The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak

The Lost Words: Seek, Find, Speak is a brand new official spoken word adaptation of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, an illustrated book of acrostic poems or “spells” of twenty nature words at risk of disappearance from modern childhood in an increasingly urban world which is led by technology.

A forest theatre trail for all ages, both self-guided and also led by a charm of Goldfinch performers featuring stunning 3d installations of Jackie Morris’s illustrations “Told in Gold” -such as spells wrapped in gold lettering around trees, animals to be found in the woodland and lines of spells perched on branches like starlings.

Together with sound recordings of the spell poems from some of Britain’s famous voices of all ages and accents, including inspiring athletes, naturalists, actors, poets, musicians and scientists, The Lost Words will come alive in the National Forest, itself one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects, for families to Seek, Find and Speak this summer.

Created by Collette Murray and
produced in partnership by Wild Rumpus CIC