Take a Leaf out of Chanje Kunda’s Book

Performance artist Chanje Kunda was suffering with stress and anxiety when she first discovered that plants soothe the soul. She then learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees. Trees aren’t very talkative, but they are tall, do great things for the planet, and are renowned for their wood. Chanje was inspired and fell in love with plants.

This show maps her journey, taking you on an hilarious rollercoaster through social media FOMO, dating disasters, and EMDR therapy. She escapes into the world of exotic plants. The show features an array of fabulous foliage, a harem of flora and fauna, interspersed with metaphors of growth and renewal. The show ends on a climax…

Originally commissioned by Eclipse, HOME and ARC as part of Slate: Black. Arts. World

Book tickets

The Box @ The Met
£12 (inc fees)

Unallocated seating.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Duration approx. 60 minutes.

Plant Fetish contains mild swearing, discussion of sexual themes, and also references mental health, specifically PTSD and childhood trauma.

A Happy event

Plant Fetish comes to The Met as part of Happy, Bury’s festival inspired by the legacy of Victoria Wood.

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“The humour with which she shares these stories is palpable.”

Quays Life

“A brilliant meditative piece on the complexities of black women’s mental health and how sometimes life is so ridiculous you’ve just got to laugh.”

Audience member

“Strikingly successful”

British Theatre Guide

Plant Fetish

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