An environmental play about the past and future

At a time when the climate crisis is at a possible turning point – or a point of no return – MED Theatre present ‘Peat’, an exploration into the various ways in which Dartmoor and similar landscapes can be restored, improved or relied upon to help reverse climate change and its effects on the planet.

Peat-wetting, tree planting, human settling, native plants and archaeological preservation are all discussion points in this play partly written in verse and performed by our talented community actors of all ages.

What was it about?

A Green Woman and menagerie of animals have been seen wandering through one of Dartmoor’s woods, but these aren’t spirits of the wood or wild creatures, they are a travelling theatre company. Their immersive play is set to be performed soon and their message is clear – we need to plant more trees.

Meanwhile, a conservation battle over a meadow and a local man’s garden are also raging between botanist Dr. Pollen and archaeologist Beryl Cairns, and on the high moor there are debates taking place over the benefits and dangers of peat-wetting.
What is the best route to protecting our planet and the future? Well, perhaps the true solution is in how we share our ideas rather than how we take action…

Performance dates

The dates of the performances were :

  • 11th March & 12th March in Manaton Parish Hall
  • 17th March – Chagford Jubilee Hall
  • 18th & 19th March in Moretonhampstead Parish Hall

Performance PHOTOS