Comedy

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

    Luke KempnerSince 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 ★★★★

    Tickets in advance : Standard : £15.00
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    Truro, St Austell, St Mawes, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Falmouth, 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!

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    Standard : £12.00
    Concessions : £10.00
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  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Angela Barnes - Rose-TintedFollowing 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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    Standard : £14.00
    Concessions : £12.00
    Tickets are non-refundable

  • 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!"

    Tickets in advance : 
    Adults : £10.00,
    Benefits : £7.50
    Child : £5.00
    Family : £25.00

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    Or Phone 01726 879500
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