Trebah Gardens & Gaggle Haus present: SCRAWW
This summer, Trebah Garden and Gaggle Haus present the epic Persian tale SCRAWW, told via an immersive operatic soundtrack created by international sound designer and composer Max Pappenheim. We were lucky to be invited to the first performance of this unique theatre experience and it did not disappoint.
Donned with our “silent disco style” headphones, we joined our flock, ruffled our feathers and followed the birds through the garden. Interactive elements were included within the performance, so we all felt very involved in the story throughout. We wandered down the water garden, through the “bamboozle” bamboo paths, under the large gunnera leaves and along the hydrangea valley, before reaching the finale on Trebah’s picturesque private beach. A truly immersive soundscape experience that kept us hooked throughout, we can assure you it’s not one to miss!
SCRAWW is an exciting co-production between Trebah and Gaggle Haus, introducing international talent to the landscape and performing arts sector of Cornwall. The Gaggle Haus team includes Director Anna Pool (opera, theatre and music maker), Lila Palmer (librettist) and Anna Driftmeir (scenographer and production designer), plus team of acclaimed makers who have worked across Europe and in the United States.
Trebah is already established as a cultural hub, with a growing reputation for performances staged within the 300 seat amphitheatre nestled in the heart of the garden. In the past these have featured landscape and vertical dance, puppetry, pyrotechnics and pure playful performance. Never before has the garden seen anything like SCRAWW! A very original production commissioned by Trebah and created by artists from Cornwall, London and New York.
Age guidance 6+
Running time approximately 60 minutes
Performances are on until Saturday 25th August. Simply call Trebah gardens, turn up on the day or get your tickets here.
: Gordon Scammell