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The Enchanted Forest (2018)

The Enchanted Forest is a participatory installation for children 0-10 years and their grownups. It prioritises children’s engagement by weaving together children’s ideas with fairy folktales, myths and interactive technologies, to create a space for playful imaginings, interactions, performance and storytelling.

The Enchanted Forest serves as an example of merging tradition theatre craft with technology to enhance children’s agency through active participation. It draws from total and immersive theatre to create a ‘performative installation’ where performers, storytellers and ‘enchanted’ scenography performs alongside children. It uses the power of storytelling and make-believe.

The Enchanted Forest at Theatre Hullabaloo

In collaboration with Roma Patel and Theatre Hullabaloo.


Photo credit: Theatre Hullabaloo
Last updated: 13th April 2019

Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6780
email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk