An audio installation for younger audiences and their families on the 14th and 15th May at Moors Valley Country Park, just off the Gruffalo Trail.
Three four-poster beds. Three short sound adventures.
Experience stories of the forest lying on a four-poster bed gazing up at a canopy of trees.
FOREstory is supported by a seed commission from Activate Performing Arts for Forestry England
Created by Gobbledegook Theatre
Sound Joanne Tyler of Soniche Productions
Print Illustrations Sophie Fretwell
Bedgineer Colin Penny
Upholstery Alex Rees
The Kingdom of the Grey written and performed by Lorna Rees and Marcel Riccardi (age 6)
The Panther and The Bear written and performed by Adam Coshan
The Moors Valley Pines performed by The Lockdown Band (music by Rufus Rees-Coshan all other instruments and vocals performed by Dylan Rees-Coshan, Adam Coshan & Lorna Rees)
Huge thanks to Alex Swegman, Dom Kippin, Kate Wood and
Moors Valley Country Park.
FOREstory is Gobbledegook Theatre's research & development project for a much larger work about four-poster beds and trees, which will premiere in 2023.
The Pines of Moors Valley is a folk song about Moors Valley and the Scots Pines which (mainly) fill the forest.
The Panther and the Bear is set in India and tells the story of a boy and a magical encounter.
The Kingdom of the Grey is all about the network under the ground which allows trees to communicate.