We are now recruiting for emerging performers to join our team for the 2022 summer season. More info here
Summer 2022 Story Republic Performances
Friday 25th March in Hayle from 12-4pm. Out and about in town including 1pm at Hayle Library and 3.15pm at Isis gardens.
Saturday 26th March in Camborne from 11-3pm out and about in town, in the Square and including the library about 11.30am.
Both of these are part of the Welcome Back Fund. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, this programme helps to breathe life back into our high streets.
Saturday 30th April, Trevithick Day, Camborne 11-3pm. Outside Wesley Chapel on Wesley Street – Ways with Words and Poetry Prescriptions. Children’s storytelling in the Library at 11.15a,.
Monday 9th May Fowey Festival at 6pm Tales from Cornish Coastal Communities. Tickets available here.
images by Alex Leat and Sean Hurlock
Our team are made up of emerging and more experienced performers with various backgrounds in theatre and performance. They cut quite a dash dressed in their Sunday best, brandishing suitcases and performing poems. You can watch our short film, buy our CD or see examples of our most digital work below.
Since Spring 2020, The Story Republic have been finding innovative ways to bring their stories, song, art and charm home to you. This has come in the form of online festival performances, digital storytelling and story posters and postcards popping up around community hubs. This summer 2021 they have also returned to the streets for festivals and pop-ups – see above for dates or get in touch if you would like to book them at your event.
Their repertoire includes new Cornish stories and poems inspired by Looe, Polperro and Liskeard, as well as the Clay villages and St Just. These are intermingled with poems by Charles Causley of grumbling kings, fighting pasties and the sisterly competition for a Cornishman! The Story Republic will rouse you with shanties, delight with stories and charm you with wit and fun. Directed by Annamaria Murphy and Connie Crosby, The Story Republic make an excellent addition to any festival or event, find out how to book them here!
Digital Storytelling 2020/1
1: Distance by Keith Sparrow
2: Plenty More Fish by Penny Gunter
3. Lucy Wild Hair by Annamaria Murphy
4. The Lobster Catcher by Olivia Lowry
5. Window by Jo Lumber
Thirteen Jolliffs and Other Stories, funded by Feast
These stories were all written by The Story Republic team about Liskeard, Looe and Polperro, inspired by real and imagined happenings. They were designed into posters and postcards which were spread around the towns and sent out with local community groups. See some examples of the posters by following the links below, and watch the culminating video.
Rock Bottom – a Winter Audio Drama
Written by Sarah Connors, directed by Anna Murphy and starring Keith Sparrow , Nina Hills and Connie Crosby , with sound by Phil Innes, Rock Bottom is an audio drama written, performed and produced as part of The Story Republic’s digital programme. A story about love, family loyalty and community, Rock Bottom is an audio drama for adults about a small Cornish community readjusting to life after Lockdown 1.
Kneehigh Theatre’s Random Acts of Art project 2021
These audio stories were written by The Writers’ Block writers and performed by The Story Republic. They are based on real stories collected in Roche for Kneehigh Theatre’s Random Acts of Art project.
We also created a film from our story ‘Hope in a Jam Jar’ written by Olivia Lowry, filmed by Neal Megaw and starring Story Republicans Olivia Lowry, Jon Turner and Richard Trethewey, told by Connie Cosby.
We also had a team of writers collecting stories from Nanpean and Pentuan and turning these into story postcards which were then dropped and shared around the local communities. You can see some examples below: