What’s On

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, Pl25 5HJ

    The Cause :
    An imagined meeting between two great rebels.

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    Written by Natalie McGrath & Directed by Josie Sutcliffe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dreadnought South West   website

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

    (Image by Matt Austin)

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

    Starring : Annette Benning, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham & Vanessa Redgrave.

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a comedy-drama, based on the true story of the romance between the ageing Hollywood movie star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and fledgling actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), 29 years her junior .

    Bening gives a towering performance as Gloria Grahame and Bell is teamed once more with Julie Walters, who plays his mother, 27 years after they were previously on screen together in Billy Elliot.

    There is a great on-screen spark between Bening & Bell; as they fall in love with each other, the audience begins to fall in love with both of them, willing their relationship to succeed.

    The writing is sympethetic, honest, funny and touching.  Screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (author of Control, Nowhere Boy and The Look of Love) finds the perfect pitch for the film.  He skilfully adapts Turner's autobiography and was awarded with a BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

    The film is set during the later years in the life of  the American actress Gloria Grahame (who died in 1981).  It recounts her unlikely last-gasp love affair with Peter Turner, a struggling English actor. When they met, in a London boardinghouse in 1978, he was 26 and she was almost three decades older, striving to supplement a waning film career with stage roles.

    Once a major star, (having won an Oscar in 1952 for “The Bad and the Beautiful”), Grahame excelled at playing knowingly sultry floozies. She played Ado Annie in the movie version of Oklahoma and Violet Bick, Bedford Falls femme fatale, in the classic movie It's A Wonderful Life.

    As an unknown, young actor in the late 1970s, Turner met and fell in love with Grahame who, incredibly, was living in the same North London boarding house.  She was looking to maintain her fading career through working on the English stage.

    Their relationship faltered but Turner receives a 'phone call: Grahame had collapsed in her dressing room while on tour in the UK, and had asked to come and stay with Peter and his family (Turner's parents brilliantly played by Julie Walters and Kenneth Cranham) in Liverpool, convinced that she could recover there. And so, the two are brought together one final time.

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a bewitching story of Spring and Autumn, star-crossed lovers, told with tremendous warmth and tenderness.
    A film not to be missed.

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    Unwaged : £5.50

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

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

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

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    Under10s - £4.00

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  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Dean Friedman 40th Anniversary UK Tour

    Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart-topping hit, Lucky Stars.

    The now classic single, paved the way for a slew of hits from Friedman'scritically acclaimed album, "Well, Well, Said the Rocking Chair", including  Lydia, Rocking Chair, Woman of Mine and Ariel.  In a very short time, Friedman had achieved legendary, pop-icon status.

    2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Friedman’s classic, debut album and to celebrate this milestone occasion, Dean is touring a live show of his album, together with other favourite songs from his amazing four decade career.

    Dean has earned a loyal, international following with his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’.  Songs including Saturday Fathers, Jennifer’s Baby, Under the Weather and It’s My Job, have prompted enthusiastic audiences to proclaim his songs ‘the soundtrack to their lives’, dealing, as they do, with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet all are ultimately compelling and testimony to the art of a master songsmith.

    His songs with their catchy tunes and clever, witty lyrics are, in turns, intelligent, perceptive. humorous and poignant. He is recognised, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

    Join Dean for a memorable evening of songs and stories about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we all share, performed by this gifted and likeable singer-songwriter.

    "Amazing Talent!" - Sun 
    "Songsmith extraordinaire!” – MusicWeek 
    “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – 
    ThreeWeeks

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  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Simon Evans : 'Genius'Simon Evans : 'Genius'

    Simon Evans is one of the most exciting and distinctive talents to emerge on the comedy circuit in recent years. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive.  Simon also contributes material to Lee Mack's BBC hit sit-com, Not Going Out.

    Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted.

    The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter?    Hmmm…

    'Super-sharp wit' (Time Out).
    'Wields language like a rapier' (Scotsman).
    'Please clap'
    (Jeb Bush).

    Rated 14yrs+ (Parental Guidance),  likely to be swearing and adult content.

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    Concessions : £12.00

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