Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (international, contemporary)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


In Forest, the latest graduates, from the legendary Moscow Art Theatre School, explore the eternal relationship between humanity and nature, through a fantastical journey of bodies in motion. The audience are invited to connect with the deep patterns of consciousness that are found in the harmonies and rhythms of life. What is the fate of intimacy in a world divorced from nature? Are there rites and rituals, which can tie us to an eternal spirit of place? These artists ask these questions with a sense of contemporary urgency. A unique international festival event from uncensored contemporary young Russia.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Large flight of stone steps up to the performance venue, which is on the first floor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Tony 117 days ago

Slow-paced dance/physical theatre piece with occasional interest.

Penny Wilson 125 days ago

Absolutely beautiful choreography, execution, music, singing, intimate interplay between the dancers. Completely unique and entrancing work. Were they people? Were they trees? Were they the Forest? Every audience member probably took away their own personal interpretation of this piece, having enjoyed the intimacy and beauty of this captivating performance. FIVE Stars!

Marina 127 days ago

Amazing show! The combination between dance, visual effects and music is fantastic. The choreography is really moving and mesmerising and makes you travel to a different world. I had never seen anything quite like this before, groundbraking and very energetic. Do not miss!!

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Total Theatre 120 days ago

Visiting Assembly’s Checkpoint venue always brings back fond memories and summons ghosts, as it was in this space that the legendary Forest Fringe was based for very many years. It is therefore always a delight to see the space used imaginatively, as it is here for this highly physical and...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 123 days ago

Like a bagpipe for the voice, there’s something uniquely haunting about the harmonies in Russian folk song. Those eerie bellows are heard at their most mournful and ecstatic in this phenomenal piece of physica...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

In preparation for this show, the recent graduates of Moscow Art Theatre School took a little trip....

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Seeing Dance (5/5 stars) 124 days ago

Beautiful, magical, totally engaging from start to finish; and with a strong message. Forest is one powerful picture after another (which can be enjoyed as just that if meaning is unclear), the mix enhanced even further by Niyaz Karim’s fascinating concoction of distorted natural sounds along with a range of instruments including lyrichord, guitar and kalimba. It has a rare spirituality at times, the forest seen as a sort of natural temple. It manages to feel ancient yet also so very, very contemporary.

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Scotsman (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

Whether it’s a result of this intense groundwork, or the training they received at the seat of learning co-founded by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski, either way, Forest has something truly special to offer.

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