A swashbuckling tale of transportation, love, escape, tragedy and redemption
Cornish actor Bec Applebee, well known for her work with internationally acclaimed companies Kneehigh, Wild Works and Dalla, now presents a one-woman, open-air physical theatre show based on the incredible life story of Mary Bryant; Cornish highway woman, convict, mother and maritime adventurer.
This true story is a swashbuckling tale of transportation, love, escape, tragedy and redemption that spanned the world between Cornwall and Australia. Using specially commissioned music this performance uses a mix of physical storytelling and evocative narrative by Anna Maria Murphy, and is an adventure through the senses!
"Bec has managed to produce one of the most astonishing one woman performances I have ever seen" The Cornishman
"(Bec) has always impressed and never disappointed, but she has never done anything better than this. To say that she scores as Mary Bryant is an understatement." Western Morning News
Running time: 70mins no interval
Recommended for ages 11+
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 for the evening shows. 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 here and 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.