• The Signalman's Tale - Forest Forge Youth Theatre

    by The Company with additional material by David Haworth
    Directed by Megan Purdie

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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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’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 Signalman's Tale

So the Youth Theatre are in the building rehearsing their version of Leaves on a Line. They have taken one of the stories which Dinos discovered in his research and devised around it with Megan and David shaping the work. It is all looking rather fabulous and I am sure it is going to be a great show. Do come and show your support for our wonderful Youth Theatre.