Venue: Minack Theatre
Performance Time: 20:00
Performance Duration: 2:00
Full Price: £9.50
Concession Price: £4.50
Box Office Phone Number: +44(0)1736 810181/81047
Bish Bash Bosh productions are touring their award winning production of in June/July 2012.
The Tin Violin premiered in Cornwall in 2008 and proved to be a huge success with audiences and critics alike. It sold out in venues across Cornwall. It was recorded for BBC Radio Cornwall and won the 2009 ‘Hoyler An Gof’ award for best piece of poetry or drama.
This follows after a successful tour of Guardian pick of the week
“Surfing Tommies” in 2011
We are re-staging the original production due to popular demand in Cornwall, as well as performing in the South-West, we are taking the show on a nationwide tour.
The production engages with audiences of all ages, presenting a story that is by turns funny, familiar and extremely moving. It is an evening’s entertainment that children and adults can enjoy equally and leaves them all with an experience that will live long after the curtain has come down.
The life of the violinist and composer Joseph Emidy is one of the most extraordinary of modern times. Born in Guinea, West Africa in 1775, at the height of European colonialism, Emidy was first captured as a slave by the Portuguese, then kidnapped by the British Navy, serving as a fiddler on The Indefatigable during the French wars. Landing at Falmouth, Cornwall and being presented with a magical tin violin made by an illiterate miner, Emidy became a musical genius of the early nineteenth century.
Boy Josh finds himself embarking on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. His epic adventure demands a resistance against the most savage of oppression before he finds freedom and love in music and song. On the way he meets mad sailors, gabbling Cornish fools, crazy fishermen and a woman who softly plays the strings of his heart.
Funny, tragic and compelling, the play offers an extraordinary parable of humanity that raises questions about identity, belonging and place, and also turns upside-down preconceived ideas about West Britain and the continent of Africa.
Rich with dialect, dance and decadence, this play will make you jig your heart out...
Tin Violin Tour Dates
Monday, 28 May 2012, 7.30 Tuesday, 29 May 2011, 7.30 Wednesday, 30 May 2011, 2.00 & 7.30 Thursday, 31 May 2011, 7.30 Friday 1 June , 2.00 & 7.30
Minack Theatre Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU. Contact: 01736 810181
Saturday, 2 June 2012 Grampound Village Hall
Meadow Lodge, Creed Lane, Grampound TR2 4SD.
Contact: 01726 883874
Monday, 4 June 2012 Indian Queens Pit
Nr Fraddon, Indian Queens, Cornwall TR9
Contact: 01726 861247
Wednesday, 6 June 2012 The Flavel Arts Centre
Flavel Place Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND
Contact: 01803 839530
Thursday, 7 June 2012 Taliesin Arts Centre
University Of Wales Swansea, WA SA2 8PZ
Contact: 01792 60 20 60
Friday, 8 June 2012 Lighthouse Studio
21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG.
Contact: 0844 406 8666
Saturday 9 June 2012 Bridport Arts Centre
South Street, BRIDPORT DT6 3NR
Contact: 01308 424 204
Monday 11 June 2012 Theatr Mwldan
Bath House Road, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1JY
Contact: 01239 621200
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 Rondo Theatre
St. Saviours Road, Bath BA1 6RT
Contact: 01225 463362
Thursday, 14 June 2012 Torch Theatre
St. Peter's Road, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 2BU, Wales. Contact: 01646 695267
Saturday, 16th June 2012 Hall for Gwinear
Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27
Contact: 01736 850781
Sunday, 17th June 2012 Smugglers, Tolverne
Tolverne, St-Just-in Roseland, TR2 5NG
Contact: 01872 520000
Tues 19,Wed 20 & Thurs 21 June 2012
The Pleasance Theatre
Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
Contact: 020 7609 1800
Friday, 22 June 2012 The Firestation Arts Centre
St. Leonards Road Town Centre, Windsor, SL4 3BL
Contact: 01753 866865
Sunday, 8 July 2012, Altarnun Village Hall
Moors Edge, Treween Launceston Cornwall PL15 7RD
Contact: 01566 86579
Monday, 9 July 2012 Penlee Park
Penlee House, Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 4HE
Contact: 0845 094 0428
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 Brewhouse Theatre
Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL.
Contact: 01823 283244
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 The Lost Gardens of Heligan Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN.
Contact: 01726 845100
Thursday, 12 July 2012 Burrell Theatre
Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH
Contact: 01872 246 038
Friday, 13 July 2012 Tiverton Community Arts Theatre
Tiverton High School, Bolham Road, Tiverton. EX16 6SQ
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 Seven Arts Centre
Seven Artspace 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LEEDS LS7 3PD
Contact: 0113 26 26 777
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 Barnsley Civic
The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
Contact: 01226 327 000
Thursday, 19 July 2012 Washington Arts Centre
Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, NE38 8AB.
Contact: 0191 219 3455
Friday, 20 July 2012 The Queens Hall
Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS.
Contact: 01434 652477
Saturday, 21 July 2012 Rosehill Theatre
Moresby, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 6SE.
Contact: 01946 692422
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 Chapter Arts Centre
Market road canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
Contact: 029 2030 4400
Wednesday 25 July 2012 Artrix Theatre
School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX
Contact: 01527 577330
Sunday, 29 July 2012 Lowry Studio
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ.
Contact: 0843 208 6000
Monday, 30 July 2012 Landmark Theatre
Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BZ.
Contact: 01271 324242
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 Sterts Theatre
Upton Cross, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5AZ.
Contact: 01579 362382
Wed, 1 August & Thurs 2 Aug 2012 The Driftwood Spars
Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RT
Contact: 01872 552428
Friday, 3 August 2012 Roskilly’s Farm
Ice cream & Organic farm Tregellast Barton, St. Keverne, Helston Cornwall, TR 12 6NX
Contact: 01326 280479
Saturday, 4 August 2012 Cardinham Woods
Woods Cafe, Cardinham Woods, Bodmin, PL30 4AL
Contact: 01208 78111
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