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For their Complete Works Festival the Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned FF to stage this spectacular perambulatory phantasmagorical promenaderie of FF’s trademark mix of theatre, film, puppetry and live music. For more details about the show click here.

For a list of past Forkbeard shows click here.

“Mesmerizing magic” The INDEPENDENT

“ Consummately skilful and hilariously funny” The IRISH TIMES

“Invisible Bonfires” was commissioned by The Department of Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to raise public awareness of Climate Change. For more details about the show click here.

“Shooting Shakespeare”, commissioned by The Bath Shakespeare Festival, developed a theme suggested by Artistic Director Deborah Shaw and Silent Movie composer Neil Brand - the British Film Institute’s Silent Shakespeare films. For more details about the show click here.

“All at Sea, originally commissioned by The Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis, explored the marine environment in an accessible and fun way whilst still pulling no punches about the increasing threats the oceans face. For more details click here.

The National Media Museum in Bradford. The Museum's Education team commissioned Forkbeard to create a show about Cinematic Special Effects that the Museum's Explainers could present to visiting schools and families. The result is CinemaMagic” still showing after 3 years.

Forkbeard also accept commissions to devise multi-media shows to help explain complex scientific, historical or technological themes for museums or historic buildings.  Such organizations are increasingly looking for unique, spectacular, fun, comic, ingenious or just different ways of attracting new people through the doors.

The most unusual and surprising subjects and themes can be given unexpected imaginative life in site-specific events, immersive happenings, comic lecture demonstrations and live film/animation presentations.

Sometimes we will accept a commission or devise a show on a particular theme where the brief is to tour as far and wide as possible and so, in the process, introduce as many people as possible to a subject rarely if ever addressed in the theatre.

An example is “The Brain” for which we won the first ever Science On Stage & Screen Award from The Wellcome Trust.  The remit was to introduce the public to imaginative and accessible ways of understanding aspects of neuroscience. To read more about the show click here