Sun05Oct20147:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell
'Change of Heart' - UK Tour 2014
BRIT-Award winner, Beverley Craven will be embarking on an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, ‘Change of Heart’, being launched in Summer 2014.
Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman to Woman, Love Scenes and many more.
With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.
It is rare that a performer of this quality can be seen in such an intimate venue.
Sat25Oct20147:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell
A new comic play written for children and brave adults!
It's Brian Gravy's birthday... all he wants is for Mum and Dad to stop fighting. Oh and maybe a pair of sensible shoes.
Join Brian and a host of his imaginary friends in this stylised comic fantasy.
An original children's show which explores in a uniquely humorous way, the separation of parents as experienced through the eyes of a child.
Think Roald Dahl with added Cornish quirkiness!
Stay Brave Brian Gravy is so O-region's first children's show, written by acclaimed writer Carl Grose (Kneehigh, Radio 4, National Theatre) and directed by o-region’s artistic director Simon Harvey (Kneehigh / Blackfish / Rabbit Theatre).
Cast includes Ben Dyson, Catherine Lake and Ciaran Clarke.
Child (16 and under) £5
Family (2 adults 2 child) £20
Fri31Oct20148:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell
The charming and charismatic Seann Walsh (“The Lie-in King”) brings his “sharp, creative, observational comedy” (Sunday Times) to the St Austell Arts Theatre for just one night.
Seann has managed to search deep inside himself to find the inner strength to get out of bed and come all the way to his support act's car, parked just outside his flat, JUST FOR YOU.
Before you commend him too much for this act of heroism, be aware he will sleep in the car.
In his last show Seann, was living alone and trying to sort himself out.
Now, at 28 years of age, Seann returns with his aptly named new show ’28’ which finds him now living with his girlfriend, and she is trying to sort him out.
Seann is well-known for his many TV appearances on top comedy shows including Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Stand Up For The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Alan Carr’s Chatty Man.
He has also had his own series Seann Walsh World, is a regular team captain on E4’s Virtually Famous and is also becoming well know for his acting roles in Big Bad World (Comedy Central) and BBC1’s new series Monks.
Tickets - £14
Thu06Nov20148:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell
Phil Beer, from Show of Hands, is one of the most popular ambassadors for UK acoustic roots music.
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.
As a solo artist, Phil released Rhythm Methodist in 2004, a double album of songs and instrumentals (re-released on the Talking Elephant label this year). He ran the Show of Hands Riverside studio until 2011 when he moved to a residential setting in order to concentrate on editing a series of solo and band albums for release later in 2014. The first of which being a double live album.
Phil’s repertoire centres on the best of folk music, referencing such luminaries as Richard Thompson, Nic Jones, Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, Steve Ashley, Ralph McTell, Reg Meuross and Johnny Coppin. But a Phil Beer solo gig is far more than a folk concert, as he recounts a raft of fantastic anecdotes, with a cheeky sense of fun.
There will be no support act, Phil will perform a full show of songs, instrumentals and stories from his varied and remarkable career.
Tickets - £12
Thu06Nov20148:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre Truro Road, St Austell,
The Day The Earth Caught Fire
Directed by Val Guest. A Classic, British Science-Fiction movie.
Starring: Edward Judd, Janet Munro & Leo McKern.
Shown as part of the Cornwall Film Festival
This has got to be one of the best sci-fi films ever made.
It features a great plot, a snappy and witty script, characters with real depth and histories, and a (debatably) great ending.
Although the plot is quite similar to that of 'When Worlds Collide', the realism of the characters and setting really lift the whole film far above its contemporaries.
Its use of journalists to tell the story is similar to that of many of the classic works of literary science fiction (HG Wells' War Of The Worlds or John Wyndham's Kraken Wakes for example) and it follows a similar apocalyptic template as well.
The theme of mankind's actions causing havoc for the globe, which was originally a criticism of the cold war, is still very relevant today for quite different reasons.
The parallel with global warming is obvious, and the graphic depiction of the effects of this are all the more disturbing because we see similar effects, on a smaller scale, around the world on a day to day basis.
The film is shocking in its bleak vision of the havoc that mankind has brought upon himself.
Basically, this is the benchmark for all quality science-fiction, having won the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay.
Fri28Nov20147:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell
Gonzo Moose Theatre Company
Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation.
Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime! Expect a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums, empty marshes, dark secrets, convoluted plots and lots and lots of fog. This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 90 mins of fast paced fun and thrilling action.
Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes, What The Dickens? has something to entertain the whole family.
Since exploding onto the scene in 2000, Gonzo Moose has become renowned for its accessible brand of stage comedy which combines improvisation, music, physical theatre and clowning.
Fast Frantic and Funny!
16 & Under: £8.00
Family (2 adults/ 2 16 & Under): £30.00