THE MOUSEHOLE CAT
2020 Screenings in schools
During the challenging year of 2020 and alongside our drive-in events, we offered schools a license to stream our professionally filmed adaptation of our full-length stage production of The Mousehole Cat.
Schools were also able to purchase Mowzer Lantern Kits to accompany the filmed stage production. These locally made wooden lanterns arrived flat-packed and could be easily assembled and customised in class by children aged 5-11.
We always want to make sure Mowzer and her story can be enjoyed by any child. The filmed stage adaptation was offered as captioned and BSL interpreted to all schools.
Between 9 and 17 December we virtually visited 51 schools across Cornwall and shared Mowzer's story with an estimated 7500 children.
"The children at Tregadillett School had such a wonderful time watching the show and I now have a six year old that's insisting on coming down to Mousehole to see it again! Which I'm inclined to say yes to so that the whole family can watch it with her (for the third year in a row). It really is a brilliant show and a firm favourite of ours!"
Kate Foster - Tregadillet Primary PTFA Secretary
THE MOUSEHOLE CAT
2018 Schools Tour
In 2018 we toured our adaptation of The Mousehole Cat to thirty-two Cornish primary schools from Landewednack on the Lizard to Otterham near Camelford.
Artwork created by Looe Primary Academy after watching our adaptation of The Mousehole Cat.
Our Mowzer Workshops
Toured Schools Across Cornwall in 2017
A fun and physical puppet theatre workshop for children aged 5 to 11 led by cast members from the sell out Cornish production of The Mousehole Cat.
Bec Applebee (Kneehigh, WildWorks), our Mowzer puppeteer, and Bryher Flanders (National Youth Theatre, Story Republic), Mousehole's very own fisherwoman and narrator, will lead primary school children through a journey of Cornish traditions, Celtic song and imaginative puppetry.
During this two and a half hour workshop children got the chance to create their own puppet and perform alongside the theatre company's actors and Mowzer puppet in their own unique scene based around the story of Tom Bawcock and the classic Cornish children's book, The Mousehole Cat.
"A fantastic afternoon of art, imagination and storytelling. All activities were well organised, thought through and loved by all the children."
Teacher from Sithney Community Primary School
"An excellent workshop which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children. Very well organised, age appropriate and accessible to everyone. Thank you so much."
Teacher from Kea Community Primary School