PEAT

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, adjusted or trusted to help reverse climate change and its effects on the planet.

Peat-wetting, tree planting, human settling and archaeological preservation are all discussion points in this play partly written in verse and adapted from MED Theatre’s 1988 play, ‘The Green Woman’.

What's it about?

A Green Woman, jay bird, song thrush and herd of deer have been seen wandering through one of Dartmoor’s woods, but these aren’t spirits of the wood or wild animals, 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 finding a way to meet in the middle…

Performance dates

The dates of the performances are :

  • 11th March & 12th March in Manaton Parish Hall
  • 17th March – venue TBC
  • 18th & 19th March in Moretonhampstead Parish Hall

Tickets available soon.

  • All performances start at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets are £10 / £7 16s and under.