Desert Bloom

A new version of Clara-Nel Haddon’s Desert Bloom. An extraordinary tale of one woman’s search for identity and the blurred lines between fact, fiction, fantasy and fake news.

Everyone has a secret. What was Marilyn’s real legacy? Rosarita, a fragile Nevada bloom, muses on the fate of Hollywood’s favourite plaything from the sweltering heat of her trailer, sustained only by cool drinks and night walks, and wonders if she herself has been transplanted into the wrong soil. A tale of discovered identity, a troubled upbringing, of an ordinary life which hides an extraordinary secret.

Written by Clara-Nel Haddon
Performed by Valerie Monti-Holland
Directed by Mick Connell and Ray Globe

plush tiger productions

South Yorkshire based Plush Tiger Productions formed as a theatre collective in 2015 with the aim of producing new work. Clara-Nel Haddon is writer and producer.
Clara-Nel grew up in Yorkshire and attended the Universities of Sussex, the Sorbonne and Huddersfield.

Recent plush tiger productions
Desert Bloom - Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Desert Bloom - Brighton Fringe 2016
‘Emotionally-charged’ ★ ★ ★ ★ BroadwayBaby

Noiseless & Patient - Brighton Fringe 2016
‘Beautiful and lyrical’ ★ ★ ★ FringeGuru

Noiseless & Patient - Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Sisu - Edinburgh Fringe 2016
‘A brilliant hidden Fringe gem’ (Joe Lycett 2016)

Hive - Edinburgh Fringe 2017
‘intimate and enthralling’ ★ ★ ★ ★ EdinburghGuide.com

Desert Bloom - Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Queen of the Air - Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Buxton Fringe

Desert Bloom by Clara-Nel Haddon will be at the 2019 Buxton Festival Fringe.
10th July at 4.30pm
12th July at 6pm
18th July at 3pm
at the Rotunda Dome - Pavilion Gardens

Desert Bloom at Buxton Fringe tickets and info

reviews

Desert Bloom - Brighton Fringe 2016
‘Emotionally-charged’ ★ ★ ★ ★ BroadwayBaby

Noiseless & Patient - Brighton Fringe 2016
‘Beautiful and lyrical’ ★ ★ ★ FringeGuru

Sisu - Edinburgh Fringe 2016
‘A brilliant hidden Fringe gem’ (Joe Lycett 2016)

Hive - Edinburgh Fringe 2017
‘intimate and enthralling’ ★ ★ ★ ★ EdinburghGuide.com