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A blazing and hilarious new work of contemporary political theatre about the Sheffield Street Trees controversy.


Tue 27 + Wed 28 Nov

Thur 29 Nov, Fri 30 Nov, Sat 1 Dec

Times 7:30pm Tues – Sat,
+ 2pm Saturday

Duration 75 minutes

Venue Performance Lab

Location Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ

Tickets All Tix £5 / Previews £3



What happens when you are declared a terrorist for hugging a tree? How do you respond when the government suppresses your basic right to protest? And how do you survive climate catastrophe if you can’t defend the street outside your front door?

Spectacularly bold and ambitious, TREEFXXXERS tells the story of the real local drama of the £2.2 Billion ‘Streets Ahead’ project and the 17,500 Sheffield trees being put to axe. 


This riotous new production collides violent comedy, anarchic choreography, and exuberant theatricality. Part gig, part theatre, part dance, this wild new work – created with a group of young Sheffield based artists – blasts a light on conspiracy, corruption, and the suppression of dissent.


Doppelgangster is one of the world’s leading environmental and political activist theatre companies and has staged controversial performances at UN Climate Talks, corporate expos, and public demonstrations.


Created & Directed by Doppelgangster’s Dr Tom Payne & Tobias Manderson-Galvin; with choreographer Sarah Lamb, and an anarchic score from Jules Pascoe (JAZZPARTY).

Devised with and performed by SHU Performance Lab’s Company 18.

Presented in association with Sheffield Hallam University – Department of Stage & Screen.

Delivered as part of Season for Change, a UK wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change.

and as part of Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter Day