The Birthday of the Infanta

2 March – 7 May & 22 December 2011

A one-woman interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s bittersweet fairytale, re-imagined through physical storytelling theatre.

The Birthday of the Infanta is a short story by Oscar Wilde, which tells of the events arranged to entertain the princess, culminating in a performance an ugly boy, and the way in which their meeting affects both their lives forever.

Using Trestle’s unique style and drawing on the passion of flamenco, the performer took the audience on a compelling journey, through the constraints of social hierarchies to the price paid for love. In an age of supreme superficiality, Trestle Unmasked explored how we value inner


Performer: Georgina Roberts


Creative team

Director: Emily Gray
Adapter / Dramaturg: Carl Miller
Choreographer: Ramón Baeza
Composer: Laurence Kaye
Designer: Jean Chan
Lighting Designer: Anna Watson
Assistant Director: Rose Adolph
Costume Maker: Francis Morris
Producer: Jo Salkilld
Associate Artist: Oliver Jones

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