Tree

Opened 5 January 2015, Closed 31 January 2015 at the Old Vic Theatre in London

A major production of Daniel Kitson's new play Tree in London performed 'in-the-round' for a strictly limited four week season.

It's early evening in the middle of autumn, it's just starting to get dark and on a quiet residential street a man with a picnic basket, arrives late, at a tree.

This (relatively) new play about dissent, commitment, two people and a tree was originally written by Daniel Kitson in his house during August of 2013, before being re-written, learnt, and rehearsed with Tim Key at the Battersea Arts Centre and was then staged at the Manchester Royal Exchange in September 2013. Both Daniel Kitson and Tim Key are reprising their roles for this eagerly awaited staging here at the Old Vic Theatre.

Dominic Cavendish in the Daily Telegraph hailed this play as being "a gem of a two–hander" and Jonathan Brown in the Independent praised it as being "a perfectly-formed piece of writing and a beautifully realised performance by two outstanding artists. Well worth enduring a spot of neck ache for."

Daniel Kitson is probably best described as being a 'story-teller comedian'. His previous credits include Analog.Ue (National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre March 2014) and After the Beginning. Before the End (Battersea Arts Centre July 2013).

Tree in London at the Old Vic Theatre from 5 to 31 January 2015.