What’s On

  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Touch Theatre 'Escaped Alone'

    A natter and annihilation

    How do you take your tea? Black with a twist of banality? One anxiety or two?

    ‘Escaped Alone’  showcases four disarming women who maintain the simple pleasures of tea and small talk interspersed with apocalyptic and increasingly absurdist visions of environmental collapse.

    Caryl Churchill’s play deals with the ordinary and the extraordinary,  at one level exploring the fragmented nature of memory and the experience of trauma and at another looking at how the media is reporting and trivialising the effect mankind is having on the planet.

    Touch Theatre is committed to bringing strong political drama to local venues, and is delighted to be touring with an all female cast in this powerful work from one of Britain’s leading playwrights.

    This play conjures up achingly funny visions of a dystopian world.

    Has it already happened?    Did we miss it or is it Apocalypse Dreckly?

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £8.00
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  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The SoFF Music September SingThis is music hall of old, meets the new millennium.

    Instead of starchy singer, in tight fitting corsets and oversized hat you get me in a more comfortable outfit and  oversized  bottom!

    Mind you she and I are just as cheeky.
                                     ☆☆☆

    The idea of The SoFF  Music Sing series is a fun evening out for all ages to enjoy while being encouraged to sing along with song sheets and special guests of the show, plucked fresh from the very  audience.

    There will be chances to  win prizes and a special prize for ladies to nominate a husband, son, father or even boyfriend for a segment of the show.
    The entire evening will have a quiz running through it with clues within the songs for even more prize give always.

    You should have face ache from smiling, laughing and singing by the time it's  all over!!!

    About Lauren Dalrymple
    "A vibrant performer of lustrous textures and energy - imparts her own soul-jazz flavour and rich vibrato always pushing at the constraints of the pop-jazz techniques while holding the vibe!" John Fordham - The Guardian
    "...She has the ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand and keep them there".
    Mike Flynn - JAZZWISE Magazine

    British born of Guyanese parents, vocalist Lauren Dalrymple has been singing since the age of 8.   Initially singing in choirs in venues such as The Royal Festival and Albert Halls. She received intense vocal training, later going on to indulge in BV session work at the age of 18 before striking up the decision to go solo at the age of 19.

    With a truly sensational catalogue of recorded and Live performance of international festivals including most of Europe, Colombia S.A, Finland, Israel  and more, Lauren is ploughing into more home grown UK performance that will encourage family and community singing alongside quality entertainment.

    Her brand  'SoFF Music, Sistah of the Fuller Figure Music',  has encouraged  the bringing together of audience and musicians and has successfully done so, mainly through SoFF Music jam session and SoFF Music Live Lounge which have run in London for 23 years.
    ☆☆☆
    "It's not enough to sing at your audience. You need, when possible, to get them involved and 100% enjoy the experience they share right alongside you".

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.50
    Under16s : £8.00
    Family : £35.00

    ( 2 Adults, 2 Under16s )

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  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Film : Phantom Thread (Cert.15)

    Starring : Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Gina McKee.

    Phantom Thread (15) has much to commend it.
    Mark Kermode includes it in his Top Ten films of 2018.
    Not only is it an Oscar-winning film, it also had another 47 award wins & 97 nominations.  It receives an impressive 91% on the Rotten Tomatoes website and it was chosen by its star, Daniel Day-Lewis, to be the film to feature his last-ever screen performance.

    Set in the glamourous world of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a man whose charisma and genius are matched by his obsessive, controlling personality.

    Together with his sister, a meticulous and Oscar nominated performance from Lesley Manville, they are at the centre of British fashion; dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and Dames, all with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.

    Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life, as his muse and lover.   A once controlled man with plans, he suddenly finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

    Phantom Thread is a stylish, elegant movie.  Its Director, Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will be Blood, Punch Drunk Love) has created a visually stunning film with a sublimely eerie and immaculately constructed web into which its audience will be drawn.  The central performances are masterclasses in acting and the film's impact will stay with the viewer long after the closing credits have rolled.

    Click Here to Book your Tickets Online now :
    Standard : £6.50
    Unwaged : £5.50

    Or Phone Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500
    Or
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  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Remi Harris

    Remi Harris is an exciting guitarist from the UK who’s unique style draws inspiration from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronic and World Music.
    He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham PalaceMontreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC4 Television and live on BBC Radio2 and BBC Radio3.
    In his live shows, Remi plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and many more. He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and the shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing.
    Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale, Do “Re Mi” Fa So La Ti Do.
    Primarily self taught he started playing at the age of 7, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page.
    He played his first concert aged 11 and in his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz.
    Since then he has been growing a reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.

    Remi will be accompanied by Tom Moore on Double Bass.

    “An incredible guitarist” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2
    “Astonishing stuff” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio6 Music
    “Brilliant” Martin Taylor MBE
    “A tremendously gifted player” John Etheridge
    “Terrific” The Telegraph
    “Extraordinary” R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine
    Remi Harris    website

    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £12.00
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  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

    If Laughter is the Best Medicine, the LPSO is just the tonic – they'll leave you in stitches!

    The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra is a breath of fresh air. In a world where everyone is frightened to make a joke, for fear of offending someone, The LPSO is in no risk of offending anyone, except those with no sense of the ridiculous!
    Maintaining the musical comedy tradition of Viv Stanshall, the Bonzo Dog Doodah BandSpike Jones and his City Slickers and, in more recent times, The Old / New Rope String Band and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainThe LPSO meticulously blend virtuoso musical performances with anarchic, absurdist comedy. Their performances are colourful, bizarre, tuneful and hilarious, incorporating a wealth of instruments, costume changes, and numerous outlandish props.
    Most impressive is the group's seemingly endlesss energy and enjoyable enthusiasm to entertain and enchant. Their boundless exuberance and their skill and versatility of their musicianship drives the show forward and forward, and faster and faster, to a dafter and dafter comical climax, which will leave us all breathless with admiration.
    The LPSO come to the Arts Centre, for one night only, fresh from playing London's Union Chapel, as part of a star-studded bill including Ralph McTellChas and Dave, The Jive Aces, Chris Difford & Billy Bragg, in the show A Night For Lonnie Donnegan, honouring the UK's Skiffle King.

    As seen on Vernon Kay's "Five O'Clock Show"!
    “I love your band – great fun!”  Rick Wakeman
    “Great Night's Entertainment”  Jersey Arts Centre
    The LPSO raised the roof....with laughter, insanity & a fantastic range of every type of music - & musical instrument - possible. The audience left with wide smiles & happy hearts saying:  "We haven’t laughed so much in years!”  Director, King's Theatre, Cheddar
    “Who are you?” HRH Prince Philip

    Reserved Seats
    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.50
    Over65s : £10.00
    Under16s : £10.00
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    or
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  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Flat Packed Theatre 'Hyde & Seek'

     

    Based on the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Hyde & Seek is a macabre ghost story with occasional spatterings of vaudevillian humour.

    The story expands on the world of the original narrative; and the friendly, yet haunted former stage-door man, Albert, tells a grisly tale of the further misdeeds of Mr Hyde and his ‘acquaintance’ - the tormented genius, Dr Jekyll.

    Using specially designed self contained lighting effects, Hyde and Seek is a chilling and intimate story-telling experience: ghostly figures are glimpsed briefly before vanishing, characters appear out of nowhere, and what you can’t quite see becomes a lot more disconcerting than what you can.

    Set in a long-abandoned theatre in Victorian London, the show has a theme of vaudeville running through it resulting in darkly comic song, dance, puppetry and even ventriloquism, which interweave with the story.

    Written by Ben Oldfield (Cube). Created by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Spillikin) and Ciaran Clarke (Near-Ta Theatre). Performed by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Spillikin). Produced by Jasmine Cole Productions Ltd.

    Recommended only for ages 12+
    Reserved Seats

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Under18s : £8.00
    Unwaged : £8.00

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  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Simon Evans : 'Genius'Simon Evans : 'Genius'

    Simon Evans is one of the most exciting and distinctive talents to emerge on the comedy circuit in recent years. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive.  Simon also contributes material to Lee Mack's BBC hit sit-com, Not Going Out.

    Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted.

    The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter?    Hmmm…

    'Super-sharp wit' (Time Out).
    'Wields language like a rapier' (Scotsman).
    'Please clap'
    (Jeb Bush).

    Rated 14yrs+ (Parental Guidance),  likely to be swearing and adult content.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £14.00
    Concessions : £12.00

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