Wed06Nov20197:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
Date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019
(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.
Wed20Nov2019Sat23Nov20197:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
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!
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Fri06Dec2019Sat07Dec20197:00 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
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