A new play by Justin Chubb
Bohelland is a brooding Cornish tragedy told in a bold and daring physical
style. The audience is transported to the Cornwall of 1618, where corruption,
smuggling and witchcraft form the backdrop of this desolate story.
The Cornish Theatre Collective was very proud to be opening
the tour at the cliffside Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, whose unique atmosphere
and relationship with the elements make it a venue that could have been built
for the staging of Bohelland.
"Bohelland is a tale of shipwreck and smuggling, rotten boroughs and
corruption, foul and dark deeds. Garnished with Cornish music, dancing and
language, it is a compelling illustrated chapter of Cornish history. Directed
by Dominic Knutton, from its shipwreck - a striking scene all would be directors
of The Tempest should note - to its drum driven election of the mock mayor
of Penryn, it is an inventive, imaginative piece of physical theatre"
"With thoughtful use of the Cornish Language in song and dialogue, CTC
have proved, once again, their major contribution to theatre in Cornwall"
"Bohelland was brilliant. I found it very MacBethian - but even more
Cornish than Mab Beth. This is excellent
- CTC have brought Kernewek to more people in theatre than any one else."
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