Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor

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A magical theatrical family show made for screen in December 2020. Filled with curious creatures, majestic forest stories and original music. Created by Naiads Foundry, Greengage Ventures and the National Trust.

Made to be experienced digitally by children and families all over the world, Forest Fables will ignite your imagination.

Forest Fables is a magical filmed adaptation of a sell-out show performed on the Isle of Wight in December 2020 by Greengage Ventures and Naiads Foundry in partnership with the National Trust.

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Harking from across the creative and theatre sectors (Olivier, Golden Globe and Emmy nominations among them), the team includes:

Embark on a journey of discovery through the enchanted rooms and corridors of the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor to uncover hidden stories found within nature. Chance upon captivating, clever and curious creatures ready to impart their tales in this fun and fabulous promenade performance. You will hear stories of majestic forests, ancient landscapes and the little creatures who serve them, inspiring each child to become a custodian of this precious land.

The original script, score and design draw on the beauty of the Manor under the watchful eye of the Neolithic Longstone and the sublime landscape that surrounds it.

  • Sophie Hunter, Director
  • Clementine Seely, Creative Producer (Credits include: Black History Museum: According to the United States of America HERE Arts Centre; Phaedra, Happy Days Festival; Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Floating Piers)
  • Sam Wyer, Olivier-nominated Designer (Credits include: Ocean at the End of the Lane, National Theatre; Lazuli Sky, Birmingham Royal Ballet, at Sadler's Wells & Birmingham Rep; Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vaults)
  • Rolfe Kent, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated film Composer (Credits include: Sideways; Freaky Friday; Stan & Ollie)
  • Olivia Prendergast, Creative Associate (Credits include: Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things a Drive Into Experience LA; Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things; Secret Cinema presents Romeo + Juliet; Secret Cinema Presents Bladerunner The Final Cut)
  • Ella Prendergast, Comedian/Writer(Credits include: Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things a Drive Into Experience; Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things; Secret Cinema presents Romeo + Juliet; Secret Cinema presents Bladerunner: The Final Cut; Recovery Town, Vault Festival)

Naiads Foundry is a company of makers, creators and doers harking from across the creative and theatre sectors who want to demonstrate that family theatre can still be crafted safely and beautifully in unconventional and thrilling ways. Their goal? To create a performance to help families dwell in play and imagination even when the world outside feels scary.

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