A fully-inclusive, virtual version of Forest of Forgotten Discos! returns this December to bring the show right into your homes.
A fully inclusive show for families in a new, Covid friendly format, Forest of Forgotten Discos! returns Saturday 5 December (plus a Schools performance Friday 4 December) and brings the fun right into your homes.
What happens in Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos?
In this new, digital edition of the hit show for ages 4+, the three bears, Red and Alexa (a digital assistant from the Amazon jungle) 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
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 email@example.com.
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: Becky Barry
BSL Interpreter in How To videos: Raffie Julien
How To videos editor: Ailbhe Treacy