Festival Fortnight 2021


Festival Fortnight 2021



The two week festival, celebrating Cornish culture and heritage, will be held in St Just during September 2021






Performances will be :
  • of all three plays in the Ordinalia trilogy - 6 plays each week, two performances of each play
  • evening performances Monday-Saturday, with extra schools’ matinees for each of the 3 plays. 
  • mainly in English with parts specifically in the Cornish language
  • in an open air setting -  their correct historical context
  • accompanied on Sundays by a Cornish market involving stall holders with Cornish language skills
  • supported during the day by a series of workshops open to the public on Cornish language, Ordinalia history and culture, drama and music
  • digitally streamed across Cornwall through Carn to Cove community halls
  • streamed in curated content documentary and extracts from performances to the Cornish diaspora through Trans Celtic Society links across 3 continents
  • streamed as a curated film to Universities at Falmouth, Exeter, Bristol, Oxford and other Russell Group universities 
  • at heavily discounted rates for schools’ matinees, and for carers



Audiences can expect:
  • a high quality spectacle featuring creative and innovative lighting and sound and, where possible,  3d projection   
  • a spectacular outdoor setting - autumn sunsets close to the ocean, and the dark skies of West Cornwall
  • a different script, different design and theme to our earlier productions - reflecting modern, secular themes within the original medieval Christian narrative
  • immersive audience participation; innovative use of light and sound techniques; digital video streaming; the open air, festival setting; the interactive use of Cornish language; the involvement of the voices of nationally recognised actors
  • micro films on social media / Instagram that will introduce actors, the back stage team, rehearsal process, special effects etc. during the the 6 week rehearsal period