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Welcome to Forest Forge Theatre Company
Forest Forge is one of the UK’s leading small-scale touring theatre companies. It specialises in creating professional performances and Creative Learning projects that share people’s stories and experiences, with the ongoing aim of inspiring, engaging and transforming communities. The company is particularly interested in new writing.
Forest Forge is committed to making theatre accessible by touring work directly into people’s communities, to a variety of venues and working with a range of people through bespoke projects and workshops.
Forest Forge makes theatre performances and workshops that sometimes challenge and are sometimes unexpected, but always inspiring.
The company is based in Ringwood on the edge of the New Forest and has been touring work for over 30 years.
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Forest Forge News
The Battle Lines Tea Dances
Forest Forge is about to launch Battle Lines, a project which will draw on the stories of the people and communities of Hampshire to inform a trio of plays that will tour the county in spring 2014. Developed in partnership with The Spring in Havant, Forest Arts in New Milton,The Lights in Andover and Winchester University, Battle Lines is an in depth exploration of Hampshire during 100 years of conflict – from World Wars I and II, through to modern day warfare.Read More...
BBC blog by Gary Owen writer of Free Folk and pick of the week in the Guardian
A great BBC blog from writer Gary Owen about writing Free Folk. If you live in / have ever visited the New Forest you know exactly what he is talking about when it comes to the stillness and the mystery of the place. One of many reasons why we love creating our work here. The show is going far and wide over the next few weeks but will be back in Hampshire in the week of the 21 October.Read More...
Share your story
As part of 'Free Folk', Forest Forge has worked with NativeHQ to develop an interactive digital map.Read More...
The Director's Blog
So Anne opened last night and people genuinely seemed to love it! I am so glad- it is a heartwarming story and she is a wonderful character. The actors did a great job and almost all of the quick changes went well!Read More...