HIRETH, a new play by Cornish writer, actor and comedian Edward Rowe (aka Kernow King) will be performed in St Just’s Grade II listed Miners Chapel between November 9 and 17.

Directed by Kneehigh’s Simon Harvey and featuring the music of folk legend Seth Lakeman, a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, this epic new production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War.

Hireth, from the Corrnish word meaning ‘a longing for home’ tells the story of Harry Elton who is starting a new life below the ground mining for tin while, across the channel, a great war rages. When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western Front.

"You battle everyday with nature. You fight to drag minerals from the ground. You’re already fighters. You’re already warriors. It’s time for you to lend those skills to the war effort".

This is the first time a production of this kind has been staged in this historic chapel and with only ten performances taking place, people are being advised to book their tickets early.

Hireth is presented by O-Region and Palores Productions and supported by Arts Council England, Cornwall World Mining Heritage Site, Cornwall Heritage Trust, FEAST and First Kernow.

To book tickets, phone 01872 262466 or visit https://bit.ly/2ILFkYu.