St Austell Players

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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