A sparkling and entertaining show of poetry, music and badinage. Rated unmissable by Edinburgh Fringe critics, this unusual and exciting mix has delighted audiences across the UK and abroad. Presented in association with Carn to Cove. Tickets £7/£6
Cube’s sparkling new show for children (and grownups too) gets it’s first outing at The Tolmen Centre. With plenty of song and dance, and written by our own Jon Welch, this promises to be a delight for all ages. We are making it free for accompanied children, and adult tickets are just £7.
“Fred’s lost his Dad. Now he might be losing his mum too. Looks like a job for Freddie Dare and the Ginger Robber. The toe tapping twosome take on a terrifying quest to stop their arch enemy before it’s too late.”
Café Tolmen will be open for pre show suppers for this event – booking essential.
Adults £7, £3 for children (1 accompanied child free)
Little Soldier Theatre Company
Inspired by Don Quixote’s wanderings, two feisty señoritas and a downtrodden Englishman embark on a journey through Spain. Accompanied only by an otherworldly virtuoso guitarist whose presence there makes no sense whatsoever, they will lead you to joy, pain and ulti- mate wisdom.
Little Soldier presents a hilariously inventive adventure of immense proportions, to be taken with a pinch of salt and a handlebar moustache.
Tickets £10, £8, Children £5
We saw this wonderful show live in Edinburgh in 2015 when it won the Carol Tambor Award and was whisked off to New York.
Sadly we couldn’t get the live show to Cornwall, but this film of the stage play is the next best thing. Devised by women in an HM Prison, The Guardian described it as “exquisite…singing with everyday poetry as if the devising had unlocked a waterfall of creativity.”
“moving, intimate and superbly acted”…..New York TimesBook Online
Loot follows the fortunes of Hal and Dennis, who rob a bank next to the funeral parlour where Dennis works and return to Hal’s home to hide the money. Hal’s mother has just died and the money is hidden in her coffin. But where will they hide the body?
Fay, a sexy young nurse with seven deceased husbands to her name, is interested in marrying Hal’s father, McLeavy. However, Dennis has already had his way with Fay and wants to marry her. And he can offer her more financial “security”.
Inspector Truscott arrives and the plot turns topsy turvy as Hal and Dennis try to keep him off their trail.
During Joe Orton’s short but prolific career, he shocked, outraged and amused audiences with his farcical black comedies.
Loot, first performed in 1965, was Orton’s third major production, following Entertaining Mr Sloane and the television play The Good and Faithful Servant. Playing with the conventions of popular farce, Orton examines English attitudes and perceptions in the mid twentieth century.
The play won several awards in its London run and is now regarded as a comic masterpiece.
Loot will be at The Tolmen Centre in Constantine on Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm
And at the Poly in Falmouth on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December at 7.30pm
Loot is presented by Cornwall’s newest theatre company, Fruit.
It is directed by Keri Jessiman, well known for her legendary comic performances in the early days of Miracle Theatre.
Victoria Melody and Farnham Maltings present: Major Tom
The true story of how Victoria became a beauty queen and her Bassett Hound (Major Tom) became a champion show dog, reflecting the British fascination with celebrity, beauty and winning
Created by Victoria Melody
Performed by Victoria Melody and Major Tom National Tour 10th March to 20th June 2014
PRESS PERFORMANCES: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th March at BAC
“A truly winning comedy, I laughed till I cried.” ★★★★★ Donald Hutera, The Times
5 ★★★★★ The Times
5 ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
4 ★★★★ The List
4 ★★★★ Fest Mag
4 ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
4 ★★★★ A Younger Theatre
4 ★★★★ The Public Reviews
4 ★★★★ Exeunt Magazine
The Stage MUST SEE SHOW
Fringe Review – MUST SEE SHOW
Shortlisted for The Arches Brick and Total Theatre Awards
Major Tom is the story of how an average 34-year-old became a beauty queen and how her unruly pet basset hound, Major Tom, became a championship show dog.
Major Tom and Victoria increasingly immerse themselves in the obsessive and confusing realm of personal scrutiny as they participate as genuine contestants, determined to win.
Victoria, accompanied on stage by documentary film footage and her dog, tells this true story. It explores the British fascination with celebrity, beauty and winning.
“Startingly bonkers and utterly ordinary at the same time…deceptively thoughtful fun” The Guardian ★★★★★ The Times
Commissioned and produced by Farnham Maltings. Developed at BAC. Supported by Harlow Playhouse, Escalator East to Edinburgh and Arts Council England.
Recent press activity:
- Guardian preview
- Telegraph preview
- London Theatre Guide Preview
- Female Arts
- London Theatre 1 Preview
- Public Reviews festival launch news story
- Female Arts interview
- Exeunt Guest Column
Victoria appeared on Radio 4’s Loose Ends show on Sat 8th March as part of National Women’s Day.