« In the depths of winter, join us in the woods. Listen to the wind howl. Light a match. Will you step into the dark? »

Influenced by an autumn spent under the trees, nature writing and personal stories of letting go, this brave and moving performance is based on the concept of a grief cycle.

The Woods is intense and poetic – using narrative and gentle audience engagement to create an immersive experience which takes you deep into the richly textured world of the woods and the imagination.

“The Woods has the complex language of a dream. You [leave] feeling sad, but somehow, taller.” — Hannah Nicklin, The Good Review

“A simple, yet powerful piece of theatre. It leaves you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.” — British Theatre Guide

“An innovative experience not to be missed…” — A Younger Theatre


The Woods (performance) was produced by Jane Packman Company.

It was performed at mac Birmingham from 27 January – 26 February 2011.

Supported by mac Birmingham, Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, China Plate, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust.