Sure Shots is an initiative by SweetScar to bring audiences the best of new theatre writing, in bite-sized form and for free. Sure Shots presents bursts of high-quality theatre that aim for lasting impact.
SweetScar has created eight Sure Shots, all of which have been UK stage premieres. They have explored self-help, self-harm, sexual abuse, environmental issues, polar exploration, inter-species relationships, the dilemmas involved in ordering food, and the disastrous consequences of accepting a muffin.
Drawing inspiration from The Pine Tree by Hans Christian Andersen and several newspaper articles, The Foolish Flower tells the tale of a Kenyan carnation and its journey to the supermarket. The naïve flower knows that her beauty will feed the farmer’s family, but she is ignorant of any environmental implications. She anticipates gaining glory on the lapel of a groom, but she ends her life drooping in a bucket, with a sticker plastered over her to reduce her price.