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 


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  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Wardrobes and Rings

    Doors open at 6.30pm - Show starts at 7.30pm
    Tickets: £12
    https://bigchurchlive.com/events/wardrobes-and-ringsWardrobes & Rings

    Wardrobes & Rings is a brand new three person theatre production that will transport you back to Oxford in 1963, to the Eagle & Child pub, where legendary authors J.R.R. Tolkien and his great friend C.S. Lewis meet for what turns out to be the very last time. With great humour, wit, and fascinating stories, these remarkable lives are explored in this memorable piece of theatre. After the success of the 2016 one man theatre production ‘An evening with CS Lewis’, actor David Payne returns to the UK in September with Marc Whitmore for a limited run of performances.

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

    An Audience with Gayle ForceTo Life Productions
    presents

    'An Audience with Gayle Force'

    An audience with international psychic medium, Gayle Force.

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

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

    Please book early – spaces are limited.

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

    Oscar Wilde 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'St Austell Players
    present

    Oscar Wilde's
    'The Importance Of Being Earnest'

     

    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.
    Presented in arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.

    Doors OpenLicensed Bar from 7.00pm

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  • 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.

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