Somewhere in middle England four unlikely teenagers are preparing for judgment day with ladders, Elvis and Forest Fruits squash.Stokely’s annual talent competition is nigh. With a stage full of instruments and an eclectic mix of recorded music, Little Bulb Theatre capture the confusing, awkward and beautifully naïve time of adolescence. A bizarre and fantastical exploration of music, faith and friendship, from Total Theatre, Fringe First and Arches Brick winners.‘Recklessly talented….insanely brave’ Guardian In cooperation with Carn to Cove.Tickets £8, £7, Children £4
I’m An Aristocrat Get Me Out Of Here
Packed full of hilarious slapstick, irreverent humour, verbal wit and magical illusion you’ll gasp, laugh and be amazed at the elaborate sword fights, the heart wrenching love scenes, and the sensational death-defying French accents.
Tickets £9, £8, Children £4
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
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
“Some actors are more equal than others, but few are quite as equal as Guy Masterson!” (The Times)
Hilariously comic and powerfully poignant by turns, Masterson’s breathtaking storytelling creates the farmyard around you in 2 hours of utterly compelling theatre. As the most per- formed solo show in the world, this is a must see performance for all ages.
Tickets £10, £8, Children £4
Café Tolmen will be open for pre show suppers for this event – booking essential.
Shostakovich, writing his life affirming 7th Symphony, flees the Leningrad siege leaving his less talented student contemporary Karl to attempt to survive starvation and loss and miraculously conduct and broadcast the symphony among the ruins. A concert-play based on the novel by Sarah Quigley.
Tickets £10, £8Book Online
An international sell-out show. The world’s three most stupid musicians entertain with their hilarious antics as they compete, ridicule, argue and seduce their way through Bach to Beatles. “Classical music for all ages and shoe sizes” The Sunday Times. In association with Venue Cornwall Tickets £8, £7 Children £4