The Forest & The Field

Chris Goode & Company

The Forest & the Field is a gently seductive, immersive piece of non-fiction storytelling, which asks its audience to look at themselves, and to consider what we’re all doing when we meet in a theatre space.

Using live demonstrations and video clips, and drawing on a wealth of examples from Shakespeare to O.J. Simpson via John Berger and Bruce Lee, The Forest & the Field creates a space for reflecting on theatre, from inside the moment of its happening.

The piece considers how makers and audiences over time have imagined what theatre is, and where how it relates to the world around it; and it asks some searching questions about how theatre might change to meet the social and cultural challenges of tomorrow — and how we might change with it.

Relaxed and informal, yet passionate and provocative, The Forest & the Field opens up an irresistible invitation not only to theatre makers and thoughtful audiences, but to anyone with an interest in how we live today.

A theatre-maker of infinite talent and infinite compassion

The Guardian

A star of intelligent leftfield theatre

Time Out

Written, Directed and Sound Design by Chris Goode
Designed by Naomi Dawson
Lighting Design by Kristina Hjelm

A Chris Goode & Company production

Produced in association with Ovalhouse. Supported by The Touchstone Trust, Judith E Wilson Drama Studio and Jerwood Space

Co-presented by Mayfest and Arnolfini.


Extra Information & Links

Gonzalo, The Playwright & The Iron Lady: An Essay by Chris Goode


£10/ £7
Running Time
75 mins
Age Guidance
18+ (contains nudity)
Box Office Number
+44 (0)117 917 2300
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