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A brawling Cornish comedy served from the local chippy! 

In the heart of a Cornish fishing town, Chipahoy is the last local shop left standing. Until now. Will the arrival of new owner Frank, a charismatic cabbie from London, fan flames of bubbling anger or ignite new passions? And what are those ripples out at sea? Will Charlie take over the boat from his legendary father Felix Hicks? Will trawlerman Hunter Chapman turn local unease to his advantage? And will young Shirley swap frying fish for tying knots? A riotous, daring new comedy about what it means to live in Cornwall now, by Henry Darke.

 About the Artists

 Henry is a writer, director and film maker. Profiled in Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Henry’s short film Big Mouth premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was shortlisted for BAFTA. Winning Special Commendation at Encounters ‘for outstanding performances, for it’s passion and for the handling of a range of heartfelt relationships.

 Henry directed Hooked for the Channel 4 ‘Coming Up’ series, the prestigious scheme promoting new talent. In 2018 Henry’s play Booby’s Bay was produced by The Finborough Theatre, supported by Bristol Old Vic. Raised in Cornwall, Henry is passionate about fishing and Cornwall and telling character-driven three-dimensional stories that reflect real life there.

Guidance: 14yrs +

Created thanks to kind support from The Arts Council Engalnd, Feast Cornwall, Unusual and Carn to Cove. 


DATES 2024

Thur 16th May - St Eval Village Hall Tickets

Fri 17th May - The Poly, Falmouth Tickets

Sat 18th May - St Austell Arts Centre Tickets

Sun 19th May - The Acorn, Penzance Tickets

Tue 21st May - Treviglas Academy, Newquay Tickets

Wed 22nd May - Ruan Minor Village Hall (Carn to Cove) Tickets

Thur 23rd May - Devoran Village Hall (Carn to Cove) Tickets

Fri 24th May - The Old Library, Bodmin Tickets

Sat 25th May - The Burrell Theatre, Truro Tickets

Sun 26th May - The Old Cemetery Chapel, Helston Tickets

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Hello Birds

A new sensory theatre show for 0-3yrs touring Cornwall in Summer 2024. The story follows a day in the life of the birds in our gardens.

Using sound, colour, texture and small puppets the storyteller introduces the audience to a host of garden birds and the children can help feed the birds, build soft nests and sing the wake up and night time songs. 

Written and produced by Jasmine Cole in collaboration with Connie Crosby, Hannah Platts and a team of theatre creatives. 

Funded by FEAST Cornwall and The Arts Council of England. 


Wednesday 1st May - The Writers' Block, Redruth Tickets


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