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Posted on Jul 3, 2017 by

Internationally renowned theatre company WildWorks returns to their roots with their first show in Cornwall for over ten years.

Wolf’s Child, originally created for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in 2015 in partnership with the National Trust, has been reimagined for its new setting at Trelowarren, a beautiful old family estate on The Lizard.

The show, which received rave reviews nationally, is a promenade production, following the action though the woods and grounds at Trelowarren, including areas that are not usually open to the public.

Wolf’s Child is a fairytale for adults and brave children (aged 11+) which tells the tale of ‘Mother’ 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.

WildWorks, famed for telling beautiful and moving stories in unusual ways, is proud to be bringing this story home and honouring the vision of the company’s founder, Artistic Director Bill Mitchell who died on Good Friday 2017. Before his death, Bill said, “I love simple magic in real places and Trelowarren gives us the perfect surroundings to tell this beautiful and moving tale. It’s a story close to our hearts – one that explores the very essence of being human.” 

Emma Hogg, General Manager at WildWorks, said “Bill was the inspiration behind WildWorks. Under his guidance he shaped a team of like-minded people set on creating landscape theatre, working with communities, their stories and their environments. He was adamant that the work should continue, and it will. Bill had been heavily involved in the current spate of projects, including this July’s production of Wolf’s Child which he had reimagined for Trelowarren.”

Before his death, Bill Mitchell requested that Kyla Goodey be handed the baton of Show Director for Wolf’s Child. Kyla, who performed in the original production of Wolf’s Child in 2015, is an actor, director and writer based in Cornwall. Her acting roles include 946 Adolphus Tips, Tregeagle and Don Quixote for Kneehigh and her director/producer credits include A Great Night Out and The Yule Tide Arc-Ive for WildWorks.

Wolf’s Child runs daily from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 30 July at Trelowarren, excluding Mondays.

Evening performances take place at 7.30pm, and at 7pm on Sundays. Saturday matinees are at 2pm. Running time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

Wolf’s Child is a promenade performance through the woods … the audience will be walking, following the action, so be prepared.

Pre-show and post-show food is available at Trelowarren.

Tickets for the production (£16-£21) are available online via Hall for Cornwall.

1 Comment

  1. Hi I would recommend if you would like food that you get there super early as the service for pizza was really slow, we waited 45 minutes for ours and we were the lucky ones.
    (They were not even busy)

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