The Forest & the Field was a gently seductive, immersive piece of non-fiction storytelling, which asked its audience to look at themselves, and to consider what we’re all doing when we meet in a theatre space.
Using live demonstrations and video clips, and drawing on a wealth of examples from Shakespeare to OJ Simpson, The Forest & the Field created a space for reflecting on theatre, from inside the moment of its happening.
The piece considered how makers and audiences over time have imagined what theatre is, and how it relates to the world around it; and it asked some searching questions about how theatre might change to meet the social and cultural challenges of tomorrow — and how we might change with it.
Relaxed and informal, yet passionate and provocative, The Forest & the Field opened up an irresistible invitation not only to theatre makers and thoughtful audiences, but to anyone with an interest in how we live today.
Writer / Director – Chris Goode
Designer – Naomi Dawson
Lighting Designer – Kristina Hjelm
Performed by Chris Goode and Tom Ross-Williams
Associate Director – Wendy Hubbard
Associate Artist – Jonny Liron
Production Manager – James Lewis
A Chris Goode & Company production
Produced in association with Ovalhouse
Supported by Schtanhaus, The Touchstone Trust, Judith E Wilson Drama Studio and Jerwood Space
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