• Leaves on a Line

    by Dinos Aristidou
    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.’

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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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Daily Echo Review - Leaves on a Line



Fine Times Recorder Review

RAILWAYS evoke memories – memories of journeys, arrivals and departures, meetings and partings, new adventures and old routines. Leaves On A Line, the new touring show from Forest Forge, draws on all these strands and motifs in a multi-layered play with music. It is touching, funny, exciting and thoughtful.


Scene One Review - Leaves on a Line

THIS specially written piece, centring round a now disused railway station and inspired by the classic film Brief Encounter, was created in part by showing the film to a variety of groups and asking them to write letters to the company in answer to the question “What are you waiting for?”, as well as gathering people’s memories of the railways in Hampshire and talking to model railway enthusiasts about their passion. 


The Director's Blog

And we're off!

So we had our preview and people genuinely seemed to love it. I am hoping those people who love their old films enjoy all the visual references to some of the classics. We are going to some new and old spaces with this tour and with 3 actors who are new to Forest Forge its going to be an exciting journey. Please let us know what you think- you can add a comment to the show page on this site or tweet us! It's always a joy to work on a new play and this has been no exception- I really hope that audiences enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.