A Scary Little Tempest

a co-production by Scary Little Girls & Creation Theatre 20th Dec 2022 4:00pm

A Scary Little Tempest will be performed in front of a live audience at the Minack and streamed for online viewing.

You are invited to a very unusual wedding – Prospero and Ariel know you are coming but the bride and groom haven't even met yet! In their own cabaret style, Scary Little Girls use live and digital fusion to examine the love stories at the heart of Shakespeare's The Tempest, combining live-streamed scenes, songs and projections.

Featuring the talents of the Radical Rep and guest illustrator Rima Staines, this 50 minute frolic into this classic text uses Cornish mythology and the Minack's rugged sea-scape to explore themes of power, intimacy, manipulation and hope.

Follow proceedings from shipwreck to goddess-led wedding celebrations from the comfort of your own home, or join us at the Minack for this solstice sea-set one-off special!

This digital fusion event takes selected scenes, looking at love and control from Shakespeare’s magical classic

What is the Mayven?

“Even though the festival features women, it certainly isn’t exclusive to them “ explains Rebecca Mordan, artistic director of Scary Little Girls. “We want everyone to get involved as the artists in our Radical Rep use wit and wisdom to pay special honour to the Mayven and Cornish creativity” 

“A Mayven is, when independent of guardians and fee of dependants, a woman is at her most magnetic, sexy and powerful. How long does it last? Until the woman herself is ready to enter old age. We believe it’s time to celebrate it!”

Find out more about the Winter Mayven Festival