The Ramshackle House


Enter… The Ramshackle House. What will the coming Winter be like for the family that calls this rickety house their home? Will it be ready in time for the Christmas festivities?   

The Ramshackle House, supported by Creative Black Country, is an enchanting physical comedy about a growing family tumbling, balancing and flying – as they try to hold their home together. It tells a relevant and empowering story about how we can learn to live with instability in a forever-changing world.

Presented by circus theatre pioneers Upswing, who mix aerial theatre with dance, music and stunning visuals they also recently worked with Forest Arts Centre for 2016’s Bedtime Stories show.

Forest is one of the only venues in the region that can host large-scale indoor aerial and circus shows thanks to its new multi-purpose arena. The Ramshackle House is being developed and designed at the centre putting its full facilities to use which includes utilising the venue’s relationships with local communities to make sure families from the area can access the workshops and shows Upswing and Forest will offer.

Forest Arts Centre Box Office (0300 555 2898) is open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. /

Forest Arts Centre
19 – 20 October, 10.30am & 1.30pm / 21 October, 11.30am & 3.30pm
£5.50/£6, Age 3+

Partner ProjectsKerry O'Coy