Cousin Jack’s, the theatre company behind the much-loved stage adaptation of The Mousehole Cat, are creating a brand new show this year based on the Cornish children’s book, Percy Pengelly and the Wibble Wobble!

It’s a sad day when Percy Pengelly, the daring tightrope walker, has to say goodbye to the circus. He looks for a job where he can use his special skills, and finds his new life is full of surprises. In this beautifully illustrated Cornish tale, you’ll find circus thrills, giddy rooftop adventures and an exciting rescue at sea.

Our new professional show will be performed in a “Percy’s Big-Top” tent at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance.

We would like to invite schools across Cornwall to join in a cross-curricular creative project both in school and at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.
Roll up, roll up for an amazing creative schools, writing, music and performance project this spring in Cornwall!
Percy Pengelly and the Wibble Wobble
'Ere Pard, wos the plan then?

We would like 10 schools to join us to create their own version of Percy’s adventure, supported by professional actors, dancers and musicians, working towards a shared performance in Percy’s big-top!

To do this we will offer...
1x twilight teacher planning meeting at Tremenheere with professional perfomers to plan a deeper cross curricular link for the project
3x half day dance workshops led by a professional dancer to create work with a class in school
1x half day music workshop in school with Roger Luxton sharing how to create new songs and sounds based on stories
1x day of combined performance in Percy’s Big-Top at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Entire project cost £450
Please note that transport to Tremeneere  Sculpture Gardens is not included

We are working in collaboration with a host of Cornish cultural partners, including Cornwall Music Education Hub and RIO in the design and delivery of this work, creating innovative ways to support new generations of Cornish creative minds, developing exciting curriculum support with teachers and schools. All children taking part will be able to participate in Arts Award Discover, an accredited part of The Arts Council England’s programme for Arts and culture with children and young people.

Sounds 'ansome. When's it all 'appening?

We have put together a structure that allows us to build a new story of Percys’ adventures a bit like a jig-saw, with each school being able to bring their part of the story to add the all the others- so making a complete whole. The beauty of this is that everyone collaborates! Our organisers, Guy and Sarah, have used this model for two previous schools projects at Trebah Garden, near Falmouth and know that this creates a brilliant one-off event.

Twilight introduction teachers meeting at Tremenheere


Workshops in schools


Performance days at Tremenheere


The project takes place in the school day with time to travel back to school. Tickets will be available for parents and carers for the afternoon performance. Percy’s Big-Top will have a capacity of 200 so the tickets will be on a first come first served basis. If you have families for whom this might be a problem, please just let us know.

Buy the book about Percy the Cornish tightrope walker today!

Only £6.99 + £2.50 postage

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