19:30-21:30, Thursday 12th September 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU


Music & Words: Ethel Smyth


Presented by Tête à Tête


There will also be a performance on Tuesday 10th September.


A happy widow. A lovesick boatswain. A plot to foil a fake burglary and so win her heart. What could possibly go wrong?


This tale of love and mischief by the sea is for farce lovers of all ages. Written by suffragette Ethel Smyth, it combines folk music and opera in a night of enchanting music and impish plotting and scheming by an early pioneer of the feminist movement.


Tête à Tête is delighted to bring opera back to the Minack stage after its magical production of The Firework Maker’s Daughter in 2022. Coming hot on the heels of the Cornish tour of Fault Lines with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in March 2024. Enchanting music and playful skulduggery against the magical backdrop of the cliffs and sea, the perfect late summer evening.


If you’d like to be part of our community chorus for this project, click here for more information.


Venue: The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU



Cast and Creative Team


Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Music Director: Patrick Bailey

Music & Words: Ethel Smythe

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Music Director: Patrick Bailey

Cast to be announced shortly.