Snow falls in Eden’s rainforest as visitors capture the magical spirit of Christmas
Visitors to the Eden Project are being asked to help an intrepid band of time travellers to recapture the essence of Christmas.
In collaboration with Cornwall-based theatre company WildWorks, Eden’s Rainforest Biome has been transformed into an Enchanted Rainforest, a festive wonderland that celebrates Christmas through live performance, music and unexpected moments of loveliness.
On arrival in the Biome, visitors are ushered into a time machine where they are briefed by a time-travelling professor, who needs people to share their memories to save the future of festive season.
They then embark on a journey through the Yule-tide Ark-ive, where they help the time travellers capture the true spirit of Christmas.
Among many spellbinding moments, the intrepid archivists take part in a knitted nativity scene, listen to performances by a festive choir of futuristic robots and be part of the unique experience of snow falling in the rainforest, all designed to evoke the emotion of Christmases past.
Eden has commissioned WildWorks to devise and create the Yule-Tide Ark-Ive in the Enchanted Rainforest.
Chris Pritchard, Interpretation Production Manager, said: “The Enchanted Rainforest is a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit. It is a nostalgic journey through the Rainforest Biome, taking in all the things that make this such a special time of year.
“We think it captures the essence of what makes Christmas special, and snow in the rainforest has to be seen to be believed!”
Charlie Bunker, WildWorks Producer, said: “We’re delighted to be back at The Eden Project for a second season of Yule-Tide Ark-ive. Working at home in Cornwall is a real pleasure for the company and the Rainforest Biome is a magical stage for our quirky festive experience.”
The Enchanted Rainforest is open from 4pm on specific dates until January 4. The Rainforest Biome closes for one hour before each performance.
For more information on all of Eden’s Christmas activities, see www.edenproject.com or call 01726 811972.
Eden’s Locals Passes are also now available to people who live in Cornwall or Devon, offering unlimited entry to Eden until October 31, 2016 for just £12 for adults, £10 for over-60s and students, £8 for children aged five to 16 and £37.50 for a family of two adults and two children for those who choose to pay by Direct Debit.
Passes can be bought online at www.edenproject.com/locals-pass or on arrival to Eden (proof of residence in Cornwall or Devon and photo ID required). Passes can be bought up until March 7, 2016.
Founded by Bill Mitchell in 2005, WildWorks makes theatre with landscapes and people, telling the stories of the world they live in, in unexpected ways. WildWorks is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a Strategic Art Client to Cornwall County Council.
For more information on WildWorks, see www.wildworks.biz.