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
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! Therefore, dress appropriately and bring a torch. Assistance dogs only please.
In order for us to return to live events safely, we ask for your co-operation with any additional guidelines that may be in place at the time of the event. These can be viewed in full when booking, though please note that these may change in line with any government announcements. We will regularly review and update this information as required.
At present, this event is being sold in accordance with current social distancing guidelines. Should government guidance on social distancing change prior to the performance date, we reserve the right to release additional tickets. All ticket holders will be informed should this take place.