Cornwall’s Rogue Theatre To Host ‘Wild Woodland Summer Ball’

Cornwall’s iconic Rogue Theatre’s sensational Wild Woodland Summer Ball with additional even ‘Wilder Shows’ is coming to the mystical Tehidy Woods this August.

Rogue Theatre’s Wild Woodland Summer Ball is an exuberant, bewitching, and fun journey into a story world of enchantment. Rogue Theatre has become synonymous with creative Cornish culture and immersive outdoor theatre experiences that stimulate all of the senses for all ages and walks of life, from near or far.

The multi award-winning Rogue Theatre’s summer extravaganza will take audiences and guests into a hidden world in Cornwall. This is theatre but not as most people know it. It’s an immersive theatre adventure for all the senses and ages, outdoors for those who love to be close to nature and feel the call of the wild. Included in the star entangled woodland crown of the summer season are never seen before stories and magical tales as well as shows specially created for ‘wilder audiences’.

The natural woodland air feeds the flames of imagination setting them ablaze with thrilling brand new tales, enthralling live music, otherworldly performance, explosive acrobatics, mesmerizing fire and wildly beautiful dance. At the end of the show all can dance together, there is free face painting, the chance to create a wonderful woodland craft decoration and feast on fantastic wild woodland stew bubbling in the cauldron.

At the request of parents (or carers) Rogue Theatre has added two “Wilder Shows”. These shows are slightly shorter and created for those with wandering imaginations and those who would feel more relaxed in the company of other wilder audiences. These shows are a welcoming and inclusive introduction to theatre for anybody that feels the traditional world of theatre is not for them.  Although Rogue Theatre is extremely happy to welcome all at any shows. The Wilder Summer Ball Shows start at 11am on both Saturday 26th August and Saturday 2nd September 2017.

Rogue Theatre’s Wild Woodland Summer Ball will be gathering twice daily (the Sunlight Ball at 2.30pm and the Twilight Ball with a lit path to leave at 7.30pm) on the following dates in August: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and the 1st, 2nd 3rd of September 2017.  The event lasts about two and a half hours and takes place in the spectacular rustic setting of Tehidy woods.

Ollie Oakenshield, co-founder of Rogue Theatre says, “We’re so excited for the Wild Woodland Summer Ball including the even Wilder Shows. We pride ourselves on attracting a really diverse audience and hope to welcome new audiences this year. We make theatre that people want to bring their kids to but it is not limited to this demographic. So many adults enjoy our shows and we really want to stress that we accommodate and make theatre for all. This is theatre but not as most people know it. We’re proud that people who normally hate theatre absolutely love what we do.”

Ollie adds, “For those coming to any of our Wild Woodland Summer Balls, forest creature costumes, faerie dress, otherworld outfits, party frocks, wildlife masks, funny hats, forest finery, frippery, feathers and fancy hairdos are encouraged although not essential. This applies to grown-ups as well as children! For your woodland adventure we recommend you bring shoes for adventure (wellies if it has been raining) and a torch if you are coming for the evening performance.”

The shows are not weather dependant because if it rains, the Rogue team simply uses its fabulous canopy to cover the audience.  Rogue will also be presenting a one night only special music gig at the heart of the woods on the 29th, details of which are to be revealed at a later date.

A standard ticket to the Wild Woodland Summer Ball for all ages is £8.50 but for children three years and under, entry is free.  For more information or to book a ticket, see: call 01726 879 500. Alternatively, you can email Disabled access can be arranged on 07837561483.

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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