Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Forest of Forgotten Discos! Contact Theatre at Hope Mill Ticket Giveaway

Manchester's Contact Theatre's permanent home on Oxford Road is being transformed, so they are still out and about for their Christmas show, The Forest Of Forgotten Discos!, and it will be performed at the acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre – The Stage’s 2018 Fringe Theatre of the Year.

The Forest Of Forgotten Discos! is a fun, heart-warming story that can be enjoyed by all types of families and anyone aged 5+. We'll be attending to review and I'm really looking forward to it - although excuse me if I don't wear sequins or spandex!

Contact have teamed up with Jackie Hagan to present The Forest of Forgotten Discos! She is a stand up comedian, playwright and theatre maker who creates work that celebrates the experiences of people left out of the mainstream and director Nickie Miles-Wildin had a starring role in the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. The Forest of Forgotten Discos! integrates sign language and visual storytelling into all performances. Truly inclusive.

Contact is dusting down its glitter ball to solve the mystery of the year. Everyone in the forest has forgotten about dancing and bright lights and disco. Even Alexa the virtual assistant from the Amazon Rainforest, who normally knows everything, doesn't understand what's happened...

7 year old Red is the one who may be able to help. She is worried that her Dad's new girlfriend will ruin Christmas and has run away from home into the forest. She meets up with three bears who live there....

Bear Hugs is a creaky bear with a secret, played by Sarah Cocker, a former member of Contact's Young Company. Bear Minimum is a bear who struggles to keep her room tidy, played by Ali Briggs, the Coronation Street and Fat Friends actor who performs using sign language and lip reading and Bear Grills finishes the trio. He just can’t keep his head cool and is played by Marcquelle Ward, best known for his role as regular character BB in ITV1's Britannia High.

Red is played by Paislie Reid, who started her career as a child actress in The New Worst Witch (CITV). Sophie Coward plays virtual Amazon assistant, Alexa.

Red and the bears set off on a journey through the forest and as they learn to work together (with some help from the audience along the way) I suspect they'll learn a lot about each other, and also themselves... but will they remember disco?

We reviewed Contact's Christmas performance last year and it was excellent. A smaller theatre definitely does not mean a smaller or lesser spectacle... You can see our 2017 Contact Theatre review here...

The Forest of Forgotten Discos! Runs from Tues 11 December to Sunday 23 December at Hope Mill Theatre. Tickets are on sale now priced £13/£7 – booking is available at or by phone on 0161 274 0600.

Contact have very kindly offered my readers two lots of three tickets for The Forest of Forgotten Discos for the Tues 11th show at 7pm. Two different winners each win tickets for three people. If you win and your party is more than three people, you can purchase additional tickets so that you can all go together.

Entry to the giveaway is by the Gleam form below. Your information is ONLY used to administrate this giveaway and won't be shared with anyone else. No tasks are mandatory, but every one you complete gives you extra entries into the random sweepstake draw. If you are new to Gleam, or to see my other UK giveaways, including a family ticket to Winter Wonderland Liverpool city grotto experience, see my giveaways page...

The giveaway is open to anyone who can attend on Tuesday 11th December 7pm and it will close at midnight Wednesday November 7th. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form.

The Forest of Forgotten Discos! Contact Theatre at Hope Mill Ticket Giveaway

We will be attending free of charge to review - the review will be on this blog, so watch this space! 

1 comment:

  1. A bit of RICK ASTLEY! or any thing that's got a beat really


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