• Woman of Flowers

    by Kaite O'Reilly
    Directed by Kirstie Davis

    What happens when you want a different life to the one chosen for you? A story of desire, duty, deceit and revenge.

    An innovative re-telling of an ancient Welsh myth where nothing is quite as it seems.

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  • Stardust

    by Neil Gaiman
    Directed by Kirstie Davis

    A fantasy adventure for all the family

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  • Hansel and Gretel

    by Brothers Grimm
    Directed by Kirstie Davis

    An interactive story telling adventure of this well known classic suitable for 3-7 year olds and the family in residency at the studio space at Lighthouse, Poole

    In partnership with Lighthouse logo

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  • Leaves on a Line

    by Dinos Aristitou
    Directed by Kirstie Davis

    ‘If there was one thing you could say to your younger self what would it be?

    Would she listen? And if she did, what difference would it make? You’d still be here. Waiting.’

    Find out more

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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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In full bloom- Kaite O'Reilly blog on Woman of Flowers

Woman of Flowers is now out on the road. Kaite O'Reilly shares her feelings with us one week into the tour:


Making Language Visual - Kaite O"Reilly blog on Woman of Flowers

Turning written text into visual, physical language – transforming words on the page into signs and gestures that take flight….  I love working with Jean St Clair. In her London apartment this week, I worked with her and Sophie Stone, transforming written text from my new play Woman of Flowers into flowing, beautiful visual language.


Woman of Flowers read through

We have had the first read through of Woman of Flowers to a small invited audience.  It was great for the creative team to hear the piece out loud and to have ideas from the actors in the room.  Here are some pictures of the day: 


The Director's Blog

And she flies!

So the show is now up and as I write this it is getting some incredible reponses from people who are seeing it at The Pleasance. It has been quite a journey- from the cafe of the Millenium Centre in Cardiff in 2012 hatching a plan with Kaite through to its realisation in 2014. It has been a wonderful collaboration and I thank all those people who have made it possible. But now I want to know what you think and so please go to the Woman of Flowers page on this website and send us a comment.