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Suzi Ruffell : ‘Snappy’ – plus Support

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

Ivo Graham : “My Future, My Clutter”

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

Craig Johnson : ‘The Sea Show’ – Squashbox Theatre

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

Kerry Godliman + support

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

David Mynne : ‘The Canterbury Tales’

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+).

Jam First Theatre : ‘Hellish’

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!”

Kernow King : ‘Greatest Hits’

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 filmBait’.

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)

“Hireth” – A Film of the Theatre Show and a “Making of” Documentary film.

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.