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
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
Bash Street Theatre
A retired magician and his wife are tempted to perform one last cabaret act. With live music, magical illusions and Bash Street’s stunning circus skills, a great show for all the family.
Tickets £9, £8 and £4 Child
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, £8
presents ZONK FM
Is anybody there?
Zonk FM is a poignant new comedy featuring well-known Miracle performers Sally Crooks, Keri Jessiman, Steve Jacobs and making his Miracle debut, Jake Tindle
This roller coaster of a show explores other people’s reality with fast paced physical humour, tenderness and disco lights!
Recommend for 12 years +
£12 – £10 (over 65 & under 26) & £8 (under 16)
ABOUT THE WRITER, ANGUS BROWN: Angus has performed in several Miracle productions including the title roles Hamlet & Quasimodo and most recently Vladimir in Waiting for Godot.
ZONK FM is his first play.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, TOM ADAMS: Tom first worked with Miracle in 2002 as a dresser on Twelfth Night. He then went on to perform in five productions including The Case of The Frightened Lady and he was the musical director and composer for both Frankenstein! and The Magnificent Three.
ZONK FM is his directing debut.
CScape– our resident Dance and Physical Theatre Company – are running a Community Dance project at Trebah Gardens in early July. There are two open rehearsal sessions at the Tolmen Centre – on Wednesday 16th and 30th June: they are seeking 100 dancers of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders so there’ll be room for everyone. Ring Sally (Cscape) Williams on 07793953261 to find out more
OR JUST TURN UP!! The sessions run from 5pm to 9pm
(Café Tolmen will also be open on these nights so work up an appetite and then have supper – or vice versa!)