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Terry Pratchett’s : “Guards! Guards!”

Guards! Guards!

Adapted by Stephen Briggs

The infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen.

Defending Ankh-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch – a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage…and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot.

Whether you are new to Pratchett or a long time fan, this production is not to be missed!

Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  Theatre Doors Open at 7.15pm.   The Play starts at 7.30pm

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Standard :  £12.00 (+£1.01 booking fee)
Under16s : £6.00 (+50p booking fee)
Students w ID : £6.00 (+50p booking fee)

Reserved Seats.    Book Online or Buy On The Door – Cash or Card.
Sorry, No Phone Service

 

1940s Murder Mystery – ‘Shadows of Betrayal’

1940s Murder Mystery

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You will witness a story that unfolds in a small 1940s town where a family are torn apart as complexities of love, loyalty and betrayal unravel during a period of post-war uncertainty.

War veteran, Lloyd, returns to finds his world shattered by the news that his beloved Dotty is now engaged to his brother, Henry, the stage is set for a night filled with secrets, lies, and deadly deceit.

Join us as Dotty navigates a tangled web of love and betrayal, where nothing is as it seems.

Will the truth come to light before it’s too late?
Just who can Dotty trust?
Don’t miss this thrilling tale of love and mystery.

1940s fancy dress is optional, but encouraged for more fun!

Your ticket price includes a Welcome Drink and a Pasty Supper, either Steak or Cheese & Onion

Doors Open with a Welcome Drink from 7.00pm. The Murder Mystery starts at 7.30pm
Approximate End time : 10.30pm

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Standard : £23.00 – includes your Welcome Drink and Pasty Supper
Please choose Steak or Cheese & Onion Pasty when you book your tickets.

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

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‘Can’t Wait To Leave’

'Can't Wait To Leave'

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Meet Ryan.

19 (but young for his age).
School drop-out (but smart).
Turkey sandwich enthusiast (365 days a year).
Absolute stunner (no addendum).

He’s new in town, and all he wants to do is check out. The hard part is coming up with an exit plan.

When the one person he thought he could rely on ups and leaves, Ryan finds himself adrift in a city he still hasn’t learned to like, looking for direction. Six months to kill, no money, no rules… surely this is the worst possible time to be alone?

That’s when he meets Richard, who seems to have all the answers…

Fierce, razor-sharp, and uncompromisingly honest, Can’t Wait To Leave is a bitingly frank portrayal of loneliness and self-discovery.

Theatre Reviews :
“A great debut [and] a fabulous narrative… Can’t Wait To Leave is tender, enthralling, energetic, shocking” – Bookmarks and Stages ★★★★★

“Hawkins gives his all to this performance and barely misses a beat… This is a show that has been written, directed and acted with a high level of understanding and care” – Broadway Baby ★★★★
“An intelligent performance [with] excellent presence and energy which doesn’t let up… it’s an impressive portrayal of somebody who knows they want to leave, but doesn’t know where they want to go.” – Theatre & Tonic ★★★★
“A highly accomplished monologue… [and] there’s plenty to laugh at.” – The Quintessential Review ★★★★

Phone Credit : Max Caine

NB Recommended Ages from 16 years plus

Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
Adults : £14.00
Concessions : £11.00

( Please select your Concession when booking )
( Tickets are non-refundable )

Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 9.00pm ) – Need help booking? Just call us !
or
Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street

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More Info !
Can’t Wait To Leave had a short initial run at Waterloo East Theatre in February 2023 and enjoyed highly positive
reviews, with LastMinuteTheatreTickets calling the show “a superbly written and performed piece of theatre” and
LondonTheatre1 awarding it a five-star review.
It subsequently ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the same year and was highly praised by critics and audiences, receiving a slew of highly positive reviews and going on to sell out its final performance. The show was subsequently nominated for an OffFest award.
A solo performance with additional voice cast, the show addresses and explores themes of loneliness among young
people, childhood trauma, family estrangement, and sexual identity.
Particular praise has been given to both the
writing and performance, with BroadwayBaby writing that the show is “[written] with impressive realism and deep
connection to [its] founding concepts” and BroadwayWorld noting that the play’s star Zach Hawkins “does incredible
work… he waltzes through the flowing stream of consciousness with ease, handling the final shift in tone with depth
and reflection.” Audience response has also praised the rare positive and nuanced representation of male bisexuality, something still relatively uncommon in modern media.

1920s Murder Mystery – ‘Drama & Deception’

Fundraising for Cornwall Hospice Care

A Murder Mystery evening – a 1920s themed, Fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care

The Plot :
You will witness a story that takes you behind the curtain of an established theatre company with more than meets the eye.

The evening will take you into a world where secrets and affairs intertwine, and the spotlight unveils more than just talent!

Prepare to witness the scandal and revelations that will change lives forever.

Will the show go on, or will their stage be tainted by the truth forever?

Don’t miss this tale of passion, love and the dramatic web that binds them all.

Will the evening end in tragedy??

1920s Fancy Dress is Optional – but lots of fun too !
We’ll have a “Photo Station” for you to record a memory of the evening
The Evening’s action and story sequences will be performed by a group of professional Murder Mystery actors

Doors Open and Welcome Drinks served from 7.00pm. There will also be a Licensed Bar available.
The Murder Mystery starts at 7.30pm

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance, please :
Murder Mystery including Welcome Drink and your choice of Pasty : £22.50

Choose as and when you book : either a Steak or a Cheese and Onion Pasty, per person
( Tickets are non-refundable )

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

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Cornwall Performing Arts : ‘Young Adults Theatre Workshop’

Landscape Theatre WorkshopAre you an adult or young person aged 16 and above passionate about theatre?
Are you keen to join a community of like minded people?

We are recruiting for our community theatre company!
Stormbox Theatre Company is part of Cornwall Performing Arts and is dedicated to creating and producing a wide range of productions and performances giving our members a broad and exciting experience.

We are looking for committed, passionate and dedicated people to come and make theatre with us!

This opportunity is open to all levels of experience – so whether you’re already a seasoned performer or have never stepped foot in a rehearsal studio, a warm welcome awaits!
Perhaps you are a college or university student looking to gain as much experience as possible, maybe you’ve been involved in community theatre for many years are are looking for a new creative challenge, or maybe you’ve always been an avid theatre lover and have always wondered what it might be like to tread the boards yourself – we want to hear from you!
We have opportunities for actors, singers, dancers and musicians to join our team.

We have put on this workshop to welcome new members.
After this workshop, you will be able to sign up to join the company. You’ll be able to work towards, and take part in, future productions, performances and projects.
Membership will require ongoing commitment to scheduled rehearsals and productions.
At the workshop, you’ll get an insight into the creative process and take part in some theatrical activities such as warm ups, devising and script work.
Being a member of this group is very exciting! Together we create and produce theatre productions across a range of genres, so we have a variety of roles available to suit all.
We can also offer opportunities to get involved in directing, costume design, staging, technical and more for those who wish.

The £5.00 fee for this workshop will be deducted from your first membership payment.

Book your place now and we’ll see you there!

For this workshop, comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for movement will be perfect.
Please also bring along a drink.
Any questions or queries in the meantime please email : to.life@outlook.com

Doors Open : 6.30pm. Workshop starts 7.00pm – Ends 8.30pm

Click Here toBook Your Place Now !   Workshop Fee : £5.00 per person (in advance, please)

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

JAM FIRST THEATRE PRESENT “ELF-ISH” – CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART!

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)

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“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.

 

ST AUSTELL PLAYERS PRESENT: “ANNE BOLEYN” BY HOWARD BRENTON

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.

‘OWDYADO THEATRE PRESENTS “TWISTED CHRISTMAS” (New tales to twist!)

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)

JAM FIRST THEATRE: “CORNISH KNOCKERS” – Fun for all the family!

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

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TOUCH THEATRE PRESENTS “BOMBSHELLS” by Joanna Murray-Smith

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

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