Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2023 | Afternoon
Little Wormwood Scrubs Park, 1 Dalgarno Gardens, London W10 5LL
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.
A performance team of global heritage artists, Forests comprises a 5m willow tree with
interweaving ropes extending stage left and right connecting performers and tree together.
This network of rope allows the tree to be tilted, uprooted and felled, and replicates the
intricate fungal connections underground.
Performers climb and manipulate the tree through consistent rope balancing, the acrobatic
dance sees them throwing, clambering and trampling one another, whilst ropes entangle, bind
and reduce a performer to incapacity.
Forests confronts the systemic racism driving the creation of ‘treeless land’, whilst exposing
the futility of losing precious resources for ‘fleeting’ products such as toilet paper. We
particularly strive to inspire a young future of courageous, strong young people, particularly
girls, as well as inspire finding unique connections with others and thoughtful connections with
Main programme event. Suitable for all ages. This is a free show so no tickets are required. There will be other performances taking place in the same location, with shows in this location running from 1pm onwards.
Programme Times for Little Wormwood Scrubs Park
Saturday 22 July
Earth and Sky by Bullzini Circus 1300 Cancelled due to rain
Roll Play by Simple Cypher 1340 Cancelled due to rain
Forest by Rogue Play 1415 Cancelled due to rain
Workshops on Forest by Rogue Play 1440 Cancelled due to rain
Spurting Man by Avanti 1515 Cancelled due to rain
Roll Play by Simple Cypher 1545 Cancelled due to rain
Forest by Rogue Play 1615 Cancelled due to rain
Workshops on Forest by Rogue Play 1640 Cancelled due to rain
Earth and Sky by Bullzini Circus 1700 Cancelled due to rain
Spurting Man by Avanti 1740 Cancelled due to rain
Sunday 23 July
Earth and Sky by Bullzini Circus 1300 Shows are on today
Roll Play by Simple Cypher 1345 Shows are on today
Forest by Rogue Play 1415 Shows are on today
Workshops on Forest by Rogue Play 1510 Shows are on today
Roll Play by Simple Cypher 1545 Shows are on today
Forest by Rogue Play 1615 Shows are on today
Workshops on Forest by Rogue Play 1640 Shows are on today
Earth and Sky by Bullzini Circus 1700 Shows are on today
Do check the website and social media on the day of performance for updated times as the weather may mean the schedule has to change. This location has public toilets. Bring sun cream and/or a coat. Please use public transport if possible rather than driving, take picnic plastic home to recycle and bring refillable drinking flasks.