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The Tolmen Centre is at the heart of village life in Constantine, Cornwall. Many residents and friends enjoy events here; a wide and loyal audience has developed for the varied arts programme, and the Centre has built up an excellent reputation in the Cornish arts community.

Miracle, Cube, Cscape, and Pipeline theatre companies are regular visitors both to perform and to develop new work.

Look for the Café Tolmen sign. We’re usually open for meals from 6pm when there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 341353 to pre-book your meal.

The Tolmen Centre is a not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteer help – no-one gets paid for their time. This creates a rather special ethos around the place – and allows us to be ambitious in what we promote and undertake.

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7:30pm
Saturday 24th February

Translunar Paradise

Theatre Ad Infinitum’s wordless tale of life, death and enduring love returns to tour the UK and Chile following years of extensive international touring amassing nine awards.

Original performers George Mann and Deborah Pugh are joined by Sophie Crawford to retell, with precise gesture and touches of humour, the story of widower William who escapes to a comforting world of fantasy and memories rather than confront his grief. From beyond the grave, his wife Rose returns to help him let go. This poignant, life-affirming tale uses intricate and lifelike hand-held masks – created by Madame Tussaud’s senior sculptor Victoria Beaton – to travel back and forth through William and Rose’s relationship, wordlessly conveying a lifetime of memories in 75 minutes.

Reviews

The Times * * * *: “An admirable, infinitely gentle and wordless story of loss and remembrance” -Donald Hutera.

The Stage ‘MUST-SEE!’ Show: “I really cannot recommend this highly enough – it is not just one of the best shows I have seen at this year’s fringe, but any fringe.” -Alistair Smith.

“This is a show that will steal your heart.” ★★★★★ Scotsman

“Uniquely devastating” Observer

5 Star Reviews: The Scotsman | What’s On Stage.com | Fest Magazine | British Theatre Guide | Fringe Review | Edinburgh Guide.com | Fringe Guru

4 Star Reviews: The Times | The List | Exeunt Magazine | Edinburgh Festivals Magazine | Three Weeks

Tickets £12, £10

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7:30pm
Wednesday 28th February

Wind River

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Saturday 10th March

Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair

Edd Bateman joined his rst African band at 14, playing bass, and went on to work with Senegalese and Congolese musicians around Europe and in Africa. Now he draws together 15 years of musical experience into this African group of musicians and a set of original music re ecting the joyful heartbeat of West African dance music.

Tickets £11, £10

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7:30pm
Wednesday 14th March

A Man Called Ove

An unlikely friendship forms between angry old man Ove and the boisterous family who move in next door. A heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and a gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Sunday 18th March

Police Cops in Space

The Pretend Men

The multi award-winning comedy trio are back with their critically acclaimed EdFringe sell-out comedy; set in the most dangerous place on Earth …Space.

Sammy Johnson, the last Police Cop in the universe, blasts off in an unmanned escape pod. Now on a distant planet, Sammy must team up with Alien fighter pilot Ranger and his trusty Cyborg C9 as they embark on an intergalactic adventure to find Earth, avenge his father and become the best damn Police Cop in space.

“Big, consistent laughs..it’s not just funny, it’s exhilarating”  …The Guardian

Tickets £10, £8

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7:30pm
Friday 23rd March

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, the BCO evokes vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy camp fires. As fantastically exciting as they are musically impressive, they journey far and wide across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas.With immense skill and profound musicianship, they have won acclaim from fans, fellow musicians and critics alike for their electrifying and entertaining shows.

Tickets £11, £10

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7:30pm
Wednesday 28th March

The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the awed recollections of his younger self, and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Friday 20th April

Wurlitza

A Cottage on Dartmoor

Wurlitza are a critically acclaimed five piece band from South East Cornwall who add live soundtracks to silent films in a way that is completely unique.

Our audiences  have been amazed by their previous shows Piccadilly,  Diary of a Lost Girl and Sunrise,   They are genuinely unique, their shows provide a remarkable  double edged experience:  a classic black and white silent film worth seeing in itself, but with the addition of a unique live  musical soundtrack performed in front of you by a five piece band.

Wurlitza’s wide ranging repertoire includes original, pop, contemporary, classical, jazz and klezmer music.

Expect the unexpected!

Tickets £10 (concessions £8) from 01326 341353 or online from www.tolmencentre.co.uk

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7:30pm
Friday 27th April

Leviathan

Leviathan is the critically acclaimed work by award winning Cornish choreographer James Wilton.

Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining.

Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.

Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.

Featuring a cast of six, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, Leviathan will have you on the edge of your seat.

It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.

Leviathan is man versus nature; be careful what you fish for.

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from 01326 341353 or online via www.tolmencentre.co.uk

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7:30pm
Friday 11th May

Will Keating and Friends

Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, one of The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to The Tolmen Centre for the first time. Award winning Banjo player John Dowling will be joining Will, along with veteran musician Claudia Colmer on her 300yr old Double Bass. Will Keating will be performing songs from his highly acclaimed debut solo album, Cornwall My Home, and other Cornish folk favourites. Other guest performers will be announced, for what will be a fun filled evening of Cornish Folk.

Pre-show meals available from our cafe from 6pm but ONLY if pre-booked via 01326 341353.

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7:30pm
Sunday 20th May

KEVOS

KEVOS present a concert of modern classical music

In conjunction with Groundworks  and sponsored by Feast, Cornwall Council, ACE Lottery and  Hinrichsen & RVW Trust

Kevos is dedicated to performing contemporary classical music by new and established composers to audiences who want to hear the music of today.

Tickets £10    (children and students £5)

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