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Forest Forge Theatre Has Stories To Tell

As part of National Storytelling Week from the 1 - 8 February, Forest Forge Theatre are delighted to bring two shows to their Ringwood based theatre that offer a great opportunity for audiences to gather round and enjoy the age-old tradition of storytelling.

On the 1 February the theatre welcomes storyteller Ellie Brooks with her chilling and immersive show Watch the wall my darling. Delving back in history into the strange, creepy, and oftentimes hilarious world of an 18th century peasant girl, this story pays homage to the great gothic poets of yesteryear and bawdy balladeers of old features classic poems combined with traditional folklore and original material.

With storyteller Peter Courtenay as the support act for the show, Watch the wall my darling promises an evening of entertainment as you gather round to hear these thrilling tales.

On Saturday 8 February Forest Forge Theatre opens its doors once again to award-winning storyteller and author Michele O’brien. Known to local audiences as one of the three travelling players in Little Red Riding Hood, the recent Christmas show collaboration between Forest Forge and Bumblefly Theatre, Michele has been working closely behind the scenes with Forest Forge Theatre as an Associate Artist to develop her own show, The Ark and Dove.

The Ark and Dove brings you the enchanting tale of Mary Jennings, a servant woman, who travels from Cowes on the Isle of Wight across the ocean, west, risking everything. Described by one audience member as “Fantastic – the art of storytelling being revived. A must for children”.

Both upcoming shows bring the magic and warmth of storytelling to this local theatre. Watch the wall my darling is on Saturday 1 February at 7.30pm and would make a wonderfully entertaining evening for friends and older families. See The Ark and Dove on Saturday 8 February at 3pm, this hour-long performance is the perfect way for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

Book tickets online now at or call Forest Forge Theatre on 01425 470 188.

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