Archerfield Walled Garden and Rogue Village’s A Christmas Fairy Trail returns. This immersive outdoor theatre experience set in the beautiful Archerfield Estate woodland is a unique alternative to light shows and pantomimes. This year the show has a theme of magic and illusion and features more performers than ever before.
Intrepid explorer Gus welcomes the audience, introducing the fairy kingdom and the weird and wonderful forest folk that exist within. As they make their way round the 1.5km trail they will come across show stopping performance pieces, lighting installations and chance personal interactions with some of the woodland creatures and fairies.
The talented cast includes dancers, aerialists and magicians from France, England and Scotland. All or Nothing, Scotland’s leading aerialists, will bring flying fairies as well as a hoop performance suspended high amongst the Scots Pines; Darren Hamilton of Dimestop will bring mirrorball suit cladded robotics to the fairy disco; Fiona Houez of Paris returns as the high fairy and will delight children and adults alike with close encounters whilst Magical Bones creates a series of magic tricks and illusions throughout the event. Lighting designer, Julian Hodgson, brings the woodland to life with an incredible series of large-scale installations including fairy disco, laser show and the heart of the forest (a huge weeping willow covered in fibre optics appearing to breathe life into the forest). Creative Producer and Co-Director of Rogue Village, Peter Maniam says; “‘With A Christmas Fairy Trail our vision is to create an outdoor family experience like no other. We love light shows but we also love the theatre and so we seek to bring those two mediums together.”
As well as A Christmas Fairy Trail, Archerfield Walled Garden will create a cosy, festive hangout serving mulled wine, hot chocolate and hearty food from the comfort of their bar and restaurant. Complete with open fire, a festive soundtrack and twinkling lights it’s the perfect setting to warm-up pre or post show.
A CHRISTMAS FAIRY TRAIL
6-24 December every 30 minutes from 4-7pm
£15 adult, £11 children, £48 family (all tickets subject to booking fee)