F O R E S T S
Currently in preproduction to be shot and released as a cinematic film 2022
Premiered stage play at The House, Plymouth 2020
FORESTS is an emblematic story for our times. A woman, Argyll, begins to recount a tale in which each character seeks change. Music soars and doorways open but lives begin to fragment as they trail towards a destruction. In this fervent tale, the very nature of connection and culpability is questioned as Argyll investigates what could be done, reaching her hands into the soil to pull out the fresh sprouts of a new forest.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”
An ode for our time, a lamentation for a closing world before the birth of a new one.
Forests has been a three-year project in the making, championing the interplay between movement, song, the cultural heritage of the British Isles and symbolic imagery. Our durational process has created a layered performance, drawing from conversations, meetings, natural encounters and personal stories threaded through the fabric of the material.
T H E M A K I N G O F
C O N V E R S A T I O N
W I T H T H E H O U S E
For further details, to gain access to online content, or to book the show, please contact Maris Meos by email
Devised and created by:
Henry McGrath, Eleanor Buchan, Emma Bonnici, Charles Sandford, Adam Clifford
Music composed by:
With special thanks to:
The ASHA Centre, Adrian Locher, Mark Gifford, Maris Meos, Stefan Durasovic, Vanya Durasovic, Renaud Maurer, Mark Moodie, Elisabeth Crarer, Vincent Manna, Emma Abel, Sioned Jones, Naomi Zara Wilkinson, The Grange Village Community, Judy Bailey, Michelle England, Helen Edwards, Kath Burlinson, The Authentic Artist Collective, Paul Oertel, Nancy Spanier, Eva McGrath, the team at The House, RADA, Reckitt Arts Trust, Arts Council England and all our sponsors.