CTC has created site specific community theatre on large and small scales across the county. It has made theatre in ancient playing places, churches and chapels, on boats, in woods and gardens and by lantern light and under the eclipsing sun. It has developed and delivered community based work involving hundreds of people and has a real commitment to the diverse and magical benefits of this work.
Previous projects include:
Take a cast of thirty from the local communities of Penryn and Falmouth, five professional actors, two boats to transport the audience up the Fal to the beauty of Trelissick Gardens and the story of one of England’s great national heroes and you have “The Grand Theatre of Action”, the biggest production yet from Falmouth based CTC, which played to sell out audiences as part of the national Sea Britain 2005 Festival.
“not just a play, a spectacle” West Briton
Written 500 years ago in Cornish and rarely performed. CTC members formed key people in the production team that resurrected this cycle play by play for three years and then facilitated 200 people to perform the entire cycle in St Just in Penwith for the first time in hundreds of years in 2004. This was a daring and epic four year project seen by thousands.
Based in the Seven Stars pub in Penryn, this anarchic bunch have been aided and abetted by CTC core members since its conception. An annual “Panto in the Pub” has been assisted by CTC but two specific projects based on local penryn history GLASNEY and ACADIANS have been developed and delivered by CTC. Plans are afoot to develop another local history piece in 2006/2007