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Film

Tuesday 16th December - Saturday 20th December

Sing-along: Frozen

Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee – 102mins (PG)

A chance to see this fantastic family film from last year on the big screen – but this time it’s SING-ALONG.

“Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

The film won Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, and won the Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Animated Feature Film.

Now it’s your turn to sing along to the songs of this new Disney classic.

Glorious family entertainment.

Due to popular demand we have added two additional screenings: Tuesday 16th December at 4pm & Saturday 20th December at 6:15pm.  FURTHER DATE ADDED: Monday 22nd December @ 2.30pm

Theatre

Monday 22nd December 8:00pm

Near-Ta Theatre presents: Christmas. Time. 2014

Near-ta bring bucket loads of Christmas spirit and festive cheer to The Poly once more with their hilarious yuletide comedy.

Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody.

Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films.

Performed by Daniel Richards and Lewis Howard, written by Daniel Richards and Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey, this is musical comedy for all the family – and puts the ‘cell’ firmly back in ‘celebration’!

What’s On Cornwall award nominated company.

Theatre

Tuesday 23rd December - Saturday 3rd January
Theatre

Miracle Theatre presents: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?

Up the Zambezi without a paddle!

Join Miracle in the jungle this Christmas for a show packed with comedy, drama and a high-kicking can- can!

Miracle deftly combines its own inimitable style with the wonder of a Victorian Music hall to tell the tale of a travelling theatre company on the verge of collapse. In their attempts to tell the story of the famous explorer ‘The Ffitch Repertory Company’ use every theatrical trick in the book  … think song and ballet, ventriloquism and stand-up comedy all of which end up being fraught with as much danger and catastrophe as any expedition into the heart of Africa.

This gorgeously funny winter show stars Ben Dyson, Ciaran Clark, Holly Cassidy and, making his Miracle debut, Giles King, (Black Fish & Kneehigh).  Dr Livingstone, I Presume? is just the ticket whether you usually love a traditional panto or are looking for something a little different for friends and family this year.

“Absolute Comedy Gold!”:  Lee Trewhela, What’s On Cornwall

“A madcap show-within-a-show performed with comic relish and skill”:  The Stage 2014

“Utterly Hilarious!”: Good Cornwall Guide

Written by Steve Clarke and Bill Scott

Winner of What’s On Cornwall Best Theatre Production 2013 (Waiting for Godot)

Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience GOLD award winners 2014

www.miracletheatre.co.uk

Dates: 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December, 2nd, 3rd January:  7.30 p.m. & 27th December: 2.30 p.m.

Ticket prices: Adult £12 in advance –  £14 on the door /Concession; over 65, disabled & under 26  – £10 advance  – £12 on the door

Children £8 under 16’s  in advance & on the door / Family £35 in advance & £37 on the door ( 2 adults & 2 children)

Plus £1 Poly fund on every ticket.

Talks

Tuesday 20th January 7:30pm

King Edward Mine

A presentation by Kingsley Rickard – Cornish expert in industrial history, author, Gorseth Bard, and Vice President of the Trevithick Society. An opportunity to find out about the history of tin mining in Cornwall and the significance of King Edward Mine, now a designated World Heritage Site and mining museum.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats!

Bar open from 7.00 p.m.

Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)

Talks

Thursday 22nd January 7:30pm

Bishop Tim Thornton: The Church In Cornwall: Our Future Is In Our Past

Bishop Tim will talk about the challenge faced by the institutional church, and reflect on our roots in Celtic Christianity.  He will outline some hopeful signs for the Christian Church in the future.

This talk is the 2015 Annual Paul Smales Lecture.  The first Paul Smale’s lecture was given in 1994 in memory of a man who made a great contribution to many Cornish institutions and was a friend of The Poly.

The evening starts at 7.30 p.m., with a reception for Bishop Tim, to be held in our Main Gallery, to which all are invited.  This will be followed by the talk, at 8.00 p.m.

 

Comedy

Saturday 24th January 8:00pm

Bits of Leggo

Cornish comedian Colin Leggo is well known for his unique take on Cornish culture through his popular Youtube channel. Several of his videos have gone viral, including “Grand Theft Cornwall”, a parody of the well known game and “Cornish Is”, made popular by Scott Mills on Radio 1.

In May 2014 Colin became a below knee amputee, making full use of his surname Leggo. Join him for this evening of gloriously silly, life affirming comedy exploring how losing a leg needn’t stop you standing up. Other hard hitting topics may include Gus Honeybun, talking to national press while just wearing your pants and growing up on the mean streets of Budock Water.

“Makes the audience laugh with nothing more than just a subtle facial movement” (British Comedy Guide)

“Hilarious” (The Sun)

16+

All Tickets £5 (plus £1 Poly Fund)

Film

Thursday 29th January - Friday 30th January

Falmouth and the Great War

Dir: John Ault – UK – 60 mins

A documentary filmed by students and academics of the University of Exeter and Falmouth University based at Penryn. The film follows the stories of many of those from Falmouth who fought for their country in the First World War.

Filmed on location in France, Belgium and in the UK this film shows the many ways in which Falmouth’s men fought across the world, whether in the trenches of northern Europe, in the air above the battlefields or at sea as part of the Royal and Merchant Navies.

Presented by Louis Allen, President of the History Society at the Penryn campus, and directed by Dr John Ault there will also be a question and answer session on both evenings with the team that made the film – lasting approximately 30 minutes.

The first night (29th January) will be the first official public screening and will be preceded by a VIP ‘World Premiere’ reception starting at 6.30pm.

Ticket prices: £5 full /£4 concessions + £1 towards Poly Fund per ticket

Film

Saturday 31st January - Wednesday 4th February

Testament of Youth

Dir: James Kent – UK – 120mins – 12A

Vera Brittain’s beloved WW1 memoir is exquisitely realised in this moving and timely adaptation.  Intelligent and free-spirited Vera overcomes the narrow-mindedness of her conservative parents, winning a scholarship to Oxford.  Entranced by her brother’s dashing friend Roland, who shares her literary aspirations, she plunges into an intoxicating romance.  Blooming, in love and on the cusp of fulfilling her ambitions, Vera’s dreams are brutally shattered by the onset of war.

“Traditional, heartfelt and stirring in all the right ways, the film feels as though it is the natural successor to the war romances of Powell and Pressburger.”  The Times

 

Talks

Tuesday 3rd February 7:30pm

The Passmore Edwards Legacy

Falmouth based historian Dean Evans has a longstanding interest in the life and work of philanthropist John  Passmore Edwards. This talk will give you an insight into the motivations,challenges and successes of the man responsible for establishing many important resources in Cornwall, including Falmouth Library.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats! Bar open from 7.00 p.m.  Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)

Film

Thursday 5th February 7:30pm

National Gallery

Dir: Frederick Wiseman – UK – 181mins (12A)

NATIONAL GALLERY takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century.

A portrait of a place, its way of working and relationships with the world, its staff and public, and its most importantly its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.

A truly inspiring piece of film-making.” The Telegraph

Theatre

Friday 6th February 7:30pm

Cube Theatre presents After the Accident

An award-winning play by Julian Armitstead

A stolen car. An accident that takes the life of a little girl. Four years on, the parents and the joy-rider meet. Highly accessible and utterly engrossing, this award winning drama takes you on a highly charged journey where forgiveness and  redemption are set against guilt, rage and despair.

Through brilliant storytelling and recognisable characters, experience a fascinating insight into Restorative Justice; a process which tries to repair something of the harmful consequences of crime.

This riveting production will draw you in quickly – its powerful language and thought-provoking themes uncovering layer after layer with courage and compassion.

Can we ever truly forgive those who harm our loved ones? This unmissable drama lets you decide for yourself…

 

Previously:

“..a company to keep your eye on” (Exeunt on Aubade)

“Consistently powerful, intelligent and moving theatre.” (Bill Mitchell, Artistic Director, Wildworks)

“A compelling and fascinating tale.” (The Stage on Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber)

“…an exceptionally fine production…” (Western Morning News on Hamlet)

“A masterclass in acting” (The West Briton on The Uninvited)

Film

Thursday 26th February 7:30pm

Bicycle

A 90 minute documentary which asks the question why is cycling and the bicycle back in fashion?

The film, which is directed by BAFTA winning director and keen cyclist Michael B.Clifford tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it’s birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. The film weaves bicycle design, sport and transport through the retelling of some iconic stories and features interviews with notable contributors Sir Dave Brailsford, Gary Fisher, Chris Boardman, Ned Boulting, Sir Chris Hoy, Tracy Moseley, Mike Burrows and many more plus great archive, animation and music.

“Bicycle” is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle and cycling and its place in the British national psyche.

Every year 1 in 18 babies are born prematurely, 1 in 5 end in miscarriage. The Genesis Research Trust raises money for research into the causes and cures for conditions that affect the health of women and babies.  Hundreds of supporters of Genesis sign up each year to take part in sponsored cycling events. In May 2015 Karrie Fox will be saddling up to take part in an epic 1000 mile ride to raise funds to improve the health of the unborn child and it’s mother.

The screening of Bicycle seems a fitting choice to help her reach her sponsorship target.