Snow Play at St Albans’ Trestle Arts Base

INTERACTIVE show Snow Play, which had a sell-out run at the Lyric Hammersmith last year, can be seen in St Albans this Sunday, April 1.

Aimed at children aged three and above, it starts at 2.30pm at the Trestle Arts Base in Russet Drive.

A showdown between spring and winter and who get to stay and who has to go, it looks at what happens when Mr Green comes back from holiday to find Mr White in his house which is covered in snow.

The audience gets involved with their own show, making a snowman and joining in a snowball fight.

Tickets are �10 and �8 with a family ticket for four �32, available from the box office on 01727 850950 or go to

n Trestle is to expand its highly-acclaimed mask making business, backed by a programme of workshops and performances.

It follows Art Council England’s decision not to award National Portfolio funding to the theatre company last year.

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Trestle has now reviewed its core mask-making business and will be taking the creative stimulus of its work with young people and physical storytelling theatre into its mask resources and workshops.

It aims to take the masks in a new direction, with the offer of digital and live resources to support training, participation, and performance.

Artistic director, Emily Gray, said: “It was tough losing Arts Council subsidy, of course, but being forced to focus on what we do well, and what our stakeholders would like us to offer, has driven a creative process which has been liberating and fruitful.

“In the past year with a reduced, but highly effective staff team, we toured three productions, developed arts programmes for young people at Trestle Arts Base and Platform and continued our workshops and training across the UK and abroad.”

She added: “Looking forward, we will launch a new website, deliver work with and for young people which responds to masked and unmasked performance and continue collaborating with our partners and supporters.”