Bath based Music is Life Productions are celebrating the opportunity to take the smash hit new musical “Pencoweth” to the infamous Minack Theatre, Penzance in May 2014.
Having premiered at The Rondo, in September to glowing reviews it seemed a natural progression to take the tale of the Cornish fishing community to its spiritual home. The Minack Theatre, was built into a cliff face in 1930’s and remains a huge tourist attraction for theatre lovers world wide.
Written by Dan Lashbrook and Rob Pratt the original production was directed by Petra Schofield and the team will bring together the original cast to take the show to Cornwall.
Pencoweth is the second brand new musical from Music is Life Productions Ltd. Following the triumphant double award winning new musical “The Decent Rogues; Dan Lashbrook and Rob Pratt have created the dutifully researched, heart warming tale of 1850’s Cornish life. Set in the harbour of Pencoweth where the fishermen work to earn their keep and celebrate their forthcoming nuptials. However, a plan of disguise and deception has a devastating impact on the community from which they must trust the raging seas one more time. With stunning music and rousing ballads Dan Lashbrook and Rob Pratt have proved themselves worthy of another tour. Directed by Petra Schofield this is another hit from the Bath based company.
Writer Dan Lashbrook said “It was always a dream of mine to take Pencoweth to the Minack and given the Cornish history in our family the show was written very much with the venue in mind.”
Production Director Petra Schofield added: “This is a quest that started some 12 months ago, they are such a busy venue that negotiations were in place before rehearsals for the Bath run had even started. It is a great place for the tour to commence, we are all very excited to get started again and create a site specific show in such an extraordinary place.”
Pencoweth will play the Minack 5th May 2014 and tickets will be on sale in the new year, direct from the venue. www.minacktheatre.com
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Production shots – Charlie Matters.