THE CAMERAMAN – a musical comedy adventure for all ages

Set around the seedy French Cafe du Pont, this is a playful homage to the film-noir genre. There’s a voice- over narration and live musical accompaniment, including piano, accordion and some funky steel guitar.

There are songs, excitement and silent comedy as the storyline follows the fortunes of an inept cameraman who inadvertently becomes involved in the theft of the World’s Largest Diamond.

The story is narrated by a jaded detective looking back on his early career as a young crime-fighter in the ‘Roaring 20s’ – the days of fake news, a world pandemic and global warming.

With influences as diverse as Tintin, Roger Rabbit, Humphrey Bogart and Buster Keaton, The Cameraman offers a comic view on the classic cinema detective movies with a touch of nostalgia for our analogue past.

Background Information

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Tour 2021

The Minack Theatre, Cornwall
Barton upon Humber, North Lincs
Brewhouse, Taunton, Somerset
Ibberton Village Hall, Blandford, Dorset
Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School Field, Newburgh, Dorset
Yetminster Community Sports Club Field, Yetminster, Dorset
Mount Folly, Bodmin, Cornwall
Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall
Carn Marth Amphitheatre, Redruth, Cornwall
Crediton Town Square, Crediton, Devon
Community Hall Garden, Maker with Rame, Kingsand, Cornwall
Five Islands Academy, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
Sea Garden Lawn, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Tour 2022

Penzance, Cornwall
St Austell Cultural Celebration, Cornwall
Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset
Winchester Hat Fair, Hampshire
Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich
La Frowda Festival, Plen an Gwarry, St Just, Cornwall
Trewan Hall, St Columb, Cornwall
Stockton International Riverside Festival
Geronimo Festival, Arley, Northwich

Production Information

Funded by
Arts Council England
Cornwall Council

Artistic Directors Simon Pullum and JoJo Pickering

Directed by  David Twomlow

Written by Simon Pullum

Produced by Simon Pullum and JoJo Pickering

Music composed by Julian Gaskell

Designer Isolde Pullum

Simon Pullum
Lochlann Pickering
Kesha Pullum

Live Music Composed and Played by Julian Gaskell

Year of creation 2021

Toured 2021-2022

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