Sat 30 Jan 2021, 7.30pm
Theatre & Performance
Due to the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 and following Government guidelines, Glog Dancing in Gweek has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be issued a refund as soon as possible.
Nobody throws a party quite like Kneehigh.
2020 was Kneehigh’s 40th year and they had planned to celebrate in style, but then the pandemic struck and their plans were scuppered. Not to be deterred, they’re throwing a livestream bash, inviting audiences to their rehearsal space and spiritual home in Cornwall; The Barns.
Perched atop a Cornish cliff, The Barns is where iconic shows such as The Tin Drum, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), Tristan & Yseult and The Red Shoes were born. It is the place where Kneehigh create, rehearse, talk and try to make sense of the world.
In Kneehigh’s cheerfully anarchic style, the event will be hosted by Craig Johnson as Colin Pickering, a character from 2007 production BLAST! whose love of all things Cornish knows no bounds...
“Hello! Colin Pickering here! Some of you might remember me from my infamous lecture tour of Cornish village halls 10 years ago when I was held hostage by two ne’er-do-wells and almost blown up by their exploding saffron-bun bomb-bra!
Well, I’m over that now. And I’m back in business with my new live show, CLOG DANCING IN GWEEK. Each month I unearth a jewel of Cornish culture—Goonhilly Earth Station, Flambards Theme Park, that bit of clifftop that Ross Poldark keeps galloping up and down... I couldn’t believe my luck when my favourite theatre company, The Kneehigh, agreed to let me into their secret rehearsal grotto!”
Join Colin Pickering as he lifts the lid on all things Kneehigh. The history! The mystery! Frolics and fireworks! Music and mayhem! Silly surprises and interactive insanity! And maybe a special guest or two. All from the comfort of your own home. A guaranteed winter warmer.
Beamed live from the Kneehigh Barns, for one night only! What could possibly go wrong?