In A Deep Dark Forest

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In A Deep Dark Forest

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 30 September - 02 October 2016

Written and directed by Roslyn Oades

A quest for the bravest of the brave

Sydney First!

In a far away land not so different to our own, an enchanted forest was in seriously, serious trouble. The ancient trees that had once bathed in shafts of golden sunlight had been plunged into darkest shadow. It was always night and never day. The sun-loving white horned butterfly, the spotted Thylacine and the penguin fairy have all disappeared.

Our story begins when a tribe of brave children set forth into the darkness on a daring quest to return the light and save the beautiful forest.

This is YOUR chance to step into the story! In a Deep Dark Forest is a highly-interactive, exciting new adventure game, set in a magical pop-up forest and played in the dark.

You will undergo a series of fun challenges to complete the quest and bring to life this classic storytelling adventure. The quest is limited to 12 brave people per adventure – book early before it sells out!

Recommendation: Ages 6 – 11 and their adults

Dates & Times:
Friday 30 September 12pm (Sold Out) & 3pm (Sold Out)
Saturday 1 October 9:30am, 12pm & 3pm
Saturday 2 October 9:30am, 12pm (Limited Availability) & 3pm (Sold Out)

Please note, all children must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian. Riverside Theatres is not responsible for the supervision of children.

In A Deep Dark Forest was seeded by City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab 2016 and developed with support from Arts Centre Melbourne.


Written and Directed by Roslyn Oades

Conceived by
Producer Simon Bedford

Created by
Director and Writer Roslyn Oades
Performer/Co-writer Jacob Williams
Design and Lighting Rainbow Sweeny
Audio and Composition Robert D Jordan

Games Mentor Myfanwy Jones

In A Deep Dark Forest was seeded by City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab 2016 and developed with support from Arts Centre Melbourne.

Riverside is committed to making theatre accessible for all people. We are happy to be able to offer the following services to assist patrons.

Wheelchairs – Riverside offers level access and space for wheelchairs in all venues. Spaces are limited, however, so booking is required. Please let the Box Office know when booking.

Courtesy Wheelchairs – A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs (standard manual wheelchairs) are available for loan if required.

Accessible Toilets

Parking – Limited paid parking is available at the venue for patrons with a current disability parking permit. Please note, there is a $5 fee for parking and pre-booking is essential, as there are limited spaces available.

• Guide Dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome. Please let the Box Office know when booking.

• Hearing Assistance – Riverside has installed new state-of-the-art hearing systems in all three theatres to assist patrons who are hearing impaired. Please let Box Office know when booking.

• National Relay Service – Users who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment can call (at no cost) through the National Relay Service TTY users phone 13 36 77, then ask for 8839 3399. Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727, then ask for 8839 3399. Internet relay users connect NRS ( and then ask for 8839 3399.

• NSW Companion Card – Recognised for all performances held at Riverside Theatres.

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Approximately 1 hour (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Members $18
Adult/Children $20
Groups 4+ $17.50

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00

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