11 May 2012

A Special This is a That Workshop to help support the Bailey Sarwa Appeal

We hope you can join us on Sunday 3 June at 2.30pm for a magnificent, magical, physical, musical journey about a father and daughter who let their imagination run away with them. This is a That is a unique fusion of dance and theatre for children aged 4+ and their grownups.

In an apartment in Paris where nothing is quite as it seems, join Josette and her Papa as they dance with their ears, eat a piece of the moon, and meet a toy soldier called Jacqueline.

Inspired by the stories (les histoires) that French Absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco wrote for his young daughter (sa petite fille), international theatre collective Peut-être Theatre present an intriguing and innovative play (pièce) that will capture the imaginations of everyone (tout la monde). The show was developed with the help of many children through an innovative workshop programme. The children helped us to design the costumes and the set and contributed lots of very good ideas for how to tell our stories.

A special This is a That Workshop will take place at 1pm in the Studio, places are strictly limited to 20 and cost just £3 when booking a ticket for the show. Workshop places can only be booked directly through the Box Office on 01727 850950. All proceeds from the workshop will go to the Bailey Sarwa Appeal; you can find more information about Bailey at www.baileysarwa.co.uk

‘The stories are rendered with a childish joy and exuberance by Peut-ȇtre Theatre.’ - Slough Observer

Tickets are £10 / £8 / Family £32 (4 Tickets) and you can book them by calling the Box Office on 01727 850950 or online at www.allaboutstalbans.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Trestle Arts Base!

2 May 2012

Cable theft leaves Trestle off the grid

At approximately 1pm on Monday afternoon, Trestle’s Internet and phone systems went down. After investigation we discovered that over 200 meters of cable had been stolen from across a number of local exchange boxes, the result of which is that Trestle Arts Base could be off the grid until Tuesday 8th May.

The team at Trestle has been working tirelessly to regain some connection and have a temporary divert in place so that we can still receive phone calls on the main Box Office number (01727 850950) but will be unable to connect to the internet, receive emails or take card payments until our service is reconnected… Oh the joys of the modern world!

With two fantastic shows, Kate Tempest and Paines Plough’s Wasted on Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm and Cube Theatre’s stunning new adaptation of Pinocchio on Sunday 6 May, 2.30pm coming up at the weekend we are obviously very concerned that people will have trouble purchasing tickets. If you call the main number we are able to reserve tickets for you and are more than happy to accept payment (cash/cheque only) on the day of the performance, alternatively you can still purchase tickets online via www.allaboutstalbans.com.

If you have tried to contact us via email or phone and received no response, please accept our apologies and please keep trying – If you leave us a message we will get back to you.

Thank you for your patience.

- All the Team at Trestle