Help! I think I’m a Nationalist

Thursday 26th October, 2023. Doors open: 6:30pm, start time: 7:30pm

Cornwall is at a tipping point. House prices soar, the population shifts, tensions rise. Some people see it as a separate nation, whilst others see it as a prime holiday destination and playground for the rich.

Seamas Carey is confused. He is desperately trying to understand. He’s watched a wave of gentrification sweep through his rural hometown. There’s nowhere to live, yet second homes stand empty. He wishes Cornwall was more welcoming and inclusive, but watches “up country” money sow division and suspicion.

Seamas asks…

Who am I?
Where do I belong?
And who should I vote for?

Could closing borders and nationalism be the answer?
Where’s the line between pride and power?
What happens when it all goes too far?

Seamas needs help. He needs your help.


A one man comedy show about identity, second homes, nationalism, xenophobia and bagpipes.

Written & performed by Seamas Carey
Directed by Agnieszka Blonska
Produced by Seamas Carey & imPOSSIBLE Producing

“A deceptively clever, well-crafted and intriguing piece of comic theatre” All Edinburgh Theatre

Read the Guardian interview with Seamas


£10 plus £1 booking fee, available from our events site:

Please Note

Access to the Town Hall is up a flight of stairs. The Town Hall is not heated and as there is no water supply there is no toilet.