Forests presented by RoguePlay Theatre

Forests presented by RoguePlay Theatre

A willow tree, fiery acrobatics and dance feature in this highly visual family-friendly show. Forests packs a powerful punch, challenging forestry practices, our over-consumption of timber, the destruction of rainforests, and the displacement of Indigenous Peoples. Performers climb and manipulate the tree, the acrobatic dance sees them throwing, clambering and trampling one another, whilst ropes entangle and bind, before the tree is finally felled amid an explosion of tree-less origami birds. Forests confronts the systemic racism driving the creation of treeless land, whilst striving to inspire a future of courageous, strong young people. Forests is presented in collaboration with the Rainforest Foundation UK. Securing lands, sustaining lives. RoguePlay is proud to work with RFUK to advocate for human rights and environmental protection through artistic work.

RoguePlay is an award winning highly physical theatre company touring internationally and based in Birmingham, UK. We create a unique style of narrative theatre using aerial and ground based circus, dance and spoken word. We produce both large scale outdoor family friendly spectacle and intimate autobiographical indoor shows.

The distinctive creative tension that shapes the artistic focus, courageously tackles highly personal themes to promote female solidarity, social and environmental change and a positive image of women.

Led by Kim Wildborne, the creative process is fuelled by a desire to inspire change through a unique exploration of acting technique in vertical space. RoguePlay has an impressive history working in both outdoor and indoor sectors for over 14 years with partners such as Commonwealth Games, Gravity & Levity, Nofit State, Liberty Festival and international partners such as City of Wings & IUGTE.

Our work has won awards for direction and performance and we have a passion for innovative storytelling reflecting accessibility and diversity. We significantly contribute to the cultural ecology of our City and strive to be zero waste and low carbon.