Things are looking up, despite being ‘Locked in Lockdown’…

Despite the doom and gloom of Covid and Brexit, despite the cold, wet and windy weather, despite the travel restrictions, the lack of human contact, live music, dance and theatre performances…we’re determined that 2021- our 30th year of touring street theatre – will eventually prove to be a life-affirming, celebratory year.

The NHS has done a brilliant job rolling out the vaccine and national and regional Arts organisations are working tirelessly to promote and support projects currently online and also in preparation for live performances to make a glorious comeback at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our two young Bash Street Company members (and trainee directors) have been busy recently recording a series of videos with the support and encouragement of FEAST, our local grant-giving Arts organisation. Entitled Locked in Lockdown, this series of six short podcasts gives their unique take on being locked-up as a family unit, away from their friends and partners. The first edition is being released on Friday, 19th February on all the usual social media outlets.

FEAST has also offered us support for research and development for our new show The Cameraman, if we are successful in our Arts Council England grant application. We already have some 30 or so bookings for the new show, which (Covid permitting) includes a week in June at the amazing, clifftop Minack Theatre, here in Cornwall.

We are very fortunate to have been generously supported by ACE over the last 30 years, so we hope they will continue, encouraging and supporting our young emerging artists into the future.

And, who knows…maybe, one day, the new, young Bash Street Theatre Company will once again be allowed to travel freely across borders to perform at cultural events throughout the EU and we will welcome in return those European dance, music and theatre companies who enrich the lives of our UK audiences.

We are in the middle of rehearsals for the new show which will feature music and songs from Julian Gaskell, and some trademark Bash Street comedy from cousins Loki Pickering and Kesha Pullum, in true family show tradition.

Set in Paris, in film-noir style, The Cameraman tells the story of a detective on the hunt for the World’s largest diamond.

The Cameraman will open at the spectacular cliff-top Minack Theatre in Cornwall from 6th – 10th June, and will be touring in the South West and beyond throughout the summer.

DatePlaceInformation Show
6-10th The Minack Theatre, CornwallTicketed EventThe Cameraman
18th Barton upon Humber, North Lincs
Free EventThe Cameraman
30-31stStockton International Riverside Festival
Cancelled due to CovidThe Cameraman
7thBrewhouse, Taunton, Somerset
Free Event The Cameraman
13thIbberton Village Hall, Blandford, Dorset
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
14thLulworth and Winfrith Primary School Field, Newburgh, Dorset
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
15thYetminster Community Sports Club Field, Yetminster, Dorset
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
20 -21stMount Folly, Bodmin, Cornwall
12pm & 2:30pm
Free EventThe Cameraman
26thPenlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall
2pm & 7:30pm
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
28thCarn Marth Amphitheatre, Redruth, Cornwall
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
29thCrediton Town Square, Crediton, Devon
Free EventThe Cameraman
5thCommunity Hall Garden, Maker with Rame, Kingsand, Cornwall
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
18thFive Islands Academy, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
19thFive Islands Academy, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
20thSea Garden Lawn, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Ticketed EventThe Cameraman
Haberdashers School for GirlsPrivate EventThe Cameraman