What’s On

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    St Austell Players

    Two - 'One Act Plays' 

    StAPs - 2 x 1 Act Plays

    These two plays are directorial debuts for Mandy Hiscock (The Dear Departed) and Rose Lancaster (The Chinese Room) giving them an opportunity to flex their creative muscles and, we hope, go on to direct more productions for the Players.

    The Dear Departed by Stanley Houghton
    This short play is a satire of the degradation of British moral values – especially when there is an inheritance at stake!

    It is a sharp, witty and comic commentary on the state of social and familial norms. Adapted from an original novel into a play, it deals with two sisters squabbling over their father's possessions – the Dear Departed of the title – after one of them, with whom he has been living and who has been looking after him, discovers him cold and unresponsive in his bed.

    The other sister immediately puts in an appearance and disagreements and hostilities arise between them. Their put-upon husbands try to keep the peace, but it is the sisters who hold sway. However, these two greedy women have a surprise in store and the story has an uplifting and amusing twist in the tale.

    The Chinese Room by Andy Hutchings
    This original play, which has only been performed as a full-length production once before, is a thought-provoking premise and treats on technological advances relating to artificial intelligence. It’s an exploration of the moral impact of such scientific experiments and what effect it may have on all of us.

    Three women with very different personalities and backgrounds and who are strangers to each other, have volunteered to take part in a psychological experiment. They do not know what the experiment is or what is expected of them, except that they are locked together in a bunker for seven days with no contact with the outside world.

    They try and work out who they are – not all of them are what they seem – and the purpose of the experiment.

    Has the experiment been a success and who will make it out at the end of the week?

    Tickets in advance : Adults  : £10.00 / Under17s : £8.00 

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    To Life Productions: "Vestalia"

    Vestalia

    A new instalment in To Life's  own original 'Summer Plays' anthology, Vestalia tells the tale of an Ancient Roman festival in a glorious collision of colour, dance and theatre.

    In this lively, colourful and energetic performance, ancient traditions and familiar stories combine as we tunnel through the ages  to shine a spotlight on the lives of our ancient predecessors.

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Over65s : £7.00
    Students : £7.00
    Under18s : £7.00
    Family (2 Adults/Over65s, 2 Under18s) : £28.00

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    2:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    To Life Productions

    RoKKK

    presents their latest brand-new, original production

    'Rebellion Of The Kick Back Kids'

    Mischief and chaos are the order of the day when a group of students hears that a greedy businessman’s plan threatens their school’s future – including the much anticipated Summer Show they’ve worked on all year.

    Watch as these rogues go to extreme lengths to save their education and their passion to perform.

    Will that old man go bolting?

    Will their crazy plan work?

    Will the school be saved?

    One thing's for sure, you won't forget the day they fought for the right to be a little bit naughty!

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Over65s : £7.00
    Students : £7.00
    Under18s : £7.00
    Under10s : £4.00

  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Bodmin Musical Theatre Company:  Jesus Christ Superstar

    Bodmin - JCS poster

    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Lyics by Tim Rice

    What’s the buzz?

    The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years.

    A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

    Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and JohnSuperstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

    The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”

    Tickets in advance : Adults : £10.00 / Under16s : £8.50

     

    A true global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Tango In The Night

    Shows on Thursday, Friday & Saturday!

    Tango in the Night is now in its 6th year, and though we don’t have the opportunity to gig that often, due to band member commitments, for 2019 we intend to do 4 at good sized venues.

    The band has evolved into the perfect Mac tribute, and all the main Mac characters are there, with the very welcome return of Esther Baker to the fold, she is literally the Stevie that Stevie Nicks would like to be and the reason I created the band in the first place!   With a sublime vocal quality that cannot be surpassed, Esther woos with Dreams and Rocks with Gold Dust!

    Bob Seymour is very well known and respected throughout Cornwall as a stand out solo artiste, but he joins us as our Peter Green and vocally absolutely nails it He trades the blues guitar licks superbly with myself and also plays session guitar and backing vocals throughout the show.

    Amy Bellis . . . . .  I didn’t know Amy from Adam, but when I saw her in a pub restaurant one evening looking so much like a young Christine McVie I actually went up to her and asked her if she sang and played keys?!   And what do you know?!    Same voice and same talent too! Amy is an original member of this band, and has a degree in music to boot!

    Steve Yendell is our John McVie and another original member who works tirelessly to emulate John's bass style and sound, he looks and plays the part so well!    Steve has played in many bands in and around London and Sussex, and has been a London studio session player.

    Kev Dodd is our Main man Mick Fleetwood and a former decorated Royal Navy aircrew officer. His technical ability, style and feel and just plain enthusiasm for the drums is inspiring!   It may well be his military background that provides his obsession with getting things just right, but whatever it is he’s obviously the perfect man for the job!

    Our two lovely backing singers Kim and Yvette were part of a fabulous vocal harmony quartet who recorded in our studio over ten years ago, and have years of experience in harmonising, and it shows!

    Ritchard Jones is our great percussionist and has performed with us many times before and is one of the very best around!

    I’m Kenny Barnes and responsible for this lovely bunch, and I play the role of Lindsey Buckingham.  I trained at the RNCM and also run the studio.

    John on Sound and Caroline on Lights make sure the whole show looks and sounds great! Thanks Guys!

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

    Click Here to Book your Tickets in Advance :  Standard £12.00   
    ( £15.00 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
    30
    Aug
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    The Countrymen

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Countrymen is a Cornish Folk Rock Harmony Group from Launceston.  Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman.

    With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style, they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

    Since the summer of 2017, they have been becoming increasingly popular across both Devon & Cornwall with appearances on both Radio and TV and numerous festival appearances including The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, The Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week and more recently, the main stage at Looe Saves The Day.
    They were also lined up for The Falmouth Oyster Festival before the weather had the last word.

    Absolutely love this band. Saw them for the first time at the St Agnes Lifeboat celebration in June and was blown away by the musicianship and beautiful harmonies. At times they were very exclusive and original and at other times derivative but still brilliant. They reminded me at times of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and I would love to see them attempt "Teach Your Children" but their take on some traditional Cornish songs was uplifting and poignant at the same time. A wonderful night's entertainment. I very much look forward to seeing them again (and again). Thanks guys, much appreciated”  David Simons.

    The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates. They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for an emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.

    “Saw these guys on Saturday in the main street (Falmouth Shanty Festival). Great singing. Great banter”.  Steve Prophet.

    In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2.  These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites or you can check out their music here: http://www.thecountrymen.co.uk/music/.

    “We just saw these guys at The Royal Cornwall Show and they were amazing. Beautiful harmonies and funny at the same time. A wide variety of music. Looking forward to the first album”  Teresa Bentley.

    They have also recently released their debut CD album, "Trees On The Hill” which is available at their performances and Online.

     “Fantastic band! Great harmonies and mix of music. Don't miss them!” Guy McKensie.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £10.00 in advance
      ( £12.00 On The Door)

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives  

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Touch Theatre presents 'Splendour' by Abi Morgan

    Touch Theatre - Splendour

    How do you try to shape history when you are in the midst of social unrest?
    Do you participate, observe, record events for posterity, or collaborate with those in power?
    These are the fundamental questions for the characters in Abi Morgan’s 'Splendour', Touch Theatre’s latest production.
    In the opulent drawing room of a Presidential Palace, a western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator to take his portrait.  He is late, very late.
    The dictator’s wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her.  In a vodka haze, Prada shoes and light fingers tap out the time.
    All 4 women harbour secrets and suspicions.
    All 4 are in danger.
    This is the day that revolution comes to the palace.

    Abi Morgan’s devastating play allows us to glimpse into the minds of 4 women as they grapple with life, truth and honour. 

    About Touch Theatre
    Touch was formed in 2015. We have an unashamed preference for female playwrights, powerful roles for female actors and the intimacy of small ensemble pieces.
    Our award-winning 2017 piece, Madeleine George’s 'Precious Little', was very well-received by audiences and reviewers:
    Hauntingly beautiful, and wonderfully paced and delivered
    This director had the strength and skill to develop the story and characters in our opinion just as the writer would have wished
    Our 2018 production of Caryl Churchill’s 'Escaped Alone' was described as:
    ‘A gripping piece of theatre’ with ‘some lovely comic moments’ from a ‘cast who were uniformly terrific

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £10.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500

    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, etc

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    A great evening of music and fun!
    Soff singing
    Soff says: “This is an evening of the music hall of old, meeting the new millennium! Instead of a starchy singer, in tight fitting corsets and oversized hat, of Music Hall days, you get me, a sultry singer in a more comfortable outfit and with an 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 continued on to Backing Vocals session work, before going solo at the age of 19.

    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”.

    Click here for tickets:

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    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!

    The LPSO appeared at the Arts Centre last year and, just in case you couldn't believe what you saw then – they're back, more insanely brilliant before, with new songs, fresh fun plus one or two of the old favourites thrown in for good measure (although, some say they should have been thrown out!)

    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 LPSOmeticulously 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
    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.50
    Phone 01726 879500
    or
    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
    20
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    The Dolly Parton Story, with Hannah Richards

    Dolly Parton is enjoying quite some 2019. The 8-times Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter made a show-stealing appearance at this year's Grammys, where she was honoured as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. A revival of her show 9 to 5 has just opened to rave reviews in London's glittering West End and, later this year, an eight episode series entitled Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, based on the stories and inspirations behind Parton’s most beloved songs will premiere on Netflix.

    So, what better time is there to see a show based on the iconic Country music star's life and career?

    That is exactly what Hannah Richards' show The Dolly Parton Story does. This is no “tribute act”, but an affectionate and accurate look at Dolly Parton through good times and bad, performed in a ground-breaking format that takes its audience on an incredible journey through the highs and lows of Dolly's working and personal lives.

    Featuring passionate and heart-felt renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands In The Stream, Here You Come Again, Coat Of Many Colours, Joshua and many more, The Dolly Parton Story enjoyed sell out shows with standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.

    Hannah sings the songs and tells the story of the “Queen of Country Music”, from her humble beginnings in the Smoky Mountains to her arrival as an international modern-day icon, idolised across generations, by men and women alike.

    Follow Dolly’s story from her childhood poverty, successful marriage, struggles in the music industry and making the cross-over from country to pop - this is a true rag to riches story that will leave you wanting more.

    Dolly Parton has won an astonishing 153 major awards including eight Grammys and 11 County Music Awards, including the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016,

    What a beautiful performance. Dolly’s Music comes alive in a contemporary way” Dominic King, BBC Radio

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Standard : £15.00
    Unwaged : £13.00
    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

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Date: Wednesday 25th September 2019
    Time: 8.00pm

    THE PETE CANTER QUARTET - Featuring Matt Johns, Keyboards

    Pete Canter – saxophones - Matt Johns – keyboards - Marcus Vergette – double bass Gary Evans - drums

    Pete Canter Quartet

    Pete Canter is a highly accomplished jazz saxophonist with a beautiful sound on both soprano and tenor saxophones.
    His jazz repertoire draws upon hard bop, bebop, Latin jazz, and upon his own well crafted compositions.
    Pete played on the 1980s London jazz scene, then in Wales before moving to the Southwest in 2001 where he has established himself on both the local jazz scene and further afield as a fine saxophone player, composer and band leader responsible for a string of creative jazz projects.

    He has recorded several well received jazz albums, has played at major U.K. festivals including Cheltenham and Teignmouth and his bands have supported Polar Bear and Kyle Eastwood.
    Here Pete teams up with the phenomenally talented Matt Johns on keys, a regular in several of Pete's bands, excellent double bass player Marcus Vergette and top drummer Gary Evans.

    Tickets:
    Adults: £12.00,

    Students & Under 21s : £8.00

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Luke Kempner

    Since his hilarious tour-de-force performance of his one-man show The Only Way is Downton, at the Arts Centre back in 2014, Luke Kempner has become one of the UK's leading comedy impressionists, with an ever increasing cv of appearances on the top tv and radio comedy shows.

    Luke returns to the Arts Centre this year with his latest show “House of Faces”. 

    You can expect top-notch comedy and impressions from Luke that even the stars he impersonates can't belive how accurate his versions of them are!

    After 4 years in the West End with Les Miserables, Avenue Q and South PacificLuke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton to theatres and festivals across the UK and U.S.A.

    2018 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of his 4th show House Of Faces which he is touring the UK with this year. Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career.

    He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015Luke is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack. A regular on BAFTA winning Murder In Successville. He was the breakout star of The Imitation Game on ITV last year and finished the year appearing on the Royal Variety Performance.

     In the Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he filmed 9 series and has been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French.
     ‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat.’ Chortle.
    ‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show... a teatime hour of unalloyed pleasure.’The Daily Telegraph ★★★★
    ‘An evening of fizzing virtuosity... a blissful flight of surreal fancy.’WhatsOnStage
     ★★★★‘Kempner’s performance skill brings numerous characters to life before your eyes and provides an hour of fun-filled entertainment. Broadway Baby ★★★★

    TClick Here to Book Your Tickets in advance Now :
    Standard : £15.00

    or  Phone 01726 879500
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  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Blackheart Orchestra

    Described by the Daily Express as “Ethereal”
    BBC Radio 2 as “A great band”
    Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” 
    and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”

    If you want to cite influences, you could credit Mike Oldfield, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, Michael Nyman, but the fact is 
    The Blackheart Orchestra is unique, with a sound and style all of its own.
    Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists, 
    Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.
    The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral.
    Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic  landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk.
    Fusing acoustic fragility and pulsing electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with '80s synthesisers and classical 
    influences.

    Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, their stage has been described as a 
    ‘musical spaceship’ where they are to be found continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures.
    One 
    moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes.

    A treat for the eyes as well as the ears: to witness two people become an “orchestra”; seemlessly, almost invisibly, switching vocals and instruments between them is as mesmeric to watch as their music is hypnotic to hear.
    Their four critically acclaimed albums and mesmerising live shows have won them obsessive worldwide fans, plaudits from musical giants and placements on TV commercials and films. 

    Chrissy Mostyn’s haunting vocals, the multi-instrumental playing of Rick Pilkington, plus their fearless combination of conventional and unconventional all reflect their self-created universe where art meets sound and words paint pictures that take you with them on their deep musical
    journey into the human psyche.
    Voted #3 Best Unsigned Band of 2019  PROG Magazine Readers’ Poll
    Nominated for The Limelight Award 2018 Progressive Music Awards
    Winner ‘Best British Duo’ Exposure Music Awards
    Voted #4 Best New Band of 2018  PROG Magazine Readers’ Poll
  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Hancock & Co - James Hurn

    Following James Hurn’s sell out tour of 2018, he’s back with his popular One Man-Many Voices celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock’s Half Hour.

    James, a multi-talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a Brand New programme of Hancock & Co. which includes a lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two new episodes he has written himself, with James voicing the entire cast.
    The show is presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience.

    James has an incredible ability to mimic some of the gods of British comedy, but also their timing, style and souls too – Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Lloyd and John Le Mesurier are all astounding!

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £12.00
    Concessions : £10.00
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  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    To Life Productions :

    'Bethany'

    Bethany

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

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

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

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

    What's real and what's not?

    You Decide!

    All tickets: £5.00

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

    Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted

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

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

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

    Hireth

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

    Tickets: £5.00 / Concessions : £4.00

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

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

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

    Across the channel, a great war rages.

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    The Lion In Winter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Chris Difford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Take him – he's yours!

    (Well, for one night only!)

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Click Here to Read a rave review of their live show 

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

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

    'A Cornish Carol'

    Friday, 6th 1.00pm & 7.00pm

    Saturday, 7th - 7.00pm

    Starring Ed Rowe, Jenny Beare and Mary Woodvine

    A Cornish Carol poster

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

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

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

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

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

    Starring : Edward Rowe, Jenny Beare & Mary Woodvine

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

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Details to follow.

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

    David-Mynne - door knocker

     

    Kneehigh Theatre favourite & co-founder Dave Mynne, last seen in Kneehigh's Fup, playing Grandad, now takes on Charles Dickens' perennial much-loved Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol.
    Joy to all mankind? 
    Bah!
    Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. 
    Bah!
    Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts(wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. 
    Bah!
    Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets.
    Bah!
    In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expectations, Dracula and The Odyssey (Greek stuff!) will now take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together.
    This is Dickens’ original words with added silliness. 
    Silliness? 
    Bah!
    Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story: A Christmas Carol. 
    Christmas?
    Bah! Humbug!
    Suitable for adults and older children (10+)
    Directed by Simon Harvey.
    Performed by David Mynne.
    Adapted by Andrew McPherson.
    Additional script by Simon Harvey and David Mynne.
    David Mynne is a Cornish actor and a founder member of Kneehigh Theatre.
    A Christmas Carol was beautiful - apparently simple theatre with just one actor but you go home remembering a cast of dozens!
    "He is a genius". Richard Wolfenden-Brown: Director The Plough Arts Centre.

    What the audience said:
    “Just brilliant! We loved The Odyssey and this was even better. Thank you!"
    "Incredible performance... and by one man! Very enjoyable for kids, parents and grumpy dads!"
    "Absolutely the best show I’ve seen this year."
    "It was incredible. He must know the book inside out! “God bless us, everyone”!
    "Excellent. Inventive and creative."
    "Great fun."
    Fun? Call that fun? Bah, Humbug!"

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Benefits : £7.50
    Under16s : £5.00
    Family : £25.00
    (2 Adults, 2 Under16s)
    Tickets are non-refundable.
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard etc.

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020
    Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Details to follow.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ.

    Private Hire Event

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Cornwall Youth Theatre Company
    present
    Dylan Thomas'
    'Under Milk Wood'

    UMW

    Join us in the cove, in the village of the strange, the bizarre, the lost.

    The people we all know and love. A world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity.

    Captain Cat surrounded by fish that “nibble him down to his wishbone”Mog Edwards“a draper mad with love” for shy dressmaker Miss PriceOrgan Morgan, listening to the music with “spouses … honking like geese and the babies singing opera”, while at the sea end of the town, Mr and Mrs Floyd lie in their bed “side by wrinkled side … like two old kippers in a box”, while Polly Garter still sings of “little Willy Wee who is dead, dead, dead”.

    An emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional seaside village of Llareggub.

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £8.00
    Over60s : £6.50
    Unwaged : £6.50

    Under18s : £5.00
    Family  : £22.00
    ( 2 Adults, 2 Under18s )

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Peter Knight                         &             John Spiers

    (Formerly Steeleye Span)         (Formerly Bellowhead) 

    John Spiers & Peter Knight

    All tickets: £15.00

    "There can be no doubting that both performers are amongst the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special”  Fatea Magazine

    On a summer's day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today's folk scene.

    Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe.
    With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.
    With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there, and have since become an established duo on the folk-roots scene.

    The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn.
    Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.
    These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

    Press Quotes :
    "Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making”

     “Contemplative, accomplished…an evening to relish for some time to come”

     “The melodeon is a curious kind of versatile, but Spiers knows exactly how to capture and manipulate its range, adding maximum colour and savour to the music”

     

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020
    Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Details to follow.

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

    The Snake Davis Band

    A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark   

    Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield's “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”.

    He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe. He was on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.

    His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favorite musicians. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.

    The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’

    The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi and is completed by keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums

    Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the 'Classic Sax Solos' repertoire.

    A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy

    approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while” TIME OUT

    Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact

    he is as free as a bird” DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)

    Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his

    exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it

    continue.” HEATHER SMALL

    He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN

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