Drama

  • 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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    Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on 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
    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

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 879500
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in
    St Ives, Penzance, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, St Austell, Liskeard, Launceston, Looe plus Heartlands, Pool Redruth