Trelowarren to stage unique woodland show
Cornwall’s historic Trelowarren estate takes centre stage in July as internationally-renowned theatre company WildWorks bring its magical production Wolf’s Child to its ancient woodland, lawns and battlements.
This fairy tale for adults and brave children (aged 11+) brings WildWorks back to its roots with its first show in Cornwall for more than a decade. Wolf’s Child, which received rave reviews nationally, is a “promenade production” following the action though the woods and grounds at the RCI-affiliated Trelowarren, including areas that are not usually open to the public.
Ferrers Vyvyan, whose family have been guardians of the estate for 600 years, said: “We are so excited to be hosting WildWorks and this amazing production. We’ve been working with the company over many months to make sure the action moves between the woods and old buildings in a way which enhances the light and darkness of the Wolf’s Child story.
“We also want everyone who ventures to Trelowarren for the production to know they can eat fantastic food here in the New Yard before the show begins – or make a full break of it and stay in these lovely surroundings.”
The roving audience can bolster their pre-show bellies with a set feast at the estate’s New Yard Restaurant, which showcases the best that Trelowarren’s local seas and countryside can offer. The stable yard will also be home to the Wolf Bar and Trelowarren’s wood fired pizza shop and food van.
Wolf’s Child tells the tale of ‘Mother’ who protects her girls from the dangers of the wild. When a wolf attack leaves her injured she sends her most trusted girl into the woods in her place. Here the girl discovers darkness, love, terror and freedom.
WildWorks, famed for telling beautiful and moving stories in unusual ways, are proud to be bringing this story home and honouring the vision of the company’s founder, artistic director Bill Mitchell, who died on Good Friday 2017.
In March this year Bill said: “I love simple magic in real places and Trelowarren gives us the perfect surroundings to tell this beautiful and moving tale. It’s a story close to our hearts – one that explores the very essence of being human.”
Emma Hogg, general manager at WildWorks, said: “Bill was the inspiration behind WildWorks. Under his guidance he shaped a team of likeminded people set on creating landscape theatre, working with communities, their stories and their environments. He was adamant that the work should continue, and it will. Bill had been heavily involved in the current slate of projects including this July’s production of Wolf’s Child which he had reimagined for Trelowarren.”
For more details visit https://newyardrestaurant.co.uk/event/wolfs-child-trelowarren/ or call the Trelowarren office on 01326 221224
All tickets for Wolf’s Child, which runs from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 30 July, along with a short film trailer of the production, are available via the Hall for Cornwall website at http://bit.ly/2nyuKJV or call 01872 262466.