They create theatre, dance, films and visual art performances and participatory projects that capture life themes in a unique and person-centred way. River Roots is a collaborative intergenerational creative project taking place between schools and vulnerable adult groups across Herefordshire, led by Josie Rogerson with support from Lucy Baxendale and Livy Powell. They are working with woodland stories, mythical creatures, puppets and costume to create artwork for the Wye Valley River Festival as well as presenting ‘Passing the Baton’.
‘Passing the Baton’ is a beautiful, heart-felt show suitable for all ages. It is a new production, with live music and magical theatre that focuses on stories from the local area of the Forest of Dean, inspired by memories from the Lydbrook Band and the local community. The show was written by renowned playwright Mike Akers (Peter Pan and Jane Eyre, Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre and La Strada, national tour). It is performed by a cast of 3 – Pat Moran (Kneehigh, The Globe, Bristol Old Vic), Katie Storer (Mufti Games, Ramshacklicious, Beyond the Ridiculous + The Desperate Men) and Chez Dunford (EveryBODY Dance, Pif-Paf Theatre + Performers Without Borders).
We are looking forward to their performances at this year’s Wye Valley River Festival at Lydbrook Tump on 7th May and Tintern Abbey 17th May.