The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree
Presented by Omnibus Theatre and Collide Theatre
World Premiere of Lisa Langseth's play
Playing at the Omnibus Theatre in South London from the 4th to the 22th 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.
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 & Dan Tsantilis
Bathsheba Piepe and Ioli Filippakopoulou
And a special thank you to Richard Hope for lending his voice to the show as Daphne's father.