Kneehigh performers turned bus drivers when wet weather hit the Asylum
The show went on for Kneehigh this weekend when Truro College and Morgan’s Barns stepped in to help audiences get to the Asylum site. Several days of wet weather turned the field at Tywarnhayle farm into something of a mud bath. In order to protect the land and ensure everyone could get on and off site, Truro College offered training to members of the Kneehigh team who were then able to borrow four 17 seater mini buses from the college, to take audiences from their cars to the Asylum site. Morgan’s barns, on the St Agnes road, opened up their car park for use and audiences enjoyed a free shuttle bus to the show.
Amongst the drivers were long standing Kneehigh performer Giles King who was joined by writer Anna Maria Murphy who told stories to the audience as they travelled to site.
"We didn't want a bit of bad weather to get in the way of the night, and we were delighted by all the help offered" said Emma Rice, director of the company's latest show Steptoe and Son. "Everyone rallied round to keep things going and we are hugely great full to Truro College and Morgan’s Barns for all their help."
Audience member Katie Sykes said, “We were mightily impressed by the alternative arrangements, including complimentary coffee and poem while we waited to go home! In fact, it lent itself rather nicely to the entire flavour of the evening so well done all of you and thank you for entertaining us so magnificently!”