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The Mousehole Cat
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The Minack

Friday 18 December at 4.30pm

Please note this event is seated and not a drive-in screening

Drive-In Screenings

5 screenings in 2 Cornish locations
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In your home

Screening streamed to your home

Thursday 24 December at 6pm

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In schools

Screenings streamed to your school

1-18 December

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by Antonia Barber
adapted by Alan M Kent
Open-air, drive-in, in your home and in schools

This Christmas experience the festive magic of The Mousehole Cat at drive-in screenings across Cornwall! Live music, “car-participation” and your very own Mowzer Mini Lantern will put you at the heart of this adventure and warm your spirits like a ‘efty piece of star gazy pie! 


After 4 sold-out years performing live in Mousehole and a US tour last year, Mowzer is taking to the road (well, winding country lanes) and appearing at a handful of special locations across Cornwall with her musical duo. All ticket holders* will receive in the post a Mowzer Mini Lantern Kit to make and bring along so that you can help to guide Tom’s boat back home in time for Christmas.


Screenings are accompanied by a folk driven soundtrack performed live by Cousin Jack’s regulars Richard Trethewey and Emily Faulkner. This year’s adaptation also features our well-known performers Bec Applebee, Iga Webb & Rory Wilton.

Still unsure about coming to an event? We know everyone is managing this time differently. If you'd prefer to stay at home this Christmas, Mowzer will be streamed online across the world on Christmas eve.

To ensure as many children as possible get to see Mowzer the filmed adaptation of our production is also touring to schools across Cornwall.

This year, more than ever, Mowzer can’t wait to make more special memories with you and your family.

*UK ticket holders only | Booking must be made by midday on 20 December | Subject to availability

Find out more about our stage adaptation of The Mousehole Cat by watching our short film about the show
Our screening at The Minack

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Creator: George Thomas 

Copyright: 2011

Our open-air, seated screening at The Minack at 4.30pm on 18 December will be an extra-special, one-off event for only 150 people accompanied by a live folk driven soundtrack performed by Cousin Jack's regulars Richard Trethewey and Emily Faulkner.

Each booking will receive a Mowzer Mini Lantern Kit* in the post before their screening (one per booking). This will have instructions and materials for you to build your own Mowzer inspired lantern at home so you can help to guide Tom's boat back to harbour. You'll be able to paint, draw and stick things all over your lantern to make it your own and we hope that many of you will share photos of you with your lantern for us to see.


We have teamed up with the all-female crew at Cut By Beam to create these unique, laser-cut lanterns. The lanterns and their packaging will be plastic-free.

We know things are a bit more complicated for everyone at the moment. Hopefully, some questions about your visit are answered here on The Minack's website but if there is anything else you'd like to know before you arrive please call us on 01872 384 448.


Our drive-in screenings
How will it work?

When you first arrive your car number plate will be checked off (this is how we check you have bought a ticket).

You will be given a bluetooth speaker. The speaker will be passed through your car window by a gloved and masked attendant. You will receive the speaker in a sealed plastic bag with an antiviral wipe. 

You will then be helped into a parking space where you will be able to see our large screen.

Instructions on the screen will explain how to connect your bluetooth speaker.

Toilets operating higher levels of hygiene will be available at all locations for anyone who would like to use them. We recommend bringing your own hand sanitiser and face covering if you think you are likely to use the toilets.

The screen will display a professionally produced film of our stage production of The Mousehole Cat. The film will be accompanied by live music played by musicians positioned near the screen. Both the recorded sound from the film and the live music will be transmitted to your bluetooth speaker.

There are a few sections in the show where we will ask you to join in from your car (if you want to). This might include flashing your headlights and beeping your horn.

The screening will run for approximately 60 minutes.

At the end of the screening you will be asked to wipe down your bluetooth speaker using the provided antiviral wipe. The speaker (but not the wipe) should then be placed into the plastic bag and handed back, through your car window, to a gloved and masked attendant as you leave. Please take your wipe home with you to dispose of it.

You will be guided out of the site by attendants.

Will it be safe?

We are working in partnership with an independent Health & Safety organisation. Together we are making this project as safe as possible for our team and for our audience. We are working hard to make this project as contact-free as possible to allow those who are more vulnerable in our communities or those who are feeling anxious to leave the house are still able to join us. If you would like to understand more about what safety measures are being put in place or how the event will run when you arrive just call our box office.
We are very happy to have a chat.


All tickets are per car not per person. This ticket covers a standard car (up to 5 people), if you intend to arrive in a vehicle carrying more people please contact us before booking.


£65 Helping Us

This ticket includes a donation to help us cover the additional costs of the event this year (screen hire, technical equipment etc).


£40 Just a ticket

This ticket covers our core costs of the event (actors, musicians).


£25 Helping You

It’s been a hard year. If you can only afford this ticket right now we understand. 


£0 Ticket Draw

If you cannot afford a ticket right now please enter our free ticket draw. We aren’t sure yet how many free tickets we will be able to give away but we will try to donate as many as we can. We will contact ticket winners by 15 December.

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This Christmas experience the festive magic of The Mousehole Cat at drive-in screenings across Cornwall! Live music, “car-participation” and your very own Mowzer Mini Lantern will put you at the heart of this adventure and warm your spirits like a ‘efty piece of star gazy pie!​

The Mousehole Cat (Drive-In Screening)
National Trust - Trelissick Garden
The Mousehole Cat (Drive-In Screening)
National Trust - Trelissick Garden
The Mousehole Cat (Drive-In Screening)
National Trust - Trelissick Garden
The Mousehole Cat (Drive-In Screening)
National Trust - Trelissick Garden
The Mousehole Cat (Drive-In Screening)
Royal Cornwall Showground
Our screening in your home

On 24 December at 6pm our professionally filmed adaptation of our full-length stage production of The Mousehole Cat will be beamed into homes across the globe!

Tickets are a suggested donation of £12 per screen (so you only need one ticket for one family watching one TV). The stream will be played on YouTube so it should be nice and simple to set-up and view. If you have any problems phone support will be available throughout the screening.

Our screenings in Cornish Schools

For this year only we are offering schools a license to stream our professionally filmed adaptation of our full-length stage production between 1-18 December.

We will provide you with details of how to access the filmed stage production and schools will be able to show it on their own projector screens and TVs in classrooms and school halls up to six times with one license.

Schools will also be able to purchase Mowzer Lantern Kits to accompany the filmed stage production. These locally made wooden lanterns arrive flat-packed and can 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 can be captioned (we can help you 'turn this on' when you run your screening) and we can provide a BSL interpreted video to accompany the screening.

A one-day streaming license for up to six screens costs £99 if booked before the end of November (standard price £140). For larger school licenses please contact Sarah. Lanterns cost £5 each plus postage (dependent on number ordered) but must be booked 2 weeks before your screening. 

This year more than ever we want as many children as possible to experience The Mousehole Cat. We are very happy to have a chat if there are obstacles stopping you from booking a streaming license and lanterns (equipment, number of children, available dates etc).

For questions or booking contact our Schools Coordinator Sarah below, by email sarah.waller@realideas.org or call 01872 384 448 (2).

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