Fraxi Queen of the Forest


Home provider, light giver, and oxygen producer, Fraxi the Ash tree is a guardian (and BFF!) to all woodland creatures. When tragedy strikes and Fraxi is infected with the ash-dieback virus, her childhood friend Woody must choose how to save the forest. A triumph of whimsical physical theatre for young audiences written by Scotland New Playwrights award winner, Jack Dickson.

Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. Shortlisted for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award.

Click here to visit Fraxi Queen of the Forest‘s official website, where you can read about the play’s development, learn about the team, get links to educational resources, and much more.




The four performers present the story in compelling, vibrantly physical style, with wonderful DIY costumes and a bit of gentle interactivity with the children in the audience enriching the experience.

The Scotsman ★★★

Not only does this surprising topic make a compelling drama, it holds its young audience absolute captivated.

Broadway Baby ★★★★

Intelligent, thoughtful, thoroughly researched and relevant, with beautiful costumes and first class performances.


A beautiful and intensely moving piece of theatre.

Ian Edwards, Head of Exhibition & Events at RBGE



Creative Team

MartaMariMarta Mari, Artistic Director

JackDicksonJack Dickson, Playwright

AgatheAgathe Girard, Fraxi

Robin Hellier, Woody


Melanie Jordan, HB Caterpillar


Amelia Szypczynska, Ashley

MonicaDeIoanni1Monica de Ioanni, Choreograper

260b5a4Emma Jayne Park, Choreographer

GregSinclairGreg Sinclair, Music composer

Annie-HinerAnnie Hiner, Costume Designer

RachelCullenRachel Cullen, Assistant Sound Designer

YanSmileyYan Smiley, Assistant Costume Designer

Photo on 22-01-2016 at 13_FotorBecca Inglis, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

ChrisThomasChris Thomas, PR Coordinator



Interested in booking a performance?

Click on the documents below to view our proposals for schools and venues.

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