The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree
📍Omnibus Theatre, South London
4th to 22nd April 2023
Daphne is desperate to re-invent herself. Class, looks, money, men.
Daphne is a young woman living in a world governed by toxic masculinity and scrupulous judgement. With no support network, plummeting mental health and growing paranoia, Daphne gradually loses touch with reality.
The Woman Who Turned into a Tree is a world premiere from writer Lisa Langseth (Love & Anarchy, Netflix) and director Emily Louizou. Fusing original music with live sound and movement, this new play inspired by the Daphne myth is a timely tale about isolation, identity and destructive obsession with the opinions of others.
PRESENTED BY OMNIBUS THEATRE AND COLLIDE THEATRE
Writer: Lisa Langseth
Director: Emily Louizou
Translator: Rochelle Wright
Set & Costume Design: Ioana Curelea
Music Composition: David Denyer
Movement Direction: Ioli Filippakopoulou
Lighting Design: Amy Hill
Dramaturgy: Sam Pout
Stage Manager: Steph Siraut
Assistant Director: Alexandra Stroming
Assistant Producer: Sanjana Samaddar
Assistant Stage Manager: Eve Wilson
Photography: Lucy Feng
Bathsheba Piepe and Ioli Filippakopoulou
And a special thank you to Richard Hope for lending his voice to the show as Daphne's father.
Thank you to:
Isobel Wood and BW Studios for the rehearsal space.
George Turner for supporting Collide’s fundraising activity.
HOPE for the contribution in the costume.
Lastly, Collide's benefactors: Anna Bella Inglessis, Dimitris Ballas, Angela & Bea Hadjipateras.