Tickets for this summer’s hotly anticipated WildWorks production, Wolf’s Child, go on public sale this Monday (20th March).
Wolf’s Child, which will be performed at Trelowarren Estate, sees the return of WildWorks to Cornwall after 10 years.
“Many people remember A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings which we co-created with Kneehigh over 10 years ago. Since then our work has taken us to all sorts of places including Cyprus and Tunis and, closer to home, Kensington Palace and Sunderland but we’ve always wanted to come back to our roots in Cornwall eventually.” Bill Mitchell
The company, famed for telling beautiful and moving stories in unusual ways, are pioneers of what has become known as landscape theatre, (it was infact Bill who coined the phrase), using the place they are working in as an inspiration be that an old nightclub, a royal palace or the woods. Based in Redruth, WildWorks has become the UK’s leading company for landscape theatre creating award winning work around the world.
“We never pretend to be anywhere than where we actually are – the landscape and communities are always an important part of the story rather than just being a backdrop to it” Bill
Wolf’s Child, a fairytale for adults and brave children (aged 11+), tells the tale of ‘Mother’, a key character in the story who protects her girls from the dangers of the wild. When a wolf attack leaves her injured she sends her most trusted girl into the woods in her place. Here the girl discovers darkness, love, terror and freedom.
The show, which received 5 stars nationally, is a promenade production, meaning you follow the action though the woods and grounds at Trelowarren, including areas that are not usually open to the public.
“We are really grateful to Trelowarren for all their support with the show – it’s going to be truly memorable and magical.” Bill
Wolf’s Child is at Trelowarren from 11th to 30th July 2017. Tickets are available via the Hall for Cornwall Box Office from Monday 20th March.
Utterly Magical : The Times *****
Originally commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and co-produced by WildWorks and Norfolk & Norwich Festival in partnership with the National Trust. Original research and development made possible with funding from Legacy Trust UK.