Sat14Sep20197:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre
If Laughter is the Best Medicine, the LPSO is just the tonic – they'll leave you in stitches!
The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra is a breath of fresh air. In a world where everyone is frightened to make a joke, for fear of offending someone, The LPSO is in no risk of offending anyone, except those with no sense of the ridiculous!
The LPSO appeared at the Arts Centre last year and, just in case you couldn't believe what you saw then – they're back, more insanely brilliant before, with new songs, fresh fun plus one or two of the old favourites thrown in for good measure (although, some say they should have been thrown out!)
Maintaining the musical comedy tradition of Viv Stanshall, the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band, Spike Jones and his City Slickers and, in more recent times, The Old / New Rope String Band and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The LPSOmeticulously blend virtuoso musical performances with anarchic, absurdist comedy. Their performances are colourful, bizarre, tuneful and hilarious, incorporating a wealth of instruments, costume changes, and numerous outlandish props.
Most impressive is the group's seemingly endlesss energy and enjoyable enthusiasm to entertain and enchant. Their boundless exuberance and their skill and versatility of their musicianship drives the show forward and forward, and faster and faster, to a dafter and dafter comical climax, which will leave us all breathless with admiration.
The LPSO come to the Arts Centre, for one night only, fresh from playing London's Union Chapel, as part of a star-studded bill including Ralph McTell, Chas and Dave, The Jive Aces, Chris Difford & Billy Bragg, in the show A Night For Lonnie Donnegan, honouring the UK's Skiffle King.
As seen on Vernon Kay's "Five O'Clock Show"!
“I love your band – great fun!” Rick Wakeman
“Great Night's Entertainment” Jersey Arts Centre
“The LPSO raised the roof....with laughter, insanity & a fantastic range of every type of music - & musical instrument - possible. The audience left with wide smiles & happy hearts saying: "We haven’t laughed so much in years!” Director, King's Theatre, Cheddar
“Who are you?” HRH Prince Philip
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Sat05Oct20197:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre
Since his hilarious tour-de-force performance of his one-man show The Only Way is Downton, at the Arts Centre back in 2014, Luke Kempner has become one of the UK's leading comedy impressionists, with an ever increasing cv of appearances on the top tv and radio comedy shows.
Luke returns to the Arts Centre this year with his latest show “House of Faces”.
You can expect top-notch comedy and impressions from Luke that even the stars he impersonates can't belive how accurate his versions of them are!
After 4 years in the West End with Les Miserables, Avenue Q and South Pacific, Luke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton to theatres and festivals across the UK and U.S.A.
2018 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of his 4th show House Of Faces which he is touring the UK with this year. Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career.
He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015. Luke is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack. A regular on BAFTA winning Murder In Successville. He was the breakout star of The Imitation Game on ITV last year and finished the year appearing on the Royal Variety Performance.
In the Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he filmed 9 series and has been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French.
‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat.’Chortle
‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show... a teatime hour of unalloyed pleasure.’The Daily Telegraph ★★★★
‘An evening of fizzing virtuosity... a blissful flight of surreal fancy.’WhatsOnStage
★★★★‘Kempner’s performance skill brings numerous characters to life before your eyes and provides an hour of fun-filled entertainment. Broadway Baby ★★★★
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Sat12Oct20197:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre
Following James Hurn’s sell out tour of 2018, he’s back with his popular One Man-Many Voices celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock’s Half Hour. James, a multi-talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a Brand New programme of Hancock & Co. which includes a lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two new episodes he has written himself, with James voicing the entire cast.
The show is presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience.
James has an incredible ability to mimic some of the gods of British comedy, but also their timing, style and souls too – Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Lloyd and John Le Mesurier are all astounding!
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Fri01Nov20198:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 2's Insert Name Here, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.
“Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” The Scotsman.
“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian.
“The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect.” Chortle.
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Tue17Dec20197:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
David Mynne: “A Christmas Carol”
Kneehigh Theatre favourite & co-founder Dave Mynne, last seen in Kneehigh's Fup, playing Grandad, now takes on Charles Dickens' perennial much-loved Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol.
Joy to all mankind?
Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser.
Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts(wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last.
Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets.
In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expectations, Dracula and The Odyssey (Greek stuff!) will now take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together.
This is Dickens’ original words with added silliness.
Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story: A Christmas Carol.
Suitable for adults and older children (10+)
Directed by Simon Harvey.
Performed by David Mynne.
Adapted by Andrew McPherson.
Additional script by Simon Harvey and David Mynne.
David Mynne is a Cornish actor and a founder member of Kneehigh Theatre.
A Christmas Carol was beautiful - apparently simple theatre with just one actor but you go home remembering a cast of dozens! He is a genius”. Richard Wolfenden-Brown: Director The Plough Arts Centre.
What the audience said:
“Just brilliant! We loved The Odyssey and this was even better. Thank you!"
"Incredible performance... and by one man! Very enjoyable for kids, parents and grumpy dads!"
"Absolutely the best show I’ve seen this year."
"It was incredible. He must know the book inside out! “God bless us, everyone”!"
"Excellent. Inventive and creative."
Fun? Call that fun? Bah, Humbug!"