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Don't let Christmas end in now for our family friendly, digital disco on 5 December

Join the Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos! on Saturday 5 December for a family disco in your living room.

Schools performance Friday 4 December

What happens in Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos?

Suitable for ages 4+ the three bears, Red and Alexa will be beaming straight to your screens with a Zoom-based dance party. They’ll be showing off the best moves in the forest – and getting you to show off your own!

Selected families will be invited to be part of the ‘Zoom Room’ and will get to feature as part of the performance.

Audiences will also get videos in advance. Forest’s cast of characters will show you how to make your very own set of bear ears, a bear den, a DIY disco ball and how to sing and sign the Forest song.

Forest of Forgotten Discos! is an inclusive show. It is accessible to deaf users through the use of live BSL interpretation, and captioning. It is accessible to blind and visually impaired people through the integration of audio description.

The live version of  Forest of Forgotten Discos! premiered at Hope Mill Theatre in 2018 as part of Contact’s In the City season. Here’s what folk had to say about it:

‘Energetic and Inclusive’ – The Stage

‘An alternative Christmas family show filled with glitter balls, spandex and adventure’ – Manchester Evening News

Schools Performance

A special schools and educational groups performance of Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos takes place on Friday 4 December at 1pm. To book your group or class, please ring 0161 274 0600 or contact

Access Guide

We’ve created an access guide, to explain how to use and adjust captions while watching the show, and how to access the BSL interpreter during the show.

Download our access guide.

We are making audio descriptions for each character in the show. They will introduce themselves and explain what they look like.

Click the triangle play button on the bar below to listen.

Bear Hugs

Bear Grills






Check out Forest videos on our YouTube Channel.

Cast and Credits

Written by Jackie Hagan
Directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin
Production Designer: Kat Heath
Producer for Contact: Roxanne Moores

Bear Hugs: Sara Cocker
Red: Paislie Reid
Bear Grills: Marcquelle Ward
Alexa: Sophie Coward
Beetrix: Raffie Julien

BSL Interpreter/Chloe: Becky Barry
BSL Interpreter in How To videos: Raffie Julien
How To videos editor: Ailbhe Treacy

  • Price
    £10 per screen. £7.50 for NHS staff and key workers. £7.50 Concessions,
  • Venue

    Online via Zoom.

  • Ages
  • Running
    45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Booking info

    You will receive a link to take part in the show and to watch the videos via email. Please check your inboxes, including junk/spam email, for this.

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