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A magical puppet and live action production of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s story, The Mousehole Cat, is performed in the heart of Mousehole alongside the villages annual Christmas illuminations in the Solomon Browne Memorial Hall; the villages former pilchard works.


Families will again have time to marvel at Mousehole’s spectacular lights display before taking their seats to hear how this West Cornwall village was saved from desperate famine by the brave actions of fisherman, Tom Bawcock, and his faithful cat, Mowzer.


Based on a well-known Cornish legend Antonia Barber’s uniquely heart warming story of the friendship between a fearless fisherman and his devoted cat is sure to warm the cockles of your heart almost as much as an ‘efty portion of stargazy pie!

Our fourth Christmas in Mousehole after our short tour in the US this "fall"! The last three years have all sold-out so early booking is advised.


This magical show lasts for approximately one hour allowing families to soak up the atmosphere of Cornwall’s most famous Christmas light display and enjoy a live performance all in one evening.

Solomon Browne Memorial Hall

Duck Street, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6QW

 “You are a maker of magic! And what you and your phenomenal cast do is extraordinary, transformative and the stuff of treasured memories for years to come.”

Audience Comment

Performed in Mousehole for the fourth consecutive year!
The Mousehole Cat
Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole | 14 to 31 December
All performances are now SOLD OUT


Some practical details...

  • Recommended for children aged three and above.

  • Mousehole is extremely busy at this time of year. You will need to allow plenty of extra time to park and walk to the venue.

  • There is no parking available at the Solomon Browne Memorial Hall.​

  • A reliable bus service runs from Penzance to Mousehole. Click here to be taken to the First Kernow bus service website.​

  • Due to the nature of the production, latecomers cannot be admitted.

  • We anticipate an approximate run time of 60 minutes.

  • The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall has full disabled access. To view the venues access information and access statement please click here. If you have any further access questions please feel free to email us at

  • Our performances may be filmed or photographed and the material may be used by Cousin Jack's at any time for evaluation, promotion or other projects. Please be aware that it is the ticket buyers responsibility to inform members of their party that this will be happening.

  • Tickets are non-refundable.

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are for adults and children who might benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. These performances are, of course, open to everyone.

Times and Dates...

Sat 21 Dec at 11.30am

Sun 22 Dec at 11.30am

Tue 24 Dec at 11.30am

Sat 28 Dec at 11.30am

Sun 29 Dec 11.30am

BSL Signed & Open Captioned Performance

We will be joined by the lovely Patricia Joliat who will sign (British Sign Language) the performance. There will also be captions projected around the performance space.

Time and Date...

Sun 22 Dec at 11.30am

Book online below

or give us a call on 01872 384 448. Our phone lines are open 4.30pm until 6.30pm on performance days. If you are calling outside of these times please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you. Cheers m'bird!

All performances are now SOLD OUT
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