Alongside Forkbeard’s unique stage shows, with their pioneering mix of film and animation, automata, puppetry and wild mechanical sets, there has long thrived a host of other creative output: interactive exhibitions, poetry performance, international film festivals, fire shows, street events, books, talks, animations & cartoons, films, museum and gallery installations, outdoor sculptures and the numerous courses & workshops across the years - all bearing the Forkbeard trademark mix of surreal humour, magic and invention.
If you would like to contact us please email us here or write to: Waterslade Studios, Hockworthy, Wellington, Somerset, TA210NS
Starting out in 1974 as a comic performance art group revelling  in eccentric contraptions and kinetic sculptures, Forkbeard Fantasy evolved into the much loved and internationally renowned theatre, film, exhibition and animation company it remains to this day.
"Whatever they’re on should be available on the National Health” The SCOTSMAN
“The most brilliant theatrical event I have witnessed” MIKE HODGES Film Director & Writer
Today, after over four decades of touring, Forkbeard have homed in on their Waterslade Studios in Devon. Here the same small group of artists who created it all continue to work on commissions, sculpures, films, animations and work they simply enjoy - with only rare and very special forays into live performances.
Patrons: Terry Gilliam & Mike Hodges
Forkbeard Fantasy is a company limited by guarantee, exempt from the use of the word limited as part of its name. Registered in England and Wales: Company No: 3285861. Registered address: Waterslade Studios, Hockworthy, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0NS. Forkbeard Fantasy is a Registered Charity, No: 1060344 a living, whirring, fantastical foray through the company’s 45 year history, now permanently installed at Waterslade Studios. New creations are added regularly. This tremendous living archive is an exhilarating window not only onto Forkbeard’s creations but a whole era of change and development across the contemporary arts scene.
Thurs to Sun. 11am to 6pm Next opening 8th to 23rd Sept. 2018.
Also open by appointment for group visits and guided tours.
"Breathtakingly innovative and original work."
TERRY GILLIAM, Film Director, Python member and Forkbeard patron.
........forthcoming and ongoing events.......