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Please write to: Waterslade Studios, Hockworthy, Wellington, Somerset, TA210NS

Patron: Terry Gilliam

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


Forkbeard has been evolving for nearly 40 years. Originally started in 1974 as an experimental performance art group, it has developed into what is now a thriving multi media arts company, producing and presenting their highly individual brand of comic surrealism across the UK and abroad without stop. This makes Forkbeard one of the UK’s longest surviving independent performance companies.

Much of the company’s development has been based around touring theatre shows. However this is just one element of a diverse field of work. Forkbeard have a broad range of skills in street & stage theatre, writing, poetry, animation, film-making, mechanical installations & interactive sculptures. 

Everything we do carries the common themes of innovation, humour and invention, and all with a unique Forkbeardian twist. Still true to its avant-garde origins, the work, be it stage show or mechanical museum exhibit, champions magic, entertainment and fun. On stage the Forkbeard trademark mix of film, animation, cartoon with live performance in the 1970s set them apart as pioneers of a new wave of multi-media theatre.


Studio & Equipment

Waterslade Studios are situated in the idyllic Devon countryside set in an acre of wild flowers and ponds. The Studio is a well-equipped and stimulating environment comprising two main elements: the office/post production suite and the studio/making workshop. More info...

People & Skills

Forkbeard is a multi media arts company made-up of artists, designers, performers, makers & film & audio experts. As well as these making up the central artistic team, Forkbeard often collaborate with outside artists and specialists on specific projects. We also have Janice May who manages the company, and a fine Board of Trustees. More info...