Her Green Hell

Theatre (physical theatre, storytelling)

  • Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre
  • 13:15
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: TheatreGoose
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Trapped in the Peruvian rainforest, having survived a plane crash and a fall of 10,000 feet, Juliane is utterly alone and hopelessly lost. But she's the daughter of two Amazon zoologists – she knows what to do. In their 'astonishing debut' show (LostInTheatreland.co.uk), TheatreGoose reimagine the true survival story of Juliane Koepcke with a captivating combination of puppetry and physical theatre. A 'tragic but resilient' (FringeBiscuit.co.uk) exploration of our fractured relationship with nature, it reveals the strength of humility in the face of insurmountable danger. Her Green Hell debuted at VAULT Festival 2023.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, follow access ramp around the front of the made in Adelaide bar, into the main reception, take a right down the corridor past the cafe and through the light-saber corridor. The Red Lecture Theatre (x) – 14 steps down to the space, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. There is lift access only with prior notice to Summerhall Management.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Polly Booth 97 days ago

Really enjoyed this show.

The staging was excellent with particularly inventive use of the airplane seats. It certainly fit the Summerhall ethos of good form and it had good writing. Particularly liked the detail on rainforest species displayed on screen.

My only negative criticism is the actor's tone had no variation. It was at the same level (dialled up to 100) the entire play. It would benefit from a wider range of tone as I found this tiring.

The actor is clearly very competent so it seems an easy issue for her to solve with the right direction and it would lift the production from a 4 star to 5 star.

Ceinwen 107 days ago

Fantastic show. The writing, acting and directing are all spot on. This incredible true story is brought to life so vividly. One of the best shows I’ve seen this year.

Luke Holland 108 days ago

An incredibly believable story that gripped us for the whole hour. Amazing story telling and movement engaged us for every second. One of the best shows I’ve seen at fringe.

Steven Haigh 112 days ago

Undoubtedly five stars. Excellent writing, storytelling and physical theatre which gives you the feeling of 'being there'..in the Peruvian jungle. Congratulations to all concerned. Best show my wife and I have seen so far this year along with Comedy of Operas.

Steve 113 days ago

Very captivating story, one of the best performances we've seen at the fringe.

Iain Broadway 114 days ago

A fantastic show. Wonderfully written and amazing acting plus imaginative staging: unmissable. (And I’m a fussy person!)

Barry Jones 115 days ago

An absorbing, hour of theatre. Perfect direction and acting tells an enthralling story of a lone girl surviving a plane crash in the rainforest and her battle with her own mind and the landscape in which she finds herself. A much watch!

Samantha Hook 117 days ago

Fantastic one woman show. Beautifully and intensely delivered. Captivating actress who carried you along with her story. A real triumph.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

Nothing short of spectacular.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 104 days ago

It’s compelling throughout.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Heartfelt love letter inspired by a true story.

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The Stage (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Promising debut

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