ALLOTMENT is a darkly funny play about two green-fingered sisters, Dora and Maddy, who live out their rivalry among the plants. It first saw life on a real allotment in Inverleith during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011, and is returning in 2012 for a week after a national around gardens and outdoor spaces from Inverness to Cornwall.
ALLOTMENT won a Scotsman Fringe First Award for new writing at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as the 2011 Fringe Award for Sustainable Practice in the Arts from the CSPA. It was directed by Kate Nelson of Nutshell Theatre and is a co-production with Assembly. The original cast were Pauline Goldsmith and Nicola Jo Cully, with Gowan Calder taking over from Pauline for 2012.
The company first visited Inverleith Allotments on a grim day in February, and over the next few months, the site blossomed beautifully into a lush backdrop, complete with live bees. See some stories and pics from the production, and read a bit of the writer’s tale here.