Bec Applebee well known for her work with internationally acclaimed companies Kneehigh Theatre, Golden Tree Productions, Cousin Jack’s theatre, Dalla and the Tosta Band now presents for you 'Oh Mary!'. A one-woman physical theatre show, it is based on the incredible life story of Mary Bryant; Cornish Highway Woman, Convict, Mother and Maritime Adventurer.
"Mary Bryant's story is one of incredible endurance and indomitable spirit. She is a young woman from Fowey who, as a convict is sent away to the other side of the world to Botany Bay, Australia. As an instigator she is at the heart of one of Maritime's greatest escapes in an open cutter with her young family and a band of fellow prisoners. Hers is an epic story of personal strength, bravery and loss. Of an indomitable human spirit" Bec Applebee.
The show features a unique specially commissioned tunes by (Neil Davey and a soundtrack recorded by Dalla and Radjel, evocative narrative by Anna Murphy (Kneehigh, BBC Radio 4), choreography by Helen Tiplady (Cscape Dance, HFC) and direction by Simon Harvey (Kneehigh theatre, O Region).
The show is an adventure through the senses.
“One of the most astonishing one woman shows I have ever seen… just plain bloody brilliant” Fi Read, The Cornishman
For your comfort and safety
All performances will run without an interval.
All our performances will be relaxed, so you are free to leave your seat at any time during the show to visit the toilets or purchase refreshments. If you do leave your seat during the performance, we ask you to cover your face as you may briefly pass near to other audience members.
Minack padded seats will not be available to hire for performances, but you are welcome to bring your own cushion.