Current Project

Real Circumstance's next production Under a Tree at the End of Time is currently in development.

Access the play-world online here, including improvisation footage, short stories, the Artistic Director's notes, and mood board.

About Real Circumstance

Real Circumstance is dedicated to exploring new ways of playmaking; to developing emergent artists; and to raising the profile of the East of England as a source of creative work.

Based in Colchester, Real Circumstance delivers work nationally and internationally.

Artistic Director - Dan Sherer
Creative Producer - Anna Bewick

Making "Under a Tree at the End of Time"

“On Creationism” a short story by Dan Sherer

A short story from Under a Tree at the End of Time by Dan Sherer. It’s 11 March, 1970 in Indiana. Ray and his daughter Robyn are by the creek, fishing.

You know you …

Casting announced for “Indiana New Works” reading

We’re delighted to announce the cast for the reading of “Under a Tree at the End of Time” as part of the Indiana New Works Festival on 3rd December.

Nine new plays by playwrights connected …

Robyn’s stories

“You know, there’s a way you could see the history of the planet, the history of this funny, scary world? Wanna know how? Go get in a rocket ship, one that can fly away from … Read more >>

Improvisations, narrative choices, and writing

I finished the final day of improvisation for Under A Tree At The End Of Time on Friday, which means somewhere in the 160ish hours of improvised footage I have the play; at least a … Read more >>

The world grows, Time passes

Day 8 of this improvisation period to build “Under a Tree at the End of Time”, and the play-world has grown vastly. We have now covered the bulk of the narrative and have a huge … Read more >>

Improvising Time: immersion and circumstance

Our previous improvisation period, which took place earlier in the year, ended at a particular moment: with the arrival of Jimmy and Caitlyn at her father Ray’s house in Time, Warren County, Indiana on Tuesday … Read more >>

Catch up with “Under a Tree at the End of Time”

On Monday we start a two-week development period for “Under a Tree at the End of Time”. The story so far…It is 1981 in the village of Time, Indiana. Raymond (Lawrence Werber / … Read more >>

Auditing the creative process

How do you make tangible and tactable – and indeed digital – the unconscious or inexpressable process of generating art? Theatre is at least better at manifesting creative labour as materially available than most art … Read more >>

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