Drama

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

    One Act PlaysSt Austell Players

    present

    A Night of One Act Plays:

    'Womberang' and 'Top Girls'

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

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

    Interval

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Carl Grose : Superstitious Mountain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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