Based in Penzance in Cornwall, Bash Street Theatre has built an international reputation performing fast-moving, silent-comedy shows with live musical accompaniment.
Since their first performance in Morlaix, France in 1991, partners and co-founders JoJo Pickering and Simon Pullum have created 25 different productions and performed at major festivals in more than 20 European countries, as well as in Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea.
On the eve of our 30th anniversary year (in 2021) Bash Street Theatre has become even more of a family affair, with two of our younger generation joining the company – our son Lochlann Pickering and our niece Kesha Pullum – enabling us to rehearse together in spite of Covid19. We were thus one of the first outdoor theatre companies in the UK to perform again after the first lockdown, starting at the spectacular Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Our silent-movie show CLIFFHANGER! was awarded the ‘Best Street Show’ prize at Fira de Teatre, in Tàrrega, Spain.