This summer, Red Rose Chain Theatre Company is moving ‘Theatre in the Forest’ to Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge returning Suffolk’s biggest and best loved outdoor theatre event to its roots near to where it began in Rendlesham over twenty years ago and this year it will be greener than ever.
As we experience an ever growing climate crisis many theatres around the world are doing their best to make their productions as sustainable and ecological as possible. This year, Red Rose Chain are reducing their carbon footprint and making Theatre in the Forest a sustainable production. They are reusing and recycling everything from the new seating banks to the costumes and set!
Artistic Director, Jo Carrick says, “Recycling sets is certainly not new to us. If you look closely you will see the floor from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the walls from ‘The Magic Fishbone’ and the spade made famous in our grave digger scene in ‘Hamlet’, however this year we went one stage further and took apart our old disused mini bus to create a magnificent castle fit for a King!”
The Theatre in the Forest set for Macbeth has been built by Red Rose Chain associate artists and stars of the show, Jack Heydon and Darren Latham who prior to rehearsals which started last week, could often be seen in the mornings in performances for the theatre company’s recent road show, ‘The Princess and the Frog’ for Ipswich youngsters and in the afternoons with hammer and screwdrivers in-hand creating the scenery for Theatre in the Forest’s most exciting production yet.