Daphne, or Hellfire

20:00, 29 - 30 Nov

If a tree falls in a forest, and no one gives a flying f**k, does it really fall at all…?

Inspired by Ovid’s myth, ‘Daphne and Apollo’, this ecofeminist drama recasts Daphne as an impassioned environmentalist, battling big business, a boastful boyfriend and a pressurising father. As tensions between Daphne and Apollo rise, Daphne must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for the sake of saving the planet.

From Scottish playwright Isla Cowan comes this exciting new play about trees, family trees and female liberation.


‘Cowan has taken millennia-old source material and constructed a play that is fresh and resonant’

Theatre Weekly


‘Daphne, or Hellfire ends as an effective parable that, just as its predecessor, is likely to haunt its audience for some time after’

Miro Magazine


‘A play with an impact’

All Edinburgh Theatre


‘Highly Recommended’

Fringe Review

by Isla Cowan

directed by Avigail Tlalim

Lighting and Sound Design by Johnny King

Isla Cowan
Patrick Errington


Website: islacowan.com