What’s On

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2022
    Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    One Act PlaysSt Austell Players

    present

    A Night of One Act Plays:

    'Womberang' and 'Top Girls'

    Womberang is directed by Sowena Nelson and written by Sue Townsend.

    ‘It is the afternoon gynaecology clinic and an assortment of patient's sit in a grim hospital room. Rita Onions breezes in.
    Her verve and energy, combined with a complete lack of respect for authority, gradually spreads an infectious, joyous anarchy throughout the patients as she demolishes officious hospital staff and generally sorts out the patients personal problems.’

    Interval

    Top Girls is directed by Dorothy Nelson and written by Caryl Churchill.

    ‘Marlene’s star is rising.
    She's snatched a promotion from the hands of a male colleague who was convinced the job was his. To celebrate, she throws a Saturday night dinner party for herself.
    In attendance are famous women from history, literature and legend.
    The women share their extraordinary experiences of life, work, love and children.’

    Doors & Licensed Bar open from 7.00pm. The Show starts at 7.30pm.
    Programmes and Merchandise will be available to purchase at the event.
    Free Car Parking On-Site.

    Tickets in advance : Adults, £12.00, Under18s, Students with ID, £6.00
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at :
    Bodmin Shire Hall - Bodmin TIC
    Truro Tourist Office, Boscawen Street

  • Mon
    23
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Carl Grose : Superstitious Mountain

    Starring Ben KernowDarren Seed & Jack Brownridge-Kelly
    A rootin', tootin' black comedy about 3 Cornish brothers, from St Day, in search of a legendary goldmine in the middle of the scorching-hot Arizona desert.
    What could possibly go wrong?!

    The three Gunwallow brothers from St Day are in a bit of bother:
    Slim’s scrapyard business has gone pear-shaped, while Dwayne owes money to some very dodgy friends and youngest brother Mark is entangled in a doomed romance.
    All three are on the edge of meltdown, and to cap it all, Daddy’s corpse is lying upstairs waiting to be buried – if they could afford the funeral.

    There’s only one hope left, they must find the legendary gold mine on Superstition Mountain.

    The boys' great-grandfather Tobias discovered it in 1897. Now, they just have to go there, claim the family gold and all their problems will be solved. Should be easy – right?

    What will become of three proper Cornish boys in the wilds of Arizona?
    Will their private Gold Rush lead to fortune or failure?
    And will they live to tell the tale…?

    Part epic adventure, part family saga, at the heart of Carl Grose’s black comedy are the emotional ties and trials of three brothers, rubbing along together through thick and thin – just like you and me.
    ‘Charismatic storytelling that stirs the imagination’ The Guardian

    Cornish born playwright Carl Grose has written numerous plays including 49 Donkeys Hanged, Horse Piss For Blood, The Kneebone Cadillac and Grand Guignol, as well as writing the book for the West End hit, The Grinning Man.

    He was a longstanding member of Kneehigh Theatre, for whom he wrote many of their best-known works, including Tristan and Yseult (with Anna Maria Murphy), The Wild Bride and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). He also co-founded the film and production company o-region with director Simon Harvey and writer / photographer Oliver Berry.

    Carl writes, “It’s a thrill to have Superstition Mountain back on in Cornwall again. For ten long years the Gunwallow brothers have been sat in a drawer (or a dusty hard drive), so I’m so pleased they get to take another shot at finding that gold.
    Regardless of whether they do or not (and you’ll have to watch the play to find out if they do), it’s the journey that’s important.
    To process their dad’s death, to unpack some dark family secrets, to discover the truth, the Gunwallows head to Arizona. If life is, as they say, a mountain to climb, and that the trick is to enjoy the journey, then I can’t wait to enjoy seeing them try all over again.
    Good luck boys. We’re rootin’ for ya!”

    The production is directed by Millie Brolly and is a co-production between the Minack Theatre and Hah Hum Ah.

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.45pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Contains strong language.  Suitable for age 12+ (parental guidance)

    Tickets in advance : £12.50
    ( £14.50 On The Door )

    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    Free Car Parking
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in
    Bodmin or Truro

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Champagne Cornwall

    Champagne Cornwall : 'And Then There Were Six'

    Champagne Cornwall Chorus' - their Journey through the Covid-19 Pandemic.

    A Short Film of their experiences of the last 2 years, plus a variety of songs from the ladies of the Champagne Cornwall Chorus.

    This is also a Fundraising concert for "FLEET" and "Go Beyond"

    Licensed Bar from 6.30pm, Doors Open approx. 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Plenty of Free Car Parking on-site

    Tickets in advance : £7.50

    Sorry, No Concessions
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro & Bodmin
  • Sun
    29
    May
    2022
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    The Blackheart OrchestraThe Blackheart Orchestra

    Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

    If you want to cite influences, you could credit Mike OldfieldLaurie AndersonTori Amos or Michael Nyman but, the fact is, The Blackheart Orchestra is unique -  with a sound and style all of its own.

    “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”- Genesis Legend Steve Hackett

    The Blackheart Orchestra is a two person orchestra playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show.
    Their symphonic use of vintage synthesisers, acoustic and electric guitars, mandola, bass, bowed guitar and percussion, piano, organ, omnichord and melodica creates powerful, highly emotional music that has been described as a modern day Pink Floyd, a more accessible Portishead and with many comparisons to the creativity of Kate Bush.

    Their highly acclaimed album Mesmeranto entered the Official UK Rock Chart at No.18, hailed as:

    “A mesmerising powerhouse” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “A life-enhancing listening experience”.

    Singer Chrissy Mostyn was voted No.8 in a UK female vocalist poll and named “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today”.

    The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral. Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk. Fusing acoustic fragility and pulsing electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with '80s synthesisers and classical influences.

    A treat for the eyes as well as the ears: to witness two people become an “orchestra”; seamlessly, almost invisibly, switching vocals and instruments between them is as mesmeric to watch as their music is hypnotic to hear.

    Their four critically acclaimed albums and mesmerising live shows have won them obsessive worldwide fans, plaudits from musical giants and placements on TV commercials and films.

    Chrissy Mostyn’s haunting vocals, the multi-instrumental playing of Rick Pilkington, plus their fearless combination of conventional and unconventional all reflect their self-created universe where art meets sound and words paint pictures that take you with them on their deep musical journey into the human psyche.

    “So stunning and beautiful; their music reaches areas of your head and heart that you never knew existed”- Metal Planet

    “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”- Genesis Legend Steve Hackett

    Recent awards include:
    Best British Duoa nomination for the Limelight Progressive Music Award, voted in the UK’s Top 4 Best New Bands, No.4 in New York’s Big Takeover, Top 10 Albums of the Year and voted twice in Rock Writers’ Top 20 Albums of the year.

    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance : £14.50 
    ( It's £17.50 On The Door )
    Or
    Phone CRBO 01726 63513
    Or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard or Truro.

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Sun & Moon Theatre
    "I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?"Join us for this hilarious, bold, and bittersweet show featuring love, deception, confrontations, and second chances.
    Suitable for all ages, enjoy a perfect summer’s evening with Shakespeare’s most enduring romantic comedy showcasing a vivacious ensemble, razor-sharp wit, and live music. Sun & Moon Theatre are delighted to be showcasing it at St Austell Arts Centre!

    Sun & Moon Theatre will be touring this summer with a joyous, vibrant production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.

    It's 1945, the war has ended, and Messina’s young men have returned ready for peace, celebration and … romance?
    Hero and Claudio are in love and engaged to be married, while Beatrice and Benedick are in a perpetual ‘merry war’, engaged in battles of wits and wills. But not everyone has come back unscathed, not all scars are visible, and the spread of misinformation has its consequences ...

    Reviews of past shows:
    ★★★★★ "Creative genius … a magical production. I can't wait to see what happens next!"
    ★★★★ "Shakespeare at its best. Catch this dynamic theatre company, whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or not … you soon will be!"
    ★★★★ " A summer’s delight … charming and funny."
    ★★★★ 'Such a talented cast’
    "This production succeeded in magnificent style. Boasting hilarity and heart in equal measure, Sun & Moon harnessed the comedy’s madcap energy while foregrounding the very human, very relatable relationships that make this play tick."

    Photo credit: Matt Austen
    Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm
    Free Car Parking

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £12.00
    Over65s : £10.00
    Under18s : £10.00
    'Benefits' : £10.00

    About the company:
    Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre specialise in Shakespeare and their ethos is making Shakespeare for all, focusing on producing accessible and entertaining productions for a wide range of audiences.
    They love to explore the text, working with Quarto and First Folio scripts as a springboard to actors’ development, and always ask 'Why this play now?'.
    They produce indoor productions, open-air productions, workshops and one-to-one sessions. They adapt their show to every audience and performance space and their goal is always to entertain and invite their audiences to share in brilliant stories, text and characters that have stood the test of time.

    Their previous productions and projects, both indoor and open-air, include Swindlers, Follies and Schemers (2011), Let’s Misbehave: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013 and set in the 1920s), Twelfth Night (2013), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (with Brite Theater) (2014), Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and set in the 1940s), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014 and set in the 1980s), The Sun and the Moon (2015), The Tempest (2015), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2016 and set in 1959-1961), Shakespeare by the Quay (2017), Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (2017-18 and set in 1917), As You Like It (2018 and 2021 and set in the present day), All the World’s a Stage (2018-19), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019 and set in the 1990s), From Shakespeare with Love (2020), Austen Readathon Series: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility (Virtual events in 2020).