Passing the Baton
© Photography by Camilla Adams
“There’s music in the water here. It’s in the trees and in the coal seams. It runs right through the core of the people.”
The wild and wonderful Passing The Baton begins a new tour into Forest of Dean in 2018! With live music and magical theatre this intergenerational project focuses on stories from the local area of the Forest of Dean.
Originally created during 2017 and written by playwright Mike Akers, the play is based on familial memories from Lydbrook Band member Robert Morgan.
"Not that I want to run down village halls but you don't expect to see things this good - this was up here” (Raises arm above head!). (Audience member 2017)
"I think everyone in the Forest should see it!" (Sue Middleton, Programme Manager, Foresters Forest)
Devised and developed by the Company:
Chez Dunfois (EveryBODY Dance, Pif-Paf Theatre, Perfomers Without Borders)
Katie Storer (Mufti Games, The Desperate Men, Ramshaklicious, Beyond the Ridiculous)
Josh Lucas (Running Dog Theatre)
Original music arrangement by Pat Moran and the Company.
17 March, Onward Hall, Yorkley (with FoD Brass Training Band) 7pm • Get Tickets •
7 May, Wye Valley River Festival, Garden Cafe Lydbrook (with FoD Brass Training Band) 5pm • Get Tickets •
17 May, Wye Valley River Festival, Tintern Abbey 7:30pm • Get Tickets •
16 June, Scarr Bandstand, Sling 2pm (with FoD Brass Training Band) • Get Tickets •
More dates to follow...
Presented Wyldwood Arts. Commissioned by Forestry Commission as part of Forester's Forest Celebration Programme, with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
Forester’s Forest Programme
Wye Valley River Festival
Forest of Dean Brass Training Band
Forest Musical Landscape