Sat14Dec2019St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
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Tue17Dec20197:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
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?
Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser.
Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts(wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last.
Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets.
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.
Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story: A Christmas Carol.
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."
Fun? Call that fun? Bah, Humbug!"
Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
Adults : £10.00
Benefits : £7.50
Under16s : £5.00
Family : £25.00
(2 Adults, 2 Under16s)
Tickets are non-refundable.
Or Phone 01726 879500
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Tue18Feb2020Sat22Feb2020St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
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Sat07Mar2020St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ.
Private Hire Event
Wed11Mar20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
Cornwall Youth Theatre Company
'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 Price, Organ 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.
Sun15Mar20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
(Formerly Steeleye Span) (Formerly Bellowhead)
"There can be no doubting that both performers are amongst the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special” Fatea Magazine
On a summer's day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today's folk scene.
Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe.
With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.
With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there, and have since become an established duo on the folk-roots scene.
The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn.
Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.
These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.
Press Quotes :
"Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making”
“Contemplative, accomplished…an evening to relish for some time to come”
“The melodeon is a curious kind of versatile, but Spiers knows exactly how to capture and manipulate its range, adding maximum colour and savour to the music”
Wed25Mar2020Sat28Mar20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
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Fri24Apr20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts centre, PL25 5HJ
A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!
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” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”.
He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe. He was 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 favorite 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, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’
The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi 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
“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy
approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while” TIME OUT
“Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact
he is as free as a bird” DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)
“Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his
exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it
continue.” HEATHER SMALL
“He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN