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The Mousehole Cat back home

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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PUPPETCRAFT is bringing its very popular adaptation of The Mousehole Cat back to The Acorn, Penzance for two performances only.

Based on the award-winning book by Antonia Barber, and imbued with Puppetcraft's special storytelling magic, this is a puppet play to enchant adults and children alike.

Inspired by the old folk legend the story tells of the village of Mousehole where a storm has been raging for weeks. It is nearly Christmas, but everyone is hungry as the boats cannot leave the harbour to fish, so old Tom the fisherman and his cat Mowzer set out to sea in their tiny boat, braving the fury of the Great Storm-Cat, to try and save the village. Set in a beautiful stage of sea, sky and the little Cornish village this charming tale is brought to life using carved wooden puppets, coloured shadows, live music and song.

Based in Devon, PuppetCraft is one of Britain's most acclaimed puppet companies, touring nationally and internationally to schools, theatres, villages and festivals. For over 23 years they have entranced thousands with their exquisite puppets, evocative music and enthralling storytelling.

The Mousehole Cat will be performed at The Acorn on Sunday at 3pm and 6pm. Suitable for any age from 4 to very grown up. Tickets £5 (adult) £4 (child under 14) available from www.crbo.co.uk, 01726 879500 or in person from The Acorn box office, Parade Street; Welcome to West Cornwall, next to Penzance train station; or The Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives.

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