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  • Comedy

    • Sun
      05
      Oct
      2014
      7:30 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.

      Tickets £19.50

      Book your tickets here

    • Sat
      25
      Oct
      2014
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      O-Region Theatre

      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.

      Tickets:

      Adult  £7

      Child (16 and under)  £5

      Family (2 adults 2 child) £20

      Book your tickets here

    • Fri
      31
      Oct
      2014
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, Truro Road, St Austell

      The charming and charismatic Seann Walsh (“The Lie-in King”) brings his “sharpcreative, 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 Seannwas living alone and trying to sort himself out.

      Now, at 28 years of ageSeann 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

      Book your tickets here

    • Thu
      06
      Nov
      2014
      8:00 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

      Book your tickets here

    • Thu
      06
      Nov
      2014
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre Truro Road, St Austell,

      The Day The Earth Caught Fire

      Directed by Val Guest. 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.

      Tickets £5

      Book your tickets here

    • Fri
      28
      Nov
      2014
      7:30 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 fogThis 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 changesstupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokesWhat 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!

      Tickets:

      Adult: £10.00

      16 & Under: £8.00

      Family (2 adults/ 2 16 & Under): £30.00

      Book your tickets here

    • 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
    • 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

      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      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.

      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £10.00

      Or Phone (01726) 879500

       

    • 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.

      Click here to Book your Tickets in Advance:
      Adults : £10.00
      Under 17s : £8.00
      Or Phone (01726) 879500

    • 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

      Click below to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £14.50
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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
      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £9.50
          ( including a welcome glass of Feast Fizz! )
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      ting

    • 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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    • 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)

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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)

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    • 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.

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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

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    • 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

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    • 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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    • 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

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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 :
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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 :
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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
      14
      Dec
      2016
      6:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Squashbox Theatre : The Christmassy Christmas Show'The Christmassy  Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

      (A show all about sausages.          Not really, it’s about Christmas.)

      Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!

      Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the Brussels sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the “beautiful” Christmas fairy..

      Learn about Yuletide traditions old and new, hear the story of the first Christmas tree and even explore some festive science.

      The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts - all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

      Squashbox Theatre website

      Approximately 60 minutes long.

      For children aged 5+ and their families.

      “Craig has a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious. An engaging entertainer to be treasured." The Cornishman

      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Adult : £5.00
      Child : £4.00
      Family : £15.00
      (2Adult, 2Child)

      Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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    • Fri
      24
      Feb
      2017
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Steve Knightley Steve Knightley announces highly anticipated 2018 solo tour – and there’s a twist.

      As the frontman and songwriter of British folk heavyweights Show of Hands, Steve Knightley boasts an impressive back catalogue. He’s regularly cited by emerging artists as a source of inspiration.
      But who has ignited and fuelled Knightley’s creative spark throughout his decades of craftsmanship?

      His 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’ seeks to answer that question. Of course the set list will be peppered with his now-classic gems such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’ and ‘Country Life’. But in a rare glimpse into his personal playlist, Knightley will also be paying tribute to artists such as Dylan, Carthy, Bowie, Springsteen, Tull and Radiohead, all of whom have influenced him greatly along the way.

      Steve Knightley’s enduring appeal is perhaps in some part due to the fact that he is as at home in a folk club in East Devon as he is gracing the stage of a sell-out Royal Albert Hall concert.

      The Show of Hands fanbase extends to luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, who has described them as ‘one of the great English bands’. With his songwriting and commentary more razor-sharp and relevant than ever, Knightley continues to remain at the cutting-edge of folk, roots and acoustic music.

      Steve says, “The 2018 solo tour gives me an excuse to bring out songs from some of my favourite artists, and also to share plenty stories of life on the road – both usually reserved for late nights around a campfire.”

      “Committed and distinctive songs of love, conscience and history” BBC Radio 2

      Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy an evening in the company of one of Folk music's legends.

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £18.00

      ( Sorry! No Concessions )

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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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    • 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

      ( Students with ID, Unemployed )
      ( Proof of entitlement to any concession will be required on the door )

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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

      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 and 'Bookends' Fowey

    • 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 )
      ( Proof of entitlement to any concession will be required on the door )

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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 :
      Standard - £8.00
      Concession - £6.00
      ( Over65s, Under16s, Students )

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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 )

      Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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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

      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      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 


      Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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    • 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.

      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard - £12.00
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    • Mon
      23
      Oct
      2017
      6.00pm - 9.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

      EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING
      A VOLUNTEER FOR THE ARTS CENTRE?

      Volunteer evening posterjpg

      Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, & to have fun.

      Find out how you can help. Just pop in to the Bar at the
      Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, on Monday 23rd October, any time between 6pm & 9pm, for a chat about what's involved.

      Do you…

      Have a little spare time?
      Enjoy meeting people?
      Have a skill to offer?
      Or, just want to help?

      The St Austell Arts Centre is looking to increase its number of volunteers to help with a range of activities.
      Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and to have fun.
      Here are just a few ways you can help us!

      Front of House – “Tickets, please…”
      Most of our volunteers help out on the night of performances, as Front of House staff. It takes 3 – 5 volunteers to staff each show we put on.
      Front of house staff are crucial members of our team, providing a welcoming face to greet our audience, tear tickets, help people to find seats and make sure the building is safe and well-organised during performances, as well as tidying up after the public have gone home. They need to be here an hour before the performance starts and be able to stay until the audience has left.
      The only qualifications you need are a friendly smile and a willingness to help. Your job will be to make the audience feel welcome, have a good time and send them home with a smile on their face.

      Bar work – “Service with a smile…”
      If you would like to help out working behind our bar, we are always looking for more people to support our busy bar team. You don’t need any previous bar experience, but it can be quite a demanding job on busy show nights, so you need to be prepared to be on your feet a lot!
      You’ll need to be able to work a cash register – but, we can teach you that! – and, if you’re able to commit more time, make occasional trips to the cash and carry to make sure we have all the stock we need.
      Do let us know if you are interested in working behind the bar, and keeping it clean. The bar staff are usually needed from an hour before show time until the audience has gone and everything is tidied up.

      Sprucers – “You can help us clean up!”
      We always need willing hands to keep the place clean, do routine maintenance work and generally make us a clean, attractive and welcoming place to visit.

      Lighting Box – “Sound, lights, action!”
      If you’re interested in the technical side of putting on shows, then we’re interested in hearing from you!
      We’re looking to build up an enthusiastic and committed team to help with lighting, sound, maintenance of equipment and all other technical aspects of running out theatre.

      Admin support – “You’re just my type…!”
      If you’re a good organiser, with admin skills, you might like to help run our volunteer rota, or help to manage our Friends scheme. So, if you “Excel” at spreadsheets and have a love of databases, please let us know!

      Publicity – “Read all about it!”
      It would be great to have a small team of people who can help distribute leaflets and posters. We also need someone to contact organisations to interest groups to come to our events.


      If you would like to help us in any way, please do come along.  We’d love to hear from you and really appreciate all offers of help.

    • Thu
      26
      Oct
      2017
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

       

      Muntjac Theatre - "There's No Country"

      Muntjac Theatre - "There's No Country"

      http://bit.ly/2xOnq45

      'There's No Country' is an exploration of the complexities of immigration, written and devised by the company.
      The piece is inspired by the topic of immigration with a particular focus on Cornwall. It's a tale of belonging and integration which will include live singing and physical theatre.

      When you leave your country, you remember to pack your toothbrush but be careful not to leave half your soul behind. Mother Tongue is gentle but she's gone now, can you still truly express yourself without her warm embrace?

      Lines on a map, laws in a court, or even the widest oceans don't change the fact that I, like you, am human.

      Adults: £10
      Under 18s: £8 (Age reccomendation: 12+)
      Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/2xOnq45
      or by ringing The Hall for Cornwall on 01872 262 466.

       

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

      The Importance Of Being Earnest Weds 15th, Thurs 16th & Fri: 17th Performances begin at 7.30pm.  Bar open from 6.30pm.  Sat 18th November: Performance begins at 7.00pm.  Bar open from 6.00pm

      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.

      Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £10.00
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    • Fri
      24
      Nov
      2017
      Sat
      25
      Nov
      2017
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

      September in the RainIf the dismal autumn weather has plunged you into gloom, come and have a laugh with Toppers Theatre Group when they present John Godber's comedy, 'September in the Rain' at the St Austell Arts Centre.

      Jack and Liz, a Yorkshire coal miner and his equally gritty wife, have their annual September holiday in Blackpool every year.
      We share their journeys, their ups and downs, and their meetings with Mavis, Sam and Mary.
      They take us to Tussaud’s, on the famous Blackpool donkeys, the big dipper, and, of course, into the Tower, on this funny, irritating, nostalgic and poignant adventure.

      Straight off a successful tour in West Yorkshire, Roy Byrom plays Yorkshire miner Jack Monroe, and Julie Johnston his long suffering wife Liz as they go on their annual holiday to Blackpool over the years - through tears, laughter, ice cream and sandcastles.

      September in the Rain charts the life of Yorkshire couple Jack and Liz told through their annual summer holiday jaunt across the Pennines to Blackpool, which has been a ritual for over 40 years.

      It’s the golden age of donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripey deckchairs, ice cream, rolled-up trousers and knotted hankies.

      John Godber's hilarious comedy conjures up this lost world so vividly you will almost feel the sand in your socks and hear the rain bouncing off your pac-a-mac.

      Jack is a strong-minded but good-hearted Yorkshire miner who cannot abide dirt and mess in any other part of his life.

      Liz is a Liverpudlian housewife who sometimes cannot understand her husband’s reluctance to hold her hand.

      They bicker, fall out, become friends again.

      Even after the years have passed, the pair are still very much in love with each other and Blackpool.

      Join Jack and Liz as they dip in and out of time together recalling their first holiday as newlyweds, to their last, sharing memories filled with tears and laughter, fish and chips and wet and windy promenades in September.

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    • Fri
      01
      Dec
      2017
      Sat
      02
      Dec
      2017
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

      Swan Lake - The PlayTo Life Productions presents a mystical and bewitching retelling of Swan Lake.

      With musical elements and a variety of storytelling techniques, we present to you a revived rendition of the timeless classic we have known throughout our lives.

      Normally performed as the popular ballet made famous by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov; the To Life cast are taking the production out of its ballet form and into a play.

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard: £8.00
      Concessions: £7.00 

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    • Sun
      10
      Dec
      2017
      7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

      Rock Choir - Sun 10th December - 7.00pm

      Rock Choir - Sun 10th December - 7.00pm

      FOR THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO ROCK, WE SALUTE YOU!

      This special one-off concert, with live music, from Rock Choir Cornwall, is presented by SALSA (St Austell Library Supporters' Association).

      All tickets £5.00. All tickets MUST be booked in advance. Tickets only available from St Austell library: email - staustell.library@cornwall.gov.uk or call 0300 1234 111

      If you are a registered carer, or are looking after someone, upon proof, you will be entitled to a free ticket for this concert.

    • Sat
      16
      Dec
      2017
      2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

      Pied Piper

      To Life Academy’s junior teams present their fabulous Christmas show.

      This magical re-telling of the classic tale of The Pied Piper is sure to be a fantastic show.

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard: £7.00
      Under 10's: £5.00

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    • Sat
      03
      Feb
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Film : 'Loving Vincent'

      Cast: Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory, Eleanor Tomlinson, John Sessions, Chris O’Dowd, Robert Gulaczyk.

      Directors : Hugh Welchman, Dorota Kobiela.
      'Loving Vincent' is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan

      The film, the world’s first oil-painted animation explores the life and mysterious, controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

      Hand painted in oils by around 100 artists, this distinctive animation draws inspiration from the feverish paintings of Vincent Van Gogh to explore the nature of his death. The story is set one year after the troubled painter passes away, from a gunshot wound to his stomach.

      Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), an occasional model for the artist and the son of postman Joseph (Chris O’Dowd) has been charged by his father to take an undelivered letter from Van Gogh to his brother Theo. Initially unenthusiastic, Roulin plunges into a personal odyssey through which he tries to unpick the details surrounding the death of the “father of modern art”.

      “The fact that every frame of Loving Vincent was oil-painted, in a process that took six years, would be remarkable enough in itself. But painted to look exactly like the work of Vincent Van Gogh? That’s something else.... Corn fields shimmer and rustle with slight flickers of the impasto. The night sky sparkles and swirls. And faces – even the recognisable ones of a noted British cast – pose for a set of portraits that are rarely short of captivating. “  Tim Robey, The Telegraph

      NB Reserved Seats

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £7.50
      Unwaged : £5.50

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    • Tue
      13
      Feb
      2018
      Sat
      17
      Feb
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

       

      Babes in the Wood

      Babes in the Wood

      Music, comedy and fun for all the family!

      Tuesday 13th - Sat 17th February.
      Evenings: 7.30pm
      Saturday Matinee: 2.30pm

      Tickets on sale from Burrows Estate Agents: 01726 77748

       

    • 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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    • Sat
      17
      Mar
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Cardboard Citizen's : 'Cathy'

      St Austell Arts Centre in association with St Petroc’s Society
      present
      Cardboard Citizens : ‘Cathy’
      By Ali Taylor

      Following its 5-Star hit run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in association with St. Petroc’s Society, Cathy comes to Cornwall, as part of a campaign to end homelessness in the region. Cathy tells the story of one woman’s fight for her home, her life and her rights.

      ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Reviews Hub ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fife Today
      ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Theatre Full Stop ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scotland's The Daily Mail ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The 730 Review

      Settled …. Until suddenly you’re not…
      Candid, poignant and intimate, award-winning playwright Ali Taylor's critically acclaimed play is a powerful and timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiraling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of the forced relocation. Cathy tells the story of one woman’s fight for her home, her life and her rights.
      Exploring resonances in today’s society with the story told in the ground-breaking Ken Loach film, Cathy Come Home, 50 years ago, Cathy is directed by Cardboard Citizens' Artistic Director, Adrian Jackson.

      The performance will include an interactive style debate in classic Forum Theatre style.
      Forum Theatre is a style of theatre that empowers the audience to change the outcome and have their say on one of society’s most topical subjects today meaning every performance will be a completely unique experience.
      Audience members will be encouraged to suggest different actions and outcomes for the narrative, helping to actively engage with the issues that the plays presents and change the course of the character’s lives.
      And, don't worry! Audience members can be as involved as they decide, whether choosing to get up on stage and act themselves or just sit back and watch as the story is rewritten in front of their eyes.
      This revival of Cathy features its original acclaimed cast: Alex Jones, Amy Loughton, Cathy Owen and Hayley Wareham.

      All proceeds from the performance will go to St Petroc’s Society.
      “Our mission is to provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. Within resources available, we strive to provide the best quality of services possible. Our primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16 - 65 for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.”

      Cardboard Citizens website
      It's Time To Act    
      website

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      Standard : £10.00
      Concessions : £7.00
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    • Thu
      22
      Mar
      2018
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      To Life Productions 'The Beats of Broadway'To Life Productions
      presents

      Back by Popular DemandTo Life presents their Spectacular Musical Showcase!

      The Beats of Broadway returns with a whole new line up of hits from your favourite musicals, including Oliver!, Les Miserables, Bugsy Malone, Mary Poppins, and many more!

      An evening of classic show tunes brought to you by the talented and energetic Lifers team

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      Standard - £8.00

      ( Over65s, Under16s, )
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    • Wed
      11
      Apr
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly

      Maggie Bell & Dave Kellyonly appearance in Cornwall!

      An evening with two champions of the British R&B scene: two great voices, two great reputations and one wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times...... and, no doubt, lots of fun!

      Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly renewed their partnership in 2016 after a two year lay-off with some selected venues and festivals in the UK and Canada, and will tour the UK again in 2018, playing just a few select venues.

      The pair's on-stage chemistry is immediately apparent, stemming from their love and respect for the music they play as well as the deep knowledge of the genre.  Their stage craft is as would be expected from two professionals with a collective experience of 100 years, but this is no slick show wheeled out with any predictability.  Indeed when Maggie and Dave take to the stage 'anything can happen' (and often does!).

      Although both coming originally out of blues/soul explosion of the late 1960s their repertoire is far broader than just that. When they first got together in 2007, they both wished to sing 'any song that took their fancy', so the set includes folk, rock, country, gospel as well as blues and soul.

      Maggie Bell
      Scotland's Queen of Soul, founder member of Stone the Crows, later had an incredibly successful solo career on both sides of the Atlantic, now back on the music scene after a 20 year lay off.  Maggie was a resounding hit at the Led Zeppelin reunion concert in 2008.

      Dave Kelly
      London's slide guitar king, having learned his trade in the backing bands of, and recording with, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Son House & Junior Wells to name but five blues legends of his acquaintance.  Dave is a founder member of The Blues Band, still wowing audiences after nearly 30 years on the road.

      One promoter commented:
      "I don't know how they make such a sound with one guitar and two voices - they sound like a full band."

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £15.00
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      or visit CRBO at St Austell TIC
      Southbourne Road (A390) or Rail Station

       

    • Sat
      21
      Apr
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Mitch Benn

       

      “Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman

      Congratulations!  It's 2018 and you're still here!

      So is Mitch, ( "the country's leading musical satirist" The Times) looking backwards, forwards and sideways trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time.

      Join him as he looks back over what for the lack of a better word he still refers to as his "career" and ponders where he - and indeed all of us - might be going next.  

      "A seriously talented laugh-maker, musician and satirist. Mitch Benn should be more widely known and appreciated. He’s Britain’s answer to Tom Lehrer”; The Swindonian

      A stalwart of BBC Radio 4's 'Now Show' for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of 'Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle', a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast - 'The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn', 'Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke' and 'Mitch Benn Has Left The Building'.
      He also co-presented with Harry Shearer, BBC Radio 2's 'Anatomy Of A Guitar' and presented ‘Spank The Plank' for BBC Radio 4.  More recently, he appeared on (and won) BBC1 television's 'Celebrity Mastermind'!

      “Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian

      Mitch is the author of two novels, 'Terra' and 'Terra's World' both published by Gollancz and co-author with Jon Holmes of 'The Twitter History Of The World' the paperback edition of which was published by Prion Books.

      Wit, wisdom and wordplay of the highest order!

      “Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman

      “Mitch Benn remains an optimist, despite the way the world is, and it is his mission to improve the world with words which deflate pomposity and pretence,”
      ★★★★ Scotsgay

      Tickets in advance :
      Adults: £14.00
      Students : £12.50
      Unwaged : £12.50

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    • Wed
      25
      Apr
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, PL25 5HJ

      Gwary Teg

      Roll up! Roll up! Step right this way

      The date is 11th September 1967 and The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour pulls into the Cornish seaside town of Newquay.

      Long-term fan of the band and new Balti House owner Sandeep Chaudary finds himself intricately caught up with their visit.  Events not only lead to him meeting John, Paul, George and Ringo, but also his friends, family and they take their very own surreal tour across the world on the incredible Balti-Celtic carpet ride.

      In this wildly imaginative new play, Alan M. Kent -prize-winning playwright of The Tin Violin, Surfing Tommies and National Minority, takes audiences on an extraordinary journey through time and space.

      Here post-colonialism meets pop -all helped along with a mischievous dusting of (L)ucy in the (S)ky with (D)iamondsand a generous helping of hot and spicy Balti-style Vindaloo…

      Praise for the plays of Alan M. Kent:
      “Last year’s Surfing Tommies was a cracker…” The Sunday Times
      “I have only praise for Alan M. Kent’s writing. He has an amazing ability to use Cornish history deep-rooted within the character and their lives and then combine it with the sort of comedy that has you roaring with laughter.” Cornwall Today
      “Pick of the week? Surfing Tommies – Alan M. Kent’s award-winning drama.” The Guardian
      “The most important Cornish writer of the twenty-first century.” Le Monde
      “History and drama combined in perfect harmony.” Historia
      National Minority is a striking play… the same breath of vision – and a particular human longing – as Irish Drama of the last century. The dialogue is always well written and is totally natural. ” Edward Bond

      N.B. This event is suitable for ages 14+

    • Wed
      16
      May
      2018
      Sat
      19
      May
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Noel Coward's 'Relative Values'

      There is trouble at Marshwood House.
      Felicity, the countess, is dismayed that her errant son plans to marry an American movie star, Miranda Frayle, rather than “someone of his own class”.
      But the countess's displeasure is nothing compared with that of her maid, Moxie, who threatens to quit Marshwood before Miranda arrives.
      The action hinges on the countess's plan to keep Moxie while scuppering the marriage.
      Coward’s satire of snobbery and the class system is stark reminder of former times and attitudes.

      Reserved Seats
      Licensed Bar open from 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm

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      Standard : £10.00
      Under17s: £8.00
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    • Fri
      08
      Jun
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

      Dreadnought SW 'The Cause'

       

      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)

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      Concessions : £8.00

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    • 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.

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £7.50
      Unwaged : £5.50

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    • Fri
      22
      Jun
      2018
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      A Difficult Berth! A Comedy On The High SeasPresented by To Life Productions

      A brand new original comedy set on the high seas!

      Follow Captain Beechworth and his hapless crew as they try to make this special anniversary cruise one to remember for some special guests

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard - £10.00
      Under18s - £8.00
      Over65s - £8.00
      Student - £8.00

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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

      Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard - £7.50
      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

      Click Here To Book  Your Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £20.00
      Reserved Seating
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    • Fri
      24
      Aug
      2018
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Touch Theatre 'Escaped Alone'

      A natter and annihilation

      How do you take your tea? Black with a twist of banality? One anxiety or two?

      ‘Escaped Alone’  showcases four disarming women who maintain the simple pleasures of tea and small talk interspersed with apocalyptic and increasingly absurdist visions of environmental collapse.

      Caryl Churchill’s play deals with the ordinary and the extraordinary,  at one level exploring the fragmented nature of memory and the experience of trauma and at another looking at how the media is reporting and trivialising the effect mankind is having on the planet.

      Touch Theatre is committed to bringing strong political drama to local venues, and is delighted to be touring with an all female cast in this powerful work from one of Britain’s leading playwrights.

      This play conjures up achingly funny visions of a dystopian world.

      Has it already happened?    Did we miss it or is it Apocalypse Dreckly?

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £8.00
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    • Tue
      28
      Aug
      2018
      9:30 amSt Austell Arts Centre

      Make A Film Day

      Make a Film Day!
      Part of our summer school programme, this fabulous day will see participants taking part in the conception, writing, filming and production of their very own film!

      We will be designing and creating our own story, exploring the Arts Centre site to find the perfect scene settings, rehearsing and filming the scenes, before coming together to edit and add music and transitions to our creation!

      Whether you’re interested in acting, filming, music, editing, anything and everything to do with making a film this day will be great for you!

      Suitable from age 5 upwards.

      Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a light lunch and plenty of water!

      Please arrive at the main Arts Centre entrance and meet at the Assembly Room

      Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :  ( Limited numbers )
      Standard : £22.50 
       ( includes a copy of the film on DVD )
      Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500
      Or
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    • Fri
      07
      Sep
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      The SoFF Music September SingThis is music hall of old, meets the new millennium.

      Instead of starchy singer, in tight fitting corsets and oversized hat you get me in a more comfortable outfit and  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 received intense vocal training, later going on to indulge in BV session work at the age of 18 before striking up the decision to go solo at the age of 19.

      With a truly sensational catalogue of recorded and Live performance of international festivals including most of Europe, Colombia S.A, Finland, Israel  and more, Lauren is ploughing into more home grown UK performance that will encourage family and community singing alongside quality entertainment.

      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".

      Tickets in advance :
      Adults : £12.50
      Under16s : £8.00
      Family : £35.00

      ( 2 Adults, 2 Under16s )

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    • Thu
      13
      Sep
      2018
      Sat
      15
      Sep
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Bodmin Musical Theatre 'Sweeney Todd'

      An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.

      The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice.

      Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

      NB Recommended ages 12+ only

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      Adults : £8.00
      Under17s : £7.00
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      or
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    • Sat
      22
      Sep
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Film : Phantom Thread (Cert.15)

      Starring : Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Gina McKee.

      Phantom Thread (15) has much to commend it.
      Mark Kermode includes it in his Top Ten films of 2018.
      Not only is it an Oscar-winning film, it also had another 47 award wins & 97 nominations.  It receives an impressive 91% on the Rotten Tomatoes website and it was chosen by its star, Daniel Day-Lewis, to be the film to feature his last-ever screen performance.

      Set in the glamourous world of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a man whose charisma and genius are matched by his obsessive, controlling personality.

      Together with his sister, a meticulous and Oscar nominated performance from Lesley Manville, they are at the centre of British fashion; dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and Dames, all with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.

      Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life, as his muse and lover.   A once controlled man with plans, he suddenly finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

      Phantom Thread is a stylish, elegant movie.  Its Director, Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will be Blood, Punch Drunk Love) has created a visually stunning film with a sublimely eerie and immaculately constructed web into which its audience will be drawn.  The central performances are masterclasses in acting and the film's impact will stay with the viewer long after the closing credits have rolled.

      Click Here to Book your Tickets Online now :
      Standard : £6.50
      Unwaged : £5.50

      Or Phone Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500
      Or
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    • Fri
      28
      Sep
      2018
      Sat
      29
      Sep
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

      Silver Showtime

      Date: Friday 28th September 2018
      Time: 19:30

      Kernow Campaigners
      present

      'Silver Showtime'

      Celebrating 25 years of raising money for Cornish Children's Charities

      Raising funds for the Childrens' Hospice South West and CLIC Sargent 'Young Lives vs Cancer'

      Reserved Seats

      Tickets in advance :
      Adult : £7.00
      Child (Under13s) : £5.00

    • Fri
      05
      Oct
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      The Hinterland

      After their success at last year’s Plymouth Fringe, Riot Of The Freelance Mind take another tragi-comic look at The Hinterland, a space where we grapple with the tensions of living  creative, validated, fantastical lives alongside earning an income, taking the bins out and walking the dog.

      It’s a No Wo/man’s Land - come and take a peep at our riot!

      Contains quirky, irreverent, self indulgent flights of fancy ...... and necessary bad language.

      Awarded ‘Toast of Plymouth Fringe’ 2017.

      RIOT AUDIENCE FEEDBACK:
      “Absolutely loved your performances – the personal stories really connected and the funny ones really landed!”
      Belly laughs with real poignancy
      “Such a wonderful show with pain, joy, fun, curiosity, sweetness. Very well put together and brilliantly paced!”
      “Really loved the performance in Plymouth. Hope there will be other opportunities for others to see and enjoy it.”
      “There were times when I was laughing in my seat and other times when it was much more emotional- I loved the mix between the two.

      Cast :
      Natasha Buckley, Claire Calverley, Clare Owen, Jane Spurr, Maggie Tagney

      Click Here to Book your Tickets Online now
      Tickets :
      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
      Tickets are non-refundable

    • Sat
      06
      Oct
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

      Remi Harris

      Remi Harris is an exciting guitarist from the UK who’s unique style draws inspiration from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronic and World Music.
      He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham PalaceMontreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC4 Television and live on BBC Radio2 and BBC Radio3.
      In his live shows, Remi plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and many more. He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and the shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing.
      Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale, Do “Re Mi” Fa So La Ti Do.
      Primarily self taught he started playing at the age of 7, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page.
      He played his first concert aged 11 and in his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz.
      Since then he has been growing a reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.

      Remi will be accompanied by Tom Moore on Double Bass.

      “An incredible guitarist” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2
      “Astonishing stuff” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio6 Music
      “Brilliant” Martin Taylor MBE
      “A tremendously gifted player” John Etheridge
      “Terrific” The Telegraph
      “Extraordinary” R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine
      Remi Harris    website

      Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £12.00
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    • Thu
      11
      Oct
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      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!
      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 LPSO meticulously 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
      Over65s : £10.00
      Under16s : £10.00
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    • Fri
      19
      Oct
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Flat Packed Theatre 'Hyde & Seek'

       

      Based on the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Hyde & Seek is a macabre ghost story with occasional spatterings of vaudevillian humour.

      The story expands on the world of the original narrative; and the friendly, yet haunted former stage-door man, Albert, tells a grisly tale of the further misdeeds of Mr Hyde and his ‘acquaintance’ - the tormented genius, Dr Jekyll.

      Using specially designed self contained lighting effects, Hyde and Seek is a chilling and intimate story-telling experience: ghostly figures are glimpsed briefly before vanishing, characters appear out of nowhere, and what you can’t quite see becomes a lot more disconcerting than what you can.

      Set in a long-abandoned theatre in Victorian London, the show has a theme of vaudeville running through it resulting in darkly comic song, dance, puppetry and even ventriloquism, which interweave with the story.

      Written by Ben Oldfield (Cube). Created by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Spillikin) and Ciaran Clarke (Near-Ta Theatre). Performed by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Spillikin). Produced by Jasmine Cole Productions Ltd.

      Recommended only for ages 12+
      Reserved Seats

      Tickets in advance :
      Adults : £10.00
      Under18s : £8.00
      Unwaged : £8.00

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    • Wed
      07
      Nov
      2018
      Sat
      10
      Nov
      2018
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell PL25 5HJ

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      St Austell Players
      present

      'Merry Wives Of Cornwall'

      A comedy about a laundry basket, a fat knight and a bit of love.

      Falstaff is home from the wars in France.  He’s skint and has heard there’s money being made in the mines in Cornwall so he’s here to try his luck. Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, comely wives of local rich men are sure to fall for his charms, aren’t they?

      The lovely Anne Page is being pursued by no less than three suitors, as interested in her parents’ wealth as her charms. Between them, the Host of the Garter and Mistress Quickly lead everyone a merry dance and Falstaff gets his hilarious comeuppance in Shakespeare’s silliest comedy..

      Doors OpenLicensed Bar from 7.00pm.

      This performance starts at 7.30pm.

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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

      Tickets in advance :
      Adults : £10.00
      Under17 : £8.00
      Reserved Seats

    • 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.

      Tickets in advance :
      Standard : £14.00
      Concessions : £12.00

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    • Sat
      08
      Dec
      2018
      6:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      The Shoemaker - To Life Productions

      An enchanting original production inspired by a classic tale.

      A humble shoemaker finding times are tough gets a little help to go on a magical journey where he finds out where his talents truly lie…

      For this very special Christmas show, To Life Productions is teaming up with students from its very own Performing Arts Academy to bring you an extra special show to bring some magic to your Christmas.

      Tickets in advance : Adult, £10.00; Over65, £7.00; Student, £7.00; Under16, £5.00
      Please call 01726 879500 for enquiries about access for anyone with low mobility
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    • Fri
      18
      Jan
      2019
      8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Tango In The NightTango 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 £10.00   
      ( £12.00 On The Door )
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    • Fri
      01
      Feb
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
      ST AUSTELL ARTS THEATRE
      Friday 1st February - 7.30pm
      Tickes £10.00. Available online
      www.psychicmediumnikkikitt.co.uk
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      Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
      As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.Testimonies :-"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

      "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"

      "My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

    • Tue
      19
      Feb
      2019
      Sat
      23
      Feb
      2019
      7.00pm & 2.30pm (Saturday Matinee)St Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

      Trewoon Panto Poster

      Trewoon Pantomime Group's production of Old Mother Hubbard.

      Tues, 19th February - Saturday, 23rd February

      7.00pm & 2.30pm (Saturday Matinee)

      Tickets only available from Burrows Estate Agents

      Duke Street, St Austell: 01726 77748

       

       

    • Sat
      02
      Mar
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

      In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.

      In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook"), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

      Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

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      Tickets £5.00

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      Running time : 135minutes

    • Wed
      13
      Mar
      2019
      Sat
      16
      Mar
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      'Rumours' St Austell PlayersRumours is a riotously funny farce where eight dinner party guests face a nightmare.
      Their host, Charley, has a bullet wound to his earlobe, but he is too dazed to explain how he got it!
      Charley is a prominent government official so a scandal is to be avoided at all costs.
      The guests themselves have too many personal problems to contend with, on top of which, some of them have been involved in a car crash.
      Then there is a second gunshot and the police arrive, asking difficult questions  . . . . . . . . .

      Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
      Adults : £10.00
      Under17s : £8.00
      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

    • Sat
      23
      Mar
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

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      Book tickets here:

      Tickets: £5.00

      Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates the band Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers ever.

      Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career.

      Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

    • Sat
      30
      Mar
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      'A Fete Worse Than Death' To Life ProductionsIts a beautiful day and the residents of an idyllic town are setting up for their Annual Fete.

      The schedule is written, marquees set up and the cakes are baked - what could possible go wrong?!

       

       

       

       

      Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.
      Show starts at 7.30pm
      Show ends approx 9.30pm

      Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance Online :
      Adults : £10.00
      Under18s : £8.00
      Over65s : £8.00
      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
      17
      Apr
      2019
      6:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

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      An evening of local musical talent featuring; Boundless Brothers, Amelia Loveday, Jacob Powley and Sweet Thing Trio.

      Tickets: £6.88

    • Wed
      15
      May
      2019
      Sat
      18
      May
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      St Austell PlayersAll is quiet in the Police Station where the anarchist died – till the Maniac arrives and turns everyone’s world upside down.

      Is she a madwoman, a police inspector, a judge, a forensics expert or even a bishop?

      How did the anarchist die and what is a raptus anyway?

      Was it suicide, was he pushed; maybe it was just an unfortunate accident.

      It all depends which version you take.

      Has she come to help the hapless officers out of the mess they’re in, or to make it even worse for them?

      A night of rollicking farce and physical comedy that might just end up making you think.

      Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
      Adults : £10.00
      Under17s : £8.00
      or
      Phone 01726 879500

    • Thu
      30
      May
      2019
      Sat
      01
      Jun
      2019
      7.00pm / 2.00pm on SaturdaySt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

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    • Sun
      02
      Jun
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Will McNicol & Luke SelbyWill McNicol & Luke Selby
      This is an evening you will not want to miss. These fantastic, young, musicians are destined for the top!
      “ spellbinding...extraordinary ”
      “Will & Luke are two of the brightest musicians currently performing ”
      “Musicians of the highest calibre, playing some of the world's most beautiful music”

      Multi award-winning acoustic guitarist, Will McNicol, and drummer, Luke Selby, draw on influences from Brazilian sambas through to driving West-African rhythms and Celtic folk melodies to North American foot-stomping Blues numbers, to create music that will transport you across the globe, without having to leave your theatre seat!

      Since their formation as a duo in mid 2013, have been gaining rave reviews for their live performances up and down the country. Both highly respected and in-demand instrumentalists in their respective fields, the combination of Will’s intricate melodic fingerstyle playing on both steel and nylon string guitars and Luke’s explosive rhythms on kit and percussion has been making a unique impression.

      Will & Luke combine a worldwide diversity of musical influences with their own virtuosic instrumental ability and sensitive musicality to create an exhilarating live show, full of surprises which have gained them more than just a few standing ovations.

      Their passion for musical traditions from around the world has culminated in a collection of diverse original compositions, as well as reworkings of seminal works in a variety of genres, which have been released as their debut album "Hitchhiker".

      Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
      Earlybird : £11.00  ( £12.00 Full Price ) 
      Tickets are non-refundable
      Plus Special Two-Show Offer £10.00 per show  when bought with The Blackheart Orchestra (11th Oct)

    • Fri
      07
      Jun
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

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      Press Gang has been performing to audiences with their harmonious singing since 2012. We specialise in entertaining our audiences with songs of the sea, songs about Cornwall, and a sprinkling of comedy numbers, all delivered with wit and enthusiasm.
      Our reputation has taken us to Festivals throughout the country, and a Flash Mob Video of us performing ‘Cornwall My Home’ at Gatwick Airport has been seen by well over 500,000 people! We were featured on BBC Spotlight when we performed on board the 'Phoenix' in Charlestown for the Poppy Appeal.
      We have sold some 1500 CDs.  The Fowey branch of the RNLI receive £1.00 from each CD sale. We are about to record our 3rd CD featuring some of our new material.   We are really looking forward to hosting tonight's show, raising money for our own funds which, in turn, enables us to perform at various charity events throughout Cornwall.

      Tonight, we line up with the fabulous Cana, who performed with NoteAbility at Holy Trinity Church in 2018. They were amazing!
      Cana are a classical trio with a laid back style.   Their repertoire is a mix of opera favourites, hits from the musicals and close harmony songs from the 1940's and 50's. International singers, Caroline, Evie and Shelley are three Divas who are passionate about bringing the extraordinary sound of classical voices into more intimate venues.
      Their laid back performance style and top quality voices, alongside songs ranging from Puccini to the Andrews Sisters, will appeal to both opera lovers and those who have never heard the sound of opera up close and personal before.
      In addition to Cana, we are thrilled to have been able to get Jonathan Tucker to sing with us.
      We heard him sing recently at St Johns in St Austell and were blown away by his voice.
      He first started singing when he was 18 when he sang with Restormel Theatre Company. He has subsequently sung with a number of other theatre companies, playing various lead roles.
      You can expect him to sing songs from the shows with a huge amount of passion.
      You are going to love his voice.
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      Click Here to Book your Tickets Online Now
      In advance : £8.00 
         ( £10.00 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

    • Sat
      15
      Jun
      2019
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

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      Do You Think That's Wise?”

      The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier

      Written and performed by Julian Dutton

      (Alistair MacGowan's Big Impression, Pompidou)

      ST AUSTELL ARTS CENTRE SATURDAY, 15TH JUNE – 7.30pm

      Book tickets here by clicking here

      Tickets: £13.00 / £11.00 (unwaged)

      Julian Dutton is an English comedy writer and performer, principally for television and radio, whose work has won a British Comedy Award, a BAFTA, and a Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Comedy. Julian has toured as a support act to Harry Hill and Al Murray. He is also know to many as the Secret Lemonade Drinker, in the famous tv commercials!

      In 2018, Julian wrote and performed a one-man stage tribute to the actor John Le Mesurier, "Do You Think That's Wise?" which he took to the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August and is now touring the UK, including a West End run in London in April & May, 2019.

      In his affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, Julian brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army, one of the UK's most beloved situation comedies.

      As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock – all these setbacks shook him, but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never wavered. The show is packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy.

      The show's title, Do You Think That's Wise, Sir? Is taken from Sergeant Wilson's tactful reply to any one of Captain Mainwaring's ridiculous suggestions. This humourous and touching one-man play reveals the pleasure and the pain of John Le Mesurier's life; the life of a self-styled “jobbing actor”, whose refined and cultured public persona concealed a personal life with more than its fair share of betrayal, heartbreak and sadness.

      Julian is the co-creator and co-writer of the BBC2 comedy series Pompidou starring Matt Lucas, the first visual comedy TV series to be made for almost twenty years, since Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean and which is currently showing in 192 countries on Netflix.

      Described as one of "the best vocal performers around," (BBC Comedy) he was one of the co-creators, main writers and performer on hit BBC One comedy show The Big Impression with Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona, and has also written and starred in several of his own series on BBC Radio 4, as well as writing extensively for many other TV and radio shows.

      Julian Dutton’s show is a joyful and moving celebrationof one of the most popular comic actors of our era.

      You would think that John Le Mesurier was actually stood before you.

      An amazing biographical tale - look out for it on tour.” BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

      An impressionist tour de force” Independent

      Brilliant” Jon Culshaw

      Julian Dutton’s impression is a wonder to behold” Lynn Bowles, BBC Radio.

      One of the best vocal performers around.” BBC Comedy

      A compelling performance.’ ★★★★ Chortle

    • 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

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      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

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      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

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      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
      or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell - at Rail Station or on 'ByPass' - or at Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Fri
      28
      Feb
      2020
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      Kathryn Roberts - Sean :LakemanKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman's 2020 tour “On Reflection” marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.
      Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships.  To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their illustrious career. 

      From the early days of folk supergroup “Equation” through to the current album release “Personae”, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. 

      Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, and winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best DuoKathryn and Sean 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 and supreme musicianship is shown to best effect when they share the stage together – the quality shines through.
      Stripped back to their simple, pure talent, with an ever-evolving, eclectic, repertoire, Kathryn & Sean 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 RusbySeth LakemanCara DillonThe LevellersBilly BraggFrank TurnerImelda MayBellowhead and Show of HandsKathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. 

      “It’s folk music for the modern age.” -The Telegraph
      “These guys are something very special” - Acoustic Magazine

      Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee

      Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
      Standard : £15.00
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      or at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston

       

    • Sun
      15
      Mar
      2020
      7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

      John Spiers and Peter Knight

      Peter Knight & John Spiers

      (Formerly Steeleye Span)         (Formerly Bellowhead) 

      "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”

      Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
      Standard : £15.00
      or Phone 01726 879500
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      or at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston

    • 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