What’s On

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tom RobinsonTom Robinson, a solo concert in aid of the African Great Lakes Peace Trust
    An up-close-and-personal evening of songs and stories with veteran songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson playing a rare solo show - and his first performance in Cornwall for over twenty years.

    Tom's musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and has since included a BBC ban for being 'Glad To be Gay', rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
    Having made his peace with the BBC, he's presented programmes on all the corporation's national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards.
    Alongside crowd favourites like War BabyGlad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway this show offers a chance to hear some hidden gems from Tom's back catalogue across the past four decades.

    Reserved Seats
    Phone to request disabled or low mobility seats

    Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee, Snacks
    Free Car Parking on-Site

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
    Standard : £20.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at St Austell Bay Tourist Office at Rail Station or on ByPass
    Plus Tourist Offices in Launceston, Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro, St Ives, Penzance, plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth

  • Sat
    05
    Jun
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jam First Theatre 'Hellish'Jam First Theatre presents 'Hellish !', a new comic Cornish folk tale.
    (Definitely not for Kids)

    Jago Clemo is out of luck…and the Devil knows it!
    Down at his local pub, furloughed and frustrated, Jago will bet on any game going ...
    unfortunately…
    so will the Devil!
    A rip roaring, irreverent and wickedly funny show that takes you from Heaven to Hell and back again, in time for scones and Cornish cream.
    Your soul won’t be safe, but your health will!

    'Socially distanced' in your own open-air theatre pod of up to 6 people.

    Settle back for a power hour of theatre!

    Definitely not for kids!

    Tickets in advance :  Standard : £12.50
    NB Seating is in individual 'open-air' pods of up to 6 people.
    Please contact CRBO if you need to be in a 'pod' with someone who has already ordered their own tickets )
    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 6.30pmAssisted Bar Service. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 879500
    Created by West End actors, Laurence Pears and Darren Seed.
    Two Cornishmen with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV shows between them, including Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Poldark.
    The Audiences so far have said...
    “Thank goodness I wore my Tena Knickers!
    “My ribs are still aching from laughing!”
    “It was fabulous!” (Fern Britton)
    “We never stopped laughing from beginning to end. Your energy was fantastic and we had a good laugh at the naughtiness!”
    “This is NOT to be missed!! So much energy and laughter!”
  • Sat
    03
    Jul
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Just an update on Saturday's show:
    It's still going ahead, out of doors - regardless of weather, or football!
     
    If you're coming along, please dress accordingly. We'd prefer it if you didn't bring umbrellas, as it may obscure the view of others.
     
    The show runs for 75 minutes, straight through - no interval.
     
    If arriving by car, please park in Blantyre, immediately next door to the St Austell Arts Centre and walk in.
     
    We will be running a Bar and drinks orders will be taken on arrival and delivered to your seats.
     
    Please be prepared to "sign-in" using the NHS Covid-19 App, or a member of your group's contact detail will be taken, as an alternative.
     
    Tickets are still available by ringing 01726 879 500, or by clicking here: https://crbo.ticketsolve.com/shows/873617964
    Tickets are just £10 (Adults) / £5.00 (12 - 16 year olds). The show is not suitable for under 12s.
     
    Socially distanced seating for this event is sold as unreserved and configured ahead of each performance in line with the Government’s Performing Arts guidelines.
    Seating positions will vary depending on the mixture and size of orders taken. Audience members will be directed to their specific location upon arrival by our Front of House team.
     
    For your safety and wellbeing, seats must be purchased as a single group, up to a maximum of 6 people (children under 2 do not require a seat, but count towards your overall group size).
    We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

     

    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+).

  • Sun
    25
    Jul
    2021
    2:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Squashbox Theatre - Craig Johnson & FriendThe Sea Show is an hilarious mix of puppets, natural history and comedy cabaret, suitable for young and young at heart.
    It's created and performed by Craig Johnson, an actor, musician, puppeteer, and long-standing member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre.

    “Funny, funny, funny! What a lovely show!” Audience Member
    Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed Seagull and salty seadog, Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

    "Craig Johnson is a consummate actor of rare skills. Totally at ease with his audience - adult and child alike - he combines an innate understanding and delight in storytelling with fantastic comic and musical skill." Mike Shepherd, Founder, Kneehigh Theatre
    Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs - unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

    “Johnson's natural rapport and good humoured fun with the young people make this an absolute celebration of all that is good about theatre for children.” Whatsonstage.com


    Welcome to the ingenious, ridiculous, inspiring, surprising, comical, musical, educational, ecological world of Squashbox Theatre.


    "A mix of great traditional kids' entertainment with a smidge of adult humour thrown in for free!" Audience member


    From 1999 – 2017, Craig was a member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre, performing in major national and international tours such as Tristan & Yseult, CymbelineDon JohnA Matter Of Life And Death and The Bacchae, as well as small-scale village hall shows, including directing and acting in Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
    Craig says, “My aim with Squashbox Theatre is to create shows that are funny, friendly, surprising, inspiring, unusual, informative (and a little bit mischievous!) and which use traditional puppetry and storytelling skills in an exciting, innovative way, mixing the modern with the traditional.
    (And did I mention funny?!)"

    Tickets in advance :   Click Here to Book Online Now
    or Phone 01726 879500
    Adults : £10.00
    Child : £5.00 - ages 5 years to 16 years
    Family : £25.00
    (Family = 2 Adults, 2 Children ages 5 to 16)
    or
    Buy at Truro Tourist Centre, Boscawen Street

  • Sat
    14
    Aug
    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)
    .

    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
    10
    Sep
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    Countrymen logo

    It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen
    but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably close.

    Six seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman.

    St Austell 100921
    With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as an increasing repertoire of original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

    They have been fortunate to have performed at some great festivals including Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Bridport Folk Festival, Rock Oyster Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week.

     Thanks to Covid-19, their “River Rolls On” tour to celebrate the eventual release of their second album, came to an abrupt halt and they have sorely missed the opportunity to both perform to a live audience and to finish that @!*?#X*@! album!

    Fortunately, they’re back!

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Click Here to Buy your Tickets in advance : £12.00
    ( £14.00 On The Door )
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard & Launceston
    (Tickets are non-refundable)

  • 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.

  • Wed
    13
    Oct
    2021
    Sat
    16
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    St Austell Players 'Macbeth'St Austell Players
    present
    Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

    Our play is set in something very close to contemporary Britain.
    Queen Duncan, with the help of Macbeth and Banquo, has narrowly managed to stave off another revolt against her authority.  Other powerful figures in the land circle, looking for their chance to grab control.

    Society, the rule of law and Government as we thought we knew it have broken down.

    The witches, creatures of a disaffected underclass, wreak havoc for their own amusement, encouraging Macbeth to be first to seize his chance.  His wife adds her efforts and the stage is set for tragedy.

    We watch the tragic hero, so aware of each stage of his own downfall, continue along the path he has chosen for himself.

    Other leaders watch his efforts and choose their allegiances, often changing sides as events unravel.

     Who will inherit what is left of the kingdom?

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Ice Creams & Snacks.

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £12.00
    Under19s : £6.00

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

  • Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    24
    Oct
    2021
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Tango In The NightTango in the Night is now in its 7th year, and though we don’t have the opportunity to gig that often, due to band member commitments, for 2020 we intend to do 4 at good sized venues.
    The band has evolved into the perfect Mac tribute, and all the main Mac characters are there, with the very welcome return of Esther Baker to the fold, she is literally the Stevie that Stevie Nicks would like to be and the reason I created the band in the first place!
    With a sublime vocal quality that cannot be surpassed, Esther woos with Dreams and Rocks with Gold Dust!

    Bob Seymour is very well known and respected throughout Cornwall as a stand out solo artiste, but he joins us as our Peter Green and vocally absolutely nails it!
    He trades the blues guitar licks superbly with myself and also plays session guitar and backing vocals throughout the show.

    Our Christine McVie for the last several years, Amy Bellis, has recently had to step down due to having her second child, and naturally enough, sadly could not commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule needed for a show like Tango. We all wish Amy the very best with her fabulous new family and maybe see her back sometime in the future! Fingers crossed!
    And so, we welcome back Esther’s sister, the superbly talented Rachel MacDonald for this performance!  Rachel last performed with us in 2012 and is a great keyboard player, singer and Christine McVie!

    Steve Yendell is our John McVie and another original member who works tirelessly to emulate John's bass style and sound, he looks and plays the part so well!    Steve has played in many bands in and around London and Sussex, and has been a London studio session player.

    Kev Dodd is our Main man Mick Fleetwood and a former decorated Royal Navy aircrew officer. His technical ability, style and feel and just plain enthusiasm for the drums is inspiring!
    It may well be his military background that provides his obsession with getting things just right, but whatever it is he’s obviously the perfect man for the job!

    Our two lovely backing singers Kim and Yvette were part of a fabulous vocal harmony quartet who recorded in our studio over ten years ago, and have years of experience in harmonising, and it shows!

    Ritchard Jones is our great percussionist and has performed with us many times before and is one of the very best around!

    I’m Kenny Barnes and responsible for this lovely bunch, and I play the role of Lindsey Buckingham.  I trained at the RNCM and also run the studio.

    John on Sound and Caroline on Lights make sure the whole show looks and sounds great!
    Thanks Guys!

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm  Show starts at 8.00pm

    Tango In The Night   facebook   

    Best to buy your Tickets in advance - they're 'More On The Door' - if available !
    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £15.00   ( £17.50 On The Door )
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Tickets are non-refundable.
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Launceston, Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro.

     

  • 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
  • Sat
    13
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    Joshua Nash – Blacklist/Fig Leaf

    Joshua

    A double bill of shows from one of the UK’s leading Krump dancers. Joshua Nash is a dance artist, choreographer and boundary breaker. His work can be seen to cross and re-cross the borderlines of hip hop dance, performance and physical theatre.

    Krump is a form of street dance characterised by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. It’s the Rock and Roll or Heavy Metal of the Hip Hop world, a way of expressing difficult emotions, the ones that get you all twisted up inside.

    Blacklist is an explosive piece asking how do we cope with inner conflict? Explored through hip hop, krump and theatre.

    Fig Leaf asks what does it mean to be a man? The dancers fight the urge to compete with one another and instead attempt to create a support network, brotherhood and community bond.

    Ticket price
    £8.00 - £10.00*   *booking fee applies
    Click here for tickets
  • Sun
    14
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Barbara DicksonBarbara Dickson :  “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”
    An Autobiography

    Meet Barbara Dickson in an intimate setting where she describes her life through her recently re-published autobiography “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”.
    From singing to the postman when she was less than two years old to her Sold-Out tours in the 2000s, Barbara Dickson has been captivating her fans for the best part of sixty years.

    In her Autobiography, she describes the joys of growing up in Fife in the Fifties, of moving to Edinburgh at seventeen to find her place in the world and the struggles of trying to make a living on the Scottish folk scene.

    Despite becoming Scotland's bestselling solo artist in the 70sand 80sand with huge hits such as 'I Know Him So Well', with Elaine Paige and 'Caravan Song'Barbara was not content to have just a successful singing career. She turned to another: Acting.

    She appeared in Musical Theatre, making "Blood Brothers" and "Spend, Spend, Spend" her own.  Her time on stage earned her many acting accolades but her pursuit of ‘perfection’ lead to complete exhaustion from which she fought hard to recover in the 1980sand 1990s.

    Barbara's is a warm, fascinating story that encompasses the best of British music, stage and television and above all tells the story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary voice.

    Former BBC presenter, journalist & editor, Tim Hubbard, now a writer, lecturer & literary festival host, will be in conversation with Barbara about her remarkable life and career.

    In the second half of the evening, Barbara will take questions from the audience, together with treating them to one or two of her favourite songs.

    To round the evening off, Barbara will give a Book Signing of her Autobiography; the perfect souvenir of what promises to be a most special and memorable night.

    Click for Promo Video.

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee
    (Open to 100% capacity : Seating and movement around the theatre and Bar will not be socially-distanced.)

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £22.50 (before 1st November)  -  £25.00 (from 1st November)
    Or Phone 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

  • Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Remi Harris Jazz and Blues Project

    Photo Credit : Shakeypix Images

    Remi Harris Jazz & Blues Project
    An eclectic show featuring music ranging from the acoustic jazz & swing of the 30s and 40s, to the electric blues of the 60s and 70s.
    The Trio is led by UK jazz & blues guitarist, Remi Harris, who will be playing a variety of acoustic and electric guitars.
    Remi will be joined by Tom Moore on double and electric bass and Shane Dixon on drums.

    Remi’s unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django ReinhardtJimi HendrixWes Montgomery and Led Zeppelin.

    Remi has performed at Montreal Jazz FestivalBuckingham PalaceBBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radios 2 & 3.

    He now makes a welcome return to the St Austell Arts Centre.

    Quotes:
    “An incredible guitarist, an extraordinary musician” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2
    “Astonishing stuff” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
    “Brilliant” Martin Taylor MBE
    “A tremendously gifted player” John Etheridge
    “Terrific” The Telegraph
    “Extraordinary” R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine
    "a remarkable musician" Jazz Journal

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance now :
    Standard : £13.00
    Or Phone 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee
    (Open to 100% capacity : Seating and movement around the theatre and Bar will not be socially-distanced.)

  • Sun
    21
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Claire Peate : 'Clarice Cliff'The Colour Room :
    Clarice Cliff’s bizarre life, and how it came to the big screen

    The Colour Room is Sky Cinema’s latest release, due to be streamed and in cinemas this autumn.
    Join Claire Peate, the film's award-winning screenwriter, as she explores and reveals the incredible rags to riches story of Clarice Cliff, a lowly factory worker from The Potteries, who dared to not accept her station in life, and went on to became an Art Deco pioneer.

    The Colour Room stars Matthew Goode (The Crown, Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game), David MorriseyKerry FoxAdrian RawlingsBill Paterson and Phoebe Dynevor, who played Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix's 2020 worldwide hit Bridgerton, as Clarice Cliff.The Colour Room is directed by Claire McCarthy (The Luminaries, Ophelia).

    The film follows the journey of a determined, working class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century.

    Clarice Cliff (Dynevor) is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks - but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Goode) on the way with her talent and innovation.

    Claire Peate is a novelist and BAFTA Rocliffe winning scriptwriter. Originally from the Midlands, she’s excited to be relocating to Cornwall next year.
    Claire will be interviewed by former BBC Radio Cornwall Presenter & Producer and writer Tim Hubbard.

    In this fascinating talk, you’ll hear about Clarice’s struggles and scandals, and how the film came to be made in the middle of a pandemic.

    There’s even a chance to discover what Clarice Cliff smelt like!

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £8.50
    ( £10.00 On The Door )
    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy your Tickets at Tourist Offices in Bodmin, St Austell & Truro

  • Tue
    07
    Dec
    2021
    6:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR
    Jackie Bull - Desert Island Discs-page - jpeg
    Jackie's is a Cornish story.
    After refusing a university place, she joined the clay industry, arguing with her employer about workers' welfare and the support of pensioners. She went on to found a charity for the pensioners and to serve the clay area as Cornwall Councillor for many years.
    You will hear her story in this adaptation of Desert Island Discs as part of the monthly pizza and politics series, now in its sixth year.
    Free to attend. Refreshments available.
  • Sat
    11
    Dec
    2021
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    'Connections' ToLife

     

    To Life Productions
    present

    "Connections"

    Dance, Music and Theatre collide in this show stopping display of talent!

    Bringing an afternoon of variety performance, our show teams have been delving into the theme of 'Connections' to craft and create unique, original, multidisciplinary pieces of theatre, with some new renditions of a few showstopping classic numbers thrown in to really bring the feel-good factor!

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
    Adult 10.00
    Over65s 7.00
    Under16s 7.00
    Students 7.00
    Under10s 5.00

    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro., Bodmin or Liskeard