Mon23May20227:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
'Superstition Mountain' by Carl GroseStarring Ben Kernow, Darren Seed & Jack Brownridge-KellyA rootin', tootin' black comedy about 3 Cornish brothers, from St Day, in search of a legendary goldmine in the middle of the scorching-hot Arizona desert.What could possibly go wrong?!
The three Gunwallow brothers from St Day are in a bit of bother:
Slim’s scrapyard business has gone pear-shaped, while Dwayne owes money to some very dodgy friends and youngest brother Mark is entangled in a doomed romance.
All three are on the edge of meltdown, and to cap it all, Daddy’s corpse is lying upstairs waiting to be buried – if they could afford the funeral.
There’s only one hope left, they must find the legendary gold mine on Superstition Mountain.
The boys' great-grandfather Tobias discovered it in 1897. Now, they just have to go there, claim the family gold and all their problems will be solved. Should be easy – right?
What will become of three proper Cornish boys in the wilds of Arizona?
Will their private Gold Rush lead to fortune or failure?
And will they live to tell the tale…?
Part epic adventure, part family saga, at the heart of Carl Grose’s black comedy are the emotional ties and trials of three brothers, rubbing along together through thick and thin – just like you and me.
‘Charismatic storytelling that stirs the imagination’ The Guardian
Cornish born playwright Carl Grose has written numerous plays including 49 Donkeys Hanged, Horse Piss For Blood, The Kneebone Cadillac and Grand Guignol, as well as writing the book for the West End hit, The Grinning Man.
He was a longstanding member of Kneehigh Theatre, for whom he wrote many of their best-known works, including Tristan and Yseult (with Anna Maria Murphy), The Wild Bride and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). He also co-founded the film and production company o-region with director Simon Harvey and writer / photographer Oliver Berry.
Carl writes, “It’s a thrill to have Superstition Mountain back on in Cornwall again. For ten long years the Gunwallow brothers have been sat in a drawer (or a dusty hard drive), so I’m so pleased they get to take another shot at finding that gold.
Regardless of whether they do or not (and you’ll have to watch the play to find out if they do), it’s the journey that’s important.
To process their dad’s death, to unpack some dark family secrets, to discover the truth, the Gunwallows head to Arizona. If life is, as they say, a mountain to climb, and that the trick is to enjoy the journey, then I can’t wait to enjoy seeing them try all over again.
Good luck boys. We’re rootin’ for ya!”
The production is directed by Millie Brolly and is a co-production between the Minack Theatre and Hah Hum Ah.
Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.45pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
Contains strong language. Suitable for age 12+ (parental guidance)
Tickets in advance : £12.50
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( Tickets are non-refundable )
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