What’s On

  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, PL25 5HJ

    Gwary Teg

    Roll up! Roll up! Step right this way

    The date is 11th September 1967 and The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour pulls into the Cornish seaside town of Newquay.

    Long-term fan of the band and new Balti House owner Sandeep Chaudary finds himself intricately caught up with their visit.  Events not only lead to him meeting John, Paul, George and Ringo, but also his friends, family and they take their very own surreal tour across the world on the incredible Balti-Celtic carpet ride.

    In this wildly imaginative new play, Alan M. Kent -prize-winning playwright of The Tin Violin, Surfing Tommies and National Minority, takes audiences on an extraordinary journey through time and space.

    Here post-colonialism meets pop -all helped along with a mischievous dusting of (L)ucy in the (S)ky with (D)iamondsand a generous helping of hot and spicy Balti-style Vindaloo…

    Praise for the plays of Alan M. Kent:
    “Last year’s Surfing Tommies was a cracker…” The Sunday Times
    “I have only praise for Alan M. Kent’s writing. He has an amazing ability to use Cornish history deep-rooted within the character and their lives and then combine it with the sort of comedy that has you roaring with laughter.” Cornwall Today
    “Pick of the week? Surfing Tommies – Alan M. Kent’s award-winning drama.” The Guardian
    “The most important Cornish writer of the twenty-first century.” Le Monde
    “History and drama combined in perfect harmony.” Historia
    National Minority is a striking play… the same breath of vision – and a particular human longing – as Irish Drama of the last century. The dialogue is always well written and is totally natural. ” Edward Bond

    N.B. This event is suitable for ages 14+

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018
    Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Noel Coward's 'Relative Values'

    There is trouble at Marshwood House.
    Felicity, the countess, is dismayed that her errant son plans to marry an American movie star, Miranda Frayle, rather than “someone of his own class”.
    But the countess's displeasure is nothing compared with that of her maid, Moxie, who threatens to quit Marshwood before Miranda arrives.
    The action hinges on the countess's plan to keep Moxie while scuppering the marriage.
    Coward’s satire of snobbery and the class system is stark reminder of former times and attitudes.

    Reserved Seats
    Licensed Bar open from 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00
    Under17s: £8.00
    Over65s : £8.00
    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

    Starring : Annette Benning, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham & Vanessa Redgrave.

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a comedy-drama, based on the true story of the romance between the ageing Hollywood movie star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and fledgling actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), 29 years her junior .

    Bening gives a towering performance as Gloria Grahame and Bell is teamed once more with Julie Walters, who plays his mother, 27 years after they were previously on screen together in Billy Elliot.

    There is a great on-screen spark between Bening & Bell; as they fall in love with each other, the audience begins to fall in love with both of them, willing their relationship to succeed.

    The writing is sympethetic, honest, funny and touching.  Screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (author of Control, Nowhere Boy and The Look of Love) finds the perfect pitch for the film.  He skilfully adapts Turner's autobiography and was awarded with a BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

    The film is set during the later years in the life of  the American actress Gloria Grahame (who died in 1981).  It recounts her unlikely last-gasp love affair with Peter Turner, a struggling English actor. When they met, in a London boardinghouse in 1978, he was 26 and she was almost three decades older, striving to supplement a waning film career with stage roles.

    Once a major star, (having won an Oscar in 1952 for “The Bad and the Beautiful”), Grahame excelled at playing knowingly sultry floozies. She played Ado Annie in the movie version of Oklahoma and Violet Bick, Bedford Falls femme fatale, in the classic movie It's A Wonderful Life.

    As an unknown, young actor in the late 1970s, Turner met and fell in love with Grahame who, incredibly, was living in the same North London boarding house.  She was looking to maintain her fading career through working on the English stage.

    Their relationship faltered but Turner receives a 'phone call: Grahame had collapsed in her dressing room while on tour in the UK, and had asked to come and stay with Peter and his family (Turner's parents brilliantly played by Julie Walters and Kenneth Cranham) in Liverpool, convinced that she could recover there. And so, the two are brought together one final time.

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a bewitching story of Spring and Autumn, star-crossed lovers, told with tremendous warmth and tenderness.
    A film not to be missed.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £7.50
    Unwaged : £5.50

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  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Dean Friedman 40th Anniversary UK Tour

    Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart-topping hit, Lucky Stars.

    The now classic single, paved the way for a slew of hits from Friedman'scritically acclaimed album, "Well, Well, Said the Rocking Chair", including  Lydia, Rocking Chair, Woman of Mine and Ariel.  In a very short time, Friedman had achieved legendary, pop-icon status.

    2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Friedman’s classic, debut album and to celebrate this milestone occasion, Dean is touring a live show of his album, together with other favourite songs from his amazing four decade career.

    Dean has earned a loyal, international following with his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’.  Songs including Saturday Fathers, Jennifer’s Baby, Under the Weather and It’s My Job, have prompted enthusiastic audiences to proclaim his songs ‘the soundtrack to their lives’, dealing, as they do, with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet all are ultimately compelling and testimony to the art of a master songsmith.

    His songs with their catchy tunes and clever, witty lyrics are, in turns, intelligent, perceptive. humorous and poignant. He is recognised, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

    Join Dean for a memorable evening of songs and stories about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we all share, performed by this gifted and likeable singer-songwriter.

    "Amazing Talent!" - Sun 
    "Songsmith extraordinaire!” – MusicWeek 
    “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – 
    ThreeWeeks

    Click Here To Book  Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £20.00
    Reserved Seating
    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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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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    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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    at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, St Austell, Looe, Liskeard & Launceston plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth