Date: Friday 28th July 2017
'The Lost Garden's Summer Ball'
Two worlds exist in one space
And there are many ways in between
Through the backs of cupboards
Down rabbit holes
And of course
Through forgotten doorways
In lost gardens…
And you my dear friends are invited!
In the enchanting tales
Of a wild and wonderful world
In a breath-taking garden
Step into a wild and exciting story-world this summer, created by multi-award winning Rogue Theatre at the enchanted heart of The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
When the Lost Gardens stirred from a lifelong sleep, the flowers woke first, and then the animals, and then the trees, and then the birds, and then, quite unexpectedly; another world woke as well!
Let your imagination run wild in the Lost Gardens and find yourself in the Land of Fae!
Best known for their immersive theatre adventures in Tehidy Woods, Rogue Theatre weaves magic at Heligan this summer, like a witch in the wood, or a mermaid of mud, like a strange and beautiful gift from the sea, or a biker princess on the road to destiny, like a selfie with the devil, or a chorus of angels dancing in blossom; The Lost Gardens Summer Ball is an exuberant, bewitching, and fun exploration into a world whose magic was lost in time, but not entirely forgotten!
The Lost Gardens Summer Ball is an immersive theatre adventure that weaves along the beautiful paths of Heligan and into the story world of The Land of Fae . And there, The Woodland King and The Moon await to share thrilling and fantastical tales that will come to life upon the stage. And at the end, we can dance together ( if you want to, you are invited ) it is a Ball after all!
The Lost Gardens Summer Ball presents a collection of Rogue’s favourite past tales and a brand new one written from the heart of Heligan too;
When the garden was stirring from sleep,
The trees whispered tales of love from the sea,
And one night in the pale of the moon,
A gardener, wandering alone,
Was drawn to the flower garden by a spellbinding song.
When he arrived he saw, with eyes full of stars from the sky,
A mermaid bathing in the dipping pond,
But in a splash and a flash of a shimmering tail,
The watery beauty was gone.
The next day, the gardener woke early
And found himself in the round pool
At first light in the morning mist
Seeking the beautiful maid, he had seen,
Or the route through which she had vanished,
But instead he found beneath the silt,
Seven golden wedding rings,
And this is where our tale of love
And mermaids and mud begins!
For families, adults and children of all ages who hear the call of the wild!
There will be enchanting live music, thrilling stories, otherworldly performance, explosive acrobatics, fire, wildly beautiful dance, free face painting and of course magic in the air.
Forest creature costumes, faerie Dress, otherworld outfits, party frocks, wild life masks, funny hats, forest finery, frippery, feathers and fancy hairdos are encouraged though not essential. ( Grown-ups as well as children )
All are welcome, from near or far!
A delicious feast will be available in Heligan’s new outdoor eatery from 5.00pm, all of it delectable street food, the perfect start to a spectacular night.
Specially created Heligan cocktails, cold beer and other cool refreshments are also available to make sure you won't go thirsty on your adventure through The Lost Gardens.
Toilets are situated near the performance area.
For your Lost Gardens adventure we recommend you bring shoes for adventure (wellies if it has been raining) and a torch.
There will be hay bales to sit on, though feel free to bring cushions (if you don’t mind carrying them).
The event lasts about 2½ hours and takes place in the gardens so come prepared whatever the weather. ( We will use our fabulous canopy to cover our audience if it should rain ) !
The path twists and turns and is bumpy under foot but should be fine for a rugged buggy!
All Shows start at the Heligan Ticket Office at 6.45pm
The Lost Gardens Summer Ball takes place on :
Wed.12th, Thurs.13th, Fri.14th, Sat.15th
Wed.19th, Thurs.20th, Fri.21st, Sat.22nd
Wed.26th, Thurs.27th, Fri.28th, Sat.29th
Wed.9th, Thurs.10th, Fri.11th, Sat.12th
Wed.16th, Thurs.17th, Fri.18th, Sat.19th
You're booking the Summer Ball on Friday, 28th July
Tickets include everything…face painting, parking…
Tickets in advance :
Adults : £10.00
Under17s : £8.50
Under4s : '1p'
Wild Card : £8.49 – Buy a ticket for an unknown friend.
If you buy a Wild Card Ticket, it will be available to somebody who could not afford to come.
Wild Card Tickets are not specific to any particular show and can be used on any available show.
Request a Wild Card
Wild Cards are made available to anyone who couldn’t otherwise take part.
If you would like to request Wild Card(s) please click here to email Lynné or call 01726 845128
CRBO Box Office Phone 01726 879 500
The adventure follows a reasonably flat and smooth trail and is accessible for wheelchair users.
The entire trail is roughly 700m and there are places to sit and rest along the way.
The main event is seated on hay bales though we have a number of chairs with arms and backs available too ( just ask a Rogue member on arrival )
About the event at Heligan – 01726 845 128
About the show or Rogue – 07837 561 483
All Ticket Enquiries – 01726 879 500
Lost Gardens of Heligan website
Rogue Theatre website
***** “Immersive Theatre at its Best”
(West Briton on 'King Arthur' 2015)
WOCA Award Winners
“Best Theatre Company” 2016
WOCA Award Winners
“Best Theatre Show” 2016
Magic may get lost in time, but enchantment is never forgotten.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Pentewan, Saint Austell PL26 6EN
NB Please note your Sat Nav may use routes through narrow country lanes. Routes shown below may be a lot easier.
Recommended Directions from:
St Austell : From the A390, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the Brown Tourist Signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan - about 5 miles.
Truro : Take the A390 to St Austell and continue as above
Plymouth, Liskeard : Take the A38 to Dobwalls. Turn left onto the A390 towards St Austell and continue as above
Exeter & M5 : Take the A30 into Cornwall. After Bodmin, at Innis Downs, take the A391 to St Austell. At the T-junction, turn right on to the A390. Continue towards St Austell. Turn left on to the B3273 to Mevagissey as above
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Lost Gardens of Heligan
Summer at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
'The Lost Garden's Summer Ball'
Shows at 6.45pm each date as shown
arrive from 5.00pm to enjoy an array of delectable Street Food, Heligan Cocktails, cold beers and other delightful refreshments in Heligan's new outdoor Eatery
Sun-Tues10:00am – 5:00pm
Wed-Sat - July 12th - September 2nd
Late night Summer Openings- 10.00am- 7.00pm
(last tickets 5.30pm)
Heligan Shop and Plants :
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
Please follow Tourism Brown Signs from A390 at St Austell.
Using a Sat.Nav may take you down some very narrow lanes!