The talented cast of Forest Dreaming will be performing short extracts of our new and original production at Kirkgate Market on Saturday 16th September throughout the morning and early afternoon.

If you’re lucky enough to catch one of these ‘flash-mob’ style pop-up performances, we’d love to hear your feedback. Tweet us @thegcfoundation using the hashtag #ForestDreaming, tag us on Instagram and Facebook, or email us your comments at

This project is a work in progress, and all feedback we receive will help us develop this project further. We look forward to hearing from you!

See the full Forest Dreaming credit list below.

A big thank you to Leeds City College and Leeds College of Music for all their support in developing the work, providing space, props and pianos, and students and staff who have contributed. We are very grateful and could not do it without the support of our partners. This project has been made possible through support from Arts Council England which we are hugely grateful for.


Creative Team                             

Dominqiue Le Gendre – Composer

Pat Cumper – Writer

Tim Burke – Musical Director

Moji Kareem – Director

Christella Litras – Assistant MD

Khadijah Ibrahiim – Assistant Director

Donald Edwards – Movement Director



Mia – Laura Prior

Lena – Grace Watkins

Demi/Ramsbottom – Phil Wilcox

Xander/Robin – Rob Green

Teo/King – Whittaker Mill

Pol/Queen – Liz Carney

Appiah – Rachel Hynes

Snout – Rob Gardiner

Wadi – Terence Ayebare

Quincy – Jeanette Ager


Performers  – Singing Chorus

Hannah Swalwell

Cherie Johnson

Vicky Glover

Melissa Bennett

Adeline Pitu

Kevin Abanilla



Tyresha Richards

Callum Mardy

Martelle Edinborugh

Keesha Ennis



Violin – Elaine Ambridge

Violin II – Emma Fry

Viola – Joe Bronstein

Cello – Liz Hanks/David Hornberger

Double Bass – Jenni Malloy

Trumpet – Simon Beddoe

Trombone – Danny Barley

Saxophone – Simon Kayler

Electric Guitar – Johnnie Khan

Percussion, Kit Player – Adam Morris

Percussion – Oliver Patrick


Technical Team                           

Sound – Garry Boyle

Film – Sally Molineaux

Design – Emma Williams


GCF Staff                                        

Project Management – Selina McGonagle

Producer – David Lascelles

Finance – Umi Mistry

Communications – Olivia Potter


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The cast and creative team of Forest Dreaming in rehearsal. Photos by Sally Molineaux
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