‘The Bude Canal hides
Now and forever,
Deep in its
When the Smale family head to Bude for a day trip on 23 July 2019 - the 200th anniversary of the building of The Bude Canal - Meredith Smale, aged 12, would rather have stayed at home, but it turns out to be a day she will never forget, a day of discoveries that bring her close to history and face to face with her own future as she uncovers hidden depths......
With original songs and a fast physical approach to story-telling, Bude Youth Theatre’s new play delves into the depths of The Bude Canal to dredge up a wealth of real stories, characters and events that shaped the growth of Bude. From inclined planes and accidents, to invasive species and canal capers, the play merges past and present in this fun and informative voyage through the depths of Bude’s own waterway.
Bude Youth Theatre was invited by the Bude Canal & Harbour Society to create this original musical theatre piece which will be suitable for all the family.The play will be performed by 25 young people aged 9 – 16 yrs from six local schools plus young musicians from Budehaven. The production runs from Wed 27 – Sat 30 March 2019 at 7-30pm in the John Ward Hall at Budehaven Community School. Tickets for the evening performances (£6 adults/£4 children) can be obtained in advance from the Ark Angel Christian Bookshop, Spencer Thorn Bookshop, the Seventh Wave Gallery in Bude and via www.wegottickets.com . Please search for Bude Youth Theatre.
- Hidden Depths
200 Years of The Bude Canal: 1819 - 2019
By Richard Wolfenden-Brown with original songs and musical direction by Thomas Marples
Choreography by Clare Collingham
Thanks to our FundersWe are delighted that FEAST are kindly helping to fund this project. The project will research, create and provide public performances of the play, produced in partnership with Bude Canal and Harbour Society, which celebrates the bicentenary of the building of Bude Canal. The project will include school workshops where pupils will learn about the canal and work with cultural practitioners to create sets, props and costumes.
FEAST is a programme to make great art happen across Cornwall. Investment for FEAST comes from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. The programme is managed by Creative Kernow. Find out more and follow other great arts projects in Cornwall at www.feastcornwall.org