Theatre Shows this winter (2014/15)
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston Amateur Dramatics Society
www.launceston-drama.co.uk 01726 879500
‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’, 28 to 31Jan, 7.30pm; 31 Jan, matinée 2.30pm. Join Dick as he journeys in search of his fortune; featuring runaway supermarket trolleys, a wrecked ship and the mysterious dance of the balloons, a show not to be missed. Launceston Drama is in sizzling form with this traditional tale transplanted to Launceston.
Hall for Cornwall,
Truro, 01872 262466 see www.hallforcornwall.co.uk for prices:
‘Robin Hood’: 7 December to 4 January, (evenings and matinées, audio-described, signed, and relaxed performances available). Once upon a time there lived an evil Sheriff who, drunk on his own riches, imposed terrible taxes to drive out the poor innocent locals and ship in his rich chums. Though he hadn’t accounted for our hero Robin Hood, archer extraordinaire, in his dastardly plan…Can our favourite outlaw rid the land of this money-grabbing miser and win the heart of Maid Marian? Find out this Christmas, at the Hall for Cornwall’s swashbuckling, baddie-busting extravaganza! Plus free storytelling with Santa at the Hall, and check out the bistro’s daily specials and children’s festive snack boxes.
Kidz R Us, St Ives Theatre,
Lower Stennack, St Ives 01736 797007 www.kidzrus.net
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, 22 & 23, 27 to 30 Dec, 2 & 6.30pm.
Mirror, mirror on the wall – where’s the fairest panto of them all? Award-winning youth theatre company Kidz R Us presents an uproarious pantomime take on the familiar tale of a pretty young princess, kind and true, and her evil stepmother with a heart of ice. Look out for colourful costumes, sensational scenery and an energetic blend of chart hits and classics, including ‘I Will Survive’, ‘Dream A Little Dream’, ‘Hushabye Mountain’, and ‘Love Is An Open Door’.
RAMPS at The Regal Theatre, Redruth,
www.rampstheatre.org 01209 216278 ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ 14 to 18 Jan. Fe Fi Fo Fum… Ramps’ GIANT of a pantomime – full of adventure and spectacle, a magical treat filled with song, dance and audience participation (group bookings available)
Swamp Circus www.swampcircus.co.uk 01326 377008.
Chyan Farm, Penryn, Halvasso. 12 to 21 Dec: 2pm and 7pm. Magic Winter trail through the woods down to the heated Big Top with willow sculptures, live music, secret creations and magical winter characters, acrobats in the trees and playful celestial creatures along the way. Enjoy free hot spiced Chyan apple drink in the warm Big Top. ‘The Angel’ is a contemporary story about the journey to be a good angel amongst the temptations of our times; a beautiful tale for everyone, full of aerial dance, stunning skills and clown comedy. www.wegottickets.com www.circokernow.co.uk
Theatre Royal, Lyric & Drum Theatres, Plymouth,
01752 267222, see www.theatreroyal.com for times and prices.
‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, 2 Dec to 17 Jan. Stuff and Nonsense present this favourite beary-tale! Ingenious puppetry & music for 2+.
‘Elf’, 6 to 13 Dec. Based on the Broadway musical, 5+.
‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, 19 Dec to 17 Jan. Pantomime starring Bobby Davro, John Challis, Chico and Jeffrey Holland.
Lane Theatre, Newquay
6 Dec: ‘Sleeping Beauty’, 10.30am, 2.30 & 7pm.
Presented by Fame Factory Spotlight.
Newquay View Resort, Porth, Cornwall Hospice Care and Wonder Productions www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/events/sleeping-beauty-panto 01726 66868
‘Sleeping Beauty’, 28 Nov 7pm, & 29 Nov 2pm. Traditional fairy tale panto. Plus visit Father Christmas’ winter wonderland grotto. Under 3s are free.
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. 01326 211222
‘The Snow Queen’ 14 Dec: wonderful Christmas tale featuring scenes from Narnia and songs from ‘Frozen’, 1 & 5pm.
‘The Magic Beanstalk’, 21 Dec: Light Theatre’s Jack and the Giant set in present-day Cornwall with illusions, amazing experiments & world-class puppeteers. 5+, 2pm.
‘The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!!!’
See www.squashboxtheatre.co.uk for venues and dates. 2 to 30 Dec at Truro College, Porthtowan, Falmouth, Pentillie Castle, Penrose Estate, Porthleven, St Ives, Praa Sands, Penzance and Grampound. An over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts.
Carn to Cove Winter Season 0845 094 0428
See www.carntocove.co.uk for venues, times and prices.
‘The Magic Beanstalk’, 22 & 23 Nov Eden Project; 28 Nov Whitecross; 29 Nov Hall for Cornwall, Truro; 6 Dec Tresmeer; 7 Dec Millbrook; 14 Dec Penzance; 20 Dec Wadebridge; 21 Dec Falmouth. Set in present-day Cornwall, beautiful hand-carved puppets, illusion and amazing experiments are used to re-tell the classic story of Jack and the Giant who lives through the clouds and over the rainbow. 5+.
‘Monkey’, 29 Nov, Helston. The comic adventures of a fantastical superhero, inspired by the classic Chinese epic story. Script by the brilliant poet Michael Rosen. Puppetcraft’s stunning string puppets, antique shadow puppets and live music
The Minack, Porthcurno,
01736 810181 www.minack.com