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.
Rhum and Clay
On Friday 8th March Rhum and Clay Theatre bring us “A Strange Wild Song”. Another Edinburgh 2012 hit, this is by a young, Lecoq trained company rapidly making their way in modern theatre. Watch out when you see the name Lecoq, as graduates of the famous French mime school have been responsible for a number of our best ever shows – Hysteria, Translunar Paradise, Pants on Fire, Dancing Brick and 1927 all had connections there.
A Strange Wild Song is an elegiac piece based on a true story – about a group of children in wartime France who befriend a wounded soldier. It’s told via a present day find of a cache of photographs in an attic, and the journey of discovery into his family history made by the finder. It completely captivated us, with beautiful acting performances by the three prncipals (in many roles), absurdist humour, stunning imagery, and wonderful music played live just off stage. Highly recommended for everyone. Their website is rhumandclay.com where you can see details of their nationwide tour with this show.
Tickets £10, £8, £4
Le Navet Bete
Newsflash! There’s been a series of high profile crimes right across the city- but fear not…the police chief’s put his best man on the job – Dick Tracy.
Rooted in the ridiculous, Dick Tracy is a physical comedy incorporating fooling, original live music, plenty of audience interaction, lightning quick character changes and incredibly authentic accents, spattered with myster y, malice and mischief.
Tickets £10, £8, Children £5, Family £24
Tickets£10, £8 Children £4
Café Tolmen will be open for pre show suppers for this event – booking essential.
This remarkable feelgood play written by Duncan Macmillan, presented ‘in the round’ by the brilliant comedic actor Jonny Donahoe, swept everything aside at Edinburgh 2014 and has followed that with runs in London, just recently sixteen (yes sixteen!) weeks Off Broadway in New York, and last month success at the Brighton Festival. It has been tremendously well received by audiences and critics alike.
We booked it at once having seen it last summer, and we are delighted to have the only performance in Cornwall on this UK nationwide tour.
It’s a play that cannot fail to move you to tears but then have you burst out laughing. As Lyn Gardner described it “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression .. and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see full stop.” It redefines the word life-affirming.
On the surface, it’s the simple telling of a story of how a young boy deals with his mother’s depression, trying to help by writing a list of all the ‘brilliant things’ he can think of to cheer her up. But the story develops – involving and absorbing the audience – into the boy’s life story: by the time he has grown into manhood, he discovers that the continuously evolving list has become his own personal blueprint for a healthy life.
Donahoe is a warm and personable performer — so warm and personable, he doesn’t even seem to be performing as much as taking the audience into his confidence.
Not only is his emotionally damaged character willing to share his precepts for a happy life with his audience, the audience become collaborators in his story.
This is a play you should not miss, literally ‘one of a kind’
Tickets £10, £8, Children £5
When the shops are shut for good, when the shutters come down for the last time, when the final homes are bought up, what happens to communities then? Evocative, charming and funny, Cscape brings these communities to life in a vivid blend of dance, theatre, film, poetry and music.
“Cscape are poetry for the eyes and should not be missed” …Western Morning News