Fault Lines

Tuesday, 30th January 2024

Tête à Tête is pleased to announce our next project:




Mining, migration, mythology, memories, music, mischief…


A Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Production in association with Tête à Tête and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell, St Agnes Miners & Mechanics’ Institute, St Agnes, Kresen Kernow, Redruth, and Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen.


Music: Luke Styles

Words: Hazel Gould

Featuring Chamber to the Grave by Jim Carey and traditional folk tunes


At a wake in a pub, a storyteller fondly remembers Cornish miner, Joe. Soon, a deeper story emerges about friendship, mischief and forces more powerful than man.


A haunting yet playful story told through music and song inspired by folklore, home, mining, memories, and mischief. The audience is warmly invited to join in, sing or play along – bring an instrument or just listen and enjoy the story.


Inspired by conversations at Geevor Tin Mine, Fault Lines has been generously supported by Gillian Emerson as part of the BSO’s biennial Cornwall residency.




6th March at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell

7th March at St Agnes Miners & Mechanics’ Institute, St Agnes

8th March at Kresen Kernow, Redruth

9th March at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen


Cast and Creative Team


Music: Luke Styles

Words: Hazel Gould

Cast: Richard Suart, Robin Hughes, Nathan Stubbings

Band: Sally Bartholemew, Jacob Perry, Katy Rowe (+ audience!)

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Conductor: Tom Fetherstonhaugh

Designer: Marion Harrison

Cornish Music Leader: Hilary Coleman