The CameramanBash Street TheatreThis event has now finished
The Cameraman - he’s got you framed!
From sometime in the future, a jaded detective looks 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.
Set around a seedy French cafe, this is a playful homage to the film-noir genre. There’s a voice-over narration and live musical accompaniment, including guitar, piano and accordion. There is topical intrigue, mistaken identities and silent comedy as the storyline follows the fortunes of an inept cameraman who inadvertently becomes involved in an international robbery.
With influences as diverse as Tintin, Roger Rabbit, Humphrey Bogart and Buster Keaton, The Cameraman offers a comic view on the digital age with more than a touch of nostalgia for our analogue past.
Based in Cornwall, Bash Street Theatre has built an international reputation for performing fastmoving, silent-comedy outdoor theatre shows with live musical accompaniment. In 2021 the company will celebrate its 30th birthday with the tour of a brand new and exciting open-air comedy caper in cinematic style!
Running time: 60mins no interval
Suitable for all ages
Additional Information about Open-Air Events after 19 July
You'll be seated on the grass, so please bring low-backed camping chairs, rugs and cushions to sit on. This open-air performance is designed to take place even in inclement weather and so we recommend that audiences come prepared for all eventualities of a British Summer and bring a torch for evening events! No umbrellas, and assistance dogs only please.
Following the Prime Minister’s confirmation that social distancing measures will no longer apply to performances after the 19 July, we are increasing the number of tickets available for this performance. However, we will continue to implement certain guidelines for best practice to ensure the safety of our volunteers and audiences at events this summer. Our community venues will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations and encourage audience members to wear a face covering when visiting indoor spaces such as the toilets/bar etc. You can view our current guidance here.
Artsreach will monitor its guidance in accordance with any future government advice and publish updated information as required.