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Burn my Heart

Burn my Heart

21 September - 13 November 2010

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State of Bewilderment

State of Bewilderment

10 September 1992 - 24 April 1993

Beggars Belief

Beggars Belief

22 May - 5 December 1998

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Tonight We Fly: The Story of Marc Chagall

Tonight We Fly: The Story of Marc Chagall

6 August 2003 - 18 April 2004

Little Victories

Little Victories

7 October 1993 - 23 May 1994

Island

Island

22 June - 28 August 2000

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

23 November 2011 - 8 January 2012

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Touring the UK in 2013

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Blood and Roses

Blood and Roses

7 March - 27 October 2001

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Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

BOOK NOW | Trestle School of Drama

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The Smallest Person

The Smallest Person

4 August - 4 December 2004

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

17 September - 3 November 2000

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The Edge

The Edge

3 September 1991 - 3 April 1992

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Beyond Midnight

Beyond Midnight

3 August - 25 November 2005

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Fool House

Fool House

July 24 1997-January 10 1998

Bitter Fruit

Bitter Fruit

29 May - 1 December 2000

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Beyond the Blue Horizon

Beyond the Blue Horizon

16 October - 26 November 1997

Little India

Little India

27 September - 10 November 2007

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L’Amfiparnaso

L'Amfiparnaso

14 November 1989 - 7 September 1990

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Passionfish

Passionfish

18 April - 15 September 1996

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Twelve Fifteen

Twelve Fifteen

August 2010

Trestle School of Drama

Trestle School of Drama

Trestle's YOUTH THEATRE returns this September |

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House of Straw

House of Straw

16 February - 31 March 1995

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Plastered

Plastered

28 September 1984 - 30 March 1985 18

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The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

24 September - 14 November 2009

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Top Storey

Top Storey

30 July 1987 - 8 August 1990

The Adventures of the Stoneheads
Lola: the life of Lola Montez

Lola: the life of Lola Montez

17 September 2008 - 1 April 2009

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Beyond the Blue Horizon: Cast and Creative Team
Window Dressing

Window Dressing

21 July - 9 December 1994

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The Man With The Luggage

The Man With The Luggage

21 September - 10 December 2011

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Burn my Heart

1
Burn my Heart: Workshop and Resources

2
State of Bewilderment

3
The Glass Mountain: Workshop and Resources

4
The Glass Mountain: Dates and Venues

5
Beggars Belief

6
Little India: Cast and Creative Team

7
The Man with the Luggage: Dates and Venues

8
Tonight We Fly: The Story of Marc Chagall

9
Little Victories

10
Island

11
The Snow Queen

12
The Man with the Luggage: Workshops and Resources

13
The Snow Queen

14
The Birthday of the Infanta: Cast and Creative Team

15
The Man with the Luggage: Reviews

16
Moon Fool – ill met by moonlight: Dates and Venues

17
Current

18
Blood and Roses

19
Burn My Heart

20
Youth Theatre

21
The Smallest Person

22
The Barretts of Wimpole Street

23
The Glass Mountain: Reviews

24
Burn my Heart: Dates and Venues

25
Lola: Workshop and resources

26
The Glass Mountain: Cast and Creative Team

27
The Edge

28
Beyond Midnight

29
The Birthday of the Infanta

30
Fool House

31
Little India: Dates and Venues

32
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde | A UNIQUE performance for Schools

33
Bitter Fruit

34
Beyond the Blue Horizon

35
Little India

36
L’Amfiparnaso

37
Moon Fool revamp Ill Met By Moonlight

38
Passionfish

39
Moon Fool – ill met by moonlight: Reviews

40
Little India: Reviews

41
Twelve Fifteen

42
Moon Fool – Ill Met by Moonlight

43
Trestle School of Drama

44
Burn my Heart: Cast and Creative Team

45
House of Straw

46
Burn my Heart: Reviews

47
Moon Fool – ill met by moonlight: Workshop and Resources

48
The Birthday of the Infanta: Dates and Venues

49
Lola: Dates and Venues

50
Plastered

51
Lola: Cast and Creative team

52
The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

53
Top Storey

54
The Adventures of the Stoneheads

55
The Birthday of the Infanta: Reviews

56
The Soldier’s Tale and Goblin Market

57
Lola: the life of Lola Montez

58
Creche / School Rules / Hanging Around

59
Lola: Reviews

60
Beyond the Blue Horizon: Cast and Creative Team

61
Window Dressing

62
The Birthday of the Infanta: Workshops and Resources

63
The Man With The Luggage

64

Archive

Trestle has been making inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. Three students from Middlesex University, Sally Cook, Alan Riley and Toby Wilsher, founded the Company with the support of their course tutor, John Wright. They were joined by Joff Chafer and the Company developed a distinctive style of theatre using masks, puppets and music; Trestle soon became one of Britain’s leading touring theatre companies, able to tour internationally with its non verbal full mask shows.  Find out more about Trestle’s past touring productions.

In April 2002, after 20 years of nomadic existence, the Company moved into Trestle Arts Base, a Capital Lottery funded £2 million refurbishment of the 100-year-old Hill End Hospital Chapel in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Trestle was one of the first touring theatre companies to create their own home and, as such, we have had to develop innovative ways of modeling the company identity and resources. Through its first decade, Trestle Arts Base has steadily built its own reputation as a successful performing arts centre.

A new era began in 2004, when Toby Wilsher, the last remaining founding Artistic Director, left the Company, and Emily Gray was appointed as the new Artistic Director. Emily’s vision for the Company began with expanding the tools with which Trestle makes physical storytelling theatre. Whilst masks have always remained a vital educational tool for the Company, it was clear that Trestle would have to adapt and evolve to become a building based company serving audiences of many ages and engaging communities through a range of creative theatre techniques, as well as masks.