The Orang Collectif
The Tree of Objects


Two strangers discover a tree of random household objects. They decide to settle, only to learn of each other’s presence.

Their inability to communicate triggers a series of misunderstandings that erupts into confrontation.

Ironically, this teaches them to celebrate their differences and unlocks the magic of the tree of objects.

The Tree of Objects is a devised music and theatrical adventure celebrating diversity and how we can overcome adversity to preserve Earth by recycling and prolonging the shelf life of objects.

90% of the production is made from found objects and donations


Please note, this show is programmed by SBC’s Youth Theatre of Sanctuary, in partnership with The Montgomery.

This show is part of Mini Mig Mat at the Monty, brought to you by Migration Matters Festival and The Montgomery.

Please note, ticket prices are inclusive of the booking fee. 

About the company

The Orang Collectif

Celebrates diverse cultures, languages and theatrical traditions reflecting upon
our modern society.

Our method of working is based on workshops led by one or more of the collaborators subjective to
the goals of the investigation. The material generated from the workshops are then moulded and refined to form the performance.

We enjoy working with individuals of varying disciplines and
expertise as there is always a new perspective to be challenged by and to learn from.

Natalie B. Wong
A Southeast Asian female director, performance maker and teaching artist based in London. In a
nutshell, my artistic process is collaborative, to create and share a story that matters to the audience.
My freelance experience thus far: created my own performances, directed, assistant directed,
performed, taught, production & stage managed and worked as a casual technician.

Directing and performance credits include The Tree of Objects (The Orang Collectif, Kakilang, Chisenhale Dance);
Adventures of Pipi – life in London through the lens of a queer migrant from an ex-colony (The Orang
Collectif, Camden People’s Theatre); An Odyssey: A show about HOME & IDENTITY – an exploration
of the self and the other in an attempt to define home (The Orang Collectif, Omnibus Theatre, ); The
Laramie Project (Singapore Repertory Company’s Young Company); The Nightingale (School touring show, Singapore). Assistant director credits include: The Tempest (dir. Braham Murray); Merchant of Venice (dir. Bruce Guthrie, Movement dir. Scott Graham); The Nightingale (dir. Kate Golledge).

I strive to create performances that touch the audience viscerally and champion diversity in
mainstream theatre; thus I co-founded The Orang Collectif which is a cross-disciplinary and
multicultural collective, that tells stories and explores different forms of art through the languages of
movement, music, sound, lights and text.

Arthur Astier
A French autodidact composer-musician, he extensively explores different styles of expression such
as performance installations, theatre, post hardcore, immersive performance and film.

He has worked alongside international artists such as Christian Boltanski, Frank Krawczyk and Peter
Brook. Arthur partnered up with Natalie Wong in Singapore and composed Singapore Repertory

In the recent years, Arthur composed and performed in Digital Umbilical, London winner of Dansathon 2018, A dance project that aims to humanise technology, In 2019 he created with Natalie Wong The Tree Of Object, a children’s theatre production about recycling and preserving the environment.

He is currently part of AURIC (Songs From A Golden Age) a gig theatre show based on texts from the Spanish Golden Age that merges spoken-word and experimental music.


Running Time: 40 minutes
Dates & times

18 June • 14:00

Tickets for this event are sold through our box office.

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The venue does not currently have wheelchair access, and there are 3 stairs from pavement to foyer, and 32 stairs from foyer to theatre. We will be undertaking the building work to install a lift in 2023, but there is not currently a lift available at the venue.

We are dedicated to making your experience at The Montgomery as accessible as possible. If you or your child have any specific access requirements please contact and we will be more than happy to help make your visit more enjoyable.


The piece presents very strong messages about friendship, tolerance and recycling
Lai Lai Wong, Kakilang Board of Trustee


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