The Story Republic

Normally, our glamorous performers would be out and about regaling audiences with stories, poems and songs at various Cornish festivals and events this year. Since this isn't possible, our tremendous team are bringing song, storytelling, puppetry and more to you at home.

It was all in place: venues booked, performers eager to get rehearsing, funding raised – then came Lockdown.

Instead of live performances, The Story Republic was pleased to bring you a series of 5 stories shared digitally every 2 weeks. Through song, storytelling, puppetry and illustration, let The Story Republic take you on an adventure from home.

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

Our team are made up of emerging and more experienced performers with various backgrounds in theatre and performance. They cut quite a dash in the street dressed in their Sunday best, brandishing suitcases and performing poems on the spot. You can watch our short film,  find out more about our team and click here to find out what we are up to. You can buy our CD or download individual tracks you would like from itunes and Amazon.

Their repertoire includes many Charles Causley poems such as ‘Figgie Hobbin’, where a grumpy King pushes away all delicacies in favour of his prized Cornish pudding; and ‘My Young Man’s a Cornishman’, where our ladies fight over a rather self satisfied young man. They will also rouse you with sea shanties, and lull you with stories. The Story Republic are directed by Annamaria Murphy, our Artistic Director, and Nix Rosewarne, Guest Director.

The Story Republic make an excellent addition to any festival or event, find out how to book them here!