and despicable pirates on the sea, as well as the quest of young cabin boy Jim. With squids, merman, fires and fishermen all brought to life, and with only a vinyl record player for company, Sleeping Trees bring together a version of the story the likes of which have never been seen, even by the most ravaged of nautical peepers.
Sleeping Trees are James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua Smith and John Woodburn. Their work is entirely devised, written and performed from scratch, using stories and established texts as starting points of departure and improvisation. The company are currently embarking on their 'stories project'; the re-creation of stories without the use of props, scenery or costume, encouraging their audience to use their imaginations when engaging with the work, just as they would if they were reading a book.