Arcola Theatre

These Trees Are Made of Blood

Paul Jenkins

Directed by: Amy Draper

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

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.

These Trees are Made of Blood is a political musical cabaret set in the heart of Argentina’s Dirty War.

Spectacular, arresting and totally unique, it follows one mother’s extraordinary quest to take on the authorities and find her ‘disappeared’ daughter.

Following a sold-out premiere in 2015, this reworked production – featuring original live music, magic and movement – lights up the Arcola for four weeks only.


Listen to a taster from the original soundtrack and come inside the Coup Coup Club…

‘The songs and lyrics channel Kurt Weill and Trey Parker – always hilarious and frequently unsettling.’ – The Upcoming