SHOW DAYSAugust - 17th 18th, 19th and 20th (No Show on 21st) 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th (No Show on the 28th) 29th, 30th and 31st September - 1st and 2nd
Wild Woodland Summer Ball 2014.
By Rogue Theatre
Join us for a while, be transported to another realm, waltz through the wild wood, take your imagination for a dance.
Still delighting in the joys of summer 2013, The Woodland King invites you through the trees on a pathway into your imagination, as Moon, Queen of The Night Skies sits entangled in the branches of the trees poised to open the book of Fae on new page; a new chapter full of adventure and stories for boys, girls and grown ups who still hear the call of the wild.
So join the King of the Woods in the heart of Tehidy, in the radiance of silvery Moon as they tell tales of:
There will be enchanting live music, thrilling stories, otherworldly performance, explosive acrobatics, dancing, fire, free face painting, and the chance to create something wild and wonderful in a free woodland craft workshop…
And of course, at the end, together we shall dance. It is a ball after all!
Woodland creature costumes, faerie Dress, otherworld outfits, party frocks, animal masks, funny hats, forest finery, frippery, feathers and fancy hairdos are encouraged though not essential. (Grown ups as well as children)
All are welcome, from near or far!
Reasonably priced hot refreshments, cold drinks, beer, wine, cider and of course vegetable woodland stew will be available to buy.
Toilets are situated near the performance area.
For your woodland adventure we recommend you bring a picnic/snacks/treats (optional), a picnic blanket, a warm and waterproof coat, shoes for adventure (wellies if it has been raining) and a torch if you are coming for the evening performance.
There will be hay bales and log rings to sit on, though feel free to bring cushions or fold out chairs (if you don’t mind carrying them).
The event lasts about 2 hours and takes place in the woodland so come prepared whatever the weather.
The path twists and turns and is bumpy under foot but should be fine for a rugged buggy!
Info – 07837561483
Wild Woodland Summer Ball gathers twice a day on the following dates,
The first at 2.30pm (The Sunlight Ball)
And the second at 7.30pm (The Twilight Ball with festoon lit path to leave)
15th, 16th, 17th
19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st.
Tehidy Woods North Cliffs Entrance, Near Portreath.
From the East, Truro etc : Leave the A30 at the Porthtowan and Redruth Exit. Follow signs to Portreath. Drive through the village and up the hill following signs for Gwithian and Hayle.
After a mile or so you will pass the Tehidy North Cliffs entrance. Follow signs for Wild Woodland Summer Ball and turn left down the lane to the parking area.
From the West, Hayle etc : Turn left off the A30 to Hayle by the M&S/Costa Shopping Centre. Turn right at the next roundabout towards Gwithian. Continue on the coast road through Gwithian towards Portreath. Pass ‘Hell’s Mouth Cafe’. Look for the signs for the Wild Woodland Summer Ball on the right-hand side, drive down the lane to the parking area
Tickets – £7.50 per person. 3 years and under are free. (Maximum of 2 under 3’s per adult)
Tickets include…face painting, parking, woodland craft making…
Or select show from the list to the right and follow link.
Disabled Access can be arranged on 07837561483 or [email protected]
*****”Rogue: Jewel in Cornwall’s Tin Crown” (West Briton)
Listed in The Guardian Travel Supplement as Top 2 things you must do in Cornwall Summer 2013.
Fi Reed (The Cornishman)
The first in a series of shows entitled Out Of The Woods, this increasingly confident Cornwall-rooted company returned to what feels like their spiritual home in Tehidy Woods, to entrance and enthral children of all ages. Campfire stories without the yawn factor, these were tales of loss, longing, life, death and everything in between. Never patronising, they somehow managed to pitch their passion to each and every one of us ball-goers, capturing our attention in gossamer threads, and whisking it off to the land of Fae.
From the moment we entered their magical domain, they spun story webs which stuck long after the last notes of the catchy little Moon song had faded. Random characters like the Mary Poppins-esque Raven Woman and bizarrely leggy Ed the Banker; thought-provoking installations where dozens of mirrors, hundreds of clocks, and numerous lampshades grew like strange fruit amongst the trees; tea-drinking Vaudeville Vixens in their parlour, a pirate ship with furled sails and a heady mix of blood and rum on the deck, and the enigmatic Woodland King inviting us to walk through the door and stay awhile.
I didn’t want to leave. This all-singing, all-dancing, multi-talented and ridiculously versatile cast of lovelies were having far too much fun. Besides, their infectious enthusiasm rubbed off on me like the glitter and sparkle used in abundance. It’s hard to pinpoint highlights, but the Wolf Boy was wildly magnificent, the Banker utterly mesmerising, Morgan Val Baker’s music spot on, the dancing divine, and the woodland stew (warning: may contain woodland) like the show as a whole, real soul food.
And with an ethos which aims to keep ticket prices as low as possible, Rogue’s new Wild Card system gives people the chance to pay a bit more if they’re able to, or even buy a ticket for an unknown friend. The woods may have quietened down for now, but fear not (or maybe do fear!) as the Hallowed, a haunted Halloween horror is coming soon. Congratulations Angelina and Ollie on nine years of Rogue-ness; you should be very proud.