Tin Forest

The National Theatre of Scotland - Commonweath Games - 2014

A grumpy old man sorts and sifts a world of twisted metal and broken scrap. Slowly builds himself a tin forest. One day he feeds a big scrawny bird that appears outside his shack. The bird disappears into the night leaving a trail of shite. The man becomes angry and tired of his lonely life. 

But one morning he wakes to find everything surrounded by jungle with wildlife roaring around him. The old man's world is reborn, perhaps he has died and gone to heaven or perhaps through his lifetimes work he has set the seed for a brighter tomorrow.

An installation/performance for an audience of 10.
Presented at the Old Rotunda building on the River Clyde as part of the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

Puppet Design and Coaching 



"A rich, desolate blend of art, puppetry and folk music (...) this gorgeously detailed promenade performance evokes a spooky, lonely world to tell a tale of post-industrial regeneration."



the old man


1:12 scale construction site


Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson


Graham McLaren

Associate Director and Designer

Gavin Glover

Associate Designer

Rebecca Hamilton


Darren Brownlie
Steven Clyde
Pete Collins
Angela Darcy
John Kazek
Harry Ward

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