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Roots Replanted

“A wonderfully original piece. ‘Roots Replanted’ delivers a tough message: But it’s a delight to experience.” Venue, 4 stars ****, 2010. Read the full review here.

After the success of Roots in 2009, The University of Bath’s ICIA (Institute for Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts) commissioned Kilter Theatre to pioneer at the cutting edge of sustainable theatre practise and take our site specific show on tour. Roots became Roots Replanted and it was a huge success!

In September 2010 Kilter embarked on a low-carbon tour, adapting 2009’s runaway success Roots, for four new allotment sites in Bristol, Bath and beyond. The film above will tell you more about how we did it.

Read our blog for a round up of our favourite facts, stats, reviews and audience feedback from the show.

Read the New Statesman review here.
Read the Venue Magazine review here.

Roots Replanted’s playful and engaging characters took audiences on a gentle promenade journey down the bean-rows to investigate food-security in the fast approaching post-oil world.  Participants, aged 8 to 80, followed the action, planting trees and eating homemade and forraged blackberry and apple crumble. According to the Venue review (****) it was ““A wonderfully original piece…a delight to experience.”.

As usual we used recycled props, sets and costumes and all performances took place in the open air.  Some scenes sheltered in our trademark shed, created entirely from recycled materials found on each site.

Even elements of the script have been found on site as we hosted a series of public sessions for people to contribute anecdotal reminiscences about their local site. It’s invaluable to Kilter that the community get involved. See photos from these events on our Facebook pages.

Thank you to Grants for the Arts and Quartet Community Foundation for helping to fund the show.

Our Tour

2 – 5 Sept
St Werburgh’s City Farm, Boiling Wells, Bristol BS2 9YJ
9 – 12 Sept
Hampton Row Allotments, Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QS
16 – 19 Sept
Peasedown St John Community Farm, Dunkerton Hill BA2 8PJ
23 – 26 Sept
Bloomfield Allotments, Bear Flat, Bath BA2 2AB

Details from Roots 2009

Roots finished a sell out run in June 2009 at the Bath Organic Group Allotments, Victoria Park, Bath.

***** 5 stars – Metro

“Highly recommended, a breathtaking piece of site-specific theatre”
Bath Chronicle

For the in depth reviews, visit the Roots 2009 page