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Helston Old Cemetery Chapel

7.30pm 26th May 2024

by Henry Darke presented by Trevow Helston

A riotous, daring new comedy, about what it means to live in Cornwall now.

In the heart of a Cornish fishing town, Chipahoy is the last local shop left standing. Until now. Will the arrival of new owner Frank, a charismatic cabbie from London, fan flames of bubbling anger, or ignite new passions? And what are those ripples out at sea? Will Charlie take over the boat from his legendary father Felix Hicks? Will trawlerman Hunter Chapman turn local unease to his advantage? And will young Shirley swap frying fish, for tying knots?

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About Henry Darke

Raised in Cornwall, Henry Darke is passionate about fishing and Cornwall, and telling character-driven, three-dimensional stories that reflect real life.

Henry Darke trained on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Programme and his one-act play Highfliers was selected for the Royal Court Theatre Young Playwrights Season. He was selected for ‘The Royal Court 50’ Most Promising Playwrights in the UK by the Drum Theatre, Plymouth.


Henry’s first full-length play, Booby’s Bay had a full production at The Finborough Theatre in 2018, supported by Bristol Old Vic.


Henry's first BBC Radio 4 Drama, Longline was broadcast April 16th 2019 and repeated on Pick of the Week.


Henry is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.


He directed Hooked for the Channel 4 'Coming Up' series, the prestigious scheme promoting new talent. Henry’s short film Big Mouth premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was shortlisted for BAFTA, winning Special Commendation at Encounters 'for outstanding performances, for its passion and for the handling of a range of heartfelt relationships.’ ‘This film is so good. Angry, scruffy, vital’ (Tim Robey, Telegraph).

Find out more about Henry here.

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Image from Henry Darke's full-length play at the Finborough Theatre, Booby's Bay. Image by (c) Blerim Racaj

Flexible Ticket Prices for Performances


We understand things are challenging for many people.

To try and make the work that Trevow Helston programmes as accessible as possible we are offering three ticket prices for the show and a free ticket draw. Please book the ticket that reflects what you can afford right now. You won't be asked any questions and your ticket options won't be shared with anyone.

£16 Supporter Show Ticket
This ticket includes a donation to support Trevow Helston's work

£10 Just a Show Ticket
This ticket covers our core costs of the event

£8 Helping You Show Ticket
If you can only afford this ticke
t right now we all understand

£0 Show Ticket Draw
If you cannot afford a ticket right now please enter our free ticket draw. Trevow Helston will give away as many tickets as we are able to
and we will inform you if you have won tickets a minimum of three days before the event. To enter the ticket draw please click here

What do I need to know?

This event will take place at the Helston Old Cemetery Chapel, Meneage Road, Helston, TR13 8BH.


There is a large pay and display car park opposite the Helston Medical Centre, Trelawney Rd, Helston TR13 8AU. This is a 5-10 minute walk away. It is possible to drop-off and pick-up immediately outside the chapel building.

There is level access from the tarmac path into the side door of the chapel. There is space inside the chapel for wheelchairs. The seating will be on pews. If we can support you at our event in other ways please contact us on


A small pop-up bar will be available at this event. Cash and card payments will be accepted.

Recommended age 14+.

Due to the nature of the production, latecomers cannot be admitted.

We estimate a run time of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.


Our performances may be filmed or photographed and the material may be used by Trevow Helston, its sister company Cousin Jack's or the performance company at any time for evaluation, promotion or other projects. Please be aware that it is the ticket buyer's responsibility to inform members of their party that this will be happening.


Tickets are non-refundable.

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