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Roll up, roll up; it's panto time. Oh, Kernow it isn't! Oh, yes it is!

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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A PANTOMIME with a difference is taking place in Penzance tonight.

Students from the Heamoor Cornish class will be performing a Cornish language version of Puss In Boots (Kathik yn Botas) at The Acorn in Penzance (Pensans) at 7.30pm.

This year's performance follows the success of the group's Christmas pantomime last year, Snow White And The Seven Dwarves (Erghwynn ha'n Seyth Korr), written by John Parker and performed in Landithy Hall at Madron.

Stage manager Karen Warne said: "We're all enjoying the challenge of a new play, and particularly looking forward this year to bringing it to a bigger stage at the Acorn and hopefully to a wider audience.

"Using the Acorn as a venue is a new departure for us, and is part of the Heamoor Cornish Language Project which has been funded by the Elmgrant Trust and the Community Chests of local Cornwall councillors Mario Fonk and Jim McKenna."

Entrance to the pantomime is free, though donations are welcome, and a buffet will be provided.

Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Koreen Twydell, who runs the class, said they intended to put the money raised from the performance towards a campaign to get a children's book printed in Cornish: "This year we want to help get Topsy And Tim published."

The group has previously supported the RNLI and ShelterBox as well as donating to St Julia's Hospice.

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