Mad Forest A play from Romania

Mad Forest

Wickham Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018
  • Location Wickham Theatre
  • Evening Times


  • Matinees


  • Tickets

    £17 full £12 concession

  • Director

    Max Key

A play from Romania

By Caryl Churchill

Directed by Max Key

Mad Forest immerses us in the tumultuous world of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. Fuelled by Caryl Churchill’s vivid storytelling, dark humour and fantastical imagination, we follow the remarkable story of two families whose lives are forever altered by the revolution.

As relevant today as when it was written, Mad Forest embraces a richly theatrical style, introducing us to a vampire, a talking dog and an angel among others along the way.

It presents a kaleidoscopic and surreal look at life under oppression and the painful difficulties of lasting change.

This production showcases the work of our MA Acting students (International).

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice