The whole of Cornwall’s a stage. That’s certainly the case over the summer. Just take a look at what’s on…
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We’re blessed to have some terrific theatre companies and venues in Cornwall. Here’s your handy guide to what’s on.
Miracle has been touring original and inventive theatres across the UK since 1979. Come summer, it pops up in some expected places around Cornwall. For 2015 it’s performing ‘The Magnificent Three’: a rip-roaring spaghetti western. The play will be crossing the South West’s furthest frontiers from the Isles of Scilly to Sherborne in Somerset. Expect a fair bit of yeehaw-ing, side-splittin’ and toe-tappin’ suitable for all ages.
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From their humble beginnings in Cornwall, Kneehigh have built an international reputation as an exciting and enthralling theatre company. This year’s touring performances will travel from Cornwall beyond. The one to watch is ‘946’, based on Michael Morpurgo’s ‘The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’; exploding and exploring everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. It’s being performed in Kneehigh’s award-winning nomadic theatre space, The Asylum, installed in The Lost Gardens of Heligan for the summer. Not to be missed.
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Rogue Theatre has a passion of for the macabre, with immersive performances that mix theatre, cabaret and music. Their ‘Rogue Kitchen’ blending food and campsite tales was hugely popular over May half term. If you’re staying local then they’ll be performing ‘King Arthur’ and ‘Blackbeard’s Heart’ in Tehiddy Woods in August and November. Keep an eye out as they’ll also be heading to the Somersault and Port Elliot festivals.
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The Minack Theatre
Carved into granite cliffs that drop away into the Atlantic in far west Cornwall, The Minack Theatre has to be seen to believed. Even more so when you consider it all started with hand cut blocks of granite and serious hard graft in the 1930s. Production companies travel the UK to perform against this spectacular back drop and there’s a full calendar of performances from May through to October; Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Lear, The Ladykillers and the season closing’s Proms at the Minack.
See what’s on at The Minack.
Hall for Cornwall
The county’s premier indoor theatre space in the heart of Truro pulls performers from around the world, staging everything from classical performances to rock concerts, pantomime shows and musicals. This summer theatre wise there’s The King’s Speech, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, murder-mystery The Mouse Trap plus Kneehigh’s Rebecca.
Check out what’s on at The Hall for Cornwall.