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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.

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The Pines of Moors Valley is a folk song about Moors Valley and the Scots Pines which (mainly) fill the forest. 

The Moors Valley PinesGobbledegook Theatre
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The Panther and the Bear is set in India and tells the story of a boy and a magical encounter.

Panther and The Bear _Online
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The Kingdom of the Grey is all about the network under the ground which allows trees to communicate. 

The Kingdom of The Grey_Online
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