IT'S a COMEDY show
Cuckoo Town is the new St Ives based comedy cabaret theatre group, formed by seasoned performers Dhyano and Shanty Baba.
Taking their name from the infamous banned novel by Sven Berlin about the 1950's St Ives Arts Scene called "Dark Monarch", in which he renames St Ives as "Cuckoo Town."
"One of my favourite quotes from the book, says Shanty, is: "stay in Cuckoo Town a month will bring upon you the same fate as the great ray caught by the fisherman, first gaffed, held aloft around the harbour in one hand for all to see, and with a few expert strokes of a knife..." That's what we want to achieve in tackling our subject matter. Get to the guts of it but with humour and comic timing. And all "in one act."
By comedy, cabaret, music, animation, film, puppetry, and audience participation, we intend to create a wall to wall shag pile of laughter, and yet at the same time have a more serious and informative underbelly as well. ... more