Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent 27th, 28th & 29th October 2016 from 7pm
In a tiny village on the edge of the mountains, a young girl puts on her red shoes and cloak, and heads into the forest alone, watched by unseen eyes. As the shadows lengthen, she begins to run…
Burn the Curtain's imaginative retelling of Angela Carter's dark and mysterious tale The Company of Wolves is a promenade theatre experience for runners and walkers. With sell-out shows at Salisbury International Arts Festival, Brighton Festival and Haldon Forest Park in 2015, this production will tour to Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest this Halloween.
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Angela Carter's classic collection of stories includes ancient folklore and mythical tales known to us all. Familiar characters such as Red Riding Hood and Peter and the Wolf were introduced to us in childhood as bedtime stories.
Other characters such as the Werewolf came to us in later years as dark, foreboding characters, emerging only in the dark of night!
Join Red Riding Hood and a cast of characters to walk or run through the darkness at the forest. Audiences can choose to be a hunter or a gatherer, fleet of foot or eagle eyed, to pick up the pace, or to tread carefully along the forest path.
You choose to be a hunter or a gatherer. Depending on the path you choose, the story will lead walkers along a 3 mile trail and runners around 5 miles. The tale will be told along the way with regular stopping points.
‘…beautifully crafted adventure theatre … like stepping inside the pages of the fairytale, or falling into a dark dream’ TOTAL THEATRE
Burn the Curtain are an innovative Devon based outdoor theatre company, well known for producing imaginative shows where the audience become part of the action! Productions have including the award winning The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle at Brighton Festival 2013.