Comedy

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    A great evening of music and fun!
    Soff singing
    Soff says: “This is an evening of the music hall of old, meeting the new millennium! Instead of a starchy singer, in tight fitting corsets and oversized hat, of Music Hall days, you get me, a sultry singer in a more comfortable outfit and with an oversized bottom!
    Mind you she and I are just as cheeky!”

    The idea of The SoFF Music Sing series is a fun evening out for all ages to enjoy while being encouraged to sing along with song sheets and special guests of the show, plucked fresh from the very audience.

    There will be chances to win prizes and a special prize for ladies to nominate a husband, son, father or even boyfriend for a segment of the show.

    The entire evening will have a quiz running through it with clues within the songs for even more prize give always.

    You should have face ache from smiling, laughing and singing by the time it’s all over!!!

    About Lauren Dalrymple
    “A vibrant performer of lustrous textures and energy – imparts her own soul-jazz flavour and rich vibrato always pushing at the constraints of the pop-jazz techniques while holding the vibe!” John Fordham – The Guardian

    “…She has the ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand and keep them there”. Mike Flynn – JAZZWISE Magazine

    British born of Guyanese parents, vocalist Lauren Dalrymple has been singing since the age of 8. Initially singing in choirs in venues such as The Royal Festival and Albert Halls, she continued on to Backing Vocals session work, before going solo at the age of 19.

    Her brand ‘SoFF Music, Sistah of the Fuller Figure Music’, has encouraged the bringing together of audience and musicians and has successfully done so, mainly through SoFF Music jam session and SoFF Music Live Lounge which have run in London for 23 years.

    “It’s not enough to sing at your audience. You need, when possible, to get them involved and 100% enjoy the experience they share right alongside you”.

    Click here for tickets:

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre

    London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 BandSpike Jones and his City Slickers and, in more recent times, The Old / New Rope String Band and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainThe 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 McTellChas 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

    Reserved Seats
    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.50
    Phone 01726 879500
    or
    Buy over the counter at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, St Austell, Looe, Liskeard & Launceston plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre

    Luke Kempner

    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 PacificLuke 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 2015Luke 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 ★★★★

    TClick Here to Book Your Tickets in advance Now :
    Standard : £15.00

    or  Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell - at Rail Station or on 'ByPass' - or at Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre

    Hancock & Co - James Hurn

    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!

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £12.00
    Concessions : £10.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy your tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives!

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Centre

    Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted

    Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4 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.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £14.00
    Concessions : £12.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, St Mawes
    Tickets are non-refundable

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019
    7:00 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Hireth

    Date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    Time: 7.00pm

    Tickets: £5.00 / Concessions : £4.00

    "Hireth"
    (Cornish word meaning 'longing for home' )

    A Film of the Theatre Show and the Making of a Documentary 

    1914. West Cornwall. Harry Elton is starting a new life below the ground mining for tin.

    Across the channel, a great war rages.

    When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western front.

    ‘You battle everyday with nature. You fight to drag minerals from the ground. You’re already fighters. You’re already warriors. Its time for you to lend those skills to the war effort’.

    This epic production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War.

    Featuring a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, 'Hireth' marked the centenary of the end of World War 1 in the Grade-II listed St Just Miners’ Chapel in November 2019.

    Cornwall World Heritage Site is delighted to support the showing of the Hireth film in communities in Cornwall and West Devon.

     

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    'A Cornish Carol'

    Friday, 6th 1.00pm & 7.00pm

    Saturday, 7th - 7.00pm

    Starring Ed Rowe, Jenny Beare and Mary Woodvine

    A Cornish Carol poster

    Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company.
    Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in.

    What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat?
    ‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

    Over the course of one miserable, mizzly, Cornish night, join miserly Scrooge and a gaggle of ghostly ghouls who force him to revisit his PAST(y), explore his (Ker)NOW and decide if his FUTURE will Come-to-Good. 

    From the team that brought you Trevithick, The Cornish Caretakers and HIRETH, comes this irreverent, new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.

    Weaving physical comedy, music and gags a-plenty, A Cornish Carol is a festive treat for the whole family.

    Starring : Edward Rowe, Jenny Beare & Mary Woodvine

    Director: Simon Harvey
    Musical Director: Richard Healey
    Written by: Simon Harvey and Richard Healey

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Details to follow.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    David-Mynne - door knocker

     

    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? 
    Bah!
    Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. 
    Bah!
    Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts(wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. 
    Bah!
    Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets.
    Bah!
    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. 
    Silliness? 
    Bah!
    Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story: A Christmas Carol. 
    Christmas?
    Bah! Humbug!
    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."
    "Great fun."
    Fun? Call that fun? Bah, Humbug!"

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Benefits : £7.50
    Under16s : £5.00
    Family : £25.00
    (2 Adults, 2 Under16s)
    Tickets are non-refundable.
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard etc.

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020
    Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Tues 18th - Sat 22nd, 2020

    Tickets: £7.00 & £5.00 available from Burrows Estate Agents, Duke Street, St Austell.  Tel: 01726 77748.
    No online booking available.

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    2:00 PMThe Stage In The (Car) Park, St Austell Arts Theatre

    Kernow King 'Greatest Hits'Kernow King, the hilarious comic creation of actor Edward Rowe brings his Greatest Hits show to the St Austell Arts Centre on the afternoon of Sunday, 18th October.

    No subject in Cornwall goes untouched, from the greatest things the Duchy has to offer, to those probably best kept quiet about!  Ed Rowe recently received national – and international – acclaim for his portrayal of Martin in the BAFTA award winning film'Bait'.

    Now, more than ever we need a good laugh and we can rely on the Cornish King of Comedy to give us just that!

    Supported by fellow Cornish comedian, Anna Keirle, the show contains some themes and language of an adult nature.
    Suitable for 16 year olds and over.
    Advance Bookings Only - NO Tickets On The Door.
    Advance booking may close late Saturday 17th or early Sunday, 18th October

    Seating will be arranged to allow for Social Distancing
    Please make one booking for your entire 'Social Bubble' of up to 6 people.
    Seating will be provided and allocated in socially distant 'pods'.
    Licensed Bar will be available, with waiter service to your 'pod'.
    (Card Payments Only!). 
    The Stage In The (Car) Park is an outdoor venue (obvs!) and the show will continue in all but the worst weather.
    So, please, dress for the weather and, if it's thought necessary, wear waterproof coats with hoods - NO Umbrellas, please.
    Refunds will only be given if the show is cancelled by the organisers
    Car Parking will be at Blantyre, Truro Road- the entrance below the Arts Centre's usual entrance.
    Car Parking - Disabled / Blue Badge holders - please pre-book parking on 01726 879500
    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 1.00pm.
    Show Starts at 2.00pm
    (Approximate end time 4.00pm-ish)
    Click Here to Book Tickets in advance only :  (NO Tickets On The Door)
    Standard : £13.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    (8.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week)

  • Sat
    05
    Jun
    2021
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jam First Theatre 'Hellish'Jam First Theatre presents 'Hellish !', a new comic Cornish folk tale.
    (Definitely not for Kids)

    Jago Clemo is out of luck…and the Devil knows it!
    Down at his local pub, furloughed and frustrated, Jago will bet on any game going ...
    unfortunately…
    so will the Devil!
    A rip roaring, irreverent and wickedly funny show that takes you from Heaven to Hell and back again, in time for scones and Cornish cream.
    Your soul won’t be safe, but your health will!

    'Socially distanced' in your own open-air theatre pod of up to 6 people.

    Settle back for a power hour of theatre!

    Definitely not for kids!

    Tickets in advance :  Standard : £12.50
    NB Seating is in individual 'open-air' pods of up to 6 people.
    Please contact CRBO if you need to be in a 'pod' with someone who has already ordered their own tickets )
    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 6.30pmAssisted Bar Service. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 879500
    Created by West End actors, Laurence Pears and Darren Seed.
    Two Cornishmen with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV shows between them, including Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Poldark.
    The Audiences so far have said...
    “Thank goodness I wore my Tena Knickers!
    “My ribs are still aching from laughing!”
    “It was fabulous!” (Fern Britton)
    “We never stopped laughing from beginning to end. Your energy was fantastic and we had a good laugh at the naughtiness!”
    “This is NOT to be missed!! So much energy and laughter!”
  • Sat
    03
    Jul
    2021
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Just an update on Saturday's show:
    It's still going ahead, out of doors - regardless of weather, or football!
     
    If you're coming along, please dress accordingly. We'd prefer it if you didn't bring umbrellas, as it may obscure the view of others.
     
    The show runs for 75 minutes, straight through - no interval.
     
    If arriving by car, please park in Blantyre, immediately next door to the St Austell Arts Centre and walk in.
     
    We will be running a Bar and drinks orders will be taken on arrival and delivered to your seats.
     
    Please be prepared to "sign-in" using the NHS Covid-19 App, or a member of your group's contact detail will be taken, as an alternative.
     
    Tickets are still available by ringing 01726 879 500, or by clicking here: https://crbo.ticketsolve.com/shows/873617964
    Tickets are just £10 (Adults) / £5.00 (12 - 16 year olds). The show is not suitable for under 12s.
     
    Socially distanced seating for this event is sold as unreserved and configured ahead of each performance in line with the Government’s Performing Arts guidelines.
    Seating positions will vary depending on the mixture and size of orders taken. Audience members will be directed to their specific location upon arrival by our Front of House team.
     
    For your safety and wellbeing, seats must be purchased as a single group, up to a maximum of 6 people (children under 2 do not require a seat, but count towards your overall group size).
    We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

     

    David Mynne : 'The Canterbury Tales'Welcome to ‘The Canterbury’, an Olde English Inn,
    Infamous around these parts for villainy and sin.
    The floor is caked in sawdust, for soaking up the spit,
    And the air is thick with stories told with wisdom, guile and wit.
    Some stories are romantic, some are bawdy, others scary
    And there are tales about the devil that should make you oh so wary,
    Some are beautifully poetic and some a little coarser;
    A medieval medley from the pen of Geoffrey Chaucer! 

    From the company that brought you 'A Christmas Carol', 'Dracula' and 'The Odyssey' comes a One-man performance of 'The Canterbury Tales'.
    David Mynne has an enviable reputation for providing amongst the best and most entertaining One-Man shows in the UK.    David was also seen in Kneehigh Theatre’s production of “Fup” at Heligan Gardens.

    David Mynne : 'The Canterbury Tales'

    Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, 'The Canterbury Tales' paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the Middle-Ages.
    All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny, serious and sometimes shocking, short stories.
    Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with the usual irreverence, wit and silliness!

    Expect archaic naughtiness and nonsense!
    Possibly tights and a codpiece!
    Definitely medieval swearing!
    Let's party like it's 1387!
    This is Chaucer... but not as you think you know it!

    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(on ‘A Christmas Carol’)

    David Mynne’s performance is exquisite: a masterclass in the telling of tales, it needs to be seen” – Ciaran Clarke: Arts End of Nowhere.

    NB This event is scheduled to be an Open-Air show but may be held in the Theatre, depending upon Covid-19 regulations at the time

    Tickets in advance :  Click Here to Book Online Now or Phone CRBO on 07900 817608
    Adults 
    : £10.00
    Children (Ages 12 to 16years) : £5.00
    Tickets are non refundable.
    Suitable for Adults and Older Children (12+).

  • Sun
    25
    Jul
    2021
    2:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre

    Squashbox Theatre - Craig Johnson & FriendThe Sea Show is an hilarious mix of puppets, natural history and comedy cabaret, suitable for young and young at heart.
    It's created and performed by Craig Johnson, an actor, musician, puppeteer, and long-standing member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre.

    “Funny, funny, funny! What a lovely show!” Audience Member
    Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed Seagull and salty seadog, Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

    "Craig Johnson is a consummate actor of rare skills. Totally at ease with his audience - adult and child alike - he combines an innate understanding and delight in storytelling with fantastic comic and musical skill." Mike Shepherd, Founder, Kneehigh Theatre
    Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs - unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

    “Johnson's natural rapport and good humoured fun with the young people make this an absolute celebration of all that is good about theatre for children.” Whatsonstage.com


    Welcome to the ingenious, ridiculous, inspiring, surprising, comical, musical, educational, ecological world of Squashbox Theatre.


    "A mix of great traditional kids' entertainment with a smidge of adult humour thrown in for free!" Audience member


    From 1999 – 2017, Craig was a member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre, performing in major national and international tours such as Tristan & Yseult, CymbelineDon JohnA Matter Of Life And Death and The Bacchae, as well as small-scale village hall shows, including directing and acting in Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
    Craig says, “My aim with Squashbox Theatre is to create shows that are funny, friendly, surprising, inspiring, unusual, informative (and a little bit mischievous!) and which use traditional puppetry and storytelling skills in an exciting, innovative way, mixing the modern with the traditional.
    (And did I mention funny?!)"

    Tickets in advance :   Click Here to Book Online Now
    or Phone 01726 879500
    Adults : £10.00
    Child : £5.00 - ages 5 years to 16 years
    Family : £25.00
    (Family = 2 Adults, 2 Children ages 5 to 16)
    or
    Buy at Truro Tourist Centre, Boscawen Street

  • Thu
    28
    Oct
    2021
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kerry Godliman - BOSH

    Most recently seen in Ricky Gervais' worldwide hit comedy series, After Life, Kerry’s now back on tour after what she thought would be a little “she” time.

    No chance!

    Her Bosh-like nature will never let her rest. Well, that and a needy cat, a constantly disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles. All will be explained!

    As seen on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Cats Does Countdown, After Life, Save Me and Call The Midwife and heard on BBC Radio's The News Quiz, The Now Show and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

    Her new show, finds her on exquisitely crowd-pleasing form. Some sublime culture-clash material. **** Evening Standard

    Godliman, nicely foul-mouthed when she wants to be, is caustic when required. **** Arts Desk

    Photo Credit : Ray Burminston
    Age Guidance : Strictly 14 years plus : This show will have swearing and adult content
    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.00
    Unwaged : £14.00
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    Or
    Phone 01726 879500
  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2022
    Sat
    23
    Jul
    2022
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    St Austell Players present Bouncers by John Godber, directed by Kim Rowe, and Shakers by John Godber and Jane Thornton, directed by Rose Lancaster.

    Godber’s 80s classic Bouncers and the, later added, sister play Shakers (co-written with Jane Thornton) were originally penned to expose the dark underbelly of 80s night-life in Britain.
    This production has been revised for a more modern audience, without forgetting its working class, social context.

    Four Bouncers. Four cocktail waitresses. One Double-Bill of hard-hitting, hilarious physical comedy !

    Through outrageous observations, colourful characters, and lively, emotional snapshots, Bouncers and Shakers explores the shadowy underbelly of Britain after dark, as seen through the eyes of four cocktail waitresses and the men on the club door.

    Cue giggly girls, pogo-punks, Mr & Mrs Trendy and "lads on the razz" tittering at the thought of a ‘Long Slow Comfortable Screw’ as Bouncers and Shakers offers a fascinating view of the reality behind the pulsating beats of the dance floor and the not-so-glitzy-glamour lurking beyond the plastic palms and Pina Coladas.

    Please note performances contain explicit language and adult themes.

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. The Plays start at 7.30pm
    Programmes and merchandise will be available to purchase at the event.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.00
    Students with ID : £6.00
    Under18s : £6.00

    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin or Truro

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022
    2.00pm & 7.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
    The Family Drama Group have taken their ideas of a Seaside Town to write their own script.
    The Drama Group brings the tails of "The Seaside Town", from bygone days, alive with acting, music and dance.
    A performance for all the family to enjoy.
    Adults: £4.00
    Children, 3 - 17 years old: £2.00
    Under 3s: Free
    Group discounts available.
    Further information and tickets available from Liz on 07737 573 647 or e.northcott@sky.com
  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Join us for a special night with Ed Rowe (Kernow King)
    .
    Fresh from his success on the BAFTA winning film Bait, Edward Rowe (Kernow King) Edward Rowe, better known as Kernow King, has written directed his own, first, short film, Mab Hudel, presented in the Cornish language.
    The evening will consist of a screening of his film and a brief Q&A session. Then, you can expect a taste of Kernow King's unique brand of Cornish comedy, supported by fellow comedian Anna Keirle.
    Kernow King
    Mab Hudel tells the story of Enys, a young man who lives and works on a farm with his widowed mother and his grandmother.
    Like his dead father, Enys is an exceptional rugby player and leads his team to the final of The Cornwall Cup.
    However, not only does he have the pressure of filling his dads boots, both on the farm and the field, he wrestles with a relationship he is desperate to keep secret...
    Ed and Anna were last together at the Arts Centre during Lockdown, when they performed an outdoor gig in the Arts Centre's car park. Now, they get the luxury of performing indoors!!
    Tickets: £12.00 (+ Booking Fee)
  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2022
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Suzi Ruffell: Snappy

    Suzi Ruffell likes things snappy: her stand up, her decisions and her suits.

    A multi-award nominated comedian, Suzi's brand new show is all about settling down (but not settling), becoming a mother (without becoming mumsy) and still worrying about everything (of course she is, have you seen the news?!).

    Her last tour, 'Dance Like Everyone Is Watching', received great critical acclaim and was recorded as an Amazon special. Suzi has also appeared on numerous shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, QI, The Last Leg, and Womanhood, to name but a few.

    Suzi is also known for her hugely popular podcasts 'Like Minded Friends', with fellow comedian Tom Allen and 'Out'.
    Her many radio appearances include BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show.

    “instinctively, exquisitely funny from the moment she sashays onto the stage… a crowd-pleasing show packed with punchlines.” Evening Standard  

    “a very likable presiding spirit, combining daft physical comedy… with disarming emotional candour” The Guardian

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  The Show starts at 8.00pm

    Reserved Seats
    Free On-Site Car Parking

    Tickets in advance : £14.50    ( £16.00 On The Day - So Book Early ! )

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices at
    St Austell, Truro or Bodmin

  • Wed
    09
    Nov
    2022
    Thu
    10
    Nov
    2022
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Troy Hawke : 'Sigmund Troy'd

    Troy Hawke is the award-winning comedy character and viral sensation star of the hilarious ‘Greeters Guild’ series of online videos.
    The creation of comic genius, Milo McCabe, Troy is a wonder you have to see for yourself: do so, and be transported to a world of old-school hilarity.

    How to describe Troy Hawke?
    Raffish 1930's throwback, homeschooled charmer, unlikely stealer of hearts and minds, adorable cad, unreconstructed bounder, smoking-jacketed mother’s boy, scrabble enthusiast… and yet this only scratches the surface.

    Last year Troy found the nefarious link between Ikea, the Nazis and Kanye West.
    This year, in his show Sigmund Troy'd,/b> he returns to investigate and to battle a new enemy on behalf of all people everywhere…PSYCHOTHERAPY!

    As Troy would say: “Have at it!”

    'A spectacular character...brilliantly sharp, lacing his wit with a touch of the surreal’– Fest
    ‘Milo McCabe’s creation is quite superb...blisteringly funny, with perfectly worded jokes’– Broadway Baby

    Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy’d!
    2022 Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show WINNER
    2020 Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show nominee
    2020 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist
    2019 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist
    2019 Total sellout run Edinburgh Fringe
    2019 Top 40 Best reviewed comedy shows Edinburgh Fringe

    Doors & Licensed Bar Open from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm

    Tickets in advance : £15.00. ( £16.50 On The Day )
    ( TIckets are non-refundable )

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in
    St Austell @ St Austell Station
    Bodmin @ The Shire Hall
    Truro, Boscawen Street

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2022
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Bumbling wordsmith and fondue-set winner on Richard Osman's House of Games, Ivo Graham, returns to live comedy to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking, parenting and procrastinating.

    A former winner of The Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Award ( "I've got an Eton College Advent Calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father's contacts" ), Ivo also received a nomination for Dave’s 2019 Best Comedy Show of the Year Award.

    He has been seen/heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk, and hosted a very popular Lockdown Zoom Quiz.

    "A hugely enjoyable evening of stand-up comedy" (The Times)

    "Has 'Star-In-The-Making' coming off him like steam" (The Telegraph)

    Strictly 16+, likely to be swearing and adult content

    Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm
    Reserved Seats
    Free Car Parking

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :   Standard : £14.00

    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin or Truro

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2023
    Sat
    18
    Feb
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar an hour before the Show. Theatre opens 30 minutes before the show starts.

    Evening Shows Start at 7.30pm. Saturday Matinee Starts at 2.30pmTickets in advance :
    Adults : £7.00 (+60p Booking Fee) : £7.60
    Under17s : £5.00 (+40p Booking Fee): £5.40
    (Tickets are non-refundable )

    Free Car Parking,
    Licensed Bar,
    Reserved Seats

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2023
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Charlie Baker - 24hour Pasty PeopleCharlie Baker: 24 Hour Pasty People!

    Wasson? - I'll tell 'e wasson!

    Award-winning comedian, tap dancer and Talksport radio host, Charlie Baker brings an evening of 'genuinely funny' ( 4 STARS ) (The Herald) stand-up drenched in manure, cider and clotted cream to your village/town/cattle market.

    Comedy with a countryside accent. Imagine Jethro and Jack Black had a son!

    As seen on The Last Leg, House of Games, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.

    Charlie also starred in Harry Hill and Steve Brown's critically acclaimed musical Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.

    An avid sports fan, Charlie can be heard on Talksport every Saturday for the Game Day Warm Up as well as covering on weekdays on Hawksbee & Jacobs.

    Charlie can also be seen in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Back', 'The IT Crowd' and 'Miranda'. As a talented actor, he has also starred in Vexed, Eastenders, Doctor Who and feature film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.   Most recently, Charlie supported Jack Dee on his nationwide tour.

    Tonight, Charlie makes his only tour appearance in Cornwall with his own hilarious and entertaining show “24 Hour Pasty People”.

    ‘An absolute romp, with some shout-with-laughter moments’ ( 4 STARS ) - Chortle
    ‘A superior take on the modern showman’ - Guardian

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £12.00
    ( On The Day : £13.50 )
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro & Bodmin

    Free Car Parking, Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Bash Street Theatre presents “The Battling Butlers!”

    Live music, physical comedy & circus skills combine to tell a story as old as time...

    Juggling babies, toddlers on stilts and teaching your kid Joey to ride his first unicycle...

    These are all part of everyday life for showman Joe Butler, in this poignant, family love story involving the ever-changing relationship of a father-and-son double act, The Battling Butlers.

    What sort of parent actually encourages their five-year-old to play with fire, anyway?!

    Using a unique blend of physical theatre, circus skills, original songs and live music, The Battling Butlers is a study in role-reversal and the inevitability of change, as the old order makes way for the new.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Now : Advance tickets:
    Adults: £10.00
    Under18s : £5.00
    Family (2A+2U18s) : £25.00

    Or Phone : 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro & Bodmin

    NB : On The Day tickets:
    Adults: £12.50
    Under 18s: £7.50
    Family (2A+2U18s) : £32.50

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Mike Shepherd: The Best of Times – 40 Years of Kneehigh Theatre

    A sparky and illuminating chat with Mike Shepherd who started Kneehigh and remained in the thick of it for 40 years.

    “We travelled the world from Mevagissey to Shanghai and back again …what times we had!”  Mike Shepherd

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm, Show starts at 7.30pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Under18s : £7.50

    On The Day :
    Adults : £12.50
    Under18s : £10.00

    Reserved Seats
    Free Car Parking

     

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2023
    Sat
    01
    Jul
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    To book tickets, click here

    Tickets in advance : Reserved Seats
    Adults : £12.00
    Students with ID : £6.00
    Under16s : £6.00

    Watch The Tempest's comedy trio here!

    St Austell Players present The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic tale of power and magic, forgiveness and revenge, complete with illusion, treachery, and Gucci handbags.

    Prospero, usurped duchess of Milan, lives exiled with her daughter Miranda on an unknown island, consumed by thoughts of retribution.
    When a familiar ship appears on the horizon she seizes her opportunity and enlists the help of her servant, the island spirit Ariel, to enact revenge on those responsible for her downfall and force her treacherous sister Antonio into repentance.

    And thus, into The Tempest. For this is no ordinary storm, and this is no ordinary island.

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2023

    DARREN SEED & LAURENCE PEARS ARE “THE CORNISH KNOCKERS”!

    Tickets: Adults £10.00 / Children £5.00

    Following on from the success of Jam First Theatre's sell-out Christmas show ‘Elfish’, the two hungry Knockers are back and up to their crazy tricks!

    This time, they’ve managed to break out of the mine and find themselves on a silly, whacky and hilarious adventure to stop their tummies rumbling!

    Be prepared to laugh your socks off!

    Watch the Knockers here!

    Suitable for ages 4-104. The show runs for 45 minutes, without interval

    Created by West End actors Laurence Pears, Darren Seed and Ellie Leah. Three performers with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV credits between them including: The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, SisterAct, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Oi Frog & Friends, Room On The Broom and

    The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
    Venue : The Assembly Room, St Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
    Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.00
    (Sorry. No Concessions )
    (Tickets are non-refundable )
    Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9.00am to 8.00pm)
    At last year's Cornwall Drama Association's annual awards ceremony, Touch Theatre won 4 of the Association's most prestigious awards: Best Play, Best Ensemble, Best Actress and Best Director, for its production The Welkin.
    This year, In a departure from its usual fare of thought provoking drama, Touch Theatre brings you a comedy, drama, cabaret, night.
    To help create the required intimate atmosphere, this event will take place in the Arts Centre's Assembly Room.  As such, seating will be limited and unreserved. therefor, early booking is essential.
    In Bombshells, an exhausted mother, the bride to be, a fading star, a jilted wife and lonely widow – provide a funny and often moving combination of comedy, truth and rapture.
    Join us for a talking heads style evening where 5 residents of North Heatherton invite you in for a snapshot of their world - these sublimely funny and touching monologues will stay with you long after the evening is over.
    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Show duration approximately 75 - 90 minutes

    NB : Card Payment Online now needs your Postcode (again) after the Card Security Number - Watch for it!

  • Sun
    22
    Oct
    2023
    3:00 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Darren Seed & Laurence Pears are “The Cornish Knockers”!

    Following on from the success of Jam First Theatre's sell-out Christmas show ‘Elfish’, the two hungry Knockers are back and up to their crazy tricks!

    This time, they’ve managed to break out of the mine and find themselves on a silly, whacky and hilarious adventure to stop their tummies rumbling!

    Be prepared to laugh your socks off!

    Suitable for ages 4-104.
    The Show runs for 45 minutes, without an interval

    The Knockers!

    Created by West End actors Laurence Pears, Darren Seed and Ellie Leah.
    Three performers with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV credits between them including: The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, SisterAct, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Oi Frog & Friends, Room On The Broom and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 2.30pm Show starts at 3.00pm

    Best to buy your Tickets :
    Adults : £10.00, Under16s : £5.00 in advance -
    All Tickets are £1.00 extra 'On The Day'

    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513

    NB : Card Payment Online now needs your Postcode (again) after the Card Security Number - Watch for it!

  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2023
    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    ST AUSTELL PLAYERS PRESENT: ANNE BOLEYN

    22nd - 25th November – 7.30pm

    Tickets available, from Ticketsource,  by clicking the link below:

    £12 Adults / £6 Under 16s & Students with ID

    Don't lose your head...

    Make sure you've booked your tickets for St Austell Players' latest production - Anne Boleyn. Premiering at Shakespeare's Globe in 2010, Howard Brenton's take on the life of perhaps Henry VIII's most famous wife is an enthralling tale following the life of the infamous queen and her struggle with power, politics, love and ambition.

    Told through the eyes of both Anne and King James I, as he is haunted by her powerful impact, this fresh retelling is a new take on a classic story.

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2023
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    THURSDAY, 7th DECEMBER - 7.30pm

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
    Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.00 , Unwaged : £10.00,     Ages 14 - 17 years : £8.00 ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

    'Owdyado Theatre's TWISTED CHRISTMAS!

    (8 NEW TALES FOR 2023!)

    Nasty but nicely comic entertainment…

    "In 'Owdyado’s twisted world nothing is ever what it seems.”

    Lyn Gardner

    Owdyado Theatre’s Twisted Christmas returns to the South-West this year, telling new tales, with its deliciously depraved take on the holiday season.

    Featuring writers from Cornwall and across the UK, this selection of 8 original micro-plays includes tales of how to buy the perfect gift for your unloved ones, the dark side of Christmas cracker jokes, and why you should never turn your back on a pantomime dame.

    Influenced by cult classics such as Inside No.9, The Twilight Zone and Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected, Twisted Christmas promises a darkly comic evening of macabre mini plays all with a festive flavour!

    Watch the Twisted Tales trailer here (if you dare...!)

    Twisted Tales is presented by Cornish touring company ‘Owdyado Theatre. They are well-known amongst their fans for their unique style of slick, detailed and comedic work. It will be performed by company regulars Connie Crosby and Charlotte Bister. Daniel Richards (one half of Cornwall’s longest-running cult Christmas show ‘Christmas.Time’directs the piece.

    Ages 14+

    Quotes from previous shows:

    Twisted Tales (at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe 2022):

    ***** “we cannot rave enough about this incredible show”

    West End Best Friend

    ***** “a power packed two-hander” Broadway Baby
    **** “accomplished and morbid storytelling” The Wee Review
    **** “if you like dark comedy, Twisted Tales is a must see” The Outlier, Scotland

    Audiences on Twisted Tales Outdoors (summer 2021)
    LOVED IT, managed to make me laugh until my face hurt.”
    Wonderfully witty and devilishly clever”
    One of the most visually pleasing, exciting, funny pieces of theatre I've seen. I spent a lot of time laughing or sitting on the edge of my seat. Go watch it if you can!”
    Beg, borrow or steal to get yourself a seat for this, it’s utterly delicious...Great cast, dark as hell, and brilliantly funny. Winner!”
    Blindingly great night of twisted tales...such a fabulous and entertaining evening, I never see them coming!!!”

    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

  • Thu
    21
    Dec
    2023
    2.30pm & 6.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    JAM FIRST THEATRE PRESENTS

    ELF-ISH...!

    CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART!

    THURSDAY, 21st DECEMBER: 2.30pm &  6pm

    Tickets: £14.00 (Adults) / £10.00 (Children)

    Click here for tickets!

     

    "If you’re sitting comfortably
    Upon your theatre seat
    I’d like to tell you an Elfish tale
    One I think you’ll find a treat
    Have you ever met a knocker?
    Cornwall's answer to an Elf
    They’re very very silly, if I do say so myself!"


    If you're in need of a healthy dollop of silliness and magic this Christmas, then come along and enjoy 45 minutes of fun with Jam First Theatre's Christmas Cracker 'Elf..ish!'.

    For ages 4 to 104, touring the Southwest this Christmas.

    Created by: West End actors Laurence Pears, Darren Seed and Ellie Leah. Three performers with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV shows between them including: The Play That Goes Wrong, Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Oi Frog!, Room On A Broom, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie & The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

    Children: You do not need to purchase tickets for under 4s as they will not be allocated seats, so we ask guardians to keep them in close proximity i.e. sitting on guardians laps during the course of the show.

    Elf and Safety: We ask guardians to keep young children with them at all times.

    Event Details: Doors & Licenced Bar open 30 mins before the start time.

    Tickets: Adults £14 · Children £10 · There will be no Interval.

     

  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2024
    Thu
    22
    Feb
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    WEDS 21st & THURS 22nd FEBRUARY, 2024 - 7.30pm

    Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present…

    Mike Wozniak: Zusa

    Ever wondered how Mike’s Great-Aunt Zusa made it from Poland to Luton with a war nipping at her heels?

    Here’s your chance to find out!

    As seen on Man Down (Channel 4) and Would I Lie To You? (BBC One). As heard on Small Scenes (BBC Radio 4), the St Elwick’s Neighbourhood Association Newsletter podcast and the Three Bean Salad podcast.

    In 2021, Mike charmed the nation with his appearance on the 11th series of Taskmaster on Channel 4. He then went on to guest on Sky's revamp of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and was the weekly winner on Richard Osman's House of Games.

    ...inspired brilliance... at its best Zusa resembles an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? crossed with Spike Milligan’s military memoirs... deliciously distinctive fun.”   The Standard

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Now :   All tickets: £16.00  in Advance  ( £17.50 on the day. )

    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, PIke Street and St Austell (at Rail Station)

    Duration: approximately 45 minutes per half plus interval
    Age guidance: 14+
    Artwork credit: Madison Coby
    Twitter: @mrmikewozniak

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2024
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day: £17.50 )
    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
    But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears?

    Multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.

    In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster.*

    Inevitably, along the way, Paul does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard, officious lollipop ladies and what Jesus might have achieved if he’d been a plumber.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day: £17.50 )
    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, Pike Street and St Austell (at Rail Station)

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Johnny Cowling

    A Charitable Fundraising event in support of St Austell Town's Mayor's Charity : "Kernow Young Carers"

    Councillor Crystal Pearce, Mayor of St Austell is looking forward to her Charity Fundraising event  “An evening with Johnny Cowling” at the St Austell Arts Theatre.

    Her chosen charity is "Kernow Young Carers",  a charity dear to her heart, and very much hopes that the evening will raise a good amount of money for them.

    As well as the fun and laughter with Johnny Cowling, there will be a Pasty at the interval and a Raffle.

    Tickets for the event are £15.00  and can be obtained from St Austell Library either in person or by telephone.

    Be quick, they are selling fast!

    Tickets  in advance :  £15.00  (including a Pasty)

    Tickets On Sale at St Austell Library :
    In-Person at Library Help Desk
    Email : StAustellLibrary@liscornwall.org.uk
    Phone :  0300 1234 111
    Facebook :   StAustellLibrary
    Instagram : StAustell.Library

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jo Caulfield : Here Comes Trouble !Jo has appeared on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Royal Variety Performance, and Richard Osman's House of Games. and many, many other top tv & radio comedy shows

    Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics in the country : The Guardian

    Here Comes Trouble is 90 minutes of razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners, as Jo gets her claws into everything (and everyone) that annoys her.

    Nominated as “the best female Stand Up in the country” (Chortle) and “one of the Top 100 Comedians” (Channel 4), Jo is a regular on Radio 4 and a returning guest on Breaking The News.
    Jo’s first book, “The Funny Thing About Death” was published in August 2023

    From yelling at strangers on trains (and many other places), to discussing ridiculous sexual fantasies and annoying her neighbours, Jo doesn’t mean to cause trouble; she just has the nerve to say out loud what everyone else is thinking!
    This is Jo Caulfield doing what she does best: pure Stand-Up.
    Just Jo, a microphone, and a bad attitude.

    "Packed with brilliant lines, embarrassing anecdotes and hilarious insights, Here Comes Trouble “will have you absolutely helpless with laughter.” - The Herald"
    “Sharp-witted comedy that goes down a treat.” The Times
    “One of the finest female comedians at work” - The Observer - 5_Stars
    “An evening of perfect comedy” - The Metro - 5_Stars
    “One of UK’s smartest comics” - The Herald - 5_Stars

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm
    Reserved Seats

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard, £18.00£20.00 On The Day )
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    (No Booking Fees)
    Or Phone CRBO 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell (Rail Station), Truro (Boscawen Street), Bodmin (Shire Hall), Liskeard (Pike Street)

    St Austell Arts Theatre  :  Free Car Parking
    Performance Date : Saturday, 27th April 2024

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Comedy : Ria Lina - Riawakening

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day : £17.50)

    Little Wander presents…
    Comedy : Ria Lina - "Riawakening"

    In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently.
    In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.

    Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry.

    Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind.

    “I guarantee you will laugh a lot” - 'Five Stars' THE SCOTSMAN

    Age guidance: 16+

    Photo credit: Arabella Itani

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Approximate end time : 9.45pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £16.00 ( On The Day : £17.50)
    Tickets are non-refundable
    Latecomers policy: can only be admitted during the interval

    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9am to 8pm, 7days)
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,    St Austell, at Rail Station,  Bodmin, Shire Hall,  Liskeard, Pike Street

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kiri Pritchard-McCleanLittle Wander in association with PBJ presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean : "Peacock"

    Star of Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and QI Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with a Brand New Tour, her funniest and most personal to date.

    Prepare for a joyous and uplifting show from a comedian known for making "powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects" (The Guardian).

    "expect sequins, social commentary, and massive laughs from the renaissance woman of UK comedy" - Rolling Stone

    Age Guidance: 15+
    Photo Credit : Drew Forsyth

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Approximate End time : 9.45pm

    ClickHere to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.00
    Over65s : £14.00

    Special Offer : 10 Seats available on "Pay What You Like" prices ! £4.00 / £8.00 / £12.00 / £16.00
    Phone CRBO to Book your 'Pay What You Like' price ! 01726 63513

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street