Date: Monday 23rd May 2022
The three brothers from St Day are in a bit of bother:
scrapyard business has gone pear-shaped, while owes money to some very dodgy friends and youngest brother is entangled in a doomed romance.
All three are on the edge of meltdown, and to cap it all, corpse is lying upstairs waiting to be buried – if they could afford the funeral.
The boys' great-grandfather discovered it in . Now, they just have to go there, claim the family gold and all their problems will be solved. Should be easy – right?
Part epic adventure, part family saga, at the heart of black comedy are the emotional ties and trials of three brothers, rubbing along together through thick and thin – just like you and me.
Cornish born playwright has written numerous plays including 49 Donkeys Hanged, Horse Piss For Blood, The Kneebone Cadillac and Grand Guignol, as well as writing the book for the hit, The Grinning Man.
He was a longstanding member of , for whom he wrote many of their best-known works, including Tristan and Yseult (with Anna Maria Murphy), The Wild Bride and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). He also co-founded the film and production company o-region with director Simon Harvey and writer / photographer Oliver Berry.
writes, “It’s a thrill to have Superstition Mountain back on in Cornwall again. For ten long years the Gunwallow brothers have been sat in a drawer (or a dusty hard drive), so I’m so pleased they get to take another shot at finding that gold.
Regardless of whether they do or not (and you’ll have to watch the play to find out if they do), it’s the journey that’s important.
To process their dad’s death, to unpack some dark family secrets, to discover the truth, the Gunwallows head to Arizona. If life is, as they say, a mountain to climb, and that the trick is to enjoy the journey, then I can’t wait to enjoy seeing them try all over again.
Good luck boys. We’re rootin’ for ya!”
The production is directed by Millie Brolly and is a co-production between the Minack Theatre and Hah Hum Ah.
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