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 original 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)

Pat Moran (Kneehigh, Bristol Old Vic)

Original music arrangement by Pat Moran and the Original Company.


Tour Dates

17 March, Onward Hall, Yorkley (with FoD Brass Training Band) 7pm • Get Tickets •

7 May, Wye Valley River Festival, Garden Cafe Lydbrook (with Lydbrook Training Band) 5pm • Get Tickets •

17 May, Wye Valley River Festival, Tintern Abbey 7:30pm • Get Tickets •

16 June, Scarr Bandstand, Sling 2pm (with Lydbrook Training Band) • Get Tickets •

17 June, Scarr Bandstand, Sling 2pm (PRIVATE EVENT)

8 July, Highnam Court, Highnam 4pm (with Lydbrook Training Band) • Get Tickets •

More dates to follow...

To book a show or to find our more contact Rachel Adams, Artistic Director, on or call 07877 581 740.

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
Lydbrook Band
Forest Musical Landscape

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