GreenandPleasantLand


Find the castle. Solve the riddle. Change the world? 

Arlie’s people need their daily dose of brand new stuff. When supplies start to run out, Arlie embarks on a journey to find a new solution… 

GreenandPleasantLand fuses physical theatre, live music and folk traditions in an epic adventure for audiences aged 5 upwards. Join us on a quest powered by bicycle-generators through lands of curious customs and peoples of peculiar habits, to find a happier, greener future. 

GreenandPleasantLand toured, by public transport and bicycle, in summer 2012. It was part of the Julie's Bicycle Creative Futures programme, through which we calculated that it had just 43% of the carbon footprint of a traditionally made and toured production. We performed GreenandPleasantLand is 48 times, in 18 different places ranging from fields to shopping centres; from parks to building sites; from outside the National Theatre to inside a disused seaside amusement arcade; and were watched by over 4,300 people, 36 dogs and 1 goat. We revived the show in 2013 when it was performed 16 times in schools and 11 times in public locations.



DEVELOPED BY Al Barclay, Christopher Bone, Peter Bray, Sarah Calver, Nathan Clarke, Alex Gatehouse, Jennifer Jackson, Simon Carroll Jones, Susan Momoko Hingley, Shireen Mula, Zoe Nicole, Joseph Radcliffe & Sophie Steer | 2013 COMPANY Al Barclay, Gregory Bartlett, Edward Jaspers, Charlotte McBrearty, Shireen Mula & Zoe Nicole | DIRECTION Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe | DESIGN Chris Gylee | ORIGINAL SCORE Richard Hammarton

GreenandPleasantLand was developed in residence at the Dartington Space with the support of the Dartington Hall Trust, with additional support from Lanternhouse, the Nightingale, South Street Arts, YFTN, Unity Theatre Trust, the Ernest Cook Trust, City Bridge Trust, the Sculpt the Future Foundation, Wandsworth Arts. and the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Pedal power by Magnificent Revolution.



Fanshen Theatre Company are one of the leading theatre ensembles in UK theatre – they mix physicality and new writing with political bite, innovative staging and arresting physicality.
— Nathan Curry, Associate Director, GDIF & Artistic Director, Tangled Fee