A contemporary thriller with ancient roots.

When a woman tells a lie to her girlfriend, a seed is planted that starts to grow in the darkness. Now roots are cracking up through the pavement and branches are coming in at the windows, and – as she starts to see things that no one else can – she becomes the focus of some seriously unwanted attention.

Direct from a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe, Atticist, Ellie Keel Productions and MAST Mayflower Studios present a new play based on an old myth, about passion, power and photosynthesis.

WINNER: Soho Playhouse Medal for Excellence in Theatre
WINNER: The Stage Edinburgh Award (for Jessica Clark)
WINNER: Lustrum Award
NOMINATED: Holden Street Award
NOMINATED: OffFest Award

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Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Tel: 01206 573948

Opening Times

Season (28 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023)


The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the backgroundMercury Theatre, ColchesterA highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.