28 August 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After busy spring and summer seasons touring new work and producing a fantastic performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival Trestle are delighted to announce a delightful autumn season at Trestle Arts Base showcasing some beautiful classic children’s stories with an innovative twist and the launch of a brand new Youth Theatre.
Our production of The Snow Queen written by Anupama Chandrasekhar and Directed by Rosamunde Hutt, toured the UK between April and June this year; the show was hailed as ‘fast-paced, dramatic and tragic-comic by turns. The gripping narrative and appealing array of characters lead its young audience through the show and sparky set pieces and Bollywood-style dancing choreographed by Ash Mukherjee with movement direction from Trestle’s Emily Gray, delight the eye and entertain the accompanying adults.’ Lost Dog Dance’s performance double bill of It needs Horses and Home for Broken Turns were both met with great excitement at the Edinburgh Fringe, Fringe Review described the shows as ‘dark, moody, revelatory, rich, and complex’.
The season at Trestle Arts Base, kicks off on Sunday 6 October, with a sublime amount of silliness in the guise of Aesop’s Fables; brought to us by the charming Small Nose Productions. This brand new retelling returns to us by popular demand and features the first ever use of Trestle’s new Half Masks on the professional stage. We hope you will join us for the enchanting tales of The Hare and the Tortoise, The Dog and The Bone, Town Mouse Country Mouse and The Boy who Cried Wolf.
On November 2nd, we will be joined by the brilliant Patrick Lynch of CBeebies (Let’s Celebrate) fame and renowned Italian theatre company Lyngo with their inspiring retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. This one-man interpretation of the Classic fairytale, aimed specifically at children aged three and up brings together Lyngo’s trademark physical comedy, circus skills and mime to create a beautiful mesmerizing show for little ones and their grown ups.
December brings us the ‘beautiful, stunning, and utterly engaging’ Theatre Company Horse + Bamboo and their performance of Red Riding Hood. This gorgeously rendered re-telling of the classic girl-and-the-wolf tale blends exquisite visuals with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre. A perfect Christmas treat for everyone aged 4 to 400!
To help us celebrate this extravaganza we are offering all early ticket purchasers the chance to book family tickets for all three shows for an amazing price of £100 – that’s three afternoons of high quality family theatre and a saving of £20! All you need to do is call the Box Office on 01727 850 950 and quote ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ before Friday 6 September!
This autumn Trestle is launching a brand new Drama Club; Trestle’s Marvellous Masks is a new weekly group held on a Monday (from 16/09/13: 4.15pm – 5.15pm) for everyone aged 8 – 18. Led by Trestle Artistic Director Emily Gray and supported by Company Coordinator Annie Robertson, the group will work with full masks and Trestle’s new half masks, building skills and confidence in non-verbal communication, physicality, improvisation, and playful creativity. For more information and to reserve your place, on the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to support Trestle and share with us your thoughts on keeping the cultural life of St Albans lively and thriving!
For more information and bookings contact the box office on 01727 850950 or visit www.trestle.org.uk.
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SHOW LISTINGS (September – December 2013)
Tuesday 3 September – Wednesday 3 October daily
Herts Open Studio exhibition 2013
Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm
The Katherine Jenkins Experience (NB this is a Professional Hire)
Sunday 6 October, 2.30pm
Small Nose Productions present Aesop’s Fables
Saturday 2 November, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Lyngo Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 December, 11.30am, & 2.30pm daily
Horse + Bamboo present Red Riding Hood
From Monday 16 September (4.15pm – 5.15pm)
Trestle’s Marvellous Masks
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For further information, images or to arrange interviews contact Rhian Desborough, Marketing Manager on 01727 738401 or at email@example.com
About Trestle Arts Base
Based in St Albans, Trestle Arts Base is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is also home to Trestle, one of the country’s longest-standing and most innovative theatre companies. For all the latest information about what’s on at Trestle Arts Base visit our website www.trestle.org.uk
The Gallery Café is currently open for submissions from local artists and community groups, if you are interested in exhibiting please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ