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One Act Plays: ‘Womberang’ and ‘Top Girls’

One Act PlaysSt Austell Players

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A Night of One Act Plays:

‘Womberang’ and ‘Top Girls’

Womberang is directed by Sowena Nelson and written by Sue Townsend.

‘It is the afternoon gynaecology clinic and an assortment of patient’s sit in a grim hospital room. Rita Onions breezes in.
Her verve and energy, combined with a complete lack of respect for authority, gradually spreads an infectious, joyous anarchy throughout the patients as she demolishes officious hospital staff and generally sorts out the patients personal problems.’

Interval

Top Girls is directed by Dorothy Nelson and written by Caryl Churchill.

‘Marlene’s star is rising.
She’s snatched a promotion from the hands of a male colleague who was convinced the job was his. To celebrate, she throws a Saturday night dinner party for herself.
In attendance are famous women from history, literature and legend.
The women share their extraordinary experiences of life, work, love and children.’

Doors & Licensed Bar open from 7.00pm. The Show starts at 7.30pm.
Programmes and Merchandise will be available to purchase at the event.
Free Car Parking On-Site.

Tickets in advance : Adults, £12.00, Under18s, Students with ID, £6.00
( Tickets are non-refundable )

Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
or
Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
or
Buy at :
Bodmin Shire Hall – Bodmin TIC
Truro Tourist Office, Boscawen Street

Sun & Moon Theatre : ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Sun & Moon Theatre
“I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?”Join us for this hilarious, bold, and bittersweet show featuring love, deception, confrontations, and second chances.
Suitable for all ages, enjoy a perfect summer’s evening with Shakespeare’s most enduring romantic comedy showcasing a vivacious ensemble, razor-sharp wit, and live music. Sun & Moon Theatre are delighted to be showcasing it at St Austell Arts Centre!

Sun & Moon Theatre will be touring this summer with a joyous, vibrant production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.

It’s 1945, the war has ended, and Messina’s young men have returned ready for peace, celebration and … romance?
Hero and Claudio are in love and engaged to be married, while Beatrice and Benedick are in a perpetual ‘merry war’, engaged in battles of wits and wills. But not everyone has come back unscathed, not all scars are visible, and the spread of misinformation has its consequences …

Reviews of past shows:
★★★★★ “Creative genius … a magical production. I can’t wait to see what happens next!”
★★★★ “Shakespeare at its best. Catch this dynamic theatre company, whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or not … you soon will be!”
★★★★ ” A summer’s delight … charming and funny.”
★★★★ ‘Such a talented cast’
“This production succeeded in magnificent style. Boasting hilarity and heart in equal measure, Sun & Moon harnessed the comedy’s madcap energy while foregrounding the very human, very relatable relationships that make this play tick.”

Photo credit: Matt Austen
Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm
Free Car Parking

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
Standard : £12.00
Over65s : £10.00
Under18s : £10.00
‘Benefits’ : £10.00

About the company:
Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre specialise in Shakespeare and their ethos is making Shakespeare for all, focusing on producing accessible and entertaining productions for a wide range of audiences.
They love to explore the text, working with Quarto and First Folio scripts as a springboard to actors’ development, and always ask ‘Why this play now?’.
They produce indoor productions, open-air productions, workshops and one-to-one sessions. They adapt their show to every audience and performance space and their goal is always to entertain and invite their audiences to share in brilliant stories, text and characters that have stood the test of time.

Their previous productions and projects, both indoor and open-air, include Swindlers, Follies and Schemers (2011), Let’s Misbehave: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013 and set in the 1920s), Twelfth Night (2013), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (with Brite Theater) (2014), Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and set in the 1940s), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014 and set in the 1980s), The Sun and the Moon (2015), The Tempest (2015), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2016 and set in 1959-1961), Shakespeare by the Quay (2017), Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (2017-18 and set in 1917), As You Like It (2018 and 2021 and set in the present day), All the World’s a Stage (2018-19), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019 and set in the 1990s), From Shakespeare with Love (2020), Austen Readathon Series: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility (Virtual events in 2020).

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ – Presented by the Amie Heard School of Dance

Little Red Riding HoodAmie Heard School of Dance presents – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A dance-drama freely adapted from the well-known story by the Brother’s Grimm. We warmly invite you to join in their excitement as our School of Dance returns to the Theatre Stage for the first time since 2018!

Let’s follow Little Red Riding Hood on her eventful journey through the woodland.
Will she heed her Mother’s warning and follow the path. Or will she be enticed into jeopardy?

Our Charity show is a celebration of local young talent in a diverse range of dance genres ; including Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.

Our Evening show starts at 7.00pm. Doors Open 30 minutes before the show.

Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online now : Standard : £8.00
or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
or Buy at :
Truro Tourist Office, Boscawen Street
Bodmin Tourist Office at The Shire Hall

( Sorry, No Concessions.   Tickets are non-refundable  )
Plenty of Free Car Parking

Proceeds from this production will be donated to CLIC Sargent cancer care for children – ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’
Registered Charity number:1107328
Young Lives vs Cancer helps families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them by providing emotional, practical and financial support and responding to their individual needs, caring through treatment and beyond.

‘Superstition Mountain’ by Carl Grose

Carl Grose : Superstitious Mountain

Starring Ben KernowDarren Seed & Jack Brownridge-Kelly
A rootin’, tootin’ black comedy about 3 Cornish brothers, from St Day, in search of a legendary goldmine in the middle of the scorching-hot Arizona desert.
What could possibly go wrong?!

The three Gunwallow brothers from St Day are in a bit of bother:
Slim’s scrapyard business has gone pear-shaped, while Dwayne owes money to some very dodgy friends and youngest brother Mark is entangled in a doomed romance.
All three are on the edge of meltdown, and to cap it all, Daddy’s corpse is lying upstairs waiting to be buried – if they could afford the funeral.

There’s only one hope left, they must find the legendary gold mine on Superstition Mountain.

The boys’ great-grandfather Tobias discovered it in 1897. Now, they just have to go there, claim the family gold and all their problems will be solved. Should be easy – right?

What will become of three proper Cornish boys in the wilds of Arizona?
Will their private Gold Rush lead to fortune or failure?
And will they live to tell the tale…?

Part epic adventure, part family saga, at the heart of Carl Grose’s black comedy are the emotional ties and trials of three brothers, rubbing along together through thick and thin – just like you and me.
‘Charismatic storytelling that stirs the imagination’ The Guardian

Cornish born playwright Carl Grose has written numerous plays including 49 Donkeys Hanged, Horse Piss For Blood, The Kneebone Cadillac and Grand Guignol, as well as writing the book for the West End hit, The Grinning Man.

He was a longstanding member of Kneehigh Theatre, for whom he wrote many of their best-known works, including Tristan and Yseult (with Anna Maria Murphy), The Wild Bride and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). He also co-founded the film and production company o-region with director Simon Harvey and writer / photographer Oliver Berry.

Carl writes, “It’s a thrill to have Superstition Mountain back on in Cornwall again. For ten long years the Gunwallow brothers have been sat in a drawer (or a dusty hard drive), so I’m so pleased they get to take another shot at finding that gold.
Regardless of whether they do or not (and you’ll have to watch the play to find out if they do), it’s the journey that’s important.
To process their dad’s death, to unpack some dark family secrets, to discover the truth, the Gunwallows head to Arizona. If life is, as they say, a mountain to climb, and that the trick is to enjoy the journey, then I can’t wait to enjoy seeing them try all over again.
Good luck boys. We’re rootin’ for ya!”

The production is directed by Millie Brolly and is a co-production between the Minack Theatre and Hah Hum Ah.

Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.45pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

Contains strong language.  Suitable for age 12+ (parental guidance)

Tickets in advance : £12.50
( £14.50 On The Door )

( Tickets are non-refundable )
Free Car Parking
Click Here to Book Online Now
or
Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
or
Buy at Tourist Offices in
Bodmin or Truro

J B Priestley’s : ‘Dangerous Corner’

'Dangerous Corner' JB PriestleySt Austell Players

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J B Priestley’s : ‘Dangerous Corner’

“I think telling the truth is about as healthy as skidding round a corner at sixty”.

“And life’s got a lot of dangerous corners – hasn’t it Charles?”

Robert and Freda Caplan are hosting a dinner party for friends and colleagues at their country house.

The evening is going well, when a chance remark by Olwen sparks the demand for truth – with devastating consequences. . . . . . .

Directed by Sue Trebilcock

Doors & Licensed Bar Open at 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm
Ample Free Car Parking on-site
Please Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 for bookings if you have low mobility etc

Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.00, Under18s : £6.00

Click Here to Book Online Now
or
Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
or
Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin Liskeard etc

St Austell Players : ‘Macbeth’

St Austell Players 'Macbeth'St Austell Players
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Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

Our play is set in something very close to contemporary Britain.
Queen Duncan, with the help of Macbeth and Banquo, has narrowly managed to stave off another revolt against her authority.  Other powerful figures in the land circle, looking for their chance to grab control.

Society, the rule of law and Government as we thought we knew it have broken down.

The witches, creatures of a disaffected underclass, wreak havoc for their own amusement, encouraging Macbeth to be first to seize his chance.  His wife adds her efforts and the stage is set for tragedy.

We watch the tragic hero, so aware of each stage of his own downfall, continue along the path he has chosen for himself.

Other leaders watch his efforts and choose their allegiances, often changing sides as events unravel.

 Who will inherit what is left of the kingdom?

Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Ice Creams & Snacks.

Tickets in advance :
Standard : £12.00
Under19s : £6.00

Click Here to Book Online Now
or Phone 01726 879500
or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

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!”

‘A Fete Worse Than Death’ To Life Productions Postponed. New date TBC

'A Fete Worse Than Death' To Life Productions

Sorry!  This Show has been Postponed. Watch out for an update!

It’s the Annual Village Fete in a quaint countryside village.
Cakes, tea, and the obligatory vegetable competition are the order of the day.
The sun is shining, the bunting is up and the Mayor has rehearsed his speech, but as the festivities get underway, is everything as wholesome as it seems?!

A Fete worse than Death is one of our much loved original comedy creations, we’ve given it a brand new twist for 2020, so whether you’ve seen it before or if you’re a first timer, we’ve got something new for you, so come along and join us a for an evening of fun and laughs 

Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.
Show starts at 7.30pm
Show ends approx 9.30pm

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
Adults : £10.00
Over60s : £7.00
Under21s : £7.00
Student : £7.00
Unwaged : £7.00
Under17s : £5.00

Or Phone Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500
Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Truro, Penzance, St Ives plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth

“Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas – The Cornwall Youth Theatre Company

'Under Milk Wood'Cornwall Youth Theatre Company
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Dylan Thomas’
‘Under Milk Wood’

Join us in the cove, in the village of the strange, the bizarre, the lost.

The people we all know and love. A world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity.

Captain Cat surrounded by fish that “nibble him down to his wishbone”Mog Edwards“a draper mad with love” for shy dressmaker Miss PriceOrgan Morgan, listening to the music with “spouses … honking like geese and the babies singing opera”, while at the sea end of the town, Mr and Mrs Floyd lie in their bed “side by wrinkled side … like two old kippers in a box”, while Polly Garter still sings of “little Willy Wee who is dead, dead, dead”.

An emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional seaside village of Llareggub.

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
Adults : £8.00
Over60s : £6.50
Unwaged : £6.50

Under18s : £5.00
Family  : £22.00
( 2 Adults, 2 Under18s )

Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Ice Creams.
Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Or Phone 01726 879500
Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.