Festive family theatre: What’s on in Cornwall this winter
With Christmas day all wrapped up and the new year in sight, here are a selection of theatre shows to keep the family in merry spirits throughout the holidays and beyond!
The Regal Theatre, Redruth | 01209 216278 http://redruth.merlincinemas.co.uk/regal-theatre
12 to 16 Jan: Dick Whittington,
RAMPS’ traditional pantomime with magic, music, dancing, and slapstick comedy, wonderful family show.
Hall for Cornwall, Truro | 01872 262466 hallforcornwall.co.uk
Cinderella: 1 Dec to 2 Jan
Join this happy-ever-after Cornish adventure as Cinders is whisked from a pantry to a party via a pumpkin! Packed with all the traditional ingredients of laugh-out-loud comedy, spectacular dancing, live music and singing with a large sprinkling of Cornish heart and fairy-tale magic. All at the newly transformed Hall for Cornwall.
Kidz R Us, St Ives Theatre | kidzrus.net 01736 797007
27 to 30 Dec, 2 & 6.30pm: Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates
Buckle your swash and set sail with Robinson, Captain Seasalt and Nutty Nick into a world of adventure and hilarity. You’ll meet a host of colourful characters along the way, together with a band of marauding pirates.
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno | 01736 810181 www.minack.com
29 to 31 Dec, 11am: storytelling performances – The Piskie in the Garden.
John Brolly’s new one-man show about a hapless gardener who is outwitted by the piskies, with fairy magic, puppets and music.
Theatre Royal Plymouth | theatreroyal.com 01752 267222
1 Dec to 22 Jan: Stuff & Nonsense’s The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin
An extraordinary explorer learns Penguin but when he arrives at the Antarctic will the penguins’ reception be frosty?! With playful energy, puppetry, music and song, for all the family, age 3+
17 Dec to 15 Jan: Aladdin with Joe Pasquale
Packed with laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs.
Christmas with The Story Republic
28th, 30th December at Market Hall, Plymouth: Wintry Tales with The Story Republic
Stories under the stars in their immersive dome
Performances at 11am and 2pm. Tickets available at https://realideas.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173618691/events/428426476
There’s so much happening for families in Cornwall this winter. Read what you might get up to here: