Update: This year’s Wild Woodland Summer Ball 2014 at Tehidy Woods near Portreath will run from 15th – 31st August with tales of Pop Princesses, Bandits, Spider Legged Head Mistresses, Mermaids Dragons and Wild Hearted Kings. To view their video and to book tickets visit Rogue Theatre’s website.
Cornwall’s renowned Rogue Theatre celebrated the summer with their Wild Woodland Summer Ball in Tehidy Woods. It’s a family adventure which to delight and amaze kids of all ages. Rogue Theatre are well-known for their visual storytelling, and the Wild Woodland Summer Ball was a delight for all the senses.
Pat took Megan and Wilf to Rogue Theatre’s Winter Wood production last Christmas and were utterly spellbound. When she found out about the Wild Woodland Summer Ball, she decided to take the whole family for a Bank Holiday Monday treat.
Here’s what she had to say:
“The woods at Tehidy are ideal for this kind of storytelling as they have countless winding tracks with dense trees which you cannot see through, making them immediately scary and mysterious. The way was guided by a string of lights and en-route we encountered each of the main characters with clues surrounding them from the stories they would recount later (clocks, hidden wolf, pirate on sailing ship etc). The narrator was last, guarding the door to enter the World of Fae where we were about to be taken on magical journeys of storytelling, acting and imagination.
It was superb at every level. Creative, imaginative, musical spellbinding, athletic and full of wonder. The whole family from grandparents to 2 year-olds had eyes like saucers and were totally absorbed in the spectacle. There was even hot chocolate and a cauldron of home-made vegetable soup. At the interval there was face painting and willow weaving to entertain the little ones and we all ended up dancing together on the stage at the end.
I recommended the Wild Woodland Summer Ball to several families staying at Bosinver who went during the week and who came back utterly enchanted and determined to seek out similar outdoor performances near their homes. I love living here….”
About the Wild Woodland Summer Ball
The Ball took place in Tehidy Woods (North Cliffs entrance, near Portreath), and each performance lasted about two hours.
Tickets cost £7.50 per person (3 years and under free) and included everything, including parking, face painting, and woodland crafts.
The Winter Wood
Although the Wild Woodland Summer Ball is now over, Rogue Theatre’s Winter Wood (listed in The Guardian’s Top 10 Christmas Walks 2011) will run 12 – 30th December (excluding Christmas Day). The show will include live music, festive stories, winter wonders, free hot chocolate, face painting and creative crafts.
Book your tickets now for a magical winter adventure.