Update – Forest of Forgotten Discos! is back in online form as a festive family dance party. Beaming straight to your homes with two performances on Saturday 5 December (plus a schools performance Friday 4 December). Tickets are £10 per family (£7.50 conc/NHS staff/keyworkers). Head here to book now.
The Forest of Forgotten Discos! is a relaxed children’s production, written by Jackie Hagan and directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin. It explores ideas of different family units and themes of acceptance. The piece integrates creative sign language performed by the actors, and audio description throughout.
There is a mystery in the forest – everyone has forgotten about dancing and bright lights and disco. Even Alexa – the virtual assistant from the Amazon Rainforest – can’t tell us why.
Meet Bear Hug, a creaky bear with a secret. Bear Minimum has a higgledy piggledy bedroom she can’t keep clean. Bear Grills just can’t keep his head cool.
Until one day, Red (who is 9 and scared of nothing!) explodes on to the scene, changing the bears’ lives forever.
Produced by Contact
Written by Jackie Hagan
Directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin
Presented by Contact and Hope Mill Theatre
Illustration by Laura Skilbeck
Production photos by Lee Baxter