Kernow Tales: Tall and Small – Cornwall Secondary Drama Showcase

Hall For Cornwall

Monday 19 January 2015

Matinee 2pm; evening 7.30pm

In a celebration of Cornish minority status, local secondary schools are using drama to explore the cultural distinctiveness that is unique to Cornwall.  Eleven schools and two youth drama groups will create a matinee and evening programme exploring that distinctiveness through myth and reality, heroes that have shaped the way we look at ourselves and taking the plays of our great playwright Nick Darke as a starting point.

Into the mix will go North Cornwall giants, West Cornwall mermaids, miners, pirates, Tregeagle, Hell’s Mouth and Humphry Davy alongside Rick Rescorla.  Add in a large quantity of talent, enthusiasm and youthful energy to create an explosive programme of theatre and entertainment.

Showcasing young Cornish talent, each school has a ten minute slot to perform their piece. “This may seem like a short time but in fact you can create a whole world in ten minutes and explore complex stories and emotions,” says producer Dave Hunter. Some will be challenging, others hilarious, some moving – none will be the same.

The showcase is produced by KEAP and Hall For Cornwall and is now in its sixth year.  “This event is one of the highlights of our year, as we are invariably amazed by the ingenuity and talent of our young people and their teachers. They deserve a huge audience!” said Amanda Harris, director KEAP.

Tickets are £9 or £6.50, with concessions and school rates available. Your ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Fund for the preservation of the theatre for future generations. A £1.50 handling charge is added to each transaction.  Call the Hall For Cornwall Box Office on 01872 262466 or book online at

 For further information contact Helen Reynolds. 07771981094

 Participating school:  Humphry Davy, Helston, Cornwall College St Austell, Bodmin, Wadebridge, St Ives, Penrice, Looe, Redruth, Callington and Treviglas.  Also Cornwall Youth Theatre and Monster Theatre from Hayle.