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Forest Man


  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Notes

    A play 11-13 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Sly and Snout are two thieves on the run, whose only interest in life up to now has been looking after number one. They’re hiding out in the middle of a forest when they stumble across ‘Jasper’, a primitive individual who appears to need looking after. With the help of the mysterious Taylor, Sly and Snout undertake to ‘teach’ Jasper all that they know…or at least as much as they think he needs to know in the circumstances. Their educational experiment brings them within reach of a treasure beyond their wildest dreams, but also forces them to ask themselves fundamental questions about who they really are. And how you stop somebody from learning too much.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    16 February 2000

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Taylor Sinead Douglas
Jasper Shane Gately
Snout Aoife O'Beirne
Sly John Lawler
Production Team  
Director Martin Murphy
Designer Paul McCauley
General Manager Jackie Ryan
Music by Andrew Synnott
Production Manager Liz Cosgrove

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Elliston, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG

  • Phone

    + 44 20 8964 8811

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original promotional material. Additional information was supplied by the author.