These Trees Are Made of Blood – A political musical cabaret about Argentina’s Dirty War

These Trees Are Made of Blood

Book by Paul Jenkins  
Direction by Amy Draper  
Music and Lyrics by Darren Clark

A political musical cabaret about Argentina’s Dirty War
14 June – 15 July
Tickets £12 – £22 (concessions available)
Previews (14 – 15 June) tickets just £10 – £19

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Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Office: +44 20 7503 1645
Box Office: +44 (0)20 7503 1646 / /

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.

Praise on the 2015 run:

★★★★★ A wonderful delight … a powerful, compelling musical satire
— LondonTheatre1

★★★★★ An incredibly rewarding experience … rewarded, on the night of our visit, by a standing ovation
— Londonist

★★★★★ This exceptional political satire will be difficult to forget
— The Upcoming

Rob Castell
Rosalind Ford
Neil Kelso
Alexander Luttley
Eilon Morris
Ellen O’Grady
Anne-Marie Piazza
Josh Sneesby
Charlotte Worthing

Paul Jenkins

Amy Draper

Darren Clark

Original Story
Amy Draper, Paul Jenkins and Darren Clark

Georgia Lowe and Alex Berry

Lighting Design
Sherry Coenen

Movement Director
Chi-San Howard

Sound Design
David Gregory

Costume Supervisor
Hannah Wolfe

Illusion Design
Neil Kelso

Additional Movement and Cabaret Direction
Alexander Luttley

EVITA – The Life of Eva Perón

Date: 6.30 pm, Thursday 29th June 2017

Venue: Residence of the Ambassador of Argentina, 49 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8QZ

Organised by: The Embassy of Argentina, London

Entry: R.S.V.P. is essential 0207 318 1321 or

Dress code: Lounge suit


The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic R. Carlos Sersale di Cerisano requests the pleasure of your company to the launch of “EVITA – The Life of Eva Perón.” With the presence of author Dr. Jill Hedges -Oxford Analytica, joined by Dr Laurence Whitehead -Oxford University and Dr Maxine Molyneux -UCL Institute of the Americas. Followed by a Q&A While being one of the most renowned figures in Argentine history, Evita is still a source for worldwide admiration as well as controversy.


In her most recent book, Dr. Jill Hedges, Senior Editor for Latin America at Oxford Analytica and author of “Argentina: A modern History”, tackles the life of Eva Perón from a British perspective. For this event, the author will be joined by Dr Laurence Whitehead from the University of Oxford and Dr. Maxine Molyneux, from UCL-Institute of the Americas to discuss Dr Hedges´ books as well as Evita´s life and role in the history of Argentina.

Special event on the Falklands/Malvinas

Date: Monday 3rd July, 4.00pm-6.30pm,

Venue: Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT (followed by a wine reception). For campus map see

Organised by: Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Entry: If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to


The Forum on Geopolitics, together with the Centre for Latin American Studies, is pleased to present a special seminar with Professor Federico Lorenz of the Museum of the Malvinas and South Atlantic Island and Dr. Grace Livingstone of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London, with Dr. Joanna Page, Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies and a Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at Robinson College, as chair and Dr. Charles Jones, Emeritus Reader in International Relations at Wolfson College, as respondent. Professor Lorenz will present a paper titled “The Interplay between Domestic and Foreign Policy: The Argentine Perspective” and Dr. Livingstone will present “Corporations, Protestors and Foreign Policy: British Policy Towards Argentina and the Falklands before and after the War”.


About the Speakers: 

Prof. Federico Lorenz is an Argentine historian and serves as the Director of the Museum of the Malvinas and South Atlantic Island as well as a professor at the National College for Buenos Aires. Prof. Lorenz specializes in issues of the recent Argentine past, including the Falklands/Malvinas war. He is the author of numerous publications on the Falklands/Malvinas war, including The War for the Malvinas: 1982-2012.

Dr Grace Livingstone is a research fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, and teaches at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge. She is the author of Inside Colombia: Drugs, Democracy and War (LAB/Rutgers University Press, 2003) and America’s Backyard: Latin America and the United States from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Drugs, (Zed Books, 2009). Her forthcoming book Corporations, Social Movements and Foreign Policy: British Policy towards the Dictatorships of Argentina and Chile, 1973-82 will be published by Palgrave Macmillan next year. She is also a journalist and has reported for the BBC World Service, The Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and The Observer.