Tam Lin Retold

The Ladder, Redruth 24th May 2024 7:30pm
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by Corinne Harragin & Nick Hart presented by Trevow Helston

"This is storytelling at its best" Audience comment

Inspired by the well-known Scots/English border Ballad of Tam Lin, this show is unscripted, orally told, and accompanied by live, mostly improvised music. In this way the audience is central to the performance.

We make our way into the greenwood together.

The ballad may be known as Tam Lin, but he’s only a part of it. Described by audiences as ‘joyous’,‘refreshing’ and ‘bold’, Tam Lin Retold recentres unsung voices in Scots/English folklore.

Enchanting and sharp in equal measure, this is badass border balladry for the old and the new.

​"Ask her [Corinne Harragin] to tell you a story, and wherever it comes from in the world, or from inside her, it will be yours also." Claire Carter, Artistic Director for Kendal Mountain Festival

​"I’ve never been to a storytelling performance before, and I would come again. It was a fantastic experience that played with my imagination that hasn’t been used in that way for a while." James Snook, Alma Tavern Theatre

Flexible Ticket pricing for performances

We understand things are challenging for many people.

To try and make the work that Trevow Helston programmes as accessible as possible we are offering three ticket prices for the show and a free ticket draw. Please book the ticket that reflects what you can afford right now. You won't be asked any questions and your ticket options won't be shared with anyone.

£20 Supporter Show Ticket
This ticket includes a donation to support Trevow Helston's work

​£12 Just a Show Ticket
This ticket covers our core costs of the event

​£8 Helping You Show Ticket
If you can only afford this ticket right now we all understand

£0 Show Ticket Draw
If you cannot afford a ticket right now please enter our free ticket draw. Trevow Helston will give away as many tickets as we are able to and we will inform you if you have won tickets a minimum of three days before the event. To enter the ticket draw please click here

What do I need to know?

This event will take place at The Ladder, 2-4 Clinton Rd, Redruth TR15 2QE

Fair Meadow car park on Station Hill is a 5 minute walk away. It is possible to drop-off and pick-up immediately outside the building.

There is level access into the building from the street and wheelchair spaces are available, just let us know when you book. If we can support you at our event in other ways please contact us on [email protected]

A small pop-up bar will be available at this event. Cash and card payments will be accepted.

This show references sex and abortion.

This show is made for adults but is suitable for children age 10+ if accompanied by an adult who can safely answer follow-up questions about the content.

Due to the nature of the production, latecomers cannot be admitted.

We anticipate an approximate run time of 60 minutes without an interval.

Our performances may be filmed or photographed and the material may be used by Trevow Helston, its sister company Cousin Jack's, the performance company of The Ladder at any time for evaluation, promotion or other projects. Please be aware that it is the ticket buyer's responsibility to inform members of their party that this will be happening.

Tickets are non-refundable.