We’re not here forever. You’ve got to take a chance from time to time. Sometimes you’ve got to see something you like and grab hold. Don’t let it go.
Harry feels like life is beginning to tick down, his autumn years spent quietly caring for the community he loves. Denise thinks life begins in retirement and she’s dancing like she’s still at high school. When their paths cross at the village hall, their understanding of the time they have left changes irrevocably. What do community, growing old, and falling in love really mean? And who gets to decide anyway?
Trestle is a warm-hearted, funny and moving look at two retired people brought together each week as they fold away a trestle table in their community hall. A bittersweet comic drama about later life, love and community. And bananas.
Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize, Trestle premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London in 2017 and was live-streamed from The Maltings Theatre in April 2021 (OnComm award nomination for outstanding online theatre). The production transfers to London for the first time since its premiere under the direction of Off West End Award-winner Matthew Parker.
Age recommendation: 12+
Quite simply, Trestle is beautiful, moving and full of life
Lovely performances to enjoy from Jilly Bond and Timothy Harker