Young AYT

A Forest

Devised by the Company

Directed by: Rebecca Laughton and Lee Anderson

Young AYT present two new devised plays that explore our relationship with nature.

Drawing from Arcola’s green ethos, and following a term looking at myths, legends and fairytales, join Young AYT as they venture deeper into the forest.

Voices from the Urban Forest by Thursday Young AYT

The orphaned children have travelled to the big city, far from their home. With the stories of Hansel and Gretel and the Babes in the Wood as a starting point, this short piece explores traditional fairy tale themes of good and evil and our modern moral codes and politics. We glimpse a child’s view of a frightening cityscape …what happens when the brave children are left alone in the high tech metropolis?

The Rise and Fall of the (Dis)Enchanted Forest by Friday Young AYT

The Enchanted Forest is in trouble. Trees face the axe. Fairy pollen is vanishing. Magic is under threat. But never fear – help is on the way!

Please note: both plays will be performed each night with no interval. The order is subject to change.