What’s On

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    To Life Productions :

    'Bethany'

    Bethany

    We are kicking off the Halloween season on the 23rd October with something a little different - our latest original production - 'Bethany' is an eerie one act short piece, designed to be an experience to remember!

    Bethany is at the top of her career - a dancer with a renowned theatre company. But when a new performer seems to want to take that all away, Bethany has to fight for survival.

    But when her Director suspends her from duty telling her she needs a rest, and her dance partner raises concerns about her behaviour - is Bethany falling apart or can she see what no one else can?

    No one believes her - is it all in her mind or is she in grave danger from the woman everyone else loves?

    What's real and what's not?

    You Decide!

    All tickets: £5.00

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted

    Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4 Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted.
    With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to 
    look on the bright side of life. 
    “Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” The Scotsman.
    “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian.
    “The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect.”  Chortle.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £14.00
    Concessions : £12.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, St Mawes
    Tickets are non-refundable

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Hireth

    Date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    Time: 7.00pm

    Tickets: £5.00 / Concessions : £4.00

    "Hireth"
    (Cornish word meaning 'longing for home' )

    A Film of the Theatre Show and the Making of a Documentary 

    1914. West Cornwall. Harry Elton is starting a new life below the ground mining for tin.

    Across the channel, a great war rages.

    When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western front.

    ‘You battle everyday with nature. You fight to drag minerals from the ground. You’re already fighters. You’re already warriors. Its time for you to lend those skills to the war effort’.

    This epic production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War.

    Featuring a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, 'Hireth' marked the centenary of the end of World War 1 in the Grade-II listed St Just Miners’ Chapel in November 2019.

    Cornwall World Heritage Site is delighted to support the showing of the Hireth film in communities in Cornwall and West Devon.

     

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Lion In Winter

    This brilliant, witty, amusing but poignant play, made into a film in the 60's starring Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn, is a must see for those who like a cleverly worded script and an interesting subject.
    It is Christmas, 1183, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, imprisoned in London by her husband, Henry II for leading a rebellion against him, has been freed for the festive season to join Henry and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, at the castle of Chinon in France.
    Also invited is King Philip of France, Henry's arch enemy.  Matters are complicated as Philip's sister, Alais is also present.  She has been living at the English court since she was 7 years old, destined to marry Richard, and for which, as her dowry, Henry received the county of Vexin.

    However, the marriage never took place, and as she grew up, Henry decided he wanted her for himself and took her for his mistress.
    Now Philip is at Chinon demanding that the marriage to Richard takes place or he will have the Vexin back.
    Not if Henry has anything to do with it!

    The Arts Centre has a Licensed Bar, plus Tea & Coffee, Crisps & Snacks

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £12.00
    Under18s : £6.00

    Students w ID : £6.00
    (Proof of entitlement to any concession will be required on the door)
    Tickets are non-refundable!

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at St Austell Tourist Information Centre at the Rail Station or on the 'ByPass'
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Chris Difford

    An evening that's sure to be Cool For Cats!

    He never thought it would happen...
    Chris Difford
    brings his ‘Up the Junction’ tour to the St Austell Arts Centre, providing a string of songs and stories from his incredible life on and off the road, with his band Squeeze.

    Chris is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has with his collaborator, Glenn Tilbrook, very much “The Odd Couple”! Together they have made a lasting contribution to popular music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’.

    Despite the fact that Chris has helped provide the soundtrack to so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing & performing, rather than sit back and admire his handiwork.

    Over the course of a 13 album (40 year!) career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His street-savvy, witty & wise words and music Chris has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, with his influence and style still strong today today.

    Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glenn Tilbrook to dub the pair ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’.

    Chris first learned to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British comedy film ‘Still Crazy’, for which he won his first Ivor Novello award. Since then he has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.

    Don't miss your chance to spend an evening in the company of the Grammy nominated, double Ivor Novello award winner and one of the finest singer songwriters of our generation.

    Take him – he's yours!

    (Well, for one night only!)

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Or Phone 01726 879500

    Standard : £18.50     (Full Price - £19.50)
    Unwaged : £16.00    (Full Price - £17.50)

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

     

    Sound of the Sirens 600 x 600
    Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood are Sound of the Sirens, a contemporary, folk-rock duo whose live shows combine a natural ability for connecting with their audiences and for giving unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and incredible musicianship.

    Sound of the Sirens released brand new album This Time in early 2019 on independent label DMF Records.

    Their debut album For All Our Sins was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”.
    New album This Time continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies with 15 catchy and heartfelt songs all written by Abbe and Hannah, whose voices harmonise beautifully throughout the entire album.

    Click Here to Read a rave review of their live show 

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now   :  £12.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy tickets at Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard etc

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    'A Cornish Carol'

    Friday, 6th 1.00pm & 7.00pm

    Saturday, 7th - 7.00pm

    Starring Ed Rowe, Jenny Beare and Mary Woodvine

    A Cornish Carol poster

    Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company.
    Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in.

    What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat?
    ‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

    Over the course of one miserable, mizzly, Cornish night, join miserly Scrooge and a gaggle of ghostly ghouls who force him to revisit his PAST(y), explore his (Ker)NOW and decide if his FUTURE will Come-to-Good. 

    From the team that brought you Trevithick, The Cornish Caretakers and HIRETH, comes this irreverent, new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.

    Weaving physical comedy, music and gags a-plenty, A Cornish Carol is a festive treat for the whole family.

    Starring : Edward Rowe, Jenny Beare & Mary Woodvine

    Director: Simon Harvey
    Musical Director: Richard Healey
    Written by: Simon Harvey and Richard Healey

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    David-Mynne - door knocker

     

    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? 
    Bah!
    Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. 
    Bah!
    Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts(wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. 
    Bah!
    Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets.
    Bah!
    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. 
    Silliness? 
    Bah!
    Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story: A Christmas Carol. 
    Christmas?
    Bah! Humbug!
    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."
    "Great fun."
    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
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard etc.

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts centre, PL25 5HJ

    The Snake Davis Band

    A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark   

    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

    Tickets: Standard : £17.50 / Students w ID : £15.00