High Trees

Theatre (drama, new writing)

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Memories erased. Identities taken. Strange sounds bubble outside the room, triggering dreams that might just ensure our misfit friends have enough clues to piece the puzzle together before impending doom... Love. Affection. Anarchy. Inspired by the works of Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) and Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I), High Trees is a tender tale of guilt and compassion, a darkly humorous two-hander that simmers with ominous bite. Featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Marc Bolan, Japan and John Lennon.

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Katherine Beaghen 81 days ago

I got to see this play twice while at the fringe, and I'm still thinking about it. What amazing writing; the perfect mix of funny and thought provoking. And a stunning performance. The audio and visuals were just as marvellous as the greatly talented actors themselves who played in perfect harmony with the stage.
If only I could have seen High Trees a third time!

Veronica Moran 81 days ago

When a play can make you laugh and bring a tear to your eye. surprise you and ultimately remain with you (I'm still thinking about the ideas it presented), you know you've seen something special. I loved everything about this show!

Katie Randall 82 days ago

A beautifully observed piece of writing; dystopian tension and compelling dialogue played to perfection by two outstanding actors; a highly accomplished piece of work that holds the audience neatly in its hand and flips in a twist before your release. Looking out for more work from this promising company. High Trees 21/09/2019

Laura Wright 82 days ago

Wow! Powerful, impactful and thought provoking. This is what the Edinburgh Fringe is all about, young raw talent. Keep an eye on Little Buttons Theatre. If this production is anything to go by they have a great future ahead of them. A really punchy hour of entertainment.

Lesley Porton 82 days ago

Would highly recommend this show. As soon as it ended I wanted to see it all over again with the benefit of hindsight
Excellent writing and acting keeps you intrigued and engaged throughout this 2 part play - shades of Waiting for Godot!
Fantastic talent, can't wait to see what they do next.

Lia Lewin Read 82 days ago

High Trees is superb. A deeply enriching and thought provoking play that will leave you astounded. I watched it twice and it only got better. The dark humour made me laugh out loud and the gut wrenching dialogues made tears spring into my eyes. The talent is undeniable. The actors were astonishing... both portrayed an honest representation of what it means to be human. Angel Loyd the writer and director of the play is beyond talented. She presents a story which pulls you into the core of it. Highly recommend. Best play I saw at the fringe.

Ali L 82 days ago

An intensely powerful and thought provoking piece of drama performed by two very talented young actors displaying great energy and passion in their contrasting yet at the same time, seamlessly connected roles. From the start it had me considering a number of possibilities- were Cork and Pip trapped in purgatory awaiting confirmation about a move into heaven or hell? were they in the womb awaiting their fate (abortion or birth)? The sounds they could hear outside their world got me thinking about predestination - were their lives already determined before they were born and would they suffer for the ‘sins’ of their parents? Accompanied by a fantastic soundtrack, a simple uncluttered set and effective lighting, this surreal yet compassionate piece certainly created a positive lasting impression. Well written and darkly humorous, this is a play worth seeing. Hopefully we will see much more of Estella Smith and George Abbot in the future.

Sophie Porton 82 days ago

A fantastic show!! The actor's dedication to their characters was incredible and captured my imagination. I also particularly enjoyed the quirky dark humour this show gave, along with a great soundtrack.

A must see for everyone at the fringe!! I definitely want to go again :))

Catrin Jones 82 days ago

I saw this show based on a recommendation and I’m so glad I went!
The staging and the writing was fantastic, with unexpected twists throughout the show until the very end. The use of music from the likes of T-Rex and John Lennon created an immersive experience which was highly memorable.
If you have the chance to go and see High Trees then please do!!
5 stars!!

Iain Gillies 82 days ago

What a heartwarming experience this play turned out to be! We bumped into two really lovely girls from the production while we were on the Royal Mile yesterday and based on their enthusiasm and an intriguing synopsis outlined in their literature, we decided to take a chance on it! How glad we are that we did!! Littered with funny and cutting one-liners High Trees had us laughing one minute, and welling up the next!! Superb acting! Superb dialogue! A wonderful and moving experience that we’ll take away and cherish 9/10

The venue was a delight, as were all the Fringe staff we encountered. It has a lovely cafe too.

Phil Stevenson 82 days ago

I enjoyed High Trees, a meticulously written, dark, yet humorous show featuring entertaining songs throughout by artists such as John Lennon. The two actors in the show, George and Estella, gave an impactful and passionate performance. I highly recommend this show—see it while you can! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lindsay Seal 83 days ago

This was so disappointing.
There's theatre & there's theatre & I found this neither
Sorry to say I found the piece pretentious & nauseating

Amanda Harris 86 days ago

We all loved 'HIGH TREES' so much we're going back top see it again and taking friends with us! It's a dark and beautiful mystery filled with hilarious dialogue when you least expect it and possibly some of the most touching and loving moments that we'll see at this year's Fringe. The actors were wonderful, as was everything about the production. It will fill your heart and put a spring in your step! It was so lovely and unexpected to hear the music of John Lennon, Buddy Holly and T.Rex. Was that the band Japan too? Best show we've seen so far this year!

Beth Nixon 87 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this dark, mysterious, yet very funny show. Well written and great acting from a young, budding theatre company. I can’t wait to see more of what they have to come. A must-see at the Edinburgh fringe, and if it surprises you as much as it did me... you’ll probably want to see it again!

Niki Lewin 89 days ago

This is a powerful, moving and inspirational piece Everything from the writing, directing, production, acting and promotional design is faultless. Truly remarkable for such a young team. Well done. I came back to watch it a second time. One not to be missed. I just read the one review that was from someone who did not share my love for this piece. The venues are allocated to the company and despite it being a small room without air conditioning I found myself completely observed. I am going back on Saturday for a third time. This play is thought provoking and invites us to explore life and death and what happens in between. Angel managed to write about a deep and sensitive subject with such wisdom and humour. It really was the best play at the Fringe.

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