Archives

THE SNAKE DAVIS BAND

FRIDAY, 12th APRIL, 2024 – 7.30pm

The Snake Davis Band

A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!

 from soul through pop to jazz and world music, original material and classic sax pieces such as Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ and Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

Snake Davis by Steve Clark

A Million Love Songs Later, Snake Davis and his band return to the St Austell Arts Centre for an evening of quality music, played by some of the best musicians in the business.

Famous for writing and playing the instantly recognisable saxophone intro on Take That’s “A Million Love Songs”, Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”.

He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Snake played on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.

His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favourite musicians. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.

The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world music, original material and classic sax pieces such as Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ and Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds and is completed by keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums

Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the ‘Classic Sax Solos’ repertoire.

A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH

Tickets: £19.00 (Advance); £22.00 on the day.

MIKE WOZNIAK: ZUSA

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

AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH NIKKI KITT

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt
Thursday 25th January – 7.30pm
Friday 26th January – 7.30pm
Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.
I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.
Testimonies :-
“Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent”
“I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing”
“My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night”

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)

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.

 

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)

JIMMY CANNON PRESENTS BURTON BRADSTOCK (Folk music, with a jazzy twist!)

FRIDAY, 25th OCTOBER – 7.30PM

Jimmy Cannon presents Burton Bradstock
A tuneful fusion of Jazz and English Folk.

Tickets available here, just £12.50 

“A Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention’s folk-rock classic ‘Liege and lief’” — Jazzwise

Burton Bradstock is a band that re-imagines, re-vitalises and seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song.

If you like folk music, you’ll love Burton Bradstock.  If you like jazz music, you’ll love Burton Bradstock.  Yes, this is the best of two music styles blended together perfectly to create a new sound that sounds instantly familiar.

Take a listen!

Burton Bradstock with “The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath”

Jimmy Cannon – vocal, tenor sax
Matt Johns – piano / keyboard
James Macphail – bass
Keith Michael – drums

Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, these fantastic musicians that make up the group Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity.

Songs such as: John Barleycorn; Waly (The Water is Wide); Sally In Our Alley; Salisbury Plain &
Early One Morning, among others.

“What all these tunes share is a common pedigree – they are the songs that have survived over years of use and misuse, interpretation and manipulation – and the best survive, to be re-imagined and enjoyed by generations to come!

“A contemporary jazz/folk project of real note” —The Musician
“A uniquely British take on jazz.” —Stuart Bailey, Proper Music Distribution
“Rich intense arrangements” —Neill Quinton Royal Festival Hall

Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm Show starts at 7.30pm

Best to buy your Tickets : £12.50 in advance – All Tickets are £14.50 ‘ On The Day’
Advance sales for Groups of 5 to 10 people : £10.00 each
Advance Sales for Groups of 11 or more people : £8.00
( Tickets are non-refundable )
Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513

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

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

JAM FIRST THEATRE: “CORNISH KNOCKERS”

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.

Comedy : Paul Foot: ‘Dissolve’

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)