The Juniper Tree

Commissioned by the Southern Comfort Consortium, a tour of village halls across the South East, that transformed village halls into a magic woods.
 It is a harsh winter, too cold for a boy to be sent out alone on an errand. "Where is my child, where is my only son?" the desperate father whispered to a little bird sitting in the boughs of the juniper tree. We brought Grimm’s fairytale  The Juniper Tree to life with dark and delightful music by Jon Boden. In a thrilling new telling, Goat and Monkey created a tale of magic trees, evil stepmothers, singing birds and enduring love.
  • Director: Joel Scott
    Script by: Gillian Clarke
    Designer: Milla Sanders
    Sound Designer: Becky Smith
    Lighting Designer: Dan Large
“Inspired by one of the Grimm brothers’ grimmer tales, it is a story of evil stepmothers, loving sisters, murder and cannibalism.The show is winner of the 2007 Southern Comfort Commission, and should be a theatrical winner”.
 The Guardian Guide

Supported by: The National Rural Touring Forum, Farnham Maltings, Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn, Southern Comfort Touring Consortium.