Drama

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Little Mermaid

    'The Little Mermaid'
    by Hans Christian Andersen
    adapted by Pam Gems

    After falling in love with a Prince on her first visit to the surface, the little Mermaid braves a journey to the evil Sea Witch.

    Surrendering both her Mermaid's tail and her voice in exchange for human legs, she heads for the surface once more.

    But any bargains with the Sea Witch come at a price . . .

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    Adults : £10.00
    Under17s : £8.00

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  • 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
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  • 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 )

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Solstice - Tales of Midsummer

    To Life Theatre
    presents

    "Solstice – Tales of Midsummer"
    An original production full of magic and mystery based on ancient folklore of Midsummer.

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.30pm.  Show starts at 8.00pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £8.00
    Concession - £6.00
    ( Over65s, Under16s, Students )

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  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    To Life - Summer Showcase

    To Life Theatre
    presents

    "To Life Summer Showcase"
    To Life presents their spectacular summer showcase!

    Our performing teams will be bringing you a fun filled variety show with everything from Motown classics to your favourite show tunes!

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 1.30pm.  Show starts at 2.00pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £7.00
    Concession - £5.00
    ( Over65s, Under16s, Students )

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  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Alan Ayckbourn : 'Confusions'St Austell Players
    present

    'Confusions'

    by Alan Ayckbourn

    Confusions is a riotous set of interlinked one-act plays dealing with human eccentricities and the dilemma of loneliness, but with sharply pointed undertones.

    Ayckbourn demonstrates his enormous qualities as a comic writer and his unmatched ear for conversation.

     

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Under17s

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Touch Theatre 'Precious Little'Touch Theatre
    present

    'Precious Little'

    Written by Madeleine George

    This September, Touch Theatre goes on tour again, this time with a comic drama that deals with adult themes.

    The biological clock is ticking for Brodie,  a determined, focussed but detached Professor of Linguistics.

    The chosen donor ( interests include stand up comedy and kayaking ) has turned out a success, girlfriend is happy with the idea and all is set to ensure that Brodie’s superior genes  are passed on.

    But life doesn’t always fit neatly into researched plans and a trip to the zoo and a connection with a talking ape look set to change Brodie’s outlook on life for ever.

    What people have said about Precious Little :

    A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded but often comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    An 80 minute little gem that makes a big impression - San Francisco Chronicle

    Precious Little was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb as part of Summerworks 2009, their annual festival of new plays.

    What audience members have said about Touch Theatre

    ‘loved the combination of meaning and humour’
    ‘challenging, funny and disturbing all in one’
    ‘superb acting, imaginative staging, thought provoking script’
    ‘brilliant piece of theatre’

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  Show starts at 7.30pm

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard - £10.00

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  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    3:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kim HIcks' 'Courtship'Kim Hicks :

    'Courtship'

    Scenes from the novels of Jane Austen

    Enchanting one-woman show, based on the works of Jane Austen.

    Courtship is Kim Hicks’ longest running one-woman show.  In the years since Kim first created the show, in 1981, Jane Austen’s novels have been turned into an array of film and TV spectaculars and her popularity with an ever increasing audience has grown year on year.

    What is often lost though, in these adaptations, is the delightfully rich voice of Austen herself as narrator – not so with Courtship.

    All the extracts in the show are unabridged, each picked to reflect an aspect of this ongoing theme in Austen’s novels and often chosen to highlight her excellence as a remarkably fine writer of comedy.

    Courtship was the first one-woman Jane Austen show and has outlasted those that followed for good reason: Kim’s infectious delight in the exquisite perfection of Austen’s works.  The show captivates its audience from start to finish.

    Not one drop of humour is missed and each word or phrase, so painstakingly crafted by Miss Austen, is given the clarity and expression it deserves.

    Those new to Austen’s work will be delighted and entertained; as will established Austen fans, who will rejoice in the perfect re-creation of her memorable characters and faultless language.
    Click here to Book Tickets in advance :  ( price includes a Cornish Cream Tea )
    Standard : £7.50
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  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

     

    Muntjac Theatre - "There's No Country"

    Muntjac Theatre - "There's No Country"

    http://bit.ly/2xOnq45

    'There's No Country' is an exploration of the complexities of immigration, written and devised by the company.
    The piece is inspired by the topic of immigration with a particular focus on Cornwall. It's a tale of belonging and integration which will include live singing and physical theatre.

    When you leave your country, you remember to pack your toothbrush but be careful not to leave half your soul behind. Mother Tongue is gentle but she's gone now, can you still truly express yourself without her warm embrace?

    Lines on a map, laws in a court, or even the widest oceans don't change the fact that I, like you, am human.

    Adults: £10
    Under 18s: £8 (Age reccomendation: 12+)
    Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/2xOnq45
    or by ringing The Hall for Cornwall on 01872 262 466.

     

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    The Importance Of Being Earnest Weds 15th, Thurs 16th & Fri: 17th Performances begin at 7.30pm.  Bar open from 6.30pm.  Sat 18th November: Performance begins at 7.00pm.  Bar open from 6.00pm

    Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief both find themselves sometimes pretending to be someone they are not.

    When Algernon discovers that his friend has created a fictional brother whenever he needs a reason to escape the dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever-increasing confusion.

    They don't come any wilder than Oscar Wilde's wonderful classic comedy of manners, morals and morality.

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  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    September in the RainIf the dismal autumn weather has plunged you into gloom, come and have a laugh with Toppers Theatre Group when they present John Godber's comedy, 'September in the Rain' at the St Austell Arts Centre.

    Jack and Liz, a Yorkshire coal miner and his equally gritty wife, have their annual September holiday in Blackpool every year.
    We share their journeys, their ups and downs, and their meetings with Mavis, Sam and Mary.
    They take us to Tussaud’s, on the famous Blackpool donkeys, the big dipper, and, of course, into the Tower, on this funny, irritating, nostalgic and poignant adventure.

    Straight off a successful tour in West Yorkshire, Roy Byrom plays Yorkshire miner Jack Monroe, and Julie Johnston his long suffering wife Liz as they go on their annual holiday to Blackpool over the years - through tears, laughter, ice cream and sandcastles.

    September in the Rain charts the life of Yorkshire couple Jack and Liz told through their annual summer holiday jaunt across the Pennines to Blackpool, which has been a ritual for over 40 years.

    It’s the golden age of donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripey deckchairs, ice cream, rolled-up trousers and knotted hankies.

    John Godber's hilarious comedy conjures up this lost world so vividly you will almost feel the sand in your socks and hear the rain bouncing off your pac-a-mac.

    Jack is a strong-minded but good-hearted Yorkshire miner who cannot abide dirt and mess in any other part of his life.

    Liz is a Liverpudlian housewife who sometimes cannot understand her husband’s reluctance to hold her hand.

    They bicker, fall out, become friends again.

    Even after the years have passed, the pair are still very much in love with each other and Blackpool.

    Join Jack and Liz as they dip in and out of time together recalling their first holiday as newlyweds, to their last, sharing memories filled with tears and laughter, fish and chips and wet and windy promenades in September.

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  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Swan Lake - The PlayTo Life Productions presents a mystical and bewitching retelling of Swan Lake.

    With musical elements and a variety of storytelling techniques, we present to you a revived rendition of the timeless classic we have known throughout our lives.

    Normally performed as the popular ballet made famous by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov; the To Life cast are taking the production out of its ballet form and into a play.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard: £8.00
    Concessions: £7.00 

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  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Pied Piper

    To Life Academy’s junior teams present their fabulous Christmas show.

    This magical re-telling of the classic tale of The Pied Piper is sure to be a fantastic show.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard: £7.00
    Under 10's: £5.00

    Click here to Book your Tickets Online
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    Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
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