What’s On

  • Sat
    03
    Jul
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    David Mynne : 'The Canterbury Tales'Welcome to ‘The Canterbury’, an Olde English Inn,
    Infamous around these parts for villainy and sin.
    The floor is caked in sawdust, for soaking up the spit,
    And the air is thick with stories told with wisdom, guile and wit.
    Some stories are romantic, some are bawdy, others scary
    And there are tales about the devil that should make you oh so wary,
    Some are beautifully poetic and some a little coarser;
    A medieval medley from the pen of Geoffrey Chaucer! 

    From the company that brought you 'A Christmas Carol', 'Dracula' and 'The Odyssey' comes a One-man performance of 'The Canterbury Tales'.
    David Mynne has an enviable reputation for providing amongst the best and most entertaining One-Man shows in the UK.    David was also seen in Kneehigh Theatre’s production of “Fup” at Heligan Gardens.

    David Mynne : 'The Canterbury Tales'

    Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, 'The Canterbury Tales' paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the Middle-Ages.
    All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny, serious and sometimes shocking, short stories.
    Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with the usual irreverence, wit and silliness!

    Expect archaic naughtiness and nonsense!
    Possibly tights and a codpiece!
    Definitely medieval swearing!
    Let's party like it's 1387!
    This is Chaucer... but not as you think you know it!

    A Christmas Carol was beautiful – apparently simple theatre with just one actor but you go home remembering a cast of dozens! He is a genius. – Richard Wolfenden-Brown: Director The Plough Arts Centre(on ‘A Christmas Carol’)

    David Mynne’s performance is exquisite: a masterclass in the telling of tales, it needs to be seen” – Ciaran Clarke: Arts End of Nowhere.

    NB This event is scheduled to be an Open-Air show but may be held in the Theatre, depending upon Covid-19 regulations at the time

    Tickets in advance :  Click Here to Book Online Now or Phone CRBO on 07900 817608
    Adults 
    : £10.00
    Children (Ages 12 to 16years) : £5.00
    Tickets are non refundable.
    Suitable for Adults and Older Children (12+).

  • Fri
    23
    Jul
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Flats & Sharps

     

    'Flats & Sharps'
    Adrenalin-fuelled, banging bluegrass goodness!
    Performances wrapped in fun filled shows
    guaranteed to get your feet tapping and bellies laughing

    In early 2011, four 17 year-old mates from college thought that maybe they could earn a bit of pocket money by forming a folk/bluegrass band and busking in and around their home town of Penzance.

    Today, ten years on, their incredible skill on their instruments, their luscious harmonies and their sheer joy at performing such infectious music have helped Flats and Sharps build a reputation for themselves as the hottest band of their style in the UK.

    Flats and Sharps is a fantastic, four-piece bluegrass outfit delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass music to audiences all around the world. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs.

    Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, with an incredible stage presence and energy to create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.

    Over their time together, the band have made their presence known all around the world, including multiple tours in Australia, Europe and around the UK. Now, for the first-time, the boys from Flats and Sharps are ready to bring their good-time, feel-good music to the St Austell Arts Centre – Yeeha!

    NB  This is a Seated, Outdoor event. At the time of booking, we're planning for this show to be performed in the Open-Air.  However, if conditions and Government guidelines permit, the Show may be moved inside, into the Theatre.

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 6.30pm, with assisted service. The Show starts at 7.30pm

    Press Quotes:
    I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund.
    Mark Ellen, R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine

    What a fab session for us in Port Isaac boys! You were bloody brilliant and had the crowd jumping. Put us old gits to shame.
    John Lethbridge, Fisherman's Friends

    A brilliant night watching these guys! So young and so incredibly talented. Look forward to watching your path. Keep doing the work and for the right reasons xx
    Lisa Gormley, Actress Home & Away

    The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire.
    Fred Deller, Mojo (4 star ‘King of My Mind’ review)
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    Is the grass in the West Country blue?
    How else would a group of English musicians have achieved such a mastery of the American form?
    Instrumental virtuosity is usually reserved for hot hands from across the Atlantic, but Flats and Sharps can stand toe-to-toe with the Americans. A very talented bunch.
    Joe Boyd, Producer and Writer

    One of the hottest new up-and-coming bluegrass bands.
    Folkandroutes.co.uk

    Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.50

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 07900 817608

  • Fri
    24
    Sep
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Snake Davis

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark

    A Class Act making their only appearance in Cornwall!

    Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield's “Change”M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”.
    He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse.  Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe.  He was on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.

    His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favorite musicians.  Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.
    The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’
    The tight 4-piece band has Snake on  saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi and is completed by Keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums. 

    Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the 'Classic Sax Solos' repertoire.
    Photo Credit : Steve Clark

    “A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH
    “Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while”TIME OUT
    “Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird” DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)
    “Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it continue.” HEATHER SMALL
    “He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Ice Creams.
    Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £17.50, Students : £15.00
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Thu
    28
    Oct
    2021
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kerry Godliman - BOSH

    Most recently seen in Ricky Gervais' worldwide hit comedy series, After Life, Kerry’s now back on tour after what she thought would be a little “she” time.

    No chance!

    Her Bosh-like nature will never let her rest. Well, that and a needy cat, a constantly disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles. All will be explained!

    As seen on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Cats Does Countdown, After Life, Save Me and Call The Midwife and heard on BBC Radio's The News Quiz, The Now Show and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

    Her new show, finds her on exquisitely crowd-pleasing form. Some sublime culture-clash material. **** Evening Standard

    Godliman, nicely foul-mouthed when she wants to be, is caustic when required. **** Arts Desk

    Photo Credit : Ray Burminston
    Age Guidance : Strictly 14 years plus : This show will have swearing and adult content
    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.00
    Unwaged : £14.00
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    Or
    Phone 01726 879500
  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Tom Robinson with guitar