One Darke Night combines extracts from renowned Cornish playwright Nick Darke’s canon of work. Fusing extracts from lesser- known works with firm audience favorites such as the King of Prussia and Hells Mouth, and featuring exclusive extracts from Nick’s private journals and correspondence, this imaginative show explores the creative process of the writer. Combining a cast of versatile performers, simple staging and projected film this performance showcases Nick’s exquisite talent for combining blistering dialogue, quirky characterisation and beautiful prose in plays which are as moving as they are hilarious! Tickets £8, £7, Children £4
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
Theatre Ad Infinitum
One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Odyssey follows the Greek warrior Odysseus in his relentless attempt to get home so he can see his wife and son again before he dies. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses.
“The Best of the Fringe .”….. Observer
“Theatre Ad Infinitum have moved to the front of the pack.”…..The Guardian.
“This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable… a stunning piece of physicalised storytelling.”…..The Stage
Tickets £10Book Online
A talk by Lucinda Hawksley, great great great grand-daughter of Charles Dickens, author and historian with a special interest in 19th and early 20th century art and literature.
Everyone has felt the prickle of anger, so why do some men lash out while others stay in control? In an amazingly fast moving performance, Joe Sellman-Leava channels his own irritation at his chirpy,cheery girlfriend, MikeTyson‘s tirades, Patrick Stewart fearfully recollecting the domestic violence that scarred his childhood and passages of Shakespeare, brimming with spite and anger. A thrilling new performance about violence and masculinity, from internationally acclaimed Worklight Theatre.
Tickets £10, £8Book Online
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
Falling from a world of virtual wealth, Rosa (15) and her father land in a cheap flat with a reclusive new neighbour – a webcam girl. Blending unforgettable characters, moments of macabre puppetry and a translucent set, Streaming is a funny, moving and and disturbing rites-of-passage story for the modern age.
Tickets £8, £6 Children Age Guide16+