Lullaby of the Tides

by Jan Stroud 10 Jul 2023 - 11 Jul 2023
Public booking opens 10 June

presented by the Minack Theatre and Cornwall Music Service Trust
and performed by students from West Cornwall schools and arts groups

In a land suffering from a terrible drought, the village children embark on a quest to find the Rainmakers and save their country.

This spectacular song-cycle was inspired by a traditional story of the Tzutujil Maya from Guatamala. It draws on ancient Inca belief systems about the power of animals and the wisdom they inspire.

Learning secrets about ‘medicine’ and ‘power’ from animals of the rainforest, Chep discovers his own ‘true colours’ as he helps the Rainmakers to overthrow the evil Kongan Hab, recover the Rain-capes and finally discover the biggest secret of all from the Rainmaker himself.

Lullaby of the Tides will be the third of our combined schools, music projects.  In 2021 we presented Ocean World to packed audiences, not to mention the partners of the G7 leaders, and in 2022 we staged One Small Bird, the Ballad of the Red-necked Phalarope.

“A triumph” (The Cornishman on Ocean World)

Every child who performed was buzzing with excitement … at the end of the performance and all learned so much from the experience” (Head Teacher, St Hilary School on One Small Bird)