“Wish We Weren’t Here” – Disappointed Literary Visitors 1820-1917
Thursday 25th November 2021
A new show from Camidge & Stringer
It’s 2023, and things are getting back to normal in a West Cornwall tourist information office. Staff members – manager Linda and assistant manager Jak – swop their lockdown experiences. Then they explore the ‘complaints’ archive, retrieved from the dusty depths of the basement.
Here lurk the stories of famous, and infamous, past visitors to the area… hippies, harpies and hedonists are all to be revealed in this (mostly) light-hearted, multi-media show.
Will George Eliot ever make it to the Isles of Scilly?
Has D H Lawrence arrived too soon to enjoy multi-cultural Cornwall?
Can Mrs Piozzi cope when her ‘handsome beau’ is 200 long miles away?
Believe it or not, some people would never have given West Cornwall five stars on Tripadvisor. Join us to find out why.
Real life stories from the past, a glimpse into the future… plus photo and film nostalgia by the bucket-load.