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  • Comedy

    • Sun
      08
      Feb
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      Miracle Theatre Company present

      "Dr Livingstone, I Presume"

      Cornwall's much loved theatre company presents its own version of a memorable slice of history, in a performance influenced by Victorian Music Hall, including caustic comedy, second rate spectacle, dubious magic, dodgyventriloquism and breath-taking burlesque, the show will genuinely appeal to all ages.

      The epic story of one man’s obsession to discover the source of the Nile and transform an entire continent single-handed - and of a woman left behind…

      For more information, or to book tickets, click here.

    • Fri
      20
      Feb
      2015
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      Rabbit Theatre

      "Dracula"

      The team that brought you the award-winning ‘Great Expectations’ have got their teeth into Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the vampire.

      Writer, Andrew McPherson, director, Simon Harvey and “outrageously versatile” actor David Mynne bring you a one-man performance of Dracula.

      Blood, bats and sexy lady vampires.

      A madman eating flies.

      Coffins, crucifixes, crypts and the Count!

      It's all here in this new adaptation of Bram Stoker's gothic pot-boiler!

      Be warned: this monstrous, disturbing and completely batty tale of dark deeds and the Un-Dead, will thrill and seduce you!

      "Listen to them... the children of the night. What music they make!"

      Suitable for adults and older children (12+)

      Rabbit Theatre website
      Reviews from Great Expectations

      WILDFIRE Critic’s Choice Award – Exeter Ignite Festival 2013
      What’s On Cornwall Awards 2014 - Nominated for Best Show

      Reviews

      "Mesmerising theatre at its best from a legend of the Cornish scene"; Lee Trewhela: The West Briton
      "Great Expectations - billed as 'deft, dark, delightful and definitely Dickens' - is both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless."; Sue Cade: Wildfire - the daily critical review of the Exeter Ignite Festival

      "This is theatre at its most accessible, at its heart a performance that astounds and delights in equal measure."; Belinda Dillon: Exeunt Magazine

      Tickets :
      Adults : £8.00        (£9.00 On The Door)
      Concessions : £7.00  
          (£8.00 On The Door)
      Under16s : £6.00     
       (£7.00 On The Door)

      NB On The Door prices subject to availability

      For more information, or to book tickets, click here.

    • Wed
      18
      Mar
      2015
      Sat
      21
      Mar
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      Abigail's Party

      By Mike Leigh

      Mike Leigh's Iconic play is set in the 1977. There were only two  television channels and ITV staff were on strike. Everyone watched the West End sell out play "Abigail's Party" on the BBC with Alison Steadman in the lead, it set the  nation alight.

      The Queen's Silver Jubilee is being celebrated throughout the nation and Commonwealth. Red Rum has won the Grand National for the third time. Everyone is humming "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees from the smash hit movie "Saturday Night Fever" which is playing day and night on the pirate radio station Radio Caroline.

      Suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbours Angela and Tony to drinks and snacks. Also invited is Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail, is giving a party at which her mother would be less than welcome.

      At first, good will and fatuous small talk abound; but the sense of growing marital strain between Beverly and Laurence, Susan's growing anxiety as to what is happening at her daughter's party (increasingly evident  through the sound of rock music penetrating the room!), and the supreme tactlessness of various remarks by Beverly and Angela generate a rising tension.

      This smug suburban world is finally shattered when horrific reality breaks through the comfortable facade and what promises to be a pleasant evening turns out to be a drinks party from hell!

      This timeless black comedy of manners will leave you squirming,cringing and roaring with laughter as you return, for most of you, to a happy suburban home...??

      For more information, or to book tickets, click here.

    • Fri
      27
      Mar
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      This is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an afterhours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.

      You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…..this way please & mind the stairs!

      Have a look and a listen to them by clicking here.

      (NB This event was to have taken place at the Old Press Gallery in St Austell.  Please note that it's now taking place at St Austell Arts Theatre, on the A390, on the south-western edge of St Austell)

      Tickets: Standard £8

        Child/ OAP £6    Family £22

      For more information, or to book tickets, click here.

    • Tue
      23
      Jun
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts theatre

      SALT ROAD

      Anna Maria Murphy & Bagas Degol

      Salt Road is peppered with tales of whimsy and wisdom,
      to entrance both young and old alike.

      Kneehigh Theatre’s Anna Murphy and Celtic folk band Bagas Degol present a captivating evening of original stories and music, about the sea and how it shapes us; those who leave, stay behind and come back.

      They tell the story of “Cod” Jolliff, a fisherman, who finds a mysterious diary written by his great-great-great Grandfather, Ebenezer Jolliff, who had left Cornwall, with his two brothers, to preach in Tierra Del Fuego.

      “Cod” decides to undertake an epic journey, to discover the secrets hidden in the diary’s pages.  In doing so, tales are revealed as he travels around our coasts: the Salt Roads.

      Travel along with “Cod” and find out who kissed like a limpet and discover exactly what did Caleb Jolliff see in an iceberg?!

      Writer and storyteller, Anna Murphy has had her work performed by Kneehigh Theatre, Rogue Theatre, C-Scape Dance and BBC Radio 4

      Bagas Degol is a widely respected group on the Celtic music scene; their music perfectly matches the varying moods of the stories.

      Together, they combine to create an evening of simple pleasure to be enjoyed by all.

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £8.00
      Over60s, Students: £6.00

    • Thu
      02
      Jul
      2015
      7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Cornwall One Parent Support Youth Group

      presents

      The village
      By
      Debbie Stephens

      The Cornwall One Parent  Support Youth Group wanted to do a production at a theatre and  manage the project themselves. The end result is The Village production.

      An original script, written by Debbie Stephens, about village events through the years. 

      The youth group choreographed all the dances and have brought to life with acting, song and dance this original script by Debbie Stephens, one of  the parents of a youth group member.

      NB Reserved Seating. Please book in advance.

      Tickets in advance:

      Adult £4         Ages 3 to 17yrs : £2.00
      Under3s : '1p ticket'

    • Fri
      03
      Jul
      2015
      7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Cornwall One Parent Support Youth Group
      presents

      'The Village'
      by
      Debbie Stephens

      The Cornwall One Parent  Support Youth Group wanted to do a production at a theatre and  manage the project themselves. The end result is "The Village " production.

      An original script, written by Debbie Stephens, about village events through the years. 

      The youth group choreographed all the dances and have brought to life with acting, song and dance this original script by Debbie Stephens, one of  the parents of a youth group member.

      NB Reserved Seating. Please book in advance.

      Tickets in advance :
      Adult : £4.00
      Ages 3 to 17yrs : £2.00
      Under3s : '1p ticket'

    • Sat
      04
      Jul
      2015
      7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Cornwall One Parent Support Youth Group
      presents

      'The Village'
      by
      Debbie Stephens

      The Cornwall One Parent  Support Youth Group wanted to do a production at a theatre and  manage the project themselves. The end result is "The Village " production.

      An original script, written by Debbie Stephens, about village events through the years. 

      The youth group choreographed all the dances and have brought to life with acting, song and dance this original script by Debbie Stephens, one of  the parents of a youth group member.

      NB Reserved Seating. Please book in advance.

      Tickets in advance :
      Adult : £4.00
      Ages 3 to 17yrs : £2.00
      Under3s : '1p ticket'

    • Sat
      24
      Oct
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      In 2000, Mari Wilson was chosen to play the iconic Dusty Springfield in the hugely successful UK tour of “Dusty – The Musical”.  Mari’s association with Dusty, acclaimed by many as the best female pop singer to ever emerge out of Britain, continued with Mari’s own sell-out show: “Mari Sings Dusty”, in 2014.

      Now, Mari launches her brand new show “Ready Steady Girls”, featuring songs that influenced Mari as she was growing up.  It features timeless songs, not only by Dusty, but also Petula, Cilla and many others – every song a classic!

      Join Mari, whose own hits include “Just What I Always Wanted” and “Cry Me A River” for a fab evening, with just a hint of theatricality, on her personal, emotional and often hilarious journey through life, as she sings hit, after hit, after hit!

      Every song is a story in its own right and Wilson is a story teller par excellence, extracting meaning and emotion from each one and communicating them impeccably to her audience, her voice as formidable an instrument as ever.  Allaboutjazz.com

    • Sun
      01
      Nov
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Judie TzukeJudie Tzuke

      Judie Tzuke is back on the road with a special gig - her only appearance in Cornwall.

      Judie will perform acoustically at St Austell Atrs Theatre, as part of her "Songs and Stories" tour. This wonderfully intimate concert will give fans the opportunity to enjoy Judie in a show of old songs, new songs and stories from her remarkable life and career.

      Judie is one of the UK's finest singer/songwriters, known throughout the world for her international hit "Stay with me 'til dawn"

      With many Top Ten albums to her credit, including the classic "welcome to the cruise" Judie has buit up a loyal following and now gives her fans the rare opportunity to share an evening together, in her most personal tour to date.

      Despite her successful recording career, the magic and wonder of Judie is best experienced in person at a "live" concert. Over the years, her distinctive voice has improved and fans will realise all over again just what an extraordinary singer and  musician she is.

      "Her voice has lost none of it's cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an instrument of icy allure " The Times.

      " much of the audience has been in love with her since Stay with me 'til dawn echoed around their bedrooms the first time they got their hearts broken"  The Independent

      click here for tickets.http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=240&evId=10137

    • Thu
      26
      Nov
      2015
      Sat
      28
      Nov
      2015
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      A Christmas Carol. Click for more information...

      A Staps Production. A Christmas Carol.

      Scrooge, feared and despised everywhere he showed his scowling face, had the blackest heart in London; a miser with love for nothing except money.

      One Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives three spectral visitors, encounters the bleakest terror and the richest delight, and finds, at last, the true meaning of Christmas.

       

    • Sat
      12
      Dec
      2015
      1:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Mark Thomas

        Author, comedian and activist, MARK THOMAS is coming to the St Austell Arts theatre to give a book reading / signing, based on his book 100 Acts of Minor Dissent