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Forest Sounds Theatre is a a collaboratively practicing experimental theatre company. We make politically and socially engaged work that explores power in a surprising, surreal and often comedic way. The work pushes traditional performance-spectator relationships, aiming to playfully turn audiences into collaborators and conspirers.

Forest Sounds began in 2015 as a Resident Company at Theatre Deli in Sheffield, and the company has since shown work at Alphabetti, artsdepot, Hull Truck, DINA, DNweekeND, UnShut Festival, Wardrobe Theatre, Rebuild Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Stage said Forest Sounds “breaks spine-bristling new ground” and the company have received positive reviews in The Stage, The Quietus, State of the Arts, RMC Media and Now Then Magazine. Our last show received received arts council funding, about which Samatha Williams (State of the Arts) wrote: “I found myself in a room full of almost strangers, giddy with the possibility of positive human interaction, and a new understanding that this work so subtly and cleverly has highlighted our separateness and brought us all together.”

We have worked with political experts, clowns, astrophysicists, students, sound artists, video artists, dancers, aerialists, comedians, designers, as well as commercial and non-profit partners.

We have been:

Andy Owen Cook
Alfie Heffer
Heather Morgan
Ben Jackson
Mischa Jones
James Christensen
Lucy Haighton
Nathaniel Lastra
Amy Blake
Luke Thomas
Jack Poole
Luke Corwell
Adam Magennis
“Forest Sounds Theatre create riotous political pieces of theatre. Everything they offer up leaves me thinking about things in a new way.”
Theatre Deli