Two Outdoor Theatre Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Pioneering Cornish companies Rogue Theatre and WildWorks deliver drama, myth and magic in the great outdoors. Find out about their upcoming productions and get yourself some tickets booked quick, because they won’t hang around.
Wild Spring Hare by Rogue Theatre, Tehidy Woods, April 7 – 17 (excluding Mon 10)
Local favourites Rogue Theatre are back with a spring adventure in the woods at Tehidy, set among the bluebells and singing birds. Wild Spring Hare is an Easter trail like no other — tangle with roots and discover the new world of spring, as you collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King. He’ll be waiting at the heart of the woods with more stories and chocolate Easter treats for everyone.
The show is designed for adults and children and involves a journey along the woodland paths, with seating along the way and at the café, where there’ll be drinks, hot cross buns and wild woodland stew at the ready. Performances take place three times a day (1pm, 3.30pm and 6pm) and last two hours. Tickets are £8.50 and free for children of 3 years and under. I’ve been too disorganised to sort out tickets for their last two productions but I’m not going to miss this one – my son will never forgive me!
Wolf’s Child by WildWorks, Trelowarren, Tues 11 – Sun 30 July (excluding Mondays)
After 10 years creating work around the world, WildWorks is coming home to Cornwall with a new production of internationally acclaimed Wolf’s Child this July. The stage will be set in the grounds of the historic Trelowarren Estate, on the banks of the Helford River and the audience will follow the drama from set to set as the story unfolds. Wolf’s Child was first performed in May 2015 at the Felbrigg Estate in Norfolk and tells the tale of a young girl’s journey into the wild as she discovers all those things that have been kept from her; darkness, love, terror and freedom.
WildWorks is a registered charity that receives funds from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council but it raises the rest of the money to fund its productions and community work via donations and sponsorship. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so through the supporters club WildFriends. Trelowarren are also fundraising by opening the doors of the estate for ‘primrose and bluebell days’ this spring (£5 per car – see the primroses on 26 Mar and bluebells on 30 Apr).
Tickets will go on sale on 20 Mar (don’t worry, I’ll remind you on Facebook and Twitter on the day) and we’d suggest snapping them up quick – this promises to be an unforgettable production in a special part of Cornwall. Performances take place daily at 7.30pm.