The Trestle office will be closed from 12pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015.
We hope you all have a very lovely Christmas planned and hopefully we will see some of you on Sunday 28th December for Horse + Bamboo‘s delicious treat of a show, Hansel and Gretel. This dark, chewy and delicious at heart theatre performance promises to be a feast for the senses.
Tickets for Hansel and Gretel are available to buy throughout the festive period via All About St Albans.
Should you urgently need to speak with a member of staff regarding a ticket booking please contact 07814730074 from Boxing Day onwards.
We would like to thank you for your fantastic support over the lively year that has been 2014.
This year has held some exciting developments for the Company and we are delighted to have been the first recipient of the Creative Heart of Flame Award for most innovative Business in Hertfordshire. In 2014 The Deadlies, came into being in collaboration with York Theatre Royal. This Half Mask piece was part of the larger scale On Our Turf project, engaging with communities outside of York; we developed a workshop, performance and sharing process with six collaborating partners including schools, youth theatres and a disability group; the process led to a series of promenade performances and an event at The National Rural Touring Conference at York Theatre Royal.
The Company has introduced Trestle Masks Trestle Mask Module into the Trinity College Performing Arts Exam syllabus and been commissioned to create a set of masks for a Motion Capture based feature film. We have had fun developing our participation programme to include a highly relevant array of Primary school workshops, including Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Primary INSET and have enjoyed training teachers and performers from Gibraltar, Japan, Ireland, Jersey and the Netherlands.
As ever, we feel lucky to have been able to support some amazing performance development and professional training opportunities here at Trestle Arts Base, including hosting internationally renowned master of clown Philippe Gaulier for Small Nose Productions, who we also supported in the development of The Black Dog Project, Keely Mills’ solo show You Can’t be Surprised by a Selfie, which features full masks created in collaboration with our Mask Team and Thadows LOOM, a new work in progress from St Albans based digital arts collective VIDEOfeet, that brought together film, live performance, projection and sound design to create a truly immersive piece.
We are delighted to announce that our Artistic Director Emily Gray will be directing an exciting new musical, Yarico, at London Theatre Workshop in February 2015 and Trestle will be delivering a creative learning programme to accompany the show. Please visit our website to keep up to date with all our latest news.
The Live Music Project is taking a break for Christmas but will be back with another fantastic line up on Saturday 31st January 2015. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the project through the year especially Denise Parsons – Promoter, Jack Hobbs from Jacket Studios for stage management and sound, Dorian Brooke on lighting, Dani Medlin running the door and merchandise stall and all the other volunteers that have helped out along the way. We look forward to supporting local original music throughout 2015.
Performing in January will be Silverspace, The Maida Vales, Navarro and The Portraits. Please keep checking the website for further details.