Old Vic


05 Jan 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

£9.00 - £16.00

Pro reviewers rating
10 reviews

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Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

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.

The London premiere of a (relatively) new play about dissent, commitment, two people and a tree.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 Battersea Arts Centre and was designed and staged at the Manchester Royal Exchange that same September.

New dates at the Old Vic were added due to popular demand.


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“This month-long run makes Tree the highest-profile show yet from Daniel Kitson ”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Daniel Kitson brings his two-man play to the Old Vic ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“There are serious questions about society and dissent underlying Daniel Kitson and Tim Key’s beguiling two-hander ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“We're more used to seeing Kitson deliver monologues and there's a real pleasure in seeing him flesh out a story ”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“For his new play about (un)reliable narrators, Daniel Kitson springs a surprise: he has a partner on stage ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Almost 90 minutes of amusing teasing and pottering [come] to a head with a triple whammy of rug-pulling revelations ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“A beguiling, very funny and genially eccentric piece by Daniel Kitson: a conversation between two blokes... one...up a tree ”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Insightful comedy... You’re left appreciating the smaller details of life and the greater point that they may need fighting for.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Light and has sturdy theatrical roots, illuminating what it is to tell stories. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Daniel Kitson’s play has quirky charm – and deep theatrical roots”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

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