IN A DEEP DARK FOREST

An INHABITORS PRODUCTION, created by ROSLYN OADES & COLLABORATORS

In a faraway place, not so dissimilar to our own, an enchanted forest is in seriously, serious trouble. The ancient trees that once bathed in shafts of golden sunlight have been plunged into darkest shadow. The sun is missing and it is always night. The white-horned butterfly, the spotted Thylacine and the penguin fairy, that once frolicked happily, have all disappeared. Our story begins as a tribe of brave children (and their elders), armed with tiny torches, set forth into the darkness on a daring quest to return the light ...

In A Deep Dark Forest is an exciting new immersive theatrical quest, set in a magical pop-up forest and played in the dark. A charming shared adventure for families; this is your chance to experience a live bedtime story together. 

Designed for children aged 6 to 11 and their adults.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Writer & Original Direction: Roslyn Oades     

Cast: Jacob Williams/Adam McConvell
Associate Director: Brienna Mannish
Sound Design & Composition: Robert D Jordan
Design, Lighting & Stills: Rainbow Sweeny
Script Consultant: Jacob Williams
Games Mentor: Myfanwy Jones

Produced & initiated by: Simon Bedford

TOUR ENQUIRIES

Simon Bedford | Producer  
simon@scbedford.com 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Sept-Oct 2016: RIVERSIDE THEATRE, Sydney

Jan 2017: ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

May 2017: DreamBIG FESTIVAL, Adelaide

 

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

In A Deep Dark Forest was originally developed and created by writer/director Roslyn Oades in collaboration with Simon Bedford, Jacob Williams, Robert D Jordan and Rainbow Sweeny. The project was seeded by City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab 2016 and developed with the assistance of Arts Centre Melbourne & the City of Melbourne Arts Grant Program. Roslyn gratefully acknowledges additional creative support from Riverside Theatre.

In A Deep Dark Forest drew considerable inspiration from a brainstrust of 9-12 years olds during its development & testing phase at ArtPlay. We would like to acknowledge the input of these generous young gamesters: Ben, Lawrence, Kaspar, Kiki, Morgana, Cilla & Devon.

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