A theatre company due to perform at Eden Court in Inverness is planting trees in the Highlands to offset carbon emissions from its upcoming tour.
Vamos Theatre, a mask theatre company based in Worcester, is bringing its new production Dead Good north.
Working with conservation charity Trees for Life, the trees planted by the company will help to rewild the Caledonian Forest, a rich habitat in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
They will include saplings from locally collected seeds including Scots pine willow, birch, hazel and alder.
The saplings will be planted alongside other young, native trees.
Rachael Savage, artistic director of Vamos Theatre, said: “This particular project is something we are doing whilst we work on more long-term sustainability for the company. This isn’t a quick solution, we are fully aware trees take up to 20 years to mature but this is a positive springboard for us, we have to start somewhere. This interim move invests in a better future and supports invaluable reforestation in the Scottish Highlands.”
Dead Good will be performed at Eden Court on February 12. It is billed as being funny and poignant in equal measure. The production tells the story of Bob and Bernard, who have only two things in common – they’re both dying, and they’re not going down without a fight.
The production features an original music score, film projection, a multifaceted set design, and new masks especially made for the show.