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It's officially Spring in Cornwall
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Trebah Amphitheatre is...

A unique performance space set against the stunning backdrop of an award-winning sub-tropical Cornish garden. A cultural centre hosting and producing a vivid mix of theatre, music, stand-up comedy, puppetry and dance both on our stage and across Trebah Garden.

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St Stythians Band

Monday 29th May 11:00-12:30

The fantastic St Stythians Band start the Trebah Live Music Festival in style. The band will play from 11am-12.30pm in our amphitheatre.

Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

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Falmouth Community Gospel Choir

Monday 29th May 15:00-16:30

The spellbinding Falmouth Gospel Choir play from 3pm-4.30pm in our amphitheatre.

Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

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The Grace Notes

Monday 29th May 19:00

The soulful lead vocals of Ley Adewole and the cool grooves of pianist Richard Penrose, vocalist Janice Mitchelson, drummer Damian Rodd and bassist Yan Speake together make 'The Grace Notes'. 

At Trebah they will be playing smooth jazz and soul classics from the likes of Nina Simone, Carole King and Stevie Wonder alongside some of their own compositions and in the second half some soul and disco classics to pick up the tempo and make you want to shake some moves!   

Ley Adewole has sung with major acts such as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Take That and is a prior winner of The UK Gospel Association Best Newcomer award.  

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A Springtime Serenade - Songs from a Bygone Era

Wednesday 31st May

Cana will perform two short concerts at 1pm and 3pm. Performances included in cost of garden entry ticket.

Bringing the hit songs of the 30s, 40s and 50s to Trebah Garden this spring are classical trio Cana. Be transported to a bygone time with songs including favourites by Glen Miller, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Edith Piaf and close harmony legends The Andrews Sisters. International singers Caroline, Evie and Shelley are three Divas who are passionate about bringing the extraordinary sound of classical voices into more intimate venues. Their laid back performance style, lighthearted choreography and top quality voices will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Cana will perform two short concerts at 1pm and 3pm.

Performances included in cost of garden entry ticket.

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The Suitcase Singers

Wednesday 31st May 19:00

The Suitcase Singers, a local Penryn a capella community choir, led by Claire Ingleheart. Renowned for their diversity in their music choice, and their ability to bring uplifting songs to their audiences. Singing tunes from around the world, local songs, traditional, modern, old and original compositions. The choir members sing weekly at The Zed Shed, Penryn and are looking forward to once again singing in the beautiful atmospheric Trebah Garden, as part of the Trebah Live Music Festival. Acapella in the garden, ringing through the valley, an evening not to be missed.

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Wild Singing Workshop

Thursday 1st June

Wild Singing is all about singing in inspiring, outdoor locations. Learn simple melodies and harmonies of beautiful songs in a friendly, group atmosphere for a special, shared experience. Guided by Wild Singing Workshop Leader, Janice M, participants will sing a cappella using the natural acoustics of Trebah Amphitheatre. Workshops will cover good vocal technique and are for singers of all abilities, including beginners. Wild Singing workshops are all about singing to feel good.

Workshops will be taught by ear with unique illustrated lyrics postcards for participants to keep.

11.00am GrownUps Workshop (ticket includes free Trebah Cream Tea)

2.30pm Family Workshop (children must be accompanied by a participating adult, maximum of three children per adult. Most suitable for 8yrs+)

Participants of all workshops will receive free garden entry for 7 days.

Tickets for workshops will be sold through Trebah Garden on site and over the phone on 01326 252200

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Kerrier Male Choir

Friday 2nd June

The brilliant Kerrier Male Choir will sing from 1pm-2.30pm in our amphitheatre.

Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

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Suzie Mac

Friday 2nd June 20:00

Suzie Mac has always been obsessed with soul music and from a very young age showed quite an interest with gospel and the roots of country music. Her father being a vicar encouraged her to sing before she could talk. Apart from singing in choirs in every church he preached. She was sent to Gloucester Cathedral school Kings where she sang regularly in the Cathedral services with solo's to boot!

It took a few years later until she started doing gigs and began her spellbinding mission to turn heads while she sang.

She has sung at festivals such as Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Port Eliot and Looe Music festival.

Since her arrival on he music scene she has been nicknamed Aretha Suzie due to her powerful but sweet vocals. Its no surprise due to influences such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Paolo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Chris Stapleton, Donny Hatherway, Etta James, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Paul Simon, Nina Simone that her power house vocals have developed into something quite unique.

Suzie is currently in between London and the depths of Cornwall... writing and working on her first ever album.

Join Suzie for her first concert at Trebah Amphitheatre this Spring.

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Fisherman's Friends

Saturday 3rd June 20:00

Fisherman's Friends arrive for the first time at Trebah with a full catch of new material along with their old favourites. The Fisherman's Friends from Port Isaac have warmed the hearts of visitors and locals with their traditional songs of Cornwall, handed down to them by their forefathers.

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Twelfth Night by Fathom Theatre

Thursday 8th June 18:30

If music be the food of love, play on... Three women, one puppet, a host of characters and a little help from you... Fathom Theatre pushes Shakespeare's identity-swapping comedy to its hilarious limits with intense hat-switching, plenty of laughs, and at least one rocking pair of yellow stockings. Women become men, men become puppets, puppets accidentally get into duels. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, but this fast-paced reimagining will thrust greatness upon you, whether you be a witty fool or a foolish wit. Fathom have a story to tell. Whether through innovative new writing, or reimagining classic plays for the fast-paced digital age, Fathom Theatre explore the worlds we inhabit, the people we become, and the experiences that shape us.

Suitable for family audiences.

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Taming of the Shrew by Tilt Theatre and Brazen Angels

Friday 9th June 19:30

Plymouth presents this timeless play about the most enduring of relationships.

Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne'er be younger.

See this hilarious play in a new light as we explore the complications of marriage, love and loss. The battle for love has never been easy!

Tilt Theatre and Brazen Angels are two training theatre companies from City College.

Our exceptional actors embark on a rigorous training regime encompassing all areas of the performing arts world. Our students end up on film, TV, national stages and running their own companies!

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'Stormy Seas and Magical Creatures' A Classical Theatre Workshop for Children

Saturday 10th June 10:30

A fun and physical workshop based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare using improvisation based exercises and games.

The workshop will be led by local theatre maker Bec Applebee (Kneehigh, Wild Works) working in partnership with Segun Akingbola from Tangle, South West England's African Caribbean theatre company.

Limited space and booking is essential. Suitable for age 7+

Tickets for workshops will be sold through Trebah Garden on site and over the phone on 01326 252200

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Much Ado About Nothing by UnTamed Theatre

Saturday 10th June 19:30

UnTamed Theatre presents this timeless play about the most enduring of relationships. See this hilarious play in a new light as we explore the complications of relationships, deceit, marriage and love - lost and won. The battle for love has never been easy!

Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.

UnTamed Theatre grew from a collective of professional artists looking to produce work that will simply delight and inspire others.

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As You Like It by Truro College 2nd Year Acting Students

Sunday 11th June 14:00

Truro College 2nd year Acting students present their groovy 1960s retelling of this classic comedy. Mixing timeless romance with swinging 60s flair; this cocktail of laughs, longing, hippies and heartbreak is guaranteed to deliver a love story just as you like it!

Watch the show or just a snippet whilst dog walking entirely for free!

Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

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Comedy Club 4 Kids - Workshop

Saturday 17th June 15:00

Since 2005, Comedy Club 4 Kids has been running comedy workshops for children, aged 7-18, both in theatres and in schools. Our CRB/DBS-checked teachers guide them how to write and perform comedy, finding the funny in their own experiences and turning it into stand-up and sketches. The participants also learn to stand tall; to be comfortable on the stage, and in themselves. We can give bullied kids the armour of self-confidence, draw out the quiet ones, calm down the noisy ones, and show them all how to shine.

Suitable for age 7+

Tickets for workshops will be sold through Trebah Garden on site and over the phone on 01326 252200

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Comedy Club 4 Kids - Show

Saturday 17th June 18:30

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families... but without the rude bits! The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?"

"Absolutely hilarious." - The Yorkshire Times

"The ethos is just right" - The Daily Telegraph

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Hector McDonald by the English School of Mongolia

Sunday 18th June

An adaptation of Tchaikovsky`s Opera Eugene Onegin performed in English.
 
When Tatyana is introduced to the dashing, unconventional Onegin, she believes that he is the hero of her dreams. He coldly rejects her. Bored, he flirts with her sister Olga, outraging Lensky, Olga's fiance and Onegin's only friend.
 
Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket or free to members.
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Bard Heads by Finding the Will

Saturday 22nd July 19:30

Join Finding the Will for a night inspired by Shakespeare and Alan Bennett, Bard Heads imagines what might have happened next in Hamlet and The Tempest.

Your chance to experience live performance in the garden from the private lawn at Trebah House.

Ticket includes a free glass of bubbles on arrival! Dress to impress for this very special evening.

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The Emperor's New Clothes by Illyria

Thursday 3rd August 18:30

The Emperor is a lovely man, but he's not the best judge of character, and is often surrounded by idiots. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit.  When two swindlers spin a yarn and everyone is taken in, what price will he have to pay? Will he end up losing his crown jewels? All will be revealed in Illyria's cheekiest ever show full of larger-than-life characters, lots and lots to join in with - and an ending that will leave you helpless with laughter

 NB - there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly...

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Curious Creatures by Squashbox

Thursday 10th August

Animals are amazing! There are big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, friendly ones and scary ones! There are over 8 million different species of animal on earth today and in this show we're going to meet all of them! (Ok, not all of them, but quite a few). 

Welcome to the Curious Creatures wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him.

Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.

Craig from Squashbox will perform Curious Creatures at 1pm and 3pm.

Performances included in cost of garden entry ticket.

 

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The Third Policeman by Miracle

Friday 11th August 19:30

Saturday 12 August at 7.30pm

Written by Flann O'Brien 

Adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis and Robert Bayley 

This summer Cornwall's Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland. 

With its hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and unforgettable plot twist, The Third Policeman earned its author, Flann O'Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland's great comic geniuses.

Flann O'Brien's scorching wit and delicious turn of phrase, combined with Miracle's delight in physical comedy and absurdity, has to be a winning combination.

Fans of this cult classic and newcomers alike should expect the unexpected!

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If You Go Down To The Woods Today by Yskynna

Thursday 24th August

Friday 25 August

Saturday 26 August

(2x performances per evening)

Join Yskynna on a spectacular voyage of breath-taking vertical dance and aerial performance through the garden.

Expect a visual feast amongst the towering canopies of champion trees accompanied by the music of Emma Mansfield, Lost in Song and Daylight choirs. If You Go Down to the Woods is promonade piece that revisits archetypal characters from traditional fairy tails exploring their darker side

Described as memorable and modern this is story telling told through music and movement at height!

Under the Direction of Doug Fransisco of Invisible Circus Trebah's high open spaces and tall trees will be animated, to a blend live music, vocal tones, spoken word and poetry over percussion with a little recorded technology and a fire breathing dragon thrown in for good measure!

A promenade vertical dance performance with fire breathing dragons and flying flamingos!

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In Our Hands by Smoking Apples

Wednesday 30th August 18:30

Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive? Follow a fish's journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull's ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher's Fortune. Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves. In Our Hands has been developed extensively both in London and Cornwall by Smoking Apples, an award winning puppetry and visual theatre company.

"Clever and inventive" - **** British Theatre Guide

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The Smartest Giant in Town by Folksy Theatre

Friday 1st September 18:30

George was the scruffiest giant in town, but his kind heart and generosity take him on an adventure where he discovers that it's not how you look that's important but how you feel. Folksy's musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's wonderful book is filled with puppetry, colourful characters and songs, that will have you clapping and singing along!

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Mark Watson LIVE ON STAGE

Friday 8th September 20:00

Known for his star appearances on Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Argumental Mark Watson kicks off his new stand up tour at Trebah!

After 100+ dates on the road in 2016, Mark Watson's amazed there are STILL areas of the country he's neglected. For this new tour, he has a sensible plan: he'll only visit places beginning with his initials, M or W, as they've already shown a commitment in the first place.

"Raucously funny... one of the best this year" British Theatre Guide

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