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Theatre

Tuesday 29th July - Saturday 2nd August

Young Generation presents: Seussical

Falmouth’s Young Generation is delighted to be staging “SEUSSICAL” this summer.

The award-winning musical youth theatre company will present this fantastic musical show which follows the adventures of well-loved Dr. Seuss characters – The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Whos, and many others.

Suitable for everyone in your family !

The production runs from Tuesday 29 July to Saturday 2 August starting at 7.30 each evening.

Ticket prices are £8 for adults, £5 for children under 16, plus £1 on every ticket for Poly funds.

A party of 10 will be entitled to one free seat but to book this you will need to phone our Box Office or call in to arrange.

(Please note:  there are no concessions on ticket prices for members, OAP’s, students and others – only children under 16)

Film

Monday 4th August - Tuesday 5th August

Omar

Dir: Hany Abu-Assad – OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY – 96mins (15) S/T

Omar is a gripping drama about three childhood friends who protest the occupation of Palestine.

Omar is a young man whose village has been separated down the middle by the infamous wall, he lives on one side, while his friends live on the other.  Each day Omar scales the 8ft tall concrete wall under threat of gunfire to visit his friends and his childhood sweetheart – who he has secret correspondence with by passing notes in coffee cups – to discuss plans for their resistance to the occupation.  Omar’s best friend Tarek comes up with a plan and each friend must play a  pivotal role in the scheme so they all share in its success or its failure.

A tense thoughtful drama which was nominated at this year’s Oscars for best foreign language film.

The story dishes out action and surprises without losing its political intent.” The Guardian

Music

Tuesday 5th August 7:30pm
Poly Bar

Falifornia Music presents LucyAnna

LucyAnna is a 16 year old singer/songwriter from Illogan, near Redruth. She has been playing the guitar from the age of six and started performing at local gigs just over a year ago following a couple of ‘open mic’ sessions. Her influences are Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and Gabrielle Aplin. She wrote her first original track, ‘Like A Beach’ at the age of fourteen and has since recorded and released her debut EP titled ‘Stay Strong,’ which was launched at The Nightjar, Truro on 16th February and is available at any of her local gigs.

She has supported many great local artists, performed at charity events, weddings and her own gigs and also played at many local music festivals. She has also played live sessions on local radio programmes on Source FM and Radio St.Austell Bay and had a track played on Radio Cornwall’s BBC Introducing. LucyAnna thoroughly loves being involved in the local music scene and her ambition is to make a living doing what she enjoys most – creating and playing music!

LucyAnna’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LucyAnnaMusic

LucyAnna’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5F3Eya-hxTN0cw7OVnT4Cw/videos?flow=grid&sort=p&view=0

Film

Monday 11th August - Tuesday 12th August

Calvary

Dir: John Michael McDonagh – IRELAND – 101mins (15)

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a priest in a small County Sligo parish.  One day in confession, an unseen man tells James that he’s going to kill him as an act of revenge against the Catholic Church.  Given a week to make his peace with God, James ministers to sundry lost souls – visits that double as a guided tour of suspects.  His preparation for death is further complicated by the arrival of his daughter, who has recently attempted suicide.

A brilliantly layered, darkly comedic drama about a good priest tormented by a cynical, spiteful community offers a philosophical reflection on faith, rooted in the biblical story of Calvary’s two thieves – one redeemed, one damned.

“McDonagh’s film is terrific – it’s puckish and playful, mercurial and clever, rattling with gallows laughter as it paints a portrait of an Irish community that is at once intimate and alienated.”  The Guardian

Workshops

Tuesday 12th August - Wednesday 13th August
Falmouth Moor

Swashbuckling Cornwall

How would you like to say that you spent your weekend fighting the crew of a Spanish Privateer, encountering the Cornish Excise Men and defending an attack by Blackbeard’s Pirates? Well now’s your chance to get hands on with Swashbuckling Cornwall!

Swashbuckling Cornwall is organising two days of workshops 12th and 13th August on Falmouth Moor, suitable for both children and adults.

Swashbuckling or “fighting with a flourish” has long been the stuff of Hollywood, with icons like Errol Flynn inspiring generations, but now Swashbuckling Cornwall would like to bring classic movie stage-fighting to Falmouth.

Where better to learn the art of fighting with flourish than in the land where tales of Piracy, Smuggling, Wrecking, Highwaymen and countless other nefarious deeds are reputed to have taken place? Much historical information is available via heritage sites, however the practical and hands on approach has been much neglected.

These one hour workshops will give you a true taste of swashbuckling and by the end of each workshop you will be able to perform a short fight sequence as a Pirate. Jack Sparrow – beware!

Tuesday 12th

10:00-11:00    Under 16s
11:15-12:15       Adults
12:30-13:30    Both / Families
15:30-16:30    Under 16s
16:40-17:40    Adults

Wednesday 13th

10:00-11:00    Under 16s
11:30-12:30      Adults
13:00-14:00    Both / Families
15:00-16:00    Under 16s
16:30-17:30     Adults

Adults: 16+

Tickets: £11.50 plus £1 Poly Fund.

Booking is essential as space is very limited.

PLEASE ENSURE WHEN BOOKING THAT YOU PICK THE CORRECT TIME FOR YOUR AGE GROUP (CHILD / ADULT) – SEE ABOVE SCHEDULE FOR WORKSHOP TIMES.

For more info Follow @SwashbuckleC on Twitter and Like Swashbuckling Cornwall on Facebook. Email swashbucklingcornwall@gmail.com for more info.

 

T + C’s

1. The Company ‘Swashbuckling Cornwall’ is not delivering the training, but acts as an intermediary for ‘Captivate Action Ltd’ which is fully insured and qualified to teach.
2. Refunds are not offered on tickets.
3. We reserve the right to alter course times, course content and to cancel classes due to any unavoidable and /or unforeseen circumstances.
4. We reserve the right to refuse admission or tuition.
5. By buying a ticket to this event you accept the terms and conditions of the Company and release it from blame for any injury during the workshop.
6. Both the Poly’s and Captivate Action’s terms & conditions still apply. Copies on application.

Film

Wednesday 13th August 7:30pm

A Story of Children & Film

A rich and delightful examination of the ways films have viewed children.  Filmmaker Mark Cousins draws on 53 films from around their world and from throughout the history of cinema to demonstrate the affinity between film and childhood.  A passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness: and his reflections are anchored in a real-life situation: his own niece and nephew at play.

Entirely distinctive, sometimes eccentric, always brilliant.  The Guardian

A documentary that is a revelation and a joy to watch. The Times

Full of wonders from around the world. The Sunday Times

Film

Monday 18th August - Tuesday 19th August

Tracks

Dir: John Curran – AUSTRALIA – 112mins (12A)

Based on the inspirational and iconic true story of Robyn Davidson’s phenomenal trek from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean in 1977, which was photographed by National Geographic’s photographer Rick Smolans.  A trek of over 2700km of spectacular yet unforgiving Australian desert accompanied only by her loyal dog and four unpredictable camels.

Set against one of the wildest and most breath-taking backdrops on the planet, this unprecedented journey pushed Robyn, to her physical and emotional limits and taught her that sometimes we have to detach from the world to feel connected to it.

“A simple and beautiful journey undertaken purely for its own sake and approached in that spirit, this film will lead you to a place of quiet wonder.”  The Telegraph

 

Film

Monday 25th August - Tuesday 26th August

Last Vegas

Dir: John Turteltaub – USA – 105mins (12A)

A funny, touching and surprisingly fleet-footed comedy about a quartet of 60-plus male friends who are determined to grow old (dis)gracefully.

Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline play faded Brooklyn buddies who reunite to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of their former ringleader played by Michael Douglas. “This is the first bachelor party that could be covered by Medicaid,” they remark as they weave through the deodorised fantasy land of modern-day Vegas.  These guys have all seen better days and their wild weekend stirs up old resentments.

De Niro, Douglas, Freeman and Kline set about Last Vegas with the panache of a lifetime’s experience. They laugh, they cry; they squabble and make up; they do it with such grace that they convince us it’s for real.

This movie celebrates friendship, especially among four friends who have known each other for more than 50 years.

Film

Thursday 28th August 7:30pm

Sound & Cinema: Shoulder Arms

The Cornwall Film Festival and The Poly are delighted to announce the first of a new series of silent film with live music performances in Falmouth.

Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 short film “A Dog’s Life(1918)  where we find “The Little Tramp” and his dog companion struggling to survive in the inner city.

This will be followed by a short introduction to the main feature, by Falmouth University’s, Mark Douglas.

Then sit back and enjoy the treat of seeing this classic silent comedy Shoulder Arms (1918) on the big screen with a specially composed accompaniment by local musician Seamas Carey.

Shoulder Arms proved to be Chaplin’s most popular film, a hilariously bittersweet depiction of life in the trenches, which sees Chaplin recruited by the aptly named Awkward Squad to fight in the Great War with typically catastrophic consequences!  All set to a brand new live score composed by Falmouth’s very own Silly Boy.

Seamas has previously composed new scores for classics such as Steamboat Bill Jr and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with great success. He regularly provides soundtracks for both theatre and film.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session involving Seamas.

Film

Thursday 4th September 7:45pm

Interrupted Memory

Dir. Michael Chanan, UK, 2013) 116 mins + Q&A with the director

This event is part of World Documentary Film & TV Conference (Falmouth University, 4-6 September 2014 http://worlddocumentary.org/)

Interrupted Memory (Memoria interrumpida) is a documentary about memory and politics in Argentina and Chile. Remembered experiences of popular militancy and resistance, military coups and state repression, shape a collective narration of recent history in the two countries, set off against the public memory of the film archives, and concluding with reflections on the politics of memory after the dictatorships.

Q&A with Michael Chanan (Roehampton University, UK)  Moderator: Mark Douglas (Falmouth University, UK)

Ticket prices £6.50 / £5 concessions plus £1 for the Poly Fund

Film

Friday 5th September 9:00pm

Return to Homs

Dir: Tatal Derki, Syria/Germany, 2013) 90 mins

This event is part of World Documentary Film & TV Conference (Falmouth University, 4-6 September 2014 http://worlddocumentary.org/) in partnership with Cornwall Film Festival.

Nineteen-year-old Basset is the goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team. When revolution breaks out the charismatic young man becomes an iconic protest leader and singer. His songs reflect his dream of peaceful liberation from Assad’s brutal regime. Osama is a 24- year-old media activist and pacifist wielding his camera to document the revolution. But when the army cracks down and their beloved Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters take up arms and transform into renegade insurgents, with devastating results.

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Sundance 2014.

Ticket prices £6.50 / £5 concessions plus £1 for the Poly Fund

Music

Saturday 6th September 8:00pm

Remi Harris

Remi Harris is an exciting young guitarist and composer, he is widely regarded as one of the UK’s Top Gypsy Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia and France as well as performing at Buckingham Palace and Live on BBC Radio 2.

The Remi Harris Gypsy Jazz Project take Traditional Gypsy Jazz and Swing Characteristics and infuses them with influences from Bebop, Blues, Rock, World Music, Contemporary Jazz and Popular Melodies for performances that mesmerise and inspire every time.

“Probably Britain’s greatest jazz guitarist to emerge since Martin Taylor… a recorded debut which places Remi Harris securely in the front line of the world’s finest jazz guitarists” Digby Fairweather

“This is true jazz yet it has a delightfully refreshing approach that brings a smile to the face while the ears are amazed at what they are receiving… The standard of playing is stunning… 5/5″ Guitar Techniques Magazine (Reviewing Remi’s Debut Album “Ninick”)

“Remi is the brightest talent in his genre (Gypsy Jazz) in the UK.” Stuart Carter­ Smith, founder of The International Gypsy Guitar Festival

“he is a tremendously gifted young player with an awesome command of Gypsy Jazz guitar” John Etheridge

www.remiharris.co.uk

http://youtu.be/VDjxmFIE0_I 

 

Film

Monday 8th September - Wednesday 10th September

A Thousand Times Goodnight

Dir: Erik Poppe – Norway/Ireland/Sweden – 117mins (15) S/T

War photographer Rebecca, played by Juliette Binoche, is extremely driven and known for her willingness to tackle risky subjects.  While photographing suicide bombers, she is badly hurt in an explosion.  When she returns home her husband and daughter tell her they’re tired of her risking her life on dangerous assignments.  They give her an ultimatum, making her choose between her work and her family.

It is fantastic to see such a complex portrayal of an older woman on screen and to have a character who is complicated, not always sympathetic but charismatic and engaging.  A film of real emotional resonance, beautifully shot and expertly gripping with Binoche at the centre, delivering a supremely confident and mesmerising performance .

Inspired by the director’s own experiences as a war photographer in the 1980s.

 

Comedy

Thursday 11th September 8:00pm

Jarred Christmas: dogdish

This show was originally scheduled for Saturday 27th September but due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to re-schedule and the show will now take place on Thursday 11th September.

At the age of 34 Jarred is reflecting on a life of accidental trials leading to a pre-midlife crisis of a Man with no hobby.  So how did he get here?

  • At the age of 8 I wanted to be the Milky Bar Kid
  • At the age of 12 I accidentally dabbled in the occult
  • At the age of 15 I joined the porn industry as a low level supplier
  • At the age of 16 I took a “Male Grooming and Confidence” course and become a catwalk model for a day
  • At the age of 19 I pretended to be gay to break up with a girl, I pretended to be a Christian to kiss another girl and I went out with a dancer who cracked my rib with her thighs.
  • At the age of 34 I thought all these stories should make for a good comedy show.

 

Film

Monday 15th September 7:30pm

The Two Faces of January

Dir: Hossein Amini – UK/USA/FRANCE – 96mins (12A)

Screenwriter Amini (The Wings of a Dove, Drive) makes a stylishly directed debut with this sleek thriller, an involving adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel.

While visiting the Parthenon a wealthy American couple (played by Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) meet an American expat, Rydal, who acts as a guide whilst fleecing his clients.  Instead of becoming his latest victims, the couple befriend him.  But this handsome couple are not what they seem and soon Rydal finds himself out of his depth and on the run across Greece with his new American friends.

Taut, playful and very seductive, this latest Highsmith adaption delivers exactly what we hope and expect from her misanthropic, suspenseful world.

“A superior directorial debut for a smart, literate screenwriter delivers both first-class character drama and edge-of-your-seat suspense.” Empire Magazine

Comedy

Saturday 1st November 8:00pm

Lloyd Langford Live

A brand new stand up show about being bamboozled by the modern world. Perennial grouchy young man Lloyd Langford is annoyed by quite a few things. And he’d like to tell you about them. If you’ve ever been annoyed by advertising, fashion, other people, electrical equipment, porn or pandas then there’ll be something here for you. Join Lloyd for a show jam-packed with gags, anecdotes, gripes, grievances, riffs, character assassinations and occasional exasperated pleas to the sky. It’s a cracking night of stand up comedy for you. And a sort of therapy for him, I guess.

Radio Academy Award Nominee 2014 (Best Comedy, Here Be Dragons)

“Langford has funny bones. It’s wonderfully rare to see a comedian so relaxed and honest with his audience.” **** The List

“One of the sharpest comedic minds on the circuit.” The Guardian

As seen on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Don’t Sit In The Front Row (Sky Atlantic), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Comedy Store Live (Comedy Central). As heard on The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Everyone Quite Likes Justin, Wordaholics (BBC Radio 4). Writer for Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2).

Comedy

Saturday 8th November 8:00pm

Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone

Dive into the zone of Tone for a brand new show of life-affirming, life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker.

As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and more. Following a sell-out tour and mammoth West End run in 2013, Mr Tony Law is striding back out on tour this Autumn with a brand new show.

Tony is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, Chortle Best Live Show Award winner 2013, Chortle Best Club Comic Award winner 2013 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Award winner 2012.

 

“Takes stand-up to a dangerously funny new level” - The Guardian

 “Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun” - The Times

“A whole heap of ludicrous fun… One of the finest, funniest stand-ups around” - Time Out

 “One of the most delightfully zany and disconcerting comedians around” - The Telegraph

www.showandtelluk.com | @MrTonyLaw | @show_and_tell