Mundic Nation

The Coastguard


Fri 28 Feb




90 mins (inc interval)


£13.50 Full / £11.50 Concessions

Tickets on sale 12pm, Fri 13 December 2019

It’s Peter’s birthday and the first day of his enforced retirement.

There’s a present for him on the table wrapped in blue tissue paper. But his wife, Mary, won’t come out of the back room. His daughter, Lia loves him dearly and wants to come and celebrate but Storm Lear is brewing. Her husband, Cal, is pushing plans for Peter to sell his clifftop home. Peter is standing his ground.


After all, he is THE COASTGUARD and some things need to be protected to the death.

Mundic Nation is a writer-led production company based in Cornwall, led by John and Marie Macneill. As well as co-producing Hell Fire Corner by DM Thomas at Hall for Cornwall, the company has made two short films for festival exhibition, and one which was nominated for a Celtic Media Festival Award in 2019. Mundic Nation seeks to connect with audiences who may not normally have access to live theatre, as a result of financial, social, or mobility issues.

“The Coastguard is a poignant and beautifully observed piece of drama. John Macneill skilfully commands the stage and draws us into his isolated and precarious life, as pressures from his family and the world beyond bear down on him. A story of our times”

Fin Irwin, intoBodmin

“A powerful, fascinating war-cry of a play”

Audience member

“Rich and real and heart-breaking”

Audience member

“Beautifully written and acted”

Audience member


Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

01752 267131 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm)


Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts, unless you have opted to have them posted (for an additional charge of £1 per order at time of booking) Tickets can also be bought for that day's performance from the box office from 1 hour before performances begin (subject to ticket availability)