100: UnEarth


War. Love. Loss. Hope.
“A very powerful piece of theatre, epic in scale, cleverly woven together stories, a feast for the eyes and ears, very moving with comedy too.”

Follow WildWorks into the Underworld, woven through The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the unfolding of a show with a love story at its heart; an exploration of grief and tragedy with a deeply moving ending.

The companion piece to 100: The Day Our World Changed looks at the aftermath of conflict, telling the homecoming stories of those who fight and live through war. Through 100:UnEarth, WildWorks retell the Greek Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

“Last night, some magic in the mist. 100: UnEarth a beautiful immersive experience, A love story inspired by Orpheus and Eurydice. See this if you can.” Dawn French on Twitter

100: UnEarth is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and The Lost Gardens of Heligan

As a registered charity we are grateful to our public funders Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.  We raise the rest of the money needed to create productions from sponsorship, charitable donations and working on artistic projects for other organisations.  This project would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and donors. Thank you – all.

100: UnEarth is an outdoor promenade performance, part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, through the gardens at The Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell in Cornwall.

Audiences be walking, following the action through the gardens. The show will take place whatever the weather so please come prepared … suitable footwear, sunscreen, raincoats and sunhats but no umbrellas, seating or torches please.  In the event of severely extreme weather we may need to cancel in which case we’ll move you to a different performance where possible.  Please make sure we have your contact number and keep an eye of social media if the weather is looking unforgiving.

TIMES
On Tuesdays through to Saturdays the show starts at 7.30pm. On Sundays it’s a 6.30pm start time.  The site opens for audiences an hour before, so 6.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday for pre-show happenings.

The Heligan Kitchen will also be open until 7.15pm, 6.15pm on Sundays.The show will last around two and a half hours with no interval. It will be dark by the end of the event but we have plenty of stewards to keep you on the right path.

There is a short walk from parking to the start of the show so please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time.

FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Performances of 100: UnEarth at Heligan may be filmed or photographed and the material may be used by WildWorks, or the commissioners, at any time for evaluation, promotion or other projects.  Please note it is the ticket buyers responsibility to inform members of their party that this will be happening.

AGES
The performance is suitable for brave children aged 12 and above. It’s not suitable for children in buggies and babes in arms.

ACCESS
We have worked hard to make the performance as accessible as possible to as many people as possible given the nature of the show.

Torches aren’t permitted, but stewards will be available to assist anyone who would like help walking through the gardens as it gets darker – please make yourself known to a steward on arrival. We’re sorry but the route is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

The ground through the gardens is uneven; at moments during the performance, audiences will be stopped and standing for periods of time.  Limited seating will be available – if you will need to sit during longer scenes, please make yourself known to a steward on arrival.

Guide dogs will be allowed, but due to the nature of the event we will be restricting to two per performance. Please call the box office to discuss availability on your preferred night.

Please call Box Office on 01872 262466 if you have specific access issues.

WHAT TO BRING
You’ll need suitable footwear for walking in the woods and suitable clothing – there is no shelter and the show will go ahead in rain. Please don’t bring torches, umbrellas, pushchairs, dogs, other animals or seating.

FOOD & DRINK
Heligan’s café will be open until 7.15pm Tuesday to Saturday and until 6.15pm on Sundays.  Picnics are permitted but there is no interval or specific picnic area. The performance is a promenade (walking) through the gardens at Heligan.

HOW TO GET THERE
From St Austell take the Mevagissey road (B3273) and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

If you have any questions please speak to the Box Office on 01872 262466.

Anna Lindgren

Anna Lindgren

There have been few moments in my career when I've felt more excited about a project. To revisit the magnificently beautiful and deeply emotive love story of Orpheus and Eurydice is a true luxury!

Mixing part original cast and crew with new team members is opening up an enormous wealth of creativity and possibilities. An opportunity to challenge old ideas and past work whilst embracing endless opportunities to reshape and refresh the show.

We have huge boots to fill yet I am confident we will take the audience on a marvellously theatrical journey through heavenly moments and into the depth of the underworld through action, music, visual artistry as well as enchanting lighting.

I have great faith in the company and the current position we're in and am eager to start the final stages of rehearsals in June.

Dean Rehman

Dean Rehman

Mohsen Ghaffari

Mohsen Ghaffari

Tell us a bit about your first week with WildWorks in Cornwall ;

After only a week of devising, improvising and listening to the stories of real people, I doubt I'll be able to see the war, death and love in the same way again.

Sue Hill

Sue Hill

Heligan feels like coming home - we have such a depth of history here, great friends and partners, who really 'get' what we do (and we 'get' them too!) The 'Unearth' team is a thrilling mix of old and new; old stagers like Steve and Mary, who I have been working with for over 25 years, and lovely fresh faces, Dean and Mohsen who bring a whole new dynamic to the work.

Image by Thom Axon.

Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

I'm so excited to be working with WildWorks again. Every moment of our first week was exactly what you want from making a show. Invigorating and challenging and a hell of a lot of fun. Very honoured to be part of such an amazing team. The show is going to be epic.

Emily Dobson

Emily Dobson

Walking around Heligan really took my breath away, I can’t help feeling like the garden is a present of the epic kind and I can’t wait to open it and start working on bringing the show to life with the team. It’s my first time working with the company and I feel incredibly excited and lucky to be a part of this adventure with everyone in such a special place.

Mary Woodvine

Mary Woodvine

I feel so pleased to be in this year's production.I have come full circle having been in 100: The Day Our World Changed. Heligan is such a magic and atmospheric place, and I have been discovering and exploring the garden now for nearly 25 years. So looking forward to adding more memories.

Steve Jacobs

Steve Jacobs

I loved the R&D. It’s exciting revisiting a piece that I loved so much and great to get the opportunity to dig deeper into it. I particularly relished meeting and throwing myself into the deep end with a brilliant group of actors who I haven’t yet worked with.

Giles King

Giles King