What’s On

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Dominion

    A Love Story - Presented by Theatre Hub

    Date: Saturday 16th April 2016
    Time: 19:30

    Dominion - A Love Story - Theatre Hub PresentationTheatre Hub
    presents

    Dominion  - A Love Story

     A powerful new play touring the South West and part of the Swindon Fringe Festival.

    Siobhan Locke has a problem…apart from having cancer, that is.

    She doesn’t want her husband, Eddie, to be alone when her time finally comes. So she goes looking for a new partner for him in the Lonely Hearts adverts in the local paper.

    Eddie, too, has a problem. As much as he adores his wife, since the diagnosis, he cannot find it in himself to get close to her. He would do anything for her, but there seems to be no way to resolve it.

    Then, after an embarrassing argument with Kelly, Siobhan’s old nurse, Holly Fenton arrives on the scene. A new nurse, a new start; unfortunately, in the dim and distant past, Eddie had been at school with Holly, which begins to put a brake on Siobhan’s plans and sparks something she had never thought feel again: jealousy.

    Then, of course, there’s The Man. Siobhan’s constant companion. Is he just in her imagination, a drug-induced fantasy…or something more sinister? After all, only Siobhan can see him and he seems to have only her best interests at heart.

    ‘Dominion’ traces the delicate and ultimately, tender journey made by two people who thought that their love was all they would ever need…and, in the end, discover that possibly, just possibly, they were right all along.

    Supporting Breast Cancer Care

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    Standard : £12.00
    Concessions £10.00

    (Over 65s, Unwaged and Full Time Students)

     

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2016
    7:30 pmSt. Austell Arts Theatre

    Date: Wednesday 20th April 2016
    Time: 19:30

    Touch Theatre 'Let Me Be Me'

    Touch Theatre
    presents
    'Let Me Be Me'

    A typical day! Grandma is ignoring her, she’s been splatted with dog poo and her head’s been shoved down the school toilet. What she really wants to know is……. what’s the punch line?

    Born into a world where any deviation is reviled, our free spirited and comic heroine journeys from rejection towards acceptance confronted by a grumpy grandma and jealous sibling, scornful class-mates, and lowlifes who aren’t on their Marx.

    Buffoons, bigotry and banter – at a venue near you.

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    Standard : £10.00

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  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Shell Seekers"The Shell Seekers" by Rosamunde Pilcher
    Adapted for the stage by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham.

    The Shell Seekers is the story of Penelope Keeling and her family and the passion and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations.

    It is a story of love, courage and determination and also of The Shell Seekers itself, a painting which threatens to tear the family apart.

    It has been adapted from Rosamunde Pilcher's best seller of the same title.

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    Adults : £10.00
    Under 17s : £8.00
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  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Comedian Henning Wehn. Click for more information...Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best.

    Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas.

    Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

    “Forget the Euro, Henning Wehn hits the Mark” Nottingham Post

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  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kernow King 'Trevitick'Palores Productions

    'Trevithick!'
    starring
    Kernow King
    and
    Mary Woodvine

    Written by Edward Rowe
    Directed by Simon Harvey

    "Trevithick!" is a biographical comedy that will light a fire in your bellies, bring joy to your heart and set your brain whirring like a four way valve on a steam engine. This is the true story of a man who was as much an artist and magician as he was an engineer.

    Born in Tregajorran in Cornwall, Richard Trevithick revolutionised the use of steam as a successful and profitable means of energy, much to the annoyance of his rivals.  Industrial developments were rife with competition, fear, accidents and death  in 1800 Great Britain, but it was Trevithick's passion and genius that led to steam power being put on rails and roads- the first trains and cars.  Although it was never easy.

    "Trevithick!"
    is ‘bursting’ with music, comedy and facts and still relevant to the world we live in today. It  accurately brings to the stage the story of a man who was so dedicated and obsessed by engineering, he left his family in Cornwall whilst he mined in South America for eleven years.

    "Trevithick!" is the gripping story of not just one of Cornwall's greatest sons, but one of the greatest men in history, steeped in accolade and loved by many but who's life was tinged with tragedy.

    Directed by Kneehigh's Associate Director Simon Harvey, starring Kernow King and much loved actress, Mary Woodvine.

    "Sometimes I imagine myself to be my statue down Camborne, gazing out over those roundabouts.... watching the cars, lorries and motorbikes bombing along.

    The ingenuity in all that machinery going on... .. the pistons, the pumps, the fumes, the exhausts, the fuel.... it's all so easy now."

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £9.00
    Under 16s : £6.00
    Family : £25.00

    (2 Adults, 2 Under 16s)
    Or Call (01726) 879500

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Funny man Johnny Cowling is fast becoming Cornwall’s Premier Entertainer. Johnny’s been delighting audienceJohnny Cowlings for over 10 years with his unique brand of Cornish wit, charm and charisma.Imagine a pinch of Jethro,a dab of Michael Barrymore, a spoonful of Tommy Cooper and a hunk of Elvis all rolled into one, and you have the amazing Johnny Cowling ! Johnny has a natural likeability that makes him hugely popular with audiences. He is an entertainer who likes to get among his audience during his shows.  His spontaneous rapport makes him a winner with audiences of all ages.“One of our great undiscovered comedy talents… a brilliant, true entertainer, who could make anybody laugh.”  Fern Britton

    He has a wealth of tales and yarns to spin, on topics ranging from the ever changing face of Cornwall, to Ladies appliances, Cornish Family life, holiday makers and much, much more.

    When Johnny isn’t entertaining in his native Cornwall, he is in great demand in London, giving studio warm-ups for top television shows such as Take Me Out, Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Juice, Strictly Come Dancing, and Britain’s Got Talent.

    He’s also been seen all over the UK supporting Paddy McGuiness on tour and he’s also perfomed warm-ups for Ben Elton, Jack Whitehall, & Johnny Vegas.

    Johnny’s popularity continues to grow, due to his regular show on Cornwall’s Pirate FM.

    Often cheeky, but never offensive, Johnny’s stories leave audiences helpless with laughter.  In between his hilarious anecdotes, Johnny gives his audiences a chance to catch their breath by showing his comedy talents are equally matched by his vocal ability.

    His clear Cornish voice makes every song easy on the ear and has a choice of songs to please one and all – although, often his most requested are the Gospel songs of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    It’s not long, though, before comedy is back on the agenda, ensuring that an evening spent in the company of Johnny Cowling is both side splitting and heart lifting!

    Call CRBO on (01726) 879500
    or
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    Standard : £9.50
        ( including a welcome glass of Feast Fizz! )
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  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Mike Hatchard : Cycling 'LEJOG' - with a Piano !  (raising money for Children in Need).

    Mike Hatchard LEJOG with a Piano

    A wonderful evening of music & humour
    “… like Victor Borge – on acid!”  The Scotsman

    Virtuoso pianist, singer/songwriter and raconteur, Mike Hatchard is cycling, with an electric piano in tow, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need charity.

    Starting his journey at the open-air Minack Theatre, Mike will make his way along the South Coast, before heading North to Scotland via the Edinburgh Festival (1,400 miles in all! )

    Mike Hatchard has had an extraordinarily diverse career as a musician. He began as the pianist for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and toured America as Cleo Laine’s accompanist as a member of the John Dankworth Quintet and became Matt Monro’s youngest ever musical director.

    However, a penchant for cartooning and comedy made his career take some unexpected turns. He invented a character ‘Marvin Hanglider’, and for many years performed at the Edinburgh Festival, described in The Scotsman as a ‘fringe staple.’

    He toured as musical director for comedienne Pamela Stephenson, and co-wrote songs with Frankie Howerd and Spike Milligan. For many years he was closely associated with Herbie Flowers (of Sky fame) which included all sorts of work in prisons, in schools and at the Southbank (Mike has also performed his one man show twice at the Purcell Rooms) and in disabled centres.

    He has also worked with David Essex, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Julia Migenes Johnson, Liane Carroll, Alan Barnes, George Martin and Tina May.

    Recently his career went full circle when he was asked to compere Cleo Laine’s eighty-fifth birthday concert at Wavendon, and also appeared alongside Cleo in the celebrated Christmas Shows to packed audiences.

    With over forty concerts along the way, in every type of venue imaginable, this really is a labour of love.

    Please click here to make donations on Mike's JustGiving page for Children In Need.

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    Standard : £10.00
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  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    Fri
    22
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Ultimate Fairytale

    Cornwall One Parent Support Youth Drama Group

    Present

    The Ultimate Fairytale

    An original script written, produced, directed, Choreographed and performed by the Youth Drama group.

    The production is about a Library where the fairytale characters come out of the books to tell a story.

    Click here to Book your Tickets:
    Adults  £4.00
    Child    £2.00 (3-17 yrs)

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 8789500
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  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Ultimate Fairytale

    Cornwall One Parent Support Youth Drama Group

    Present

    The Ultimate Fairytale

    An original script written, produced, directed, Choreographed and performed by the Youth Drama group.

    The production is about a Library where the fairytale characters come out of the books to tell a story.

    NB This is a Matinee performance, starting at 2.00pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets:
    Adults  £4.00
    Child    £2.00 (3-17 yrs)

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 8789500
    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

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    An Englishman, Chinaman and a Joker Walk in to BarWhat happens when a joke scenario comes to life?

    An Englishman, a Chinaman and a Joker Walk Into A Bar... is on it's UK tour to find out just that...

    Written by and starring three irregularly matched humans who only claim to be friends for the purpose of writing a punchline to this joke...

    Join Matt Fong, Nick Banks and their guest Joker as they take you through each of their own diverse perspectives of identity in modern life.


    Drawing from stories, observations and general bad decisions they have experienced on their journey so far; these three intrepid companions will take you through all the highs and
    lows.

    From Army recruitment to impressions, the pressures of being bi-lingual and just downright confusion in day to day living, this show aims to close the gap on cultural diversity and finally answer that age old question...

    What really does happen when an Englishman, Chinaman & a Joker walk into a bar?

    Matt Fong
    "Half Chinese, half English. 100% funny" - Patrick Monahan

    Nick Banks
    "Incisive, observational humour." - BBC Online

    This show contains adult themes, some strong language and large amounts of silliness.

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00
    Or Call CRBO on (01726) 879500
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  • Wed
    10
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Father's Day by Eric Chappell Based on the hit TV series "Home to Roost"

    It is a cold winter's evening and bitter, irascible divorcee Henry is enjoying a Scotch and some classical music in glorious solitude.

    He is soon disturbed however, by the unwelcome appearance of his son, Matthew, bringing with him his new girlfriend, the unappealing punk / Goth, Christine.

    Matthew is obviously keen for a reconcilliation with his father, but Henry is quite happy the way things are and sparks soon fly...

    But this is just the beginning, for who should appear next but Henry's ex- wife, Matthew's  mother. Sue!

    As the cold night wears on, Henry and Sue can't help but rake over the ashes of their seemingly dead relationship and to their surprise the faint glow of a new tenderness develops between them.

    Before long Henry is facing some important decisions...

    Father's Day is a warm and touching comedy.

    Click here to buy Tickets in advance :
    Adult : £10.00
    Under16s : £ 8.00

    Or Call (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 and 'Bookends' Fowey

  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    20
    Aug
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Father's Day by Eric Chappell Based on the hit TV series "Home to Roost"

    It is a cold winter's evening and bitter, irascible divorcee Henry is enjoying a Scotch and some classical music in glorious solitude.

    He is soon disturbed however, by the unwelcome appearance of his son, Matthew, bringing with him his new girlfriend, the unappealing punk / Goth, Christine.

    Matthew is obviously keen for a reconcilliation with his father, but Henry is quite happy the way things are and sparks soon fly...

    But this is just the beginning, for who should appear next but Henry's ex- wife, Matthew's  mother. Sue!

    As the cold night wears on, Henry and Sue can't help but rake over the ashes of their seemingly dead relationship and to their surprise the faint glow of a new tenderness develops between them.

    Before long Henry is facing some important decisions...

    Father's Day is a warm and touching comedy.

    Click here to buy Tickets in advance :
    Adult : £10.00
    Under16s : £ 8.00

    Or Call (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 and 'Bookends' Fowey


  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kiki-Dee_Carmello-Luggeri-24-2_550Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

    An Acoustic Journey

    Only Date In Cornwall This Year!

    For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe.

    Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

    Kiki will, of course, always be remembered for her No 1 duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and performed it at LIVE AID. She followed this with a string of hits including Amoureuse, Star and I've Got the Music in Me.

    We can’t promise Elton John,  but we can promise a fantastic evening of quality music.

    Don’t miss it!

    Licensed Bar
    Reserved Seats

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    Standard : £18.00

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  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    7:45 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    An Evening With CS Lewis stars British actor David Payne in his powerfully inspirational one man theatrical performance. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire on a December evening, CS Lewis recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J R R Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.

    Tickets: £10.00

    http://bigchurchlive.com/events/an-evening-with-cs-lewis/st-austell-september-18-2016

    C S Lewis Facebook cover pic

     

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Unspoken Speaking

    Premiere of brand new St Austell Players musical production

    “Unspoken Speaking”   by Ben Warwick and Tom Gardner

    Songs by Ben Warwick, featuring renowned choir Sounds Original
    Incidental music by Tom Gardner

    Unspoken Speaking is a powerful piece of drama set in the current day.

    While it deals with the way that people often say one thing but mean another, or show thoughts and emotions without speaking at all, the work explores a much deeper level of the unspoken word – from how things are not said aloud but through the social media screen to how the fear of what ‘other people might say’ can drive people’s actions.

    Unspoken Speaking is a play set against a series of haunting and emotive songs performed by a mixed-voice choir, which are sung as the action of the play takes place in front of them, each having a terrific impact on the effect of the other.

    The songs have been professionally orchestrated by internationally renowned composer and arranger Aaron Latina. 

    The plot follows the lives of friends, Rhys and James (who have grown up together since infancy sharing everything “from bath-time to chicken-pox”), exploring the complexities of confusions and identities as they grow up and the fine line between what makes people united friends and, as in this case, hostile strangers.

    However, as the play unfolds, the turmoil of the relationship between Rhys and his very controlling mother also emerges as she is tormented, driven and totally influenced by the strength and force of a character who appears on stage with her, but who remains totally silent throughout and is in effect not actually there…….

    An energetic, supporting cast provide the backdrop for the principal characters in a series of situations that provide some very moving, some very comical and some very touching, thought-provoking moments – but it is up to the audience to leave the theatre ultimately to decide what was the main story-line and “what happens next” following a very last minute twist.

    Please come along to support the premiere of this totally new play featuring beautiful, original songs and incidental music.

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

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Ben Maggs 'Come As You Are' TourAward winning critically acclaimed ‘Contemporary Folk’ Artist Ben Maggs returns to Cornwall following his hugely successful Hall for Cornwall support of The Proclaimers in June, to ‘enchant’ and ‘mesmerise’ with his 'songs that will leave your heart tingling by the final stanza’. 

    Ben’s live show has been hailed by the music press as ‘mesmerising’, ‘crackling with creativity’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘magnificent’, and his latest album ‘Come As You Are’ was met equally effusively and enthusiastically.

    The last year has seen Ben headlining all over the UK, playing to ‘awe-inspired audiences' and also supporting The Proclaimers at sell out shows - having to decline the crowd’s unanimous cries for an encore to make sure the main act could be on stage on time!

    Always inspired by the nature of life and love, and his love of life and nature, Ben has continued to write and create new tapestries with the colourful threads of his ‘stunningly beautiful vocals’, melodies and poetic lyrics, all wrapped in the warmth of artfully played acoustic guitar.  Some songs are further enriched by his unique, sensitive and creative use of a loop pedal or rhythmic ‘one man band’ foot powered cajon and tambourine.

    This super talented Singer/Songwriter is a real tour de force and not to be missed.

    BBC Introducing ‘gorgeous music’

    Acoustic Magazine ‘so impressive’

    Maverick Magazine **** ‘his voice is utterly unique & individual’ ‘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’

    Fatea Magazine ‘shimmering vocals & lush finger picked guitar’

    After Dark Magazine ‘beautiful, honest well written songs from the heart’

    Whisperin and Hollerin **** ‘versatile & extremely strong vocalist’

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

    Ben Maggs   website 

    10% of tonight's profits will go to The Chris Treglown Foundation (St Minver)

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

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  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016
    3:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    dead-of-night_550_fullFilm : 'Dead Of Night'   (1945)

    Directors: Alverto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer

    Cast includes: Roland Culver, Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave

    An eve of Halloween treat for those who like their horror  with a hint of the Gothic!

    Dead of Night
    may have been made over 70 years ago, but it is still one of the scariest movies ever made.

    Dead of Night
    receives a rare public, pre-Halloween, screening at the St Austell Arts Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October.

    Do not attend alone if you are of a nervous disposition!

    The film does not have the predictable blood and gore, zombies or unbelievable “ghostie-whosties”; instead, it relies on creating genuine fear caused by psychological mindgames and the dread of the unknown.

    Rated as high as 96% on the Rotten Tomatoes website, Dead of Night is a chilling anthology of horror stories that play on all of our innermost fears.

    A man is summoned to a house with a group of strangers he has never met before, but has seen in his dreams. As they convene, he predicts certain events will happen as they do in his dreams and when they do, the other guests relate their own experiences with the supernatural, including tales of a possessed mirror, a sinister ventriloquist's dummy and an eerie premonition of death.

    Throughout the group meeting, the man fears something horrible will happen to him.

    The film's final, revelatory sequence offers an unexpectedly horrific surprise.

    The black and white cinematography, atmospheric music and the quintessentially “Englishness” of the 1940s middle classes all add to the tension, suspense and period of the piece that produces genuinely terrifying moments, creating an unforgettable experience, with images that are guaranteed to remain with whoever sees the film for the rest of their lives.

    Each separate story has a different Director but are linked by a common thread that makes the film one of the finest and most imaginatively crafted horror films ever made, influencing many more contemporary films in the genre.

    The spine-tingling stories involve a hearse driver, Christmas party and a haunted mirror.  A more light-hearted section based on an H G Wells story helps to balance the films more menacing moments.

    However, the film’s most terrifying and memorable story is kept until last.

    It tells the genuinely scary tale of a ventriloquist whose dummy comes to terrifying life and was the inspiration behind the 1978 Anthony Hopkins film “Magic”.

    Doors open : 2.30pm. Film starts : 3.00pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    All Tickets : £5.00

    ( Sorry! No Concessions )

    Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jeremy HardyJeremy Hardy became a stand-up comedian in January 1984. His BBC Radio 4 work includes Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and You’ll Have Had Your Tea.

    He has also done various bits of television, most notably, Now Something Else with Rory Bremner, Saturday Live, Blackadder Goes Forth, Loose Talk, Jack and Jeremy’s Real Lives with Jack Dee and If I Ruled the World with Graeme Garden and Clive Anderson.

    He’s been in three films: Mike Figgis’s Hotel with Burt Reynolds, Oliver Irving’s How to Be with Robert Pattinson and Leila Sansour’s documentary, Jeremy Hardy v the Israeli Army, which involved a degree of personal risk.

    He has written columns for The Guardian and Red Pepper and has written three books : When Did You Last See Your Father, a spoof childcare guide; Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, based on the radio series; and My Family and Other Strangers,  an examination of his lacklustre ancestry, published last year.

    More importantly, he is still a stand-up comic, performing his one-man show in theatres and arts centres throughout Britain and Ireland. He is also part of the live touring version of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

    A kind soul in The Guardian wrote of him, “In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”

    Jeremy Hardy   website   twitter

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard :   £14.00
    Unwaged :  £5.00

    ( Proof of entitlement to any concession will be required on the door )

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  • 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 )

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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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+)

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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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

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :    ( More On The Door )
    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

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
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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
    ( Over65s, Under16s, Students )

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

    Ben MaggsBen Maggs

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    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 


    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
    Buy over the counter
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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.

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    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
    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

  • 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.

    Click here to Book your Tickets Online
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    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

  • 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 

    Click here to Book your Tickets Online
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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

     

  • Sun
    10
    Dec
    2017
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Rock Choir - Sun 10th December - 7.00pm

    Rock Choir - Sun 10th December - 7.00pm

    FOR THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO ROCK, WE SALUTE YOU!

    This special one-off concert, with live music, from Rock Choir Cornwall, is presented by SALSA (St Austell Library Supporters' Association).

    All tickets £5.00. All tickets MUST be booked in advance. Tickets only available from St Austell library: email - staustell.library@cornwall.gov.uk or call 0300 1234 111

    If you are a registered carer, or are looking after someone, upon proof, you will be entitled to a free ticket for this concert.

  • 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

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Film : 'Loving Vincent'

    Cast: Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory, Eleanor Tomlinson, John Sessions, Chris O’Dowd, Robert Gulaczyk.

    Directors : Hugh Welchman, Dorota Kobiela.
    'Loving Vincent' is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan

    The film, the world’s first oil-painted animation explores the life and mysterious, controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

    Hand painted in oils by around 100 artists, this distinctive animation draws inspiration from the feverish paintings of Vincent Van Gogh to explore the nature of his death. The story is set one year after the troubled painter passes away, from a gunshot wound to his stomach.

    Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), an occasional model for the artist and the son of postman Joseph (Chris O’Dowd) has been charged by his father to take an undelivered letter from Van Gogh to his brother Theo. Initially unenthusiastic, Roulin plunges into a personal odyssey through which he tries to unpick the details surrounding the death of the “father of modern art”.

    “The fact that every frame of Loving Vincent was oil-painted, in a process that took six years, would be remarkable enough in itself. But painted to look exactly like the work of Vincent Van Gogh? That’s something else.... Corn fields shimmer and rustle with slight flickers of the impasto. The night sky sparkles and swirls. And faces – even the recognisable ones of a noted British cast – pose for a set of portraits that are rarely short of captivating. “  Tim Robey, The Telegraph

    NB Reserved Seats

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

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    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018
    Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

     

    Babes in the Wood

    Babes in the Wood

    Music, comedy and fun for all the family!

    Tuesday 13th - Sat 17th February.
    Evenings: 7.30pm
    Saturday Matinee: 2.30pm

    Tickets on sale from Burrows Estate Agents: 01726 77748

     

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Phil Beer in concertPhil Beer in concert

    Phil Beer is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music and half of the phenomenally successful Show of Hands.

    A solo concert by Phil is a treat for the ears.  His sublime playing and natural vocals create a range of emotions and images which will remain as happy memories for his audiences a long time after he has taken his final bow.

    A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don’t stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

    Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham’s Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music.

    He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their re-union Live at Nettlebed CD was released four years ago on the Talking Elephant label).

    He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin’s band. Phil's impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991.

    Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early '90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall many times and has been voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

    Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley’s Poetic Justice.

    As a composer, Phil has written many numbers including the stunning instrumental The Falmouth Packet for Show of Hands’ album Witness.

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy an evening in the company of one of Folk music's legends.

    Click here to Book Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £15.00

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  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Cardboard Citizen's : 'Cathy'

    St Austell Arts Centre in association with St Petroc’s Society
    present
    Cardboard Citizens : ‘Cathy’
    By Ali Taylor

    Following its 5-Star hit run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in association with St. Petroc’s Society, Cathy comes to Cornwall, as part of a campaign to end homelessness in the region. Cathy tells the story of one woman’s fight for her home, her life and her rights.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Reviews Hub ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fife Today
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Theatre Full Stop ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scotland's The Daily Mail ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The 730 Review

    Settled …. Until suddenly you’re not…
    Candid, poignant and intimate, award-winning playwright Ali Taylor's critically acclaimed play is a powerful and timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiraling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of the forced relocation. Cathy tells the story of one woman’s fight for her home, her life and her rights.
    Exploring resonances in today’s society with the story told in the ground-breaking Ken Loach film, Cathy Come Home, 50 years ago, Cathy is directed by Cardboard Citizens' Artistic Director, Adrian Jackson.

    The performance will include an interactive style debate in classic Forum Theatre style.
    Forum Theatre is a style of theatre that empowers the audience to change the outcome and have their say on one of society’s most topical subjects today meaning every performance will be a completely unique experience.
    Audience members will be encouraged to suggest different actions and outcomes for the narrative, helping to actively engage with the issues that the plays presents and change the course of the character’s lives.
    And, don't worry! Audience members can be as involved as they decide, whether choosing to get up on stage and act themselves or just sit back and watch as the story is rewritten in front of their eyes.
    This revival of Cathy features its original acclaimed cast: Alex Jones, Amy Loughton, Cathy Owen and Hayley Wareham.

    All proceeds from the performance will go to St Petroc’s Society.
    “Our mission is to provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. Within resources available, we strive to provide the best quality of services possible. Our primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16 - 65 for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.”

    Cardboard Citizens website
    It's Time To Act    
    website

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00
    Concessions : £7.00
    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

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

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

    Back by Popular DemandTo Life presents their Spectacular Musical Showcase!

    The Beats of Broadway returns with a whole new line up of hits from your favourite musicals, including Oliver!, Les Miserables, Bugsy Malone, Mary Poppins, and many more!

    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

    ( Over65s, Under16s, )
    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

     

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly

    Maggie Bell & Dave Kellyonly appearance in Cornwall!

    An evening with two champions of the British R&B scene: two great voices, two great reputations and one wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times...... and, no doubt, lots of fun!

    Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly renewed their partnership in 2016 after a two year lay-off with some selected venues and festivals in the UK and Canada, and will tour the UK again in 2018, playing just a few select venues.

    The pair's on-stage chemistry is immediately apparent, stemming from their love and respect for the music they play as well as the deep knowledge of the genre.  Their stage craft is as would be expected from two professionals with a collective experience of 100 years, but this is no slick show wheeled out with any predictability.  Indeed when Maggie and Dave take to the stage 'anything can happen' (and often does!).

    Although both coming originally out of blues/soul explosion of the late 1960s their repertoire is far broader than just that. When they first got together in 2007, they both wished to sing 'any song that took their fancy', so the set includes folk, rock, country, gospel as well as blues and soul.

    Maggie Bell
    Scotland's Queen of Soul, founder member of Stone the Crows, later had an incredibly successful solo career on both sides of the Atlantic, now back on the music scene after a 20 year lay off.  Maggie was a resounding hit at the Led Zeppelin reunion concert in 2008.

    Dave Kelly
    London's slide guitar king, having learned his trade in the backing bands of, and recording with, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Son House & Junior Wells to name but five blues legends of his acquaintance.  Dave is a founder member of The Blues Band, still wowing audiences after nearly 30 years on the road.

    One promoter commented:
    "I don't know how they make such a sound with one guitar and two voices - they sound like a full band."

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £15.00
        Click here to Book your Tickets Online
    or call 01726 879500
    or visit CRBO at St Austell TIC
    Southbourne Road (A390) or Rail Station

     

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Mitch Benn

     

    “Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman

    Congratulations!  It's 2018 and you're still here!

    So is Mitch, ( "the country's leading musical satirist" The Times) looking backwards, forwards and sideways trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time.

    Join him as he looks back over what for the lack of a better word he still refers to as his "career" and ponders where he - and indeed all of us - might be going next.  

    "A seriously talented laugh-maker, musician and satirist. Mitch Benn should be more widely known and appreciated. He’s Britain’s answer to Tom Lehrer”; The Swindonian

    A stalwart of BBC Radio 4's 'Now Show' for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of 'Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle', a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast - 'The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn', 'Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke' and 'Mitch Benn Has Left The Building'.
    He also co-presented with Harry Shearer, BBC Radio 2's 'Anatomy Of A Guitar' and presented ‘Spank The Plank' for BBC Radio 4.  More recently, he appeared on (and won) BBC1 television's 'Celebrity Mastermind'!

    “Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian

    Mitch is the author of two novels, 'Terra' and 'Terra's World' both published by Gollancz and co-author with Jon Holmes of 'The Twitter History Of The World' the paperback edition of which was published by Prion Books.

    Wit, wisdom and wordplay of the highest order!

    “Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman

    “Mitch Benn remains an optimist, despite the way the world is, and it is his mission to improve the world with words which deflate pomposity and pretence,”
    ★★★★ Scotsgay

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults: £14.00
    Students : £12.50
    Unwaged : £12.50

    Click here to Book your tickets Online
    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

  • 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
    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

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Dreadnought SW 'The Cause'

     

    Written by Natalie McGrath & Directed by Josie Sutcliffe.

    1913. Revolution stings the air. In an orchard two women meet in secret.

    Their actions have divided them. Divided a nation. Split their cause in two.

    What happens when the two women are suffrage leaders and rebels; Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett?

    The Cause considers the impact that a lifetime of political campaigning has on an individual.

    Asking how far would you go for what you believe in? Marking the centenary year of the first votes for some women in 1918, this dynamic production has an original musical score by Sarah Moody (Devil’s Violin) and film animation by artist Catherine Cartwright, projected for thrilling visual effect.

    Brought to you by Dreadnought South West who toured Oxygen celebrating the great 1913 women’s pilgrimage in 2013.

    Dreadnought South West   website
    Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme, Exeter City Council, Foyle Foundation, Fawcett Devon

    (Image by Matt Austin)

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    Adults : £10.00
    Concessions : £8.00

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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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  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    A Difficult Berth! A Comedy On The High SeasPresented by To Life Productions

    A brand new original comedy set on the high seas!

    Follow Captain Beechworth and his hapless crew as they try to make this special anniversary cruise one to remember for some special guests

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £10.00
    Under18s - £8.00
    Over65s - £8.00
    Student - £8.00

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  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    3:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    ToLife Academy : 'Dreamland'To Life Academy
    present
    'Dreamland'
    To Life’s junior teams present their mystical and magical original work summer show – Dreamland!

    Let us take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of dreams

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    Standard - £7.50
    Under10s - £4.00

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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

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  • 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 :
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  • Tue
    28
    Aug
    2018
    9:30 amSt Austell Arts Centre

    Make A Film Day

    Make a Film Day!
    Part of our summer school programme, this fabulous day will see participants taking part in the conception, writing, filming and production of their very own film!

    We will be designing and creating our own story, exploring the Arts Centre site to find the perfect scene settings, rehearsing and filming the scenes, before coming together to edit and add music and transitions to our creation!

    Whether you’re interested in acting, filming, music, editing, anything and everything to do with making a film this day will be great for you!

    Suitable from age 5 upwards.

    Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a light lunch and plenty of water!

    Please arrive at the main Arts Centre entrance and meet at the Assembly Room

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    Standard : £22.50 
     ( includes a copy of the film on DVD )
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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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  • Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Bodmin Musical Theatre 'Sweeney Todd'

    An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.

    The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice.

    Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

    NB Recommended ages 12+ only

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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.

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  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Silver Showtime

    Date: Friday 28th September 2018
    Time: 19:30

    Kernow Campaigners
    present

    'Silver Showtime'

    Celebrating 25 years of raising money for Cornish Children's Charities

    Raising funds for the Childrens' Hospice South West and CLIC Sargent 'Young Lives vs Cancer'

    Reserved Seats

    Tickets in advance :
    Adult : £7.00
    Child (Under13s) : £5.00

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Hinterland

    After their success at last year’s Plymouth Fringe, Riot Of The Freelance Mind take another tragi-comic look at The Hinterland, a space where we grapple with the tensions of living  creative, validated, fantastical lives alongside earning an income, taking the bins out and walking the dog.

    It’s a No Wo/man’s Land - come and take a peep at our riot!

    Contains quirky, irreverent, self indulgent flights of fancy ...... and necessary bad language.

    Awarded ‘Toast of Plymouth Fringe’ 2017.

    RIOT AUDIENCE FEEDBACK:
    “Absolutely loved your performances – the personal stories really connected and the funny ones really landed!”
    Belly laughs with real poignancy
    “Such a wonderful show with pain, joy, fun, curiosity, sweetness. Very well put together and brilliantly paced!”
    “Really loved the performance in Plymouth. Hope there will be other opportunities for others to see and enjoy it.”
    “There were times when I was laughing in my seat and other times when it was much more emotional- I loved the mix between the two.

    Cast :
    Natasha Buckley, Claire Calverley, Clare Owen, Jane Spurr, Maggie Tagney

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    Tickets are non-refundable

  • 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

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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
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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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  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell PL25 5HJ

    Merry Wives poster_0001

    St Austell Players
    present

    'Merry Wives Of Cornwall'

    A comedy about a laundry basket, a fat knight and a bit of love.

    Falstaff is home from the wars in France.  He’s skint and has heard there’s money being made in the mines in Cornwall so he’s here to try his luck. Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, comely wives of local rich men are sure to fall for his charms, aren’t they?

    The lovely Anne Page is being pursued by no less than three suitors, as interested in her parents’ wealth as her charms. Between them, the Host of the Garter and Mistress Quickly lead everyone a merry dance and Falstaff gets his hilarious comeuppance in Shakespeare’s silliest comedy..

    Doors OpenLicensed Bar from 7.00pm.

    This performance starts at 7.30pm.

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    Adults : £10.00
    Under17 : £8.00
    Reserved Seats

  • 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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  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018
    6:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Shoemaker - To Life Productions

    An enchanting original production inspired by a classic tale.

    A humble shoemaker finding times are tough gets a little help to go on a magical journey where he finds out where his talents truly lie…

    For this very special Christmas show, To Life Productions is teaming up with students from its very own Performing Arts Academy to bring you an extra special show to bring some magic to your Christmas.

    Tickets in advance : Adult, £10.00; Over65, £7.00; Student, £7.00; Under16, £5.00
    Please call 01726 879500 for enquiries about access for anyone with low mobility
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  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tango In The Night'Tango In The Night'

    plays

    Fleetwood Mac

    with

    Esther Baker as Stevie Nicks

    Kenny Barnes as Lyndsey Buckingham

    Bob Seymour as Peter Green

    Steve Yendell as John McVie

    Amy Bellis as Christine McVie

    Kev Dodd as Mick Fleetwood

    Kim Guy & Yvette Cowley - Backing Vocals

    A great show with superb lighting rig and expert musicians!

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Shows starts at 8.00pm

    Click Here to Book your Tickets in Advance :  Standard £10.00   
    ( £12.00 On The Door )
    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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
    ST AUSTELL ARTS THEATRE
    Friday 1st February - 7.30pm
    Tickes £10.00. Available online
    www.psychicmediumnikkikitt.co.uk
    nikki evening photo
    Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
    As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.

    I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.

    Testimonies :-

    "Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

    "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"

    "My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"