Drama

  • 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

  • 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
    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)

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 8789500
    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
    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)

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 8789500
    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

  • 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

    Or Call (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

  • 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

    Or Call (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
    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

    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