Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2022 Mischief Festival will feature two provocative new plays exploring Britain today – O, Island! by Nina Segal and Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer – running in The Other Place from 30 September–5 November.

Entrenched in her picturesque Devonshire village, Ivy Tiller is preparing to wage a war.  Her target: the invasive grey squirrel. Her goal: to oust the invaders and restore the native red squirrels as the ‘rightful’ inhabitants. Galvanised by her important mission, Ivy’s determination swells to uncomfortable heights. 

This darkly comic new play from Bea Roberts challenges who belongs and who thrives.


Director Caitlin McLeod | Designer Milla Clarke | Lighting Elliot Griggs | Sound Oli Soames

Starring Jenny Rainsford (Fleabag) as Ivy Tiller, Tim Treloar (Maleficent, Doctor Who), Anna Andresen (Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre/The Globe Theatre), Alex Bhat (Henry V, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Nathan McMullen (Hushabye Mountain, Hope Mill Theatre) and Jade Ogugua (Solaris (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne/Edinburgh Lyceum/ Lyric Hammersmith)


For tickets and booking information visit the RSC booking page here.

The script will be published by Nick Hern books, available October 2022.