Tree of Light

John Darvell as part of a team of choreographers, lead by internationally renowned Charlie Morrissey, to create four large-scale community celebrations as part of London 2012 Olympic Games.


The Tree of Light was a huge, theatrical production based on original ideas by Stewart Collins, directed by Charlie Morrissey and incorporating music by Orlando Gough. Staged around a sculptured, 16-metre industrial 'tree' designed by Block 9, the performances used light and dance to tell the story of a mythical tree rediscovered in a future where it is thought that all trees are extinct.


The project was selected by the Legacy Trust to be one of the UK's Community Celebrations for the London 2012 Games, with three performances involving 1200 participants.


Ten of the South East’s top choreographers worked alongside Artistic Director Charlie Morrissey to create and teach the piece to participating school and community groups.


NOCTURN had the privilege to work with the following schools:

  • Highdown School and Sixth Form College, Reading

  • Maiden Erlegh School, Reading

  • Addington SEN School, Reading

  • St Andrews Primary School, Oxford