CONTACT AND JACKIE HAGAN: The Forest of Forgotten Discos!

This festive season, join Contact Theatre for a new and exciting show for children aged 5+ (and the older ones who look after them!)

There is a mystery in the forest – everyone has forgotten about dancing and bright lights and disco. Even Alexa – the virtual assistant from the Amazon Rainforest – can’t tell us why.

Meet Bear Hug, a creaky bear with a secret. Bear Minimum has a higgledy piggledy bedroom she can’t keep clean. Bear Grills just can’t keep his head cool.

Until one day, Red (who is 7 and scared of nothing!) explodes on to the scene, changing the bears’ lives forever.

Fun for everyone – no matter what your family looks like.


Commissioned by Contact.

Written by Jackie Hagan.

Directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin.

Presented by Contact and Hope Mill Theatre.

Tickets available via Contact Theatre


We have a special menu throughout this show! 

11am shows – Muffins & light snacks

2pm shows – Bear Boxes! Delicious & nutritious lunchboxes at £6 (includes a juice box, crisps, fruit & a sandwich)

Available with humous & salad, ham & salad or cheese & salad

7pm shows – Our Engine Room cafe bar is available as usual

Tickets available via Contact Theatre. (Link above)
Production Information


£13 / £7 concessions

Show Dates

Tue 11 – Sun 16 Dec, 11am, 2pm & 7pm Tue 18 – Sun23 Dec, 11am, 2pm & 7pm

Running time: TBC

Interval: TBC

Suitable for over 5s.

Creative integration of BSL.

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