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These Trees Are Made of Blood

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“And for our next act …
The Magical Military Junta …
Will make 30,000 people disappear before your very eyes.”

1970s Argentina. A violent, right-wing dictatorship. Thousands of citizens, seized by the authorities, have “disappeared”.

Inside the country’s most disreputable club, a mother is about to risk everything to find her missing daughter.

Spectacular, arresting and totally unique, These Trees are Made of Blood blends cabaret and original live music to tell a vital, human story from Argentina’s Dirty War.

Step into Buenos Aires for this immersive theatrical experience, which pulls back the curtain on a secretive state, and shines the spotlight on a powerful act of resistance. Following a sold-out premiere in 2015, the cabaret coup reignites at Arcola for four weeks only.

★★★★★ A wonderful delight ... a powerful, compelling musical satire
★★★★★ An incredibly rewarding experience ... rewarded, on the night of our visit, by a standing ovation
★★★★★ This exceptional political satire will be difficult to forget
—The Upcoming
★★★★ A quite extraordinary piece of theatre ... absolutely compelling to watch
—The Public Reviews
★★★★ A daring, innovative production ... a powerful study of right-wing politics in South America, told with originality and compassion
—Everything Theatre
★★★★ A riveting production
—Morning Star


Paul Jenkins


Amy Draper


Darren Clark

Original Story

Amy Draper, Paul Jenkins and Darren Clark

A production by Arcola Theatre. Originally produced by Jim Croxford for Theatre Bench at Southwark Playhouse.


Best £22 (£19 conc, £17 previews)
Standard £20 (£17 conc, £15 previews)
Value £16 (£14 conc, £12 previews)
Restricted £12 (£10 previews)

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm.
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 3pm.
No performances Sunday.

Preview pricing: 14 - 17 June
Press night: 16 June
Supporters' social: 23 June
Relaxed performance: 24 June, 3pm

Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 135 minutes approximately (including interval).