Drama

  • 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
    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
    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.

  • 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 )

    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
    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 )

    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