The producer and designer of Scaramouche – Guy Masterson – will bring us his own celebrated and renowned solo version of the great Dylan Thomas ‘play for voices’ with all the design and production values that his company has become famous for. It has played all over the world – they’re just back from the Adelaide festival – and this is one of only a handful of productions licenced by the Dylan Thomas estate. Guy plays every one of the enormous range of characters in what is justly described as a tour de force. For just one night in Cornwall – only at The Tolmen Centre May 9th at 7.30
After last year’s amazing Piccadilly, Wurlitza return with Sunrise one of the most moving stories ever told on film, an adventure of temptation, reconciliation and redemption.
Wurlitza accompany with live music from Bach and Villa Lobas to Talking Heads and Madness. Sunrise is silent film at its most poetic and Wurlitza’s music is a perfect accompaniment.
Tickets £9, £8
Greyscale Theatre Company
An investigation into what happens when we discover that our parents are awed human beings, and that at some point they are suddenly going to disappear from our lives. This was one of the most intriguing and fascinating plays we saw at Edinburgh this year, beautifully performed.
“It’s a very pure form of theatre- intimate, pared down and emotionally true.” The Stage
Tickets £10, £9
Sally has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Her husband, Raymond, is dying. But Raymond is thinking ahead. Already an obsessive archivist, he is also a leading Robotics specialist. Their long marriage has had its ups and downs, but now he can make a better version of himself, to look after Sally after he’s gone.Will she accept it?
A chance to preview Pipeline’s much anticipated new work.
Two Destination Language
Two performers have a difficult story to tell.They come on stage and launch themselves into an hour long attempt to put into words the utterly unspeakable. Delivered in English and Bulgarian, with pounding gypsy-inspired music, this beautiful performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion.
Near Gone won a 2014 Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Festival for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing With Form, and received numerous four and five star reviews. The company are Artists in Residence at Salisbury Playhouse.
We saw this show in Edinburgh last summer and were entranced by it. The combination of two completely watchable actors, two languages, a mesmerising telling of the story (which several times explodes into a frenetic dance), the littering of the stage with hundreds of flowers, the whole show grips you completely. The images and effect remain with you long after the performance ends. Apparently simple, but full of complexity, this is a piece of theatre which deserves its accolades. Don’t miss this single performance in Cornwall on a nationwide tour.
“This is a difficult story to tell, performer Katherina Radeva warns us in Bulgarian through her translator and fellow performer, Alister Lownie, at the start of Near Gone. She is not wrong. Intimately exploring the themes of grief, loss and potential loss, the subject matter of Near Gone is not easy to talk about. However, Radeva and Lownie’s emotional story is told with great beauty, sensitivity and humour, creating art that is truly affecting, memorable and life-affirming”.
and Lyn Gardner said in The Guardian ‘Essential Theatre Picks’
“a winning heartfelt intensity…. a boon to the flower trade and to audiences too with its passionate, dance-filled look at the gulfs we cannot bridge”.
Alister and Katherina will host a short post-show discussion of some of the questions raised by the show.
Tickets £10, £8 Children £5
Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love, and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet. Inspired by cult series TheTwilight Zone and Inside Number Nine, this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister and distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey and Jon Welch.
Tickets £10, £8, 14-18 £5Book Online
After their hugely successful ‘Riot’, a new play from The Wardrobe Ensemble based on the epic rescue of 33 Chilean miners.
A tale of friendship, hope and Elvis Presley, 33 takes you beyond the newsrooms, past the cameras and leaves you 2000 feet under the ground. An outlandish, touching and funny modern legend of men on the brink of death, fame and madness.
Tickets £9, £8