Trebiggan Productions are a new production company from Cornwall formed by Dean Nolan
Dean was born in Truro, Cornwall and his first training was at the Hub Theatre School in St Austell Cornwall which culminated in a touring show of Volpone (playing Nano the Dwarf). In Cornwall he was involved in all kinds of shows from panto to musicals whether in the chorus or playing the Dame. He then spent five years with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, between 1999-2004 including Nicholas Nickleby, Lyric Hammersmith, and the Lowry, Salford, Murder in the Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral, Hanging Around, Watch this Space – National Theatre/Kneehigh collaboration, and The Master and Margarita, Lyric Hammersmith. He then has continued his work at NYT as a Company Manager and Workshop Leader.
The acting work continued professionally in The Jungle Book, Warwick Arts Centre, for the Royal Derngate Theatre, Northampton. National tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bill Kenwright Ltd. Toured the UK and internationally as the Fat Controller in Thomas and Friends Live. Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood, A Taste of Honey, Romeo and Juliet Unzipped at the Salisbury Playhouse. Riot Rebellion and Bloody Insurrection and Sex, Docks and Rock’n’Roll and Big Society – Red Ladder Theatre and Chumbawamba. Never Say Rabbit in a Boat and Anyone Can Write, Aladdin and Cinderella for the Hall For Cornwall. Tin – Miracle Theatre. Steptoe and Son – Kneehigh Theatre
TV and Film includes Ashes to Ashes, BBC, ‘Weekend Retreat’-O-Region as well as several commercials and short films including Cornish Language Film Tamara and Greys lot. Dean is also artistic director of Trebiggan Productions look out for 2014 it is going to be very exciting year! Watch this space!
People String Foundation – Ben Sutcliffe and Zaid Al-Rikabi
Trebiggan The Giant
Trebeagan is the name of a village near the Land’s End. This name, as we have already stated, signifies the town of the giant’s grave. The giant’s existence was confirmed by the discovery of a vault and some large bones in it, on this spot.
Trebiggan divides with Tregeagle the honourable immortality of being employed to frighten children into virtue. Often have I heard the unruly urchins of this neighbourhood threatened with Trebiggan. They are told that Trebiggan was a vast man, with arms so long that he could take men out of the ships passing by the Land’s End, and place them on the Longships; hut that sometimes he would, having had his fun with them, good-humouredly place them on board their ships or boats again. He is said to have dined every day on little children, who were generally fried on a large flat rock which stood at. a little distance from his cave.