Open Air Theatre in the Buttermarket, Redruth
Set ‘sometime in the future’, a jaded newspaper hack looks back on his early career as a young reporter in the 2020s – the days of fake news, global pandemics and mass extinction.
The storyline (to be devised by the performers and director during the rehearsals) will follow the fortunes of a cameraman who inadvertently becomes both the main witness and also chief suspect in a high-stakes, international robbery.
With a voice-over narration and live musical accompaniment, including piano and accordion, four performers will play a multitude of characters in a playful homage to the film-noir genre. With influences as diverse as Tintin, Roger Rabbit, Humphrey Bogart and Buster Keaton, our aim is to present a comic, but essentially hopeful, commentary on the current crisis from a future point of view.