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Photography © Gordon Scammell

The Mousehole Cat

by Antonia Barber
adapted by Alan M Kent

In 2016 we staged our first production of Antonia Barber's much loved Cornish children's book, The Mousehole Cat. Since then the show has been seen by fourteen thousand people after a summer tour, Cornish schools tour, American tour and four winter performance runs in Mousehole. The project has been a huge success and we are currently considering a UK tour as well as our return to Mousehole in December 2020.

Our magical puppet and live action production is performed annually in the heart of Mousehole alongside the village’s famous Christmas light display.

Based on the well-known Cornish legend this uniquely heart warming story of the friendship between a fearless fisherman and his devoted cat will warm the cockles of everyone's hearts... almost as much as an ‘efty portion of stargazy pie!

This magical show had an hour long run time allowing families to soak up the atmosphere of Cornwall’s most famous Christmas light display and enjoy a live performance all in one evening.

"You made our family's Christmas!"

Audience Comment


Producing Director

Guy Watson


Alan M Kent


Scott Fleming

Richard Trethewey

Puppet Design

Mae Voogd

Visual Director & Marketing

Jonathan Bray

Design & Construction

Susan & Tony Watson


Nicola Bayley

Emily Stanbury



Bec Applebee

Emily Faulkner

Richard Trethewey

Rory Wilton


Bec Applebee

Iga Drzymkowska

Richard Trethewey

Rory Wilton


Bec Applebee

Bryher Flanders

Richard Trethewey

Rory Wilton

2016 (Christmas)

Bec Applebee

Iga Drzymkowska

Bryher Flanders

Scott Fleming

Ben Kernow

2016 (Summer)

Jenny Coverack

Trevor Cuthbertson

Scott Fleming

Steve Kelly

Ann Lejeune

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Cousin Jack's Theatre Company CIC

Cousin Jack’s is a “Community Interest Company” which means we are non-profit making and have primary social objectives similar to a charity. Annually we submit reports to Companies House to ensure the work we carry out is for the public good.


Company number 11275939 Registered office Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company CIC, 9 Fore Street, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, TR11 5AA


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