What’s On

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Little Mermaid

    'The Little Mermaid'
    by Hans Christian Andersen
    adapted by Pam Gems

    After falling in love with a Prince on her first visit to the surface, the little Mermaid braves a journey to the evil Sea Witch.

    Surrendering both her Mermaid's tail and her voice in exchange for human legs, she heads for the surface once more.

    But any bargains with the Sea Witch come at a price . . .

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Under17s : £8.00

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  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

    Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, and winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, with a number of groups and bands.

    However, their intimacy and strength of passion is shown best as a duo.  Stripped back to their simple, pure talent, with an ever-evolving, eclectic, repertoire, this husband & wife couple ensure a rare treat for any listener and music-lover who is lucky enough to see them in concert.

    With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May, Bellowhead and Show of Hands, Kathryn and Sean have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

    The Roberts / Lakeman name has become synonymous with "quality" throughout their musical careers, which started when they were signed to a major label as teenagers. For many years, Sean was kept busy touring the world with his brother Seth Lakeman's band, whilst Kathryn remained in Devon bringing up the couple’s twin daughters.

    The pair took to the road and recording together again in 2012 and are now regarded as one of the top British folk duos working today; a claim borne out by the duos many awards and nominations.

    In 2015, Kathryn was asked to join the iconic 70’s folk rock band Fotheringay thus stepping into the shoes of the late great Sandy Denny. She will tour with the band to promote their comprehensive Box Set released on Island Records.

    Kathryn's sublime vocals merge seamlessly with Sean's deft and inventive live guitar work. Renowned for finding inspiration in unusual places, Kathryn & Sean’s songs range from the traditional to the contemporary, and the ethereal to the earthy,

    Winners: “Best Duo” – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016
    Winners: “Best Duo” – Spiral Earth Awards 2015
    Winners: “Best Duo” – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013
    Nominee: “Best Original Song” - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

    ‘Songwriters par excellence’ – fRoots.

    "Bright and attractive 21st Century folk music"  The Independent On Sunday

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    Standard : £12:50

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  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    11.00am - 3.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    St Austell Arts Centre Open Day

    11.00am - 3.00pm,  Friday 31st March

    If you've ever wanted to make the most of your spare time, start a new hobby, or return to an interest that you used to enjoy but haven't had the time for recently, then an Open Day at the St Austell Arts Centre, on Truro Road, might be just what you're looking for.  It's an opportunity to find out more about the Arts Centre, and the groups that use it, in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

    In the past year, over 30 different groups have used rooms at the Arts Centre to pursue their chosen leisure time activities. Many of them will be at the Open Day and will be happy to talk about their groups, promote their events and activities as well as signing-up new Members,

    Groups including drama, yoga, dance and local radio have already confirmed their attendance. There will also be representatives from regional and national organisations including the St Austell U3a, St Austell Library, Restormel Arts' Festival of Fun, the Cornwall One Parent Support group and Volunteer Cornwall.

    Teas, coffees, sandwiches and home-made cakes will be on sale, courtesy of the U3A and there will be a prize tombola and live music. There will also be an opportunity to have a look around the Arts Centre and its theatre and to buy tickets for many of its upcoming events, including Dr Phil Hammond, Dave Mynne's hilarious show “The Odyssey” and a new play by Graham Harvey, the writer of over 600 episodes of “The Archers”.

    “No Finer Life” is Graham's new play, set at the end of the second world war, in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside and the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.

    Tickets for all these shows and others will be available to buy at the Open Day.

    The St Austell Arts Centre is also looking for volunteers to help including bar-work, front-of-house, caretaking, refurbishing (painting), maintenance / DIY and administration.

    Further information on the Open Day is available by ringing 01726 72685.

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Dr Phil HammondDr Phil Hammond:

    Dr Phil's Health Revolution

    Dr Phil’s Health Revolution combines the themes of how to live well, die well; how to survive the NHS and how to help it survive!

    Phil Hammond - NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic -  offers a full-length version of his two 2016, sell-out, 4-star, Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening!

    Along the way, Dr Phil entertainingly – and sometimes, touchingly -  argues how we should cherish the carers, fund the frontline, avoid the harm, kill the fear, tell the truth, use the evidence, inspire, collaborate, recover and, finally, die, gently.

    Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS – all in only 99 minutes!

    Are you in…?   After all, laughter is the best medicine!

    “If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre” The Times ****

    “One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” The Guardian

    “Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up” Broadway Baby 2016 ****

    “Hammond is a passionate rabble rouser and impressively positive…. the perfect health secretary” Fest Magazine 2016 ****

    “Very funny, honest, clever and moving. Passionate about the NHS”  Dr Clive Peedell, founder National Health Action Party


    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £15.00
    Concessions : £12.00

    ( Unemployed,  Students, NHS workers )
    ( Proof or entitlement to any concession will be required on the door )

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  • Wed
    05
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Odyssey - Rabbit Theatre - Dave MynneThe Odyssey (Greek stuff!)

    Based (very loosely!) on the epic poem by Homer.

    It's definitely a show to keep your eye out for!

    Kneehigh Theatre founder-member, Dave Mynne is at it again!

    Fresh from playing Grandad in Kneehigh's "Fup", at Heligan's Asylum, last summer, Dave is now back on the road with his latest one-man show - and, this time, it's all Greek to him!

    Having given his own unique twists to the Gothic horror of Dracula and Dickens' Great Expectations, Dave now brings his own epic storytelling talents to put a new spin on "The Odyssey", based (very loosely!) on Homer's classic tale.

    Odysseus, also known by the Latin name Ulysses, is the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of our story.  It recounts his  10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War.

    During his journey, Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods.  His wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Odysseus to return.

    The Odyssey ends as Odysseus returns home, wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the suitors, and retakes the throne of Ithaca.

    Sexy Sirens, a six-headed monster, Gods and the one-eyed Cyclops are all deftly brought to life by Dave's remarkable ability to become anyone - and anything! - in the blink of an eye!

    His performances are masterclasses in acting and the art of storytelling.

    As with his other shows, Dave enlists Simon Harvey to direct and, this time, enlists fellow Kneehigh colleage Anna Maria-Murphy (co-writer of Trystan and Yseult), for added poetic licence!

    Suitable for 12 year olds and over, "The Odyssey" is a story more exciting than excitement itself!
    Directed by Simon Harvey
    Performed by David Mynne
    Devised and written by the company
    Poetry by Anna Maria Murphy

    Suitable for adults and older children (12+)

    Click here to Book your Tickets online in advance :
    Adults: £ 9.00
    Unwaged/Benefits: £7.00
    Child (12+) : £6.00
    Family: £25.00

    (2 Adults, 2 Child12+)

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  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ.

    SAT 8th APRIL - Dogswood Productions presents "NO FINER LIFE", a new play by Graham Harvey, writer of over 600 episodes of The Archers.

    SAT 8th APRIL - Dogswood Productions presents "NO FINER LIFE", a new play by Graham Harvey, writer of over 600 episodes of The Archers.

    Dogwood Productions
    present

    ' No Finer Life'

    Written by Graham Harvey
    Directed by A J Kroon
    Orginal Music by Alastair Collingwood

    Tickets: £10 (£8.00 Benefits)

    Book here

    Graham Harvey, for twenty years the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

    Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble.

    This is Elizabeth’s story...

    What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war?

    The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside, the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.

    “When peace is won, we fight for the land we love”…

    The show features new live music from Alastair Collingwood, who has written scores for numerous theatre shows, including Betty in London’s West End, directed by Kathy Burke, and Cora with Dana Gillespie, which also toured the USA.

    His TV credits include the title music for French and Saunders (BBC1), Mad About Alice (BBC 1), Rhona (BBC 2), Vanessa’s Real Lives (ITV 1) and How Clean Is Your House? (Channel 4), amongst many others.

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kernow King Greatest HitsKernow King's Greatest Hits !

    Warning: This show will contain themes of a Cornish ( and Adult! ) nature.

    If ever there was a perfect example of local entertainment for local people then this has to be it

    The Kernow King knows how to get laughs out of seeing the funny side of the world around us here in the Duchy.

    Referencing nearby towns with lofty ambitions (Pool is the Future), popular characters (‘naughty’ Margaret from Ann’s Pasties) and familiar experiences for many Cornish folk (shopping in Trago Mills), he tickled the funny bones of people looking for some regional entertainment.

    The self-proclaimed King of Kernow has been touring for the last six years, and boy, has he come a long way. From pasties to dogging, politics to dialect, there isn't a subject matter that the King hasn't talked and laughed about.

    Following performances at Glastonbury Festival, Port Eliot, and even Australia, the humble King is back for one night only with his Greatest Hits (plus a little extra new stuff!) for a mammoth night of Cornish laughs!

     

    Excerpts from a review by Gareth Bartlett

    Kernow King website

    Presented by Restormel Arts as part of Festival of Fun 2017

    Reserved seating

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £9.00
        
    ( £10.00 On The Door - if there's any left by then ! )

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  • Sun
    16
    Apr
    2017
    3:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Charlie Chaplin "Gold Rush"Festival Of Fun's 'Film Frenzy'
    celebrates
    The Golden Age of Comedy!

    Starring

    Charlie Chaplin in 'The Gold Rush' (1925)

    and

    Laurel & Hardy in 'Way Out West' (1935)
    … and if that wasn't enough you get a Cornish Cream Tea too!

    A super-special, double-bill of classic comedy capers!
    All tickets £7.50, including a cream tea.

    Today, 16th April, marks two very special Anniversaries: it is the date of Charlie Chaplin's birthday and it also marks 80 years, to the day, of the first-ever public screening of Laurel & Hardy's classic comedy “Way Out West”, the film in which the loveable duo sing their Number One Hit Record “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine”

    Both films give their own unique take on the quest for Gold, in the old US West, with hilarious consequences!

    The Gold Rush (1925) is the quintessential Chaplin/Little Tramp film, with a balance of slapstick comedy and pantomime, social satire, and emotional and dramatic moments of tenderness. It was Chaplin's own personal favourite film, that showcases the classic Tramp character as a romantic idealist and lone gold prospector at the turn of the century, with his cane, derby, distinctive walk, tight shabby suit, and moustache.

    Classic scenes include the starvation scene of two cabin-marooned prospectors boiling and fastidiously eating a stewed shoe, the Tramp's cabin-mate deliriously imagining his companion as a large chicken, the teetering cabin on the edge of a cliff, and Chaplin's lonely fantasised New Year's Eve party (with the famous dancing dinner rolls routine) when he waits for a girl who never comes.

    In this world where shoe laces become spaghetti and bread rolls become ballet shoes, Chaplin, the alchemist, turns gold into poetry. Often named in polls, not only as Chaplin's finest comedy, but the finest silent comedy ever, the film is as fresh and as funny as it ever was.
    Way Out West (1935) has the added bonus of having the wonderful James Finlayson in the cast, as the appropriately named crooked saloonkeeper, Mickey Finn!

    Stan's daughter Lois Laurel and Ollie's daughter Lucille Hardy always insisted that Way Out West was the favourite film of both their fathers. In addition to the memorable Lonesome Pine song, the duo perform one of the most enchanting dances ever seen on film, to the song At The Ball, That's All.

    The typically strange and wonderful plot sees Easterners Laurel and Hardy travel via mule to the old western town of Brushwood Gulch. Their mission is to deliver a deed to a gold mine to one Mary Roberts, as bequeathed to her by her late father.

    Never having seen Mary Roberts, The Boys are duped by Mickey Finn, a shifty saloon owner, into thinking his wife Lola is Mary. They turn over the deed to the crooked couple, but realise their error when they encounter the real Mary.

    Breaking into the saloon at night to recover the deed, they make a shambles of the place, wind up with their mule on the roof, tie Finn up in a chandelier with bedsheets - and finally succeed in their mission!

    This really is a one-off opportunity to see these two fantastic films on the “Big Screen”

    Don't miss out!

    Click here to Book your Tickets Online in advance :
    Standard : £7.50  - including a Cream Tea

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    Photo credit (r) Roy Export SAS

    This unique double-bill of two of the most-loved film comedies of all time has been made possible by the British Film Institue, Curzon Artifical Eye and the official Laurel & Hardy website; thanks go to them for granting permission for us to screen these films.

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    3:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    'Burton''Burton'

    Written by: Gwynne Edwards
    Directed by: Gareth Armstrong
    Performed by: Rhodri Miles

    Vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor, Richard Burton, in his own words, from humble beginnings, to Hollywood mega-stardom.

    Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant, often hilarious one-man show.

    Drink was the only real anodyne to his deteriorating health and mental state, his doomed tempestuous relationship with Taylor and his constant guilt over the abandonment of his family.

    Rhodri Miles, (Game of Thrones, Eastern Promises, Atlantis) takes on the role of the younger Richard Burton and received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also Hollywood Fringe Festival where the play won 'Best International' show.

    ★★★★★ ‘Fantastic, the whole audience was in the palm of his hand from beginning to end’; Edinburgh Guide

    ★★★★★ ‘This young actor from Wales is already well on his way to greatness’ ; Broadway Baby

    ★★★★ ‘Charming, Elegant one-man show which struggles to remove itself from the memory’ ; The Scotsman

    ★★★★★ ‘Welsh actor Rhodri Miles delivers a brilliant and gripping portrait’ Critics Choice – Go!;  LA Weekly

    ★★★★★ ‘Clever, concise, alcoholically tragic and furtive storytelling’ ; LA Theatre Review

    ‘A masterful performance’ ; British Theatre Guide

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    Standard : £10.00
    Concessions : £7.50

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  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre
    The Woman who Cooked her Husband-page-0
    The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
    by Debbie Isitt
    … is a tragi-comic tale of deceit, envy, lust, jealousy, revenge and interesting recipes.  Fast-paced and full of savage wit, this story of self-destructive relationships will take the audience on a wild emotional journey through the conflicting needs and desires of Hilary, Kenneth and Laura; the wife, her husband and his lover.
    When Hilary invites Kenneth and Laura for dinner, Kenneth is delighted at the prospect of a gourmet meal instead of another of Laura’s pathetic messes.
    But we soon discover what Hilary’s real intention for Laura is, and as for Kenneth, well, Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned…
     
    The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is presented as a touring production by Carnon Downs Drama Group.
    Tickets: £9.00 (£8.00 60+) from 03454 500296 or
  • Wed
    17
    May
    2017
    Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jane Austen's 'Emma'St Austell Players
    present
    Jane Austen's -
    'Emma'
    Adapted by
    Sandra Fenichel Asher

    “Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

    Jane Austen never wrote those words, but she proves them conclusively in Emma, her comic masterpiece.

    In this lively and faithful adaptation, she steps on stage herself to shepherd her delightful characters through the pitfalls and surprises that await them. Emma Woodhouse who is "clever, handsome and rich" attempts to marry off her trusting young friend Harriet to all the wrong people, and she nearly misses out on true love herself.

    Set in Regency Surrey, a county "full of beauties" and peopled with unforgettable comic characters, Emma stands out as one of the great beauties of the English language.

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.30pm.  Play starts at 8.00pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Under17s : £8.00

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  • Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bodmin Musical Theatre Company
    presents

    'Little Shop of Horrors'

    Director : Matthew Thornhill

    Choreographer : Hannah Holmes

    More info to come shortly

    Click here to Book your Tickets Online in advance :
    Adults : £7.50
    Child : £6.50

    ( 16&Under )
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  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Solstice - Tales of Midsummer

    To Life Theatre
    presents

    "Solstice – Tales of Midsummer"
    An original production full of magic and mystery based on ancient folklore of Midsummer.

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.30pm.  Show starts at 8.00pm

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    Concession - £6.00
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  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    To Life - Summer Showcase

    To Life Theatre
    presents

    "To Life Summer Showcase"
    To Life presents their spectacular summer showcase!

    Our performing teams will be bringing you a fun filled variety show with everything from Motown classics to your favourite show tunes!

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 1.30pm.  Show starts at 2.00pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £7.00
    Concession - £5.00
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  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Alan Ayckbourn : 'Confusions'St Austell Players
    present

    'Confusions'

    by Alan Ayckbourn

    Confusions is a riotous set of interlinked one-act plays dealing with human eccentricities and the dilemma of loneliness, but with sharply pointed undertones.

    Ayckbourn demonstrates his enormous qualities as a comic writer and his unmatched ear for conversation.

     

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Under17s

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    11.00am - 3.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Free entry: stalls, exhibitors, talks & demonstratuions. Sat 2nd September

    Free entry: stalls, exhibitors, talks & demonstratuions. Sat 2nd September

    FREE ENTRY!

    Variety of stalls and exhibitors

    Live talks and demonstrations

    Refreshments

    Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Fair

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    To Life Productions 'The Beats of Broadway'To Life Productions
    presents

    'The Beats of Broadway'
    To Life presents their Spectacular September Showcase!

    All your favourite songs from classic Broadway and West End hits including Chicago, Les Miserables, Grease and Oliver!.

    An evening of classic show tunes brought to you by the talented and energetic Lifers team.

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £8.00
    Concession - £7.00

    ( Over65s, Under16s, )
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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

     

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Touch Theatre 'Precious Little'Touch Theatre
    present

    'Precious Little'

    Written by Madeleine George

    This September, Touch Theatre goes on tour again, this time with a comic drama that deals with adult themes.

    The biological clock is ticking for Brodie,  a determined, focussed but detached Professor of Linguistics.

    The chosen donor ( interests include stand up comedy and kayaking ) has turned out a success, girlfriend is happy with the idea and all is set to ensure that Brodie’s superior genes  are passed on.

    But life doesn’t always fit neatly into researched plans and a trip to the zoo and a connection with a talking ape look set to change Brodie’s outlook on life for ever.

    What people have said about Precious Little :

    A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded but often comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    An 80 minute little gem that makes a big impression - San Francisco Chronicle

    Precious Little was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb as part of Summerworks 2009, their annual festival of new plays.

    What audience members have said about Touch Theatre

    ‘loved the combination of meaning and humour’
    ‘challenging, funny and disturbing all in one’
    ‘superb acting, imaginative staging, thought provoking script’
    ‘brilliant piece of theatre’

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

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £10.00

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    Buy over the counter
    at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, St Austell, Looe, Liskeard & Launceston plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth and 'Bookends' Fowey

     

  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    3:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kim HIcks' 'Courtship'Kim Hicks :

    'Courtship'

    Scenes from the novels of Jane Austen

    Enchanting one-woman show, based on the works of Jane Austen.

    Courtship is Kim Hicks’ longest running one-woman show.  In the years since Kim first created the show, in 1981, Jane Austen’s novels have been turned into an array of film and TV spectaculars and her popularity with an ever increasing audience has grown year on year.

    What is often lost though, in these adaptations, is the delightfully rich voice of Austen herself as narrator – not so with Courtship.

    All the extracts in the show are unabridged, each picked to reflect an aspect of this ongoing theme in Austen’s novels and often chosen to highlight her excellence as a remarkably fine writer of comedy.

    Courtship was the first one-woman Jane Austen show and has outlasted those that followed for good reason: Kim’s infectious delight in the exquisite perfection of Austen’s works.  The show captivates its audience from start to finish.

    Not one drop of humour is missed and each word or phrase, so painstakingly crafted by Miss Austen, is given the clarity and expression it deserves.

    Those new to Austen’s work will be delighted and entertained; as will established Austen fans, who will rejoice in the perfect re-creation of her memorable characters and faultless language.
    Click here to Book Tickets in advance :  ( price includes a Cornish Cream Tea )
    Standard : £7.50
    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

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Ben MaggsBen Maggs

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00

    Award-winning, critically acclaimed Singer Songwriter, Ben Maggs returns to St Austell Arts Centre following his amazing show here last year.  With new songs and stories, he is sure to 'enchant' and 'mesmerise' with 'songs that will leave your heart tingling’ and a live show hailed by the Music Press as  ‘mesmerising’; ‘crackling with creativity; ‘outstanding’ and ‘magnificent’

    Ben
    has been headlining all over the UK playing to ‘awe-inspired audiences' and supporting The Proclaimers, The Christians and Leo Sayer’s UK Tour throughout May.

    Inspired by wild nature, human nature and the nature of love, Ben creates tapestries with the colourful threads of his ‘stunningly beautiful vocals’, melodies and poetic lyrics, all wrapped in the warmth of artfully played acoustic guitar.


    This super talented troubadour is a real tour-de-force and not to be missed.

    Quotes :
    BBC Introducing ‘gorgeous music’
    The Proclaimers 'talented & very engaging'
    The Christians ‘mesmeric’
    Acoustic Magazine ‘so impressive’
    Fatea Magazine 'such a beautiful voice'
    Maverick Magazine **** ‘voice is utterly unique’ ‘mesmerising’
    God is in the TV Zine ‘a set that crackles with creativity & ambition’
    AAA MUSIC **** ‘enchanting & mesmerising’ ‘an amazingly bright artist who captivates an audience’

    Read more about Ben, listen to music, watch more videos, check out his reviews and more at : Ben Maggs   website 


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  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    An Audience with Gayle ForceTo Life Productions
    presents

    'An Audience with Gayle Force'

    An audience with international psychic medium, Gayle Force.

    Gayle is well known both locally and worldwide, working both with local clients and national publications and media such as Chat It’s Fate and BBC Radio One.

    This is a rare chance to see Gayle live with an evening of clairvoyant readings, psychic art, angel cards, plus a couple of special surprises.

    Please book early – spaces are limited.

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    Standard - £12.00
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  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    6.00pm - 9.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING
    A VOLUNTEER FOR THE ARTS CENTRE?

    Volunteer evening posterjpg

    Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, & to have fun.

    Find out how you can help. Just pop in to the Bar at the
    Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, on Monday 23rd October, any time between 6pm & 9pm, for a chat about what's involved.

    Do you…

    Have a little spare time?
    Enjoy meeting people?
    Have a skill to offer?
    Or, just want to help?

    The St Austell Arts Centre is looking to increase its number of volunteers to help with a range of activities.
    Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and to have fun.
    Here are just a few ways you can help us!

    Front of House – “Tickets, please…”
    Most of our volunteers help out on the night of performances, as Front of House staff. It takes 3 – 5 volunteers to staff each show we put on.
    Front of house staff are crucial members of our team, providing a welcoming face to greet our audience, tear tickets, help people to find seats and make sure the building is safe and well-organised during performances, as well as tidying up after the public have gone home. They need to be here an hour before the performance starts and be able to stay until the audience has left.
    The only qualifications you need are a friendly smile and a willingness to help. Your job will be to make the audience feel welcome, have a good time and send them home with a smile on their face.

    Bar work – “Service with a smile…”
    If you would like to help out working behind our bar, we are always looking for more people to support our busy bar team. You don’t need any previous bar experience, but it can be quite a demanding job on busy show nights, so you need to be prepared to be on your feet a lot!
    You’ll need to be able to work a cash register – but, we can teach you that! – and, if you’re able to commit more time, make occasional trips to the cash and carry to make sure we have all the stock we need.
    Do let us know if you are interested in working behind the bar, and keeping it clean. The bar staff are usually needed from an hour before show time until the audience has gone and everything is tidied up.

    Sprucers – “You can help us clean up!”
    We always need willing hands to keep the place clean, do routine maintenance work and generally make us a clean, attractive and welcoming place to visit.

    Lighting Box – “Sound, lights, action!”
    If you’re interested in the technical side of putting on shows, then we’re interested in hearing from you!
    We’re looking to build up an enthusiastic and committed team to help with lighting, sound, maintenance of equipment and all other technical aspects of running out theatre.

    Admin support – “You’re just my type…!”
    If you’re a good organiser, with admin skills, you might like to help run our volunteer rota, or help to manage our Friends scheme. So, if you “Excel” at spreadsheets and have a love of databases, please let us know!

    Publicity – “Read all about it!”
    It would be great to have a small team of people who can help distribute leaflets and posters. We also need someone to contact organisations to interest groups to come to our events.


    If you would like to help us in any way, please do come along.  We’d love to hear from you and really appreciate all offers of help.

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

     

    Muntjac Theatre - "There's No Country"

    Muntjac Theatre - "There's No Country"

    http://bit.ly/2xOnq45

    'There's No Country' is an exploration of the complexities of immigration, written and devised by the company.
    The piece is inspired by the topic of immigration with a particular focus on Cornwall. It's a tale of belonging and integration which will include live singing and physical theatre.

    When you leave your country, you remember to pack your toothbrush but be careful not to leave half your soul behind. Mother Tongue is gentle but she's gone now, can you still truly express yourself without her warm embrace?

    Lines on a map, laws in a court, or even the widest oceans don't change the fact that I, like you, am human.

    Adults: £10
    Under 18s: £8 (Age reccomendation: 12+)
    Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/2xOnq45
    or by ringing The Hall for Cornwall on 01872 262 466.

     

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    The Importance Of Being Earnest Weds 15th, Thurs 16th & Fri: 17th Performances begin at 7.30pm.  Bar open from 6.30pm.  Sat 18th November: Performance begins at 7.00pm.  Bar open from 6.00pm

    Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief both find themselves sometimes pretending to be someone they are not.

    When Algernon discovers that his friend has created a fictional brother whenever he needs a reason to escape the dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever-increasing confusion.

    They don't come any wilder than Oscar Wilde's wonderful classic comedy of manners, morals and morality.

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00
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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

  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    September in the RainIf the dismal autumn weather has plunged you into gloom, come and have a laugh with Toppers Theatre Group when they present John Godber's comedy, 'September in the Rain' at the St Austell Arts Centre.

    Jack and Liz, a Yorkshire coal miner and his equally gritty wife, have their annual September holiday in Blackpool every year.
    We share their journeys, their ups and downs, and their meetings with Mavis, Sam and Mary.
    They take us to Tussaud’s, on the famous Blackpool donkeys, the big dipper, and, of course, into the Tower, on this funny, irritating, nostalgic and poignant adventure.

    Straight off a successful tour in West Yorkshire, Roy Byrom plays Yorkshire miner Jack Monroe, and Julie Johnston his long suffering wife Liz as they go on their annual holiday to Blackpool over the years - through tears, laughter, ice cream and sandcastles.

    September in the Rain charts the life of Yorkshire couple Jack and Liz told through their annual summer holiday jaunt across the Pennines to Blackpool, which has been a ritual for over 40 years.

    It’s the golden age of donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripey deckchairs, ice cream, rolled-up trousers and knotted hankies.

    John Godber's hilarious comedy conjures up this lost world so vividly you will almost feel the sand in your socks and hear the rain bouncing off your pac-a-mac.

    Jack is a strong-minded but good-hearted Yorkshire miner who cannot abide dirt and mess in any other part of his life.

    Liz is a Liverpudlian housewife who sometimes cannot understand her husband’s reluctance to hold her hand.

    They bicker, fall out, become friends again.

    Even after the years have passed, the pair are still very much in love with each other and Blackpool.

    Join Jack and Liz as they dip in and out of time together recalling their first holiday as newlyweds, to their last, sharing memories filled with tears and laughter, fish and chips and wet and windy promenades in September.

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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

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Swan Lake - The PlayTo Life Productions presents a mystical and bewitching retelling of Swan Lake.

    With musical elements and a variety of storytelling techniques, we present to you a revived rendition of the timeless classic we have known throughout our lives.

    Normally performed as the popular ballet made famous by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov; the To Life cast are taking the production out of its ballet form and into a play.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard: £8.00
    Concessions: £7.00 

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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

     

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Pied Piper

    To Life Academy’s junior teams present their fabulous Christmas show.

    This magical re-telling of the classic tale of The Pied Piper is sure to be a fantastic show.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard: £7.00
    Under 10's: £5.00

    Click here to Book your Tickets Online
    or
    Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
    Buy over the counter
    at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, St Austell, Looe, Liskeard & Launceston plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth