Meryl Streep takes centre stage in this very likable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragi-comedy from director Stephen Frears. Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one.
Following rehearsals at the Tolmen Centre we present a Preview showing of this exciting new production to launch the nationwide tour.
With sharp wit, quick pace and a heavy dose of noir style, the story is told of private eye Charlie Daniels, hired by seductive Elise Hillerman to find her missing husband. Meanwhile writers Charlotte and Daniel struggle to write a script for their new show. A mindbending journey through the world of dreams, imagination and ‘real life’.
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the rst time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children. They nd themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
In 1966 Wizz Jones brought his friend Ralph McTell down to Cornwall busk and to play at the Folk Cottage. Nearly half a century later, now both legends in the folk/blues world, they finally got together to record their first album, appropriately called ‘About Time’, and gathering 5-star reviews in the press. This is a rare and truly unmissable chance to hear these two master performers together, back in Cornwall, singing and playing a wide range of tunes and songs. Book now!
Tickets £17.50 (no concessions)Book Online
Confused by all the labels? Want to know the real difference between organic and natural? We are forever bombarded by marketing and supermarkets trying to convince us that the food we eat is good quality. But how do we know what is ‘genuine’ and what is just ‘market hype’? Here we expel the myths and confirm the facts to help you make wiser decisions about the food you buy.
£7 to include a pasty.To book a place ring Bernice on 340718
Our Little Sister is an exquisite portrait of family life. The arrival of a half-sister they’ve never met before subtly undermines the existence of three twenty-something women in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s tender tale.
The Pretend Men’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster Police Cops is an action-packed hour of adrenaline-fuelled physical comedy, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.
Tickets £10, £8Book Online
Emails unopened, cup-a-soup undrunk, a secret in the stock room; Emma Barnicott’s life is leaking as she pines for a world beyond her trading estate office.When she meets a man online who wants to talk to her about more than boilers and two port valves Emma must decide if the chance of a joyous love is worth trading for an imperfect life – or will there always be dead woodlice in the infinity pool? An outstanding performance by Bea Roberts, author of And Then come the Nightjars.
“Utterly unique and exceptional in every way, it’s a heart- breaking story of a stunted life, told with theatrical verve and palpable compassion” …The Stage
Tickets £10, £8Book
Starring Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power and Charles Laughton, Witness for the Prosecution is a witty, terse adaptation of the Agatha Christie hit play brought to the screen with ingenuity and vitality by Billy Wilder.
An inspirational evening of medieval lute music, Spanish guitar classics, Delta blues & hints of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt through to the Beatles, all played by the world-class guitarist.
“Stunning!” – MOJO
“…total mastery of just about every guitar technique imaginable” – Guitar Techniques
“…probably the best and most original young guitar player and composer in Great Britain.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine (USA)
The talk will look at issues such as: was Cornwall more or less violent than other parts of Great Britain; were murder rates high or low, and did the Cornish stand up against Parliament’s policy of hanging even minor property offenders?
£7 to include a pasty.To book a place ring Dilys on 340453
A story of family loyalty and love, this intense emotional and human comedy is about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.
After their fantastic shows Translunar Paradise and Ballad of the Burning Star, we are delighted to welcome back Theatre Ad Infinitum with Bucket List, winner of Edinburgh Spirit of the Fringe Award 2016. When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, she embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.
A story about love, loss and revenge, told with physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song.
In association with Carn to Cove
Rackhouse Pilfer are a fiery and exciting 6-piece band, and have been getting rave reviews with their roots blend of Irish Americana. They have been selling out shows and wowing festival crowds all over the UK, Ireland, the EU, and Nashville USA – where they recorded their album ‘Love and Havoc’. Don’t miss out on this incredible live act!
“Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship” – Maverick
Tickets £11 £10(concessions)Book Online