Where in Cornwall can you find a mysterious Russian, Napoleonic soldiers, a schoolgirl detective and a victim of religious mania?
Come and find out on magical theatre walks in Redruth's historic St Euny churchyard from May 18 to 21.
Fascinating characters, at rest in the grounds of the Mining Church, as it is known, will be brought to life by a new community company, Perthi Kov - Cornish for 'remember' - that combines the talents of some of Cornwall's most exciting theatre markers, writers, musicians and actors.
Sue Hill, of WildWorks and Kneehigh, leads a company including writers Anna Maria Murphy, Mercedes Kemp and Tamsin Spargo, and actors including Rebecca Hulbert, Scary Little Girls' Shazz Andrew, and members of Story Republic. New music has been commissioned from Claire Ingleheart and Hilary Coleman. The Ingleheart Singers join the Red River Singers in the performances.
Guides will take audience members on a 90-minute journey to meet extraordinary characters in the shadow of Carn Brea, and to travel through time and across the globe, as the residents recall their lives. A mix of professional and community performers will bring to life an idea brought back from Georgia, USA by Redruth-based Sally Smith. An exhibition of Perthi Kov's research, and creative work with community group, WILD, will be in the church to explore, with refreshments, after the show.
Tickets, cost from £6 for children and £8 for adults, and are available through Cornwall Riviera Box Office, at crbo.co.uk or 01726 879500
Performances set off every 20 minutes from 6pm until 7.40pm, with afternoon performances on Saturday and Sunday, every 20 minutes between 2pm and 3.40pm.
The show is suitable for children aged 10 or over, and visitors are advised to wear-wellies or sturdy footwear and weatherproof outdoor wear. Parking is severely restricted at the church but street and a off-street parking are within walking distance.
For more information go to facebook.com/Perthi-KOV-187888211657610