FoREST FABLeS AT MoTTISToNE MANoR
An enchanted winter's journey...
Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor is an indoor, site-specific show to ignite the imaginations of children. Imbued with Isle of Wight folklore, Mottistone Manor is ready to be explored. You’ll come across captivating, clever and curious creatures ready to impart their tales in this promenade piece of theatre. This magical journey is made for bubbled families and designed with COVID-19 in mind. ‘Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor’ will inspire each child to be a custodian of this precious land. The story draws upon the beauty of the Manor, its sublime landscape along the ley lines and beneath the watchful eye of the neolithic Longstone.
ABOUT THe CoMPANY
The extraordinary forces of 2020 have led this internationally acclaimed collective of artists to the Isle of Wight with the drive and focus to create an enchanted and meaningful performance at the stunning National Trust site, Mottistone Gardens. Naiads Foundry is a company of makers, creators and doers harking from across the creative and theatre sectors who want to demonstrate that family theatre can still be crafted safely and beautifully in unconventional and thrilling ways. Their goal? To create a performance to help families dwell in play and imagination even when the world outside feels scary.
DIRECTOR: Sophie Hunter
CREATIVE ASSOCIATE: Livi Prendergast
CREATIVE PRODUCER: Clementine Seely
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Rolfe Kent
DESIGNER: Samuel Wyer
WRITER: Ella Prendergast
I am delighted that we are able to welcome this internationally-acclaimed group of artists into the magical space that is Mottistone Manor. The show is shaping up to be a wonderful experience and it is with great enthusiasm that we look forward to hosting an amazing performance in this very special place. A treat for everyone in difficult times.
- Mike Greenslade
General Manager of the National Trust for the Isle of Wight