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The Edge

The Edge

3 September 1991 - 3 April 1992

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The Adventures of the Stoneheads
Plastered

Plastered

28 September 1984 - 30 March 1985 18

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Touring the UK in 2013

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Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

BOOK NOW | Trestle School of Drama

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Island

Island

22 June - 28 August 2000

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House of Straw

House of Straw

16 February - 31 March 1995

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Beyond Midnight

Beyond Midnight

3 August - 25 November 2005

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

17 September - 3 November 2000

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Little Victories

Little Victories

7 October 1993 - 23 May 1994

The Smallest Person

The Smallest Person

4 August - 4 December 2004

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Beggars Belief

Beggars Belief

22 May - 5 December 1998

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Top Storey

Top Storey

30 July 1987 - 8 August 1990

Burn my Heart

Burn my Heart

21 September - 13 November 2010

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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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The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

24 September - 14 November 2009

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Trestle School of Drama

Trestle School of Drama

Trestle School of Drama | Book your

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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

The Man With The Luggage

The Man With The Luggage

21 September - 10 December 2011

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

23 November 2011 - 8 January 2012

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State of Bewilderment

State of Bewilderment

10 September 1992 - 24 April 1993

Bitter Fruit

Bitter Fruit

29 May - 1 December 2000

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Lola: the life of Lola Montez

Lola: the life of Lola Montez

17 September 2008 - 1 April 2009

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Window Dressing

Window Dressing

21 July - 9 December 1994

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Beyond the Blue Horizon: Cast and Creative Team
Twelve Fifteen

Twelve Fifteen

August 2010

L’Amfiparnaso

L'Amfiparnaso

14 November 1989 - 7 September 1990

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Fool House

Fool House

July 24 1997-January 10 1998

Blood and Roses

Blood and Roses

7 March - 27 October 2001

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Passionfish

Passionfish

18 April - 15 September 1996

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The Man with the Luggage: Dates and Venues

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The Man with the Luggage: Workshops and Resources

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The Edge

3
Moon Fool – ill met by moonlight: Reviews

4
The Glass Mountain: Dates and Venues

5
Lola: Dates and Venues

6
The Adventures of the Stoneheads

7
The Birthday of the Infanta: Cast and Creative Team

8
Plastered

9
Burn my Heart: Workshop and Resources

10
The Snow Queen

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Lola: Workshop and resources

12
Youth Theatre

13
Island

14
House of Straw

15
Current

16
Beyond Midnight

17
The Birthday of the Infanta: Reviews

18
The Barretts of Wimpole Street

19
Little Victories

20
Little India: Reviews

21
Burn my Heart: Cast and Creative Team

22
The Smallest Person

23
Moon Fool – Ill Met by Moonlight

24
Beggars Belief

25
The Soldier’s Tale and Goblin Market

26
Lola: Cast and Creative team

27
The Glass Mountain: Workshop and Resources

28
Top Storey

29
Burn my Heart: Dates and Venues

30
Burn my Heart

31
Lola: Reviews

32
Little India: Dates and Venues

33
Beyond the Blue Horizon

34
Burn my Heart: Reviews

35
Little India

36
The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

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Trestle School of Drama

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The Birthday of the Infanta: Dates and Venues

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

40
Creche / School Rules / Hanging Around

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Tonight We Fly: The Story of Marc Chagall

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Moon Fool – ill met by moonlight: Workshop and Resources

43
The Man With The Luggage

44
The Snow Queen

45
State of Bewilderment

46
Bitter Fruit

47
Lola: the life of Lola Montez

48
The Birthday of the Infanta: Workshops and Resources

49
Window Dressing

50
Beyond the Blue Horizon: Cast and Creative Team

51
The Man with the Luggage: Reviews

52
Burn My Heart

53
The Birthday of the Infanta

54
Moon Fool revamp Ill Met By Moonlight

55
Twelve Fifteen

56
L’Amfiparnaso

57
Fool House

58
Blood and Roses

59
The Glass Mountain: Reviews

60
Passionfish

61
Little India: Cast and Creative Team

62
The Glass Mountain: Cast and Creative Team

63
Moon Fool – ill met by moonlight: Dates and Venues

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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.