This heart-warming adaptation of Emily Hughes’ popular children’s book The Little Gardener is an outdoor, interactive adventure for all little gardeners. Performed inside a large glass box, containing a real-life garden, How It Ended, a visually inventive theatre company, tell the story of a little gardener and the garden that meant everything to him.
He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little to make a difference (or at least he felt he was). Will you help the little gardener bring his garden to life? This spellbinding show will melt your heart and get your hands dirty too!
Director Eva Sampson comments, We’re so delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Outdoor Performance Commission 2016, giving us the opportunity to adapt this remarkable children’s book. We believe Emily’s story should be experienced by as many people as possible, a story about hope, persistence and community. We’re really passionate about inspiring communities to embrace the outdoors and believe in the active goodwill of others.
The audience will be invited to tend to the garden while the little gardener is sleeping and, through their work (basic tasks such as planting and watering), the garden will come alive. When the gardener wakes up at the close of the show, he will find his garden in full bloom. The performance is as playful as it is inventive, featuring puppetry (in the form of the little gardener and his pet worm), and an original soundtrack composed by Darren Clark. Commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, GDIF, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude.