The Forest on the Hill (2002)


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was an adaptation created by Mark Beeson of a novel of the same name by Eden Philpotts. Music was composed for the piece by Gillian Webster. The play explores the philosophical debate surrounding nature and humanity; the former being, according to Philpotts, intrinsically ruthless and competitive and the latter more altruistic and pitying. A man named Timothy Snow decides to break the mould by acting against the ‘typical’ human stereotype, with disastrous consequences. Children were included in the play version of the novelforest-on-the-hill-3 as a chorus, providing a more contemporary community perspective. These were played by local children from the Moretonhampstead area.