20 October 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Not Quite The Way I Planned
Saturday 8 November, 7.30pm
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
Tickets: £7.00 / £5.00 conc. (+ booking fee)
Robert reveals that there are many more strings to his bow in this lively, entertaining and highly-acclaimed show. Not Quite The Way I Planned is a personal tale – both comical tribute to and poignant reflection on, the slings and arrows of life’s outrageous fortune. Through story and song, Robert introduces us to an unlikely but colourful cast of characters including Opportunity Knocks host, Hughie Green, ladies wrestling champ, Miss Mitzi Mueller, TV chef, Delia Smith, SAS hero, Andy McNab and – Thomas the Tank Engine! It’s been a roller-coaster journey; eventful and enlightening, but just not quite the way he planned…
Tickets can be purchased online at the St Albans Literary Festival website www.stalbansliteraryfestival.co.uk or by calling 0800 411 8881.
For the duration of the festival Trestle is offering reduced price workshops for Primary Schools based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as part of the Literary Festival Programme for Schools. To book a workshop or find out more contact email@example.com or phone 01727 850950.
For further information, images or to arrange interviews contact:
Annie Robertson, Company Coordinator / t: 01727 850950 / e: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES FOR EDITOR
About Robert Rigby
Robert Rigby is the co-author, with Andy McNab of the best-selling Boy Soldier series of novels. His other fiction includes the novelisations of the Goal! movies and a stand-alone novel in the series – Goal: Glory Days. He is the author of the four official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic novels for children. His latest thriller for young readers, The Eagle Trail, was published in April this year. Robert also writes for the theatre, television and radio drama and is a prolific songwriter and composer.
About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle seeks to inspire all ages to engage with the Arts, through mask and physical theatre. The company creates productions, training and education programmes and uniquely makes hand-crafted theatre masks which are exported on a worldwide scale. Since its inception in 1981, Trestle has grown an international renown for its masks and from 2002 it has operated Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a local centre for creative community activity and a space for professional artists to develop and share their work. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring theatre company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.