What’s On

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    St Austell Players

    Two - 'One Act Plays' 

    StAPs - 2 x 1 Act Plays

    These two plays are directorial debuts for Mandy Hiscock (The Dear Departed) and Rose Lancaster (The Chinese Room) giving them an opportunity to flex their creative muscles and, we hope, go on to direct more productions for the Players.

    The Dear Departed by Stanley Houghton
    This short play is a satire of the degradation of British moral values – especially when there is an inheritance at stake!

    It is a sharp, witty and comic commentary on the state of social and familial norms. Adapted from an original novel into a play, it deals with two sisters squabbling over their father's possessions – the Dear Departed of the title – after one of them, with whom he has been living and who has been looking after him, discovers him cold and unresponsive in his bed.

    The other sister immediately puts in an appearance and disagreements and hostilities arise between them. Their put-upon husbands try to keep the peace, but it is the sisters who hold sway. However, these two greedy women have a surprise in store and the story has an uplifting and amusing twist in the tale.

    The Chinese Room by Andy Hutchings
    This original play, which has only been performed as a full-length production once before, is a thought-provoking premise and treats on technological advances relating to artificial intelligence. It’s an exploration of the moral impact of such scientific experiments and what effect it may have on all of us.

    Three women with very different personalities and backgrounds and who are strangers to each other, have volunteered to take part in a psychological experiment. They do not know what the experiment is or what is expected of them, except that they are locked together in a bunker for seven days with no contact with the outside world.

    They try and work out who they are – not all of them are what they seem – and the purpose of the experiment.

    Has the experiment been a success and who will make it out at the end of the week?

    Tickets in advance : Adults  : £10.00 / Under17s : £8.00 

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    To Life Productions: "Vestalia"

    Vestalia

    A new instalment in To Life's  own original 'Summer Plays' anthology, Vestalia tells the tale of an Ancient Roman festival in a glorious collision of colour, dance and theatre.

    In this lively, colourful and energetic performance, ancient traditions and familiar stories combine as we tunnel through the ages  to shine a spotlight on the lives of our ancient predecessors.

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Over65s : £7.00
    Students : £7.00
    Under18s : £7.00
    Family (2 Adults/Over65s, 2 Under18s) : £28.00

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    2:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    To Life Productions

    RoKKK

    presents their latest brand-new, original production

    'Rebellion Of The Kick Back Kids'

    Mischief and chaos are the order of the day when a group of students hears that a greedy businessman’s plan threatens their school’s future – including the much anticipated Summer Show they’ve worked on all year.

    Watch as these rogues go to extreme lengths to save their education and their passion to perform.

    Will that old man go bolting?

    Will their crazy plan work?

    Will the school be saved?

    One thing's for sure, you won't forget the day they fought for the right to be a little bit naughty!

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Over65s : £7.00
    Students : £7.00
    Under18s : £7.00
    Under10s : £4.00

  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Bodmin Musical Theatre Company:  Jesus Christ Superstar

    Bodmin - JCS poster

    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Lyics by Tim Rice

    What’s the buzz?

    The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years.

    A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

    Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and JohnSuperstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

    The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”

    Tickets in advance : Adults : £10.00 / Under16s : £8.50

     

    A true global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Tango In The Night

    Shows on Thursday, Friday & Saturday!

    Tango in the Night is now in its 6th year, and though we don’t have the opportunity to gig that often, due to band member commitments, for 2019 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.

    Amy Bellis . . . . .  I didn’t know Amy from Adam, but when I saw her in a pub restaurant one evening looking so much like a young Christine McVie I actually went up to her and asked her if she sang and played keys?!   And what do you know?!    Same voice and same talent too! Amy is an original member of this band, and has a degree in music to boot!

    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. Shows starts at 8.00pm

    Click Here to Book your Tickets in Advance :  Standard £12.00   
    ( £15.00 On The Door )
    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

  • Fri
    30
    Aug
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    The Countrymen

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Countrymen is a Cornish Folk Rock Harmony Group from Launceston.  Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman.

    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 some 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.

    Since the summer of 2017, they have been becoming increasingly popular across both Devon & Cornwall with appearances on both Radio and TV and numerous festival appearances including The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, The Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week and more recently, the main stage at Looe Saves The Day.
    They were also lined up for The Falmouth Oyster Festival before the weather had the last word.

    Absolutely love this band. Saw them for the first time at the St Agnes Lifeboat celebration in June and was blown away by the musicianship and beautiful harmonies. At times they were very exclusive and original and at other times derivative but still brilliant. They reminded me at times of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and I would love to see them attempt "Teach Your Children" but their take on some traditional Cornish songs was uplifting and poignant at the same time. A wonderful night's entertainment. I very much look forward to seeing them again (and again). Thanks guys, much appreciated”  David Simons.

    The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates. They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for an emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.

    “Saw these guys on Saturday in the main street (Falmouth Shanty Festival). Great singing. Great banter”.  Steve Prophet.

    In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2.  These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites or you can check out their music here: http://www.thecountrymen.co.uk/music/.

    “We just saw these guys at The Royal Cornwall Show and they were amazing. Beautiful harmonies and funny at the same time. A wide variety of music. Looking forward to the first album”  Teresa Bentley.

    They have also recently released their debut CD album, "Trees On The Hill” which is available at their performances and Online.

     “Fantastic band! Great harmonies and mix of music. Don't miss them!” Guy McKensie.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £10.00 in advance
      ( £12.00 On The Door)

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives  

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Touch Theatre presents 'Splendour' by Abi Morgan

    Touch Theatre - Splendour

    How do you try to shape history when you are in the midst of social unrest?
    Do you participate, observe, record events for posterity, or collaborate with those in power?
    These are the fundamental questions for the characters in Abi Morgan’s 'Splendour', Touch Theatre’s latest production.
    In the opulent drawing room of a Presidential Palace, a western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator to take his portrait.  He is late, very late.
    The dictator’s wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her.  In a vodka haze, Prada shoes and light fingers tap out the time.
    All 4 women harbour secrets and suspicions.
    All 4 are in danger.
    This is the day that revolution comes to the palace.

    Abi Morgan’s devastating play allows us to glimpse into the minds of 4 women as they grapple with life, truth and honour. 

    About Touch Theatre
    Touch was formed in 2015. We have an unashamed preference for female playwrights, powerful roles for female actors and the intimacy of small ensemble pieces.
    Our award-winning 2017 piece, Madeleine George’s 'Precious Little', was very well-received by audiences and reviewers:
    Hauntingly beautiful, and wonderfully paced and delivered
    This director had the strength and skill to develop the story and characters in our opinion just as the writer would have wished
    Our 2018 production of Caryl Churchill’s 'Escaped Alone' was described as:
    ‘A gripping piece of theatre’ with ‘some lovely comic moments’ from a ‘cast who were uniformly terrific

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £10.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500

    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, etc

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    A great evening of music and fun!
    Soff singing
    Soff says: “This is an evening of the music hall of old, meeting the new millennium! Instead of a starchy singer, in tight fitting corsets and oversized hat, of Music Hall days, you get me, a sultry singer in a more comfortable outfit and with an oversized bottom!
    Mind you she and I are just as cheeky!”

    The idea of The SoFF Music Sing series is a fun evening out for all ages to enjoy while being encouraged to sing along with song sheets and special guests of the show, plucked fresh from the very audience.

    There will be chances to win prizes and a special prize for ladies to nominate a husband, son, father or even boyfriend for a segment of the show.

    The entire evening will have a quiz running through it with clues within the songs for even more prize give always.

    You should have face ache from smiling, laughing and singing by the time it’s all over!!!

    About Lauren Dalrymple
    “A vibrant performer of lustrous textures and energy – imparts her own soul-jazz flavour and rich vibrato always pushing at the constraints of the pop-jazz techniques while holding the vibe!” John Fordham – The Guardian

    “…She has the ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand and keep them there”. Mike Flynn – JAZZWISE Magazine

    British born of Guyanese parents, vocalist Lauren Dalrymple has been singing since the age of 8. Initially singing in choirs in venues such as The Royal Festival and Albert Halls, she continued on to Backing Vocals session work, before going solo at the age of 19.

    Her brand ‘SoFF Music, Sistah of the Fuller Figure Music’, has encouraged the bringing together of audience and musicians and has successfully done so, mainly through SoFF Music jam session and SoFF Music Live Lounge which have run in London for 23 years.

    “It’s not enough to sing at your audience. You need, when possible, to get them involved and 100% enjoy the experience they share right alongside you”.

    Click here for tickets:

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If Laughter is the Best Medicine, the LPSO is just the tonic – they'll leave you in stitches!

    The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra is a breath of fresh air. In a world where everyone is frightened to make a joke, for fear of offending someone, The LPSO is in no risk of offending anyone, except those with no sense of the ridiculous!

    The LPSO appeared at the Arts Centre last year and, just in case you couldn't believe what you saw then – they're back, more insanely brilliant before, with new songs, fresh fun plus one or two of the old favourites thrown in for good measure (although, some say they should have been thrown out!)

    Maintaining the musical comedy tradition of Viv Stanshall, the Bonzo Dog Doodah BandSpike Jones and his City Slickers and, in more recent times, The Old / New Rope String Band and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainThe LPSOmeticulously blend virtuoso musical performances with anarchic, absurdist comedy. Their performances are colourful, bizarre, tuneful and hilarious, incorporating a wealth of instruments, costume changes, and numerous outlandish props.

    Most impressive is the group's seemingly endlesss energy and enjoyable enthusiasm to entertain and enchant. Their boundless exuberance and their skill and versatility of their musicianship drives the show forward and forward, and faster and faster, to a dafter and dafter comical climax, which will leave us all breathless with admiration.

    The LPSO come to the Arts Centre, for one night only, fresh from playing London's Union Chapel, as part of a star-studded bill including Ralph McTellChas and Dave, The Jive Aces, Chris Difford & Billy Bragg, in the show A Night For Lonnie Donnegan, honouring the UK's Skiffle King.

    As seen on Vernon Kay's "Five O'Clock Show"!
    “I love your band – great fun!”  Rick Wakeman
    “Great Night's Entertainment”  Jersey Arts Centre
    The LPSO raised the roof....with laughter, insanity & a fantastic range of every type of music - & musical instrument - possible. The audience left with wide smiles & happy hearts saying:  "We haven’t laughed so much in years!”  Director, King's Theatre, Cheddar
    “Who are you?” HRH Prince Philip

    Reserved Seats
    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.50
    Phone 01726 879500
    or
    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

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    The Dolly Parton Story, with Hannah Richards

    Dolly Parton is enjoying quite some 2019. The 8-times Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter made a show-stealing appearance at this year's Grammys, where she was honoured as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. A revival of her show 9 to 5 has just opened to rave reviews in London's glittering West End and, later this year, an eight episode series entitled Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, based on the stories and inspirations behind Parton’s most beloved songs will premiere on Netflix.

    So, what better time is there to see a show based on the iconic Country music star's life and career?

    That is exactly what Hannah Richards' show The Dolly Parton Story does. This is no “tribute act”, but an affectionate and accurate look at Dolly Parton through good times and bad, performed in a ground-breaking format that takes its audience on an incredible journey through the highs and lows of Dolly's working and personal lives.

    Featuring passionate and heart-felt renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands In The Stream, Here You Come Again, Coat Of Many Colours, Joshua and many more, The Dolly Parton Story enjoyed sell out shows with standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.

    Hannah sings the songs and tells the story of the “Queen of Country Music”, from her humble beginnings in the Smoky Mountains to her arrival as an international modern-day icon, idolised across generations, by men and women alike.

    Follow Dolly’s story from her childhood poverty, successful marriage, struggles in the music industry and making the cross-over from country to pop - this is a true rag to riches story that will leave you wanting more.

    Dolly Parton has won an astonishing 153 major awards including eight Grammys and 11 County Music Awards, including the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016,

    What a beautiful performance. Dolly’s Music comes alive in a contemporary way” Dominic King, BBC Radio

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Standard : £15.00
    Unwaged : £13.00
    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

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Date: Wednesday 25th September 2019
    Time: 8.00pm

    THE PETE CANTER QUARTET - Featuring Matt Johns, Keyboards

    Pete Canter – saxophones - Matt Johns – keyboards - Marcus Vergette – double bass Gary Evans - drums

    Pete Canter Quartet

    Pete Canter is a highly accomplished jazz saxophonist with a beautiful sound on both soprano and tenor saxophones.
    His jazz repertoire draws upon hard bop, bebop, Latin jazz, and upon his own well crafted compositions.
    Pete played on the 1980s London jazz scene, then in Wales before moving to the Southwest in 2001 where he has established himself on both the local jazz scene and further afield as a fine saxophone player, composer and band leader responsible for a string of creative jazz projects.

    He has recorded several well received jazz albums, has played at major U.K. festivals including Cheltenham and Teignmouth and his bands have supported Polar Bear and Kyle Eastwood.
    Here Pete teams up with the phenomenally talented Matt Johns on keys, a regular in several of Pete's bands, excellent double bass player Marcus Vergette and top drummer Gary Evans.

    Tickets:
    Adults: £12.00,

    Students & Under 21s : £8.00

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Luke Kempner

    Since his hilarious tour-de-force performance of his one-man show The Only Way is Downton, at the Arts Centre back in 2014, Luke Kempner has become one of the UK's leading comedy impressionists, with an ever increasing cv of appearances on the top tv and radio comedy shows.

    Luke returns to the Arts Centre this year with his latest show “House of Faces”. 

    You can expect top-notch comedy and impressions from Luke that even the stars he impersonates can't belive how accurate his versions of them are!

    After 4 years in the West End with Les Miserables, Avenue Q and South PacificLuke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton to theatres and festivals across the UK and U.S.A.

    2018 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of his 4th show House Of Faces which he is touring the UK with this year. Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career.

    He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015Luke is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack. A regular on BAFTA winning Murder In Successville. He was the breakout star of The Imitation Game on ITV last year and finished the year appearing on the Royal Variety Performance.

     In the Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he filmed 9 series and has been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French.
     ‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat.’ Chortle.
    ‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show... a teatime hour of unalloyed pleasure.’The Daily Telegraph ★★★★
    ‘An evening of fizzing virtuosity... a blissful flight of surreal fancy.’WhatsOnStage
     ★★★★‘Kempner’s performance skill brings numerous characters to life before your eyes and provides an hour of fun-filled entertainment. Broadway Baby ★★★★

    TClick Here to Book Your Tickets in advance Now :
    Standard : £15.00

    or  Phone 01726 879500
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  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Blackheart Orchestra

    Described by the Daily Express as “Ethereal”
    BBC Radio 2 as “A great band”
    Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” 
    and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”

    If you want to cite influences, you could credit Mike Oldfield, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, Michael Nyman, but the fact is 
    The Blackheart Orchestra is unique, with a sound and style all of its own.
    Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists, 
    Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.
    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.

    Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, their stage has been described as a 
    ‘musical spaceship’ where they are to be found continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures.
    One 
    moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes.

    A treat for the eyes as well as the ears: to witness two people become an “orchestra”; seemlessly, 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.
    Voted #3 Best Unsigned Band of 2019  PROG Magazine Readers’ Poll
    Nominated for The Limelight Award 2018 Progressive Music Awards
    Winner ‘Best British Duo’ Exposure Music Awards
    Voted #4 Best New Band of 2018  PROG Magazine Readers’ Poll
  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Hancock & Co - James Hurn

    Following James Hurn’s sell out tour of 2018, he’s back with his popular One Man-Many Voices celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock’s Half Hour.

    James, a multi-talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a Brand New programme of Hancock & Co. which includes a lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two new episodes he has written himself, with James voicing the entire cast.
    The show is presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience.

    James has an incredible ability to mimic some of the gods of British comedy, but also their timing, style and souls too – Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Lloyd and John Le Mesurier are all astounding!

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £12.00
    Concessions : £10.00
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  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    To Life Productions :

    'Bethany'

    Bethany

    We are kicking off the Halloween season on the 23rd October with something a little different - our latest original production - 'Bethany' is an eerie one act short piece, designed to be an experience to remember!

    Bethany is at the top of her career - a dancer with a renowned theatre company. But when a new performer seems to want to take that all away, Bethany has to fight for survival.

    But when her Director suspends her from duty telling her she needs a rest, and her dance partner raises concerns about her behaviour - is Bethany falling apart or can she see what no one else can?

    No one believes her - is it all in her mind or is she in grave danger from the woman everyone else loves?

    What's real and what's not?

    You Decide!

    All tickets: £5.00

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted

    Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4 Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted.
    With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to 
    look on the bright side of life. 
    “Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” The Scotsman.
    “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian.
    “The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect.”  Chortle.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £14.00
    Concessions : £12.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, St Mawes
    Tickets are non-refundable

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Hireth

    Date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    Time: 7.00pm

    Tickets: £5.00 / Concessions : £4.00

    "Hireth"
    (Cornish word meaning 'longing for home' )

    A Film of the Theatre Show and the Making of a Documentary 

    1914. West Cornwall. Harry Elton is starting a new life below the ground mining for tin.

    Across the channel, a great war rages.

    When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western front.

    ‘You battle everyday with nature. You fight to drag minerals from the ground. You’re already fighters. You’re already warriors. Its time for you to lend those skills to the war effort’.

    This epic production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War.

    Featuring a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, 'Hireth' marked the centenary of the end of World War 1 in the Grade-II listed St Just Miners’ Chapel in November 2019.

    Cornwall World Heritage Site is delighted to support the showing of the Hireth film in communities in Cornwall and West Devon.

     

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Lion In Winter

    This brilliant, witty, amusing but poignant play, made into a film in the 60's starring Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn, is a must see for those who like a cleverly worded script and an interesting subject.
    It is Christmas, 1183, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, imprisoned in London by her husband, Henry II for leading a rebellion against him, has been freed for the festive season to join Henry and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, at the castle of Chinon in France.
    Also invited is King Philip of France, Henry's arch enemy.  Matters are complicated as Philip's sister, Alais is also present.  She has been living at the English court since she was 7 years old, destined to marry Richard, and for which, as her dowry, Henry received the county of Vexin.

    However, the marriage never took place, and as she grew up, Henry decided he wanted her for himself and took her for his mistress.
    Now Philip is at Chinon demanding that the marriage to Richard takes place or he will have the Vexin back.
    Not if Henry has anything to do with it!

    The Arts Centre has a Licensed Bar, plus Tea & Coffee, Crisps & Snacks

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £12.00
    Under18s : £6.00

    Students w ID : £6.00
    (Proof of entitlement to any concession will be required on the door)
    Tickets are non-refundable!

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at St Austell Tourist Information Centre at the Rail Station or on the 'ByPass'
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Chris Difford

    An evening that's sure to be Cool For Cats!

    He never thought it would happen...
    Chris Difford
    brings his ‘Up the Junction’ tour to the St Austell Arts Centre, providing a string of songs and stories from his incredible life on and off the road, with his band Squeeze.

    Chris is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has with his collaborator, Glenn Tilbrook, very much “The Odd Couple”! Together they have made a lasting contribution to popular music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’.

    Despite the fact that Chris has helped provide the soundtrack to so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing & performing, rather than sit back and admire his handiwork.

    Over the course of a 13 album (40 year!) career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His street-savvy, witty & wise words and music Chris has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, with his influence and style still strong today today.

    Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glenn Tilbrook to dub the pair ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’.

    Chris first learned to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British comedy film ‘Still Crazy’, for which he won his first Ivor Novello award. Since then he has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.

    Don't miss your chance to spend an evening in the company of the Grammy nominated, double Ivor Novello award winner and one of the finest singer songwriters of our generation.

    Take him – he's yours!

    (Well, for one night only!)

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Or Phone 01726 879500

    Standard : £18.50     (Full Price - £19.50)
    Unwaged : £16.00    (Full Price - £17.50)

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

     

    Sound of the Sirens 600 x 600
    Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood are Sound of the Sirens, a contemporary, folk-rock duo whose live shows combine a natural ability for connecting with their audiences and for giving unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and incredible musicianship.

    Sound of the Sirens released brand new album This Time in early 2019 on independent label DMF Records.

    Their debut album For All Our Sins was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”.
    New album This Time continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies with 15 catchy and heartfelt songs all written by Abbe and Hannah, whose voices harmonise beautifully throughout the entire album.

    Click Here to Read a rave review of their live show 

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now   :  £12.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy tickets at Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard etc

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    'A Cornish Carol'

    Friday, 6th 1.00pm & 7.00pm

    Saturday, 7th - 7.00pm

    Starring Ed Rowe, Jenny Beare and Mary Woodvine

    A Cornish Carol poster

    Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company.
    Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in.

    What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat?
    ‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

    Over the course of one miserable, mizzly, Cornish night, join miserly Scrooge and a gaggle of ghostly ghouls who force him to revisit his PAST(y), explore his (Ker)NOW and decide if his FUTURE will Come-to-Good. 

    From the team that brought you Trevithick, The Cornish Caretakers and HIRETH, comes this irreverent, new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.

    Weaving physical comedy, music and gags a-plenty, A Cornish Carol is a festive treat for the whole family.

    Starring : Edward Rowe, Jenny Beare & Mary Woodvine

    Director: Simon Harvey
    Musical Director: Richard Healey
    Written by: Simon Harvey and Richard Healey

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Details to follow.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    David-Mynne - door knocker

     

    Kneehigh Theatre favourite & co-founder Dave Mynne, last seen in Kneehigh's Fup, playing Grandad, now takes on Charles Dickens' perennial much-loved Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol.
    Joy to all mankind? 
    Bah!
    Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. 
    Bah!
    Watch horrified as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts(wooo-oooh) each one more terrifying than the last. 
    Bah!
    Sob at the bedside of a tiny, malnourished child riven with rickets.
    Bah!
    In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expectations, Dracula and The Odyssey (Greek stuff!) will now take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together.
    This is Dickens’ original words with added silliness. 
    Silliness? 
    Bah!
    Celebrate the festive season with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story: A Christmas Carol. 
    Christmas?
    Bah! Humbug!
    Suitable for adults and older children (10+)
    Directed by Simon Harvey.
    Performed by David Mynne.
    Adapted by Andrew McPherson.
    Additional script by Simon Harvey and David Mynne.
    David Mynne is a Cornish actor and a founder member of Kneehigh Theatre.
    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.

    What the audience said:
    “Just brilliant! We loved The Odyssey and this was even better. Thank you!"
    "Incredible performance... and by one man! Very enjoyable for kids, parents and grumpy dads!"
    "Absolutely the best show I’ve seen this year."
    "It was incredible. He must know the book inside out! “God bless us, everyone”!
    "Excellent. Inventive and creative."
    "Great fun."
    Fun? Call that fun? Bah, Humbug!"

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Benefits : £7.50
    Under16s : £5.00
    Family : £25.00
    (2 Adults, 2 Under16s)
    Tickets are non-refundable.
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard etc.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

     

    nikki evening photo

    Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings. As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.

    "I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else."

    Testimonies:

    "Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

    "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"

    "My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020
    Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Tues 18th - Sat 22nd, 2020

    Tickets: £7.00 & £5.00 available from Burrows Estate Agents, Duke Street, St Austell.  Tel: 01726 77748.
    No online booking available.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Kathryn Roberts - Sean :LakemanKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman's 2020 tour “On Reflection” marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.
    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships.  To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their illustrious career. 

    From the early days of folk supergroup “Equation” through to the current album release “Personae”, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. 

    Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, and winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best DuoKathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, with a number of groups and bands. However, their intimacy and strength of passion and supreme musicianship is shown to best effect when they share the stage together – the quality shines through.
    Stripped back to their simple, pure talent, with an ever-evolving, eclectic, repertoire, Kathryn & Sean ensure a rare treat for any listener and music-lover who is lucky enough to see them in concert.
    With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Kate RusbySeth LakemanCara DillonThe LevellersBilly BraggFrank TurnerImelda MayBellowhead and Show of HandsKathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. 

    “It’s folk music for the modern age.” -The Telegraph
    “These guys are something very special” - Acoustic Magazine

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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Standard : £15.00
    or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at St Austell Tourist Information at Rail Station or on ByPass
    or at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston

     

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Film : 'Bait' (Cert.15)Director: Mark Jenkin.
    Stars: Ed Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles King & Simon Shepherd.

    Film critic, Mark Kermode writes: “My favourite film of 2019 was Bait, the breakthrough feature from Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin.  An authentic portrait of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village, it was shot with clockwork cameras on grainy 16mm stock, which Jenkin hand-processed in his studio in Newlyn.” 

    Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Ed Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village.
    The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

    Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s BAIT is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

    ★★★★★‘One of the defining British films of the decade’ The Guardian
    ★★★★'One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year' The Times
    ★★★★‘A startling message in a bottle’ Evening Standard
    ★★★★'A small marvel' Financial Times
    ★★★★★'A timeless work of art' Empire
    ★★★★'A cult classic in the making' Time Out
    ‘A masterpiece’ The Daily Telegraph
    'The Best British drama of the year so far'  The Daily Mirror

    2019, UK.
    89 minutes.
    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £5.00
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ.

    Private Hire Event

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Film : 'Bait' (Cert.15)Director: Mark Jenkin.
    Stars: Ed Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles King & Simon Shepherd.

    Film critic, Mark Kermode writes: “My favourite film of 2019 was Bait, the breakthrough feature from Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin.  An authentic portrait of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village, it was shot with clockwork cameras on grainy 16mm stock, which Jenkin hand-processed in his studio in Newlyn.” 

    Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Ed Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village.
    The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

    Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s BAIT is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

    ★★★★★‘One of the defining British films of the decade’ The Guardian
    ★★★★'One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year' The Times
    ★★★★‘A startling message in a bottle’ Evening Standard
    ★★★★'A small marvel' Financial Times
    ★★★★★'A timeless work of art' Empire
    ★★★★'A cult classic in the making' Time Out
    ‘A masterpiece’ The Daily Telegraph
    'The Best British drama of the year so far'  The Daily Mirror

    2019, UK.
    89 minutes.
    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
              You're Booking the Sunday, 8th March screening !!
    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £5.00
    (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
    11
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    'Under Milk Wood'Cornwall Youth Theatre Company
    present
    Dylan Thomas'
    'Under Milk Wood'

    Join us in the cove, in the village of the strange, the bizarre, the lost.

    The people we all know and love. A world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity.

    Captain Cat surrounded by fish that “nibble him down to his wishbone”Mog Edwards“a draper mad with love” for shy dressmaker Miss PriceOrgan Morgan, listening to the music with “spouses … honking like geese and the babies singing opera”, while at the sea end of the town, Mr and Mrs Floyd lie in their bed “side by wrinkled side … like two old kippers in a box”, while Polly Garter still sings of “little Willy Wee who is dead, dead, dead”.

    An emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional seaside village of Llareggub.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £8.00
    Over60s : £6.50
    Unwaged : £6.50

    Under18s : £5.00
    Family  : £22.00
    ( 2 Adults, 2 Under18s )

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

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    John Spiers & Peter KnightPeter Knight & John Spiers

    "There can be no doubting that both performers are amongst the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special”  Fatea Magazine

    On a summer's day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today's folk scene. 

    Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe.
    With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.
    With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there, and have since become an established duo on the folk-roots scene. 

    The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn.
    Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.
    These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

    Press Quotes :
    "
    Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making”

     “Contemplative, accomplished…an evening to relish for some time to come”

     “The melodeon is a curious kind of versatile, but Spiers knows exactly how to capture and manipulate its range, adding maximum colour and savour to the music”

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £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.

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    'A Fete Worse Than Death' To Life Productions

    Sorry!  This Show has been Postponed. Watch out for an update!

    It’s the Annual Village Fete in a quaint countryside village.
    Cakes, tea, and the obligatory vegetable competition are the order of the day.
    The sun is shining, the bunting is up and the Mayor has rehearsed his speech, but as the festivities get underway, is everything as wholesome as it seems?!

    A Fete worse than Death is one of our much loved original comedy creations, we’ve given it a brand new twist for 2020, so whether you’ve seen it before or if you’re a first timer, we’ve got something new for you, so come along and join us a for an evening of fun and laughs 

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.
    Show starts at 7.30pm
    Show ends approx 9.30pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £10.00
    Over60s : £7.00
    Under21s : £7.00
    Student : £7.00
    Unwaged : £7.00
    Under17s : £5.00

    Or Phone Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, Truro, Penzance, St Ives plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    The Nashville Story

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sorry!  This Show has been Postponed. Watch out for an update!

    From the same duo that brought The Dolly Parton Story to the Arts Centre last year, The Nashville Story is a fascinating insight into the history of Nashville and the wonderful songs, people and places associated with the iconic US City, home of the Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame, witha honky-tonk bar around every corner.

    The Nashville Story features country classics made famous by Kenny RogersDolly PartonPatsy ClineTammy WynetteKris Kristofferson and many more.

    Premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, performing to many sell-out shows and attractiung 5* reviews, The Nashville Story now takes to the “Country Roads”, with a nationwide tour, with St Austell being its only stop in Cornwall. 

    As with the Dolly Parton Story, the audience is taken on a musical journey that is as much a treat for the eyes as the ears, as songs are accompanied by classic and seldom seen images combining to tell the unique Nashville Story.

    Expect toe-tapping tunes and some sassy stories

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £15.00
    Unwaged : £13.00 in advance

    Tickets are non-refundable

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives  

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Remi Harris

    Sorry!  This Show has been Postponed. Watch out for an update!

    Remi Harris is one of the UK's most exciting and talented guitarists.  His unique style draws inspiration from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronic and World Music. 

    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 Radio 2 & 3 and now makes a very welcome return to the St Austell Arts Centre.

    Light & Shade is Remi’s most diverse and eclectic show to date. It features music ranging from the acoustic jazz, swing and gypsy jazz of the 30s and 40s to the psychedelic rock and blues of the 60s and 70s. Featuring Remi on a variety of acoustic guitars, electric guitars and a ukulele; accompanied by double and electric bass, drum kit and percussion.

    In his live shows, Remi plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music often including Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and many more. He skill and dexterity allows him to play a variety of acoustic and electric guitars 

    Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale, Doh, “Re Mi” Fah, Soh, Lah, Tih, Doh.
    In this show at the Arts Centre, Remi will be joined by Tom Moore - Double & Electric Bass and Shane Dixon – Drums. 

    Together, they will create a sublime evening of quality music, guaranteed to linger in the memory.

    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

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £12.50
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    The Countrymen

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sorry!  This Show has been Postponed. Watch out for an update, they're trying to organise a new date for later this year!

    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.
    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 some 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.

    The band was formed at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band's name originates.  They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for their emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.
    They have been fortunate to have performed at some great festivals including Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Bridport Folk Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week.
    Recently they have been adding their own concerts to the diary which have proved highly successful and they are now expanding the number and distance of these 'special' gigs into 2020.

    In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2.  These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites, although you can listen to a sample of each right here.
    They have also produced their first CD, "Trees on the Hill" featuring most of their Cornish material to date and are hard at work on their second album due for release in 2020.

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Tickets in advance : £10.00   ( £12.00 On The Door )
    Tickets are non-refundable.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £10.00 in advance
      ( £12.00 On The Door)

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives  

  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Wilson & Wakeman

    ’Quite simply the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ -Prog Magazine 

    Two sublime musicians, with impeccable solo pedigrees, join together for what Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) describes as: “an evening of great musicianship, great singing, great songs and a great atmosphere – and you can't ask for much more than that, really!”

    DamianWilson and Adam Wakeman have played some of the biggest arenas in the world, playing with some of the biggest names the Rock World has ever produced.  However, when they take to the stage together, they create an intimate and unforgettable evening of music with the layers of production and grandiose showmanship arenas demand peeled away to reveal the pure quality of their musical talents and the almost telepathic rapport Damian and Adam share between them.
    Damian is a songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate album releases.  He is widely known in the rock genre, for bands and projects such as HeadspaceThresholdAyreon and Rick Wakeman’s English Rock Ensemble. As a solo artist, he has released 5 solo albums, a DVD and a retrospective compilation album. He also played the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, on their UK National Tour.
    Adam is known as the keyboard and guitar player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.  He has also released 9 albums with his father, Rock Legend, Rick Wakeman as well as releasing 4 solo albumsAs a classically-trained pianist, his albums cross many genres and styles from classical, to rock.  He co-wrote the 2010 platinum selling album Scream with Ozzy Osbourne and has also toured extensively with TravisAnnie LennoxWill YoungSlash10CC and many more.

    Their first joint acoustic album 'Weir Keeper's Tale' was released in 2016, but they've been working and playing together for a long time in bands such as Headspace and Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble. Their second album ‘The Sun Will Dance In Its Twilight Hour’ was released in February 2018.  The following European tour resulted in a session album; 2019’s ‘Stripped '.

    After the final show of their 2018 acoustic tour Damian and Adam decided to go into the studio for one day and try to capture the onstage chemistry of their live performances. They played through songs performed on their 27 date tour through Europe, which had a different setlist every night, and recorded everything.
    Aside from stripped down versions of songs from their joint albums and both their solo catalogues, the album also contains a selection of cover songs that were part of the eclectic tour setlist, including Life On Mars (David Bowie) and Feel Like Going Home (Charlie Rich). The session was mixed by Gary Stevenson (ABC, Tony Hadley) and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima (Ayreon, Devin Townsend).

    Their show at the Arts Centre will feature Damian on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. They’ll play songs from their individual back catalogues and artists they have worked with, along with tracks from their joint albums, intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers.

    This is a rare chance to see such respected and talented musicians up close and personal, in such an intimate setting.  

    Don't miss it!

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £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.

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    2:00 pmThe Stage In The (Car) Park, St Austell Arts Theatre

    Kernow King 'Greatest Hits'Kernow King, the hilarious comic creation of actor Edward Rowe brings his Greatest Hits show to the St Austell Arts Centre on the afternoon of Sunday, 18th October.

    No subject in Cornwall goes untouched, from the greatest things the Duchy has to offer, to those probably best kept quiet about!  Ed Rowe recently received national – and international – acclaim for his portrayal of Martin in the BAFTA award winning film'Bait'.

    Now, more than ever we need a good laugh and we can rely on the Cornish King of Comedy to give us just that!

    Supported by fellow Cornish comedian, Anna Keirle, the show contains some themes and language of an adult nature.
    Suitable for 16 year olds and over.
    Advance Bookings Only - NO Tickets On The Door.
    Advance booking may close late Saturday 17th or early Sunday, 18th October

    Seating will be arranged to allow for Social Distancing
    Please make one booking for your entire 'Social Bubble' of up to 6 people.
    Seating will be provided and allocated in socially distant 'pods'.
    Licensed Bar will be available, with waiter service to your 'pod'.
    (Card Payments Only!). 
    The Stage In The (Car) Park is an outdoor venue (obvs!) and the show will continue in all but the worst weather.
    So, please, dress for the weather and, if it's thought necessary, wear waterproof coats with hoods - NO Umbrellas, please.
    Refunds will only be given if the show is cancelled by the organisers
    Car Parking will be at Blantyre, Truro Road- the entrance below the Arts Centre's usual entrance.
    Car Parking - Disabled / Blue Badge holders - please pre-book parking on 01726 879500
    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 1.00pm.
    Show Starts at 2.00pm
    (Approximate end time 4.00pm-ish)
    Click Here to Book Tickets in advance only :  (NO Tickets On The Door)
    Standard : £13.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    (8.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week)

  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2020
    8:00 pmDIGITAL St Austell Arts Theatre

    Chris Difford
    Chris Difford

    A Saturday Night ‘At Home Concert’ Live From Chris Difford's “Writers' Garden” in Sussex - with Special Guests.

    A unique opportunity to join the multi-award-winning songwriter/lyricist and co-founder of Squeeze, Chris Difford live from the comfort of your own sofa, with all proceeds going to the St Austell Arts Centre.
    In Chris's own words:
    Each day I hear about venues on the verge of closing down, dark stages haunt all actors and musicians.  The clock is ticking.   Live music venues have been my home for over 40 years so it makes sense for me to reach out from my Writers Garden and see what can be done.
    We will be playing for the St. Austell Arts Centre, on Saturday, 21st November with full support and all the usual banter.
    Previous special guests who have joined me in my garden shed: Shawn Colvin and Nile Rodgers, Don McClean, Yungblud and Julia Fordham. Stephen Fry, Midge Ure and Bob Harris, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Robert Vincent. Chris Wood and Kathryn Williams, Elvis Costello and Kimmie Rhodes. John Lloyd Judith Owen and Julia Fordham.
    We look forward to seeing you.”

    Please note that this performance is being streamed online only,  through 'Zoom'.
    We will email you the Zoom log in details on the day of the concert.
    Thank you for your interest and generous support of this event.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance only :  Standard : £10.00
    ( Any additional donations gratefully received )
    On the concert date, you will be emailed your own unique Login for a 'Zoom' meeting on the Internet
    .

  • 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
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    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

  • Fri
    28
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    nikki evening photo

    Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
    As a Medium, Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.
    I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.
    Testimonies :-
    "Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"
    "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"
    "My god! Went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through -  soooo happy she was spot on with everything. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

    All tickets £10.00 (+booking fee) only available by clicking here.

     

     

  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tom Robinson

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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
    Standard : £20.00
    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston

  • Sat
    12
    Feb
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Glenn Wool 'The Tiny Kings Of Winter'
    Glenn Wool: The Tiny Kings of Winter

    Effortlessly funny with affability other comedians can only dream of” ; The Guardian

    Imaginatively funny and original, Wool sets the standards at the Fringe” ; The Telegraph

    In his latest show, Glenn aims his mind's eye back over the last 4 years of tumultuous change in his life, dredging laughs from memories as he contemplates the sheer speed in which it all shifted into something so different.

    Glenn burned his party lifestyle to the ground and from the ashes emerged a phoenix of personal responsibility that includes a wife, two kids and a nice little house in the countryside.

    His show “The Tiny Kings of Winter” is an hour of unsettling stories about settling down!

    Stand-up comedy from a true master of the art.

    Growing up, growing out, and dropping off (kids at school), getting older dumber and wiser in equal measures – they are all subjected to Glenn's hilarious take on life.

    It might be his life, but it's a life to which we can all relate!

    Glenn has been seen on Mock The Week8 Out of 10 CatsThe John Bishop ShowThe Russell Howard ShowDoug Stanhope’s The Comedians’ Comedian’s Comedians and been heard on Freestyle with Frankie Boyle (who he has supported on tour), WTF with Marc Maron &Richard Herring's Podcast.

    Age guidance : Strictly 16+ : This show will have swearing and adult content.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance now: 
    Standard : £15.00
    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard

  • 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 )
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    Phone CRBO 01726 63513
    Or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard or Truro.