Comedy

  • 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
    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

  • 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 ! )

    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

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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