5 Star Review for Tree House

18 November 2016

"Five stars are not enough" says Avril Silk for remotegoat on 16/11/16

It was a privilege to be at the premiere of Chris Fogg’s remarkable ‘Tree House’ at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre. Before the performance, Chris spoke of the inspiration behind the epic poem which became ‘Tree House’; his eloquent story of love and dreams, promises and betrayals, hope and redemption. Once a teacher, Chris met a pupil who, as an adult, operated the bulldozer that destroyed his childhood den, clearing the land for housing he would never be able to afford. The story stuck and over time became a poem which became the script, telling a saga of three children and their different journeys into adulthood. Chris’s use of language is subtle and true to natural speech rhythms. We are not self-consciously listening to a poem – the verse is so beautifully crafted it resonates deeply within the listener as we become immersed in the lives of Robbie, Jane and Alan.


Dates and Details

Fri 18 Nov, 7pm | Lamyatt Village Hall | £10 / £7
Fri 25 Nov, 7.30pm | Churchinford Village Hall | £10
Sat 26 Nov 7.30pm| Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall £10/£6 inc refreshments