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Two unusual climate refugees wander through Symondsbury

  • 24–26 September 2021
  • Symondsbury Estate

The Gallycrows*

(*Old Dorset for scarecrow)

Watch out for them, as they arrive in Symondsbury, appearing as if from nowhere with what looks like the world on their backs. Who are they? What do they want? Audiences are invited to meet these interactive characters created especially for Inside Out Dorset by local favourites, Angel Exit Theatre in response to Luke Jerram’s Gaia and the themes of climate emergency, displacement, and journeying.

This wandering duo will surprise and delight the whole family.

Two figures who look like walking trees



Tamsin Fessey, Lynne Forbes, Kas Darley, Natasha Nixon


Created by: Angel Exit Theatre

Music: Tom Ball

Costume Design: Sophie Fretwell



Gallycrows is supported by Arts Council England, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, DCMS, Dorset Council, Dorset AONB, Jerwood Arts, Artful Scribe, The Garrick Club Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, Symondsbury Estate, LAND and The Green Carpet.


This performance takes place on compacted earth and woodland rough pathways. The site is approximately 2.3km one way from the Front of House and car park. This is a roving performance without audience seating.

Further access information can be found through the ‘plan your visit’ link below.

Plan Your Visit

With the current climate crisis, we try to work in a greener way and understand that we all need to be part of the solution in protecting our planet. We encourage you to consider how you get to the festival and adapt to ‘greener’ ways if possible. Follow this link to plan your visit to Inside Out Dorset.

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