SCRAWW… at Trebah Gardens

14th - 25th August
Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, TR11 5JZ
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Join the flock on an epic quest to find the legendary Simorgh bird. A feather fuelled, technically immersive family-friendly journey into Persian poetry… prepare to elect your new king!

This summer Trebah Garden and Gaggle Haus present the epic Persian tale SCRAWW, told via an immersive soundtrack created by international sound designer and composer Max Pappenheim. Audiences will don “silent disco style” headphones, join a flock and put on their feathers as they get led through the garden, experiencing live performance blended with Max’s score. Paths and plots twist as the flock move through this truly immersive soundscape before reaching the finale on Trebah’s picturesque private beach.

SCRAWW is an exciting co-production between Trebah and Gaggle Haus, introducing international talent to the landscape and performing arts sector of Cornwall. “A genre-bending operatic and digital piece of pure perfection!” The project is kindly supported by the Budock Vean Hotel, situated on the banks of the Helford right next door to Trebah. The perfect base for exploring the Helford river, Trebah and the surrounding area.

The Gaggle Haus team includes Director Anna Pool (opera, theatre and music maker); Lila Palmer (librettist) and Anna Driftmeir (scenographer and production designer), a 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 performance staged within the 300 seat amphitheatre that nestles at the heart of the garden which also annually hosts a site specific promenade piece. 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!

Experience SCRAWW Tuesday to Saturday at 6.30pm and 8pm 14th – 25th of August.

Pre-bookable delicious Persian inspired food can be enjoyed on the beach after the 6pm performance.

Trebah Amphitheatre is a cultural centre hosting and producing a vivid mix of theatre, music, puppetry and opera both on our stage and across Trebah Garden. We aim to support the diverse and vibrant talents of the Cornish performing arts sector as well as welcoming excitingly different national and international artists.

From a feather fuelled, technically immersive, musical journey to a part man, part tree, 18 feet tall puppet; from a Chekhovian bittersweet comedy to the much-loved animal adventures of Dr Dolittle everyone is going to love our #Amph2018 season.

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