Other theatre projects

o-region has been producing small and medium-scale Cornish theatre since the company’s inception in 2002, working with some of Cornwall’s leading writers, actors and performers. o-region’s artistic director, Simon Harvey, has overseen the company’s theatre output, including two productions with acclaimed writer Carl Grose.

Superstition Mountain

Written & directed by Carl Grose

An epic comedy adventure from o-region and Carl Grose, following three Cornish brothers on a quest to find a forgotten treasure mine in the Arizona desert.

The Gunwallow brothers are in trouble. Slim’s scrapyard has gone belly-up. Dwayne owes money to some bad people. Mark’s in love with dodgy Tina from down the pub. And their dad’s just popped his clogs and left them on the brink of bankruptcy. But there’s one last glimmer of hope… a legendary gold mine lost somewhere in the depths of the Arizona desert. Only trouble is, no one who’s ever found Superstition Mountain has lived to tell the tale…

Blending the spirit of a Hollywood blockbuster with epic music, innovative film and powerful performances from three real Cornish brothers, Superstition Mountain is a dark comedy adventure exploring the intimate bonds and savage divides of brotherly love.

Three brothers… One last chance… No hope in hell…

“charismatic storytelling that stirs the imagination… As family myths dissolve under scrutiny, the results are both funny and tender…”
– Elisabeth Mahoney, ★★★★ The Guardian

Laughing Gas

Laughing Gas poster Nick Darke Carl Grose

Written by Nick Darke & Carl Grose
Directed by Simon Harvey

Humphry Davy – pre-eminent scientist, pilchard addict and Penzance boy – requests the pleasure of your attendance at his legendary lecture at London’s Royal Institute, where he will demonstrate the effects of his latest and greatest discovery – nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas… Humphry has a formula to solve – one that will change science forever! But Revolution spreads through the city! The Royalist mob lynch those who bad-mouth their King! His elocution lesson looms! The trout in his pocket has to be cooked! And the audience is arriving soon… The clock is ticking, and time is running out…

This breakneck new comedy charted the rise of one of Cornwall’s most famous native sons, from his lowly beginnings as a chemist’s assistant to one of the most brilliant minds of the 19th century. A hurtling, hallucinogenic, hilarious piece of Cornish theatre.

“Galvanic, gloriously anarchic and great fun”
– The West Briton