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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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Summer at Forest Forge !

 Welcome to the new season at Forest Forge. We have an exciting summer season planned, with lots of new creative workshops and summer schools for all age groups - please contact us for more details. The Gap group will be performing Kafka’s ‘The Trial’, in an exciting and physical new production; our work experience production Elevate, for Year 11 students, will be exploring body image.

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Youth Theatre take to the Stage!

’The world turned, people came and went, kings lived and died, wars raged, nations fell. Lovers met, others parted. Stations thrived and the signalman pulled his levers. The puppet master pulled his strings.”

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The British Theatre Guide Review

Since they started out thirty four years ago with—so it’s rumoured—props, scenery and costumes having to be stored in the artistic director’s mum’s garage for lack of more suitable facilities, Forest Forge has forged ahead, establishing a reputation which makes every new production an unmissable date in the diary. (Did they really perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream to schools with just four actors all those years ago? Now that really was fun!)

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The Director's Blog

The Trial with The Gap

So our Gap group are performing the extraordinary piece that is The Trial by Kafka and adapted by Berkoff. It is a visceral, physical piece which still seems incredibly relevant with its anti establishment message. They will be performing all week and they have worked hard to make this an exciting theatre experience. And so the next generation of theatre makers are born!

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