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Monday 23rd February - Saturday 11th April

Easter – Children’s Film Festival

Media Studies Students from Falmouth School have chosen a season of six classic childrens’ films,aimed at young audiences – plus another chance to see Sing-a-long FROZEN – to be screened over the Easter holidays at 11am Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, with Frozen screening on Saturday morning.

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Comedy

Friday 6th March 8:00pm
Theatre

The Silly Boys present Two Punks and a Tandem

England. 1985. Jennifer Rush tops the charts and big hair is all the rage. But Britain’s youth are restless. They have no work, no money, no hope. And in the seaside town of Penzance in Cornwall, a group of mates decide to do something about it. When two of them embark on a charity bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, what could possibly go wrong?

A rip-roaring and rollocking romp, brought to life in trademark Silly Boys style… With live music, puppets and a whole heap of silliness! Two Punks And A Tandem is an ode to the power and spirit of community, in increasingly individualistic times.

Silly Boys new production follows on from a hugely successful 51 date national tour and sell out Christmas run of The Elves & The Shoemaker at Colchester Arts Centre 2014.

Supported by Bristol Old Vic Ferment & Arts Council England.

Link to trailer.

Theatre

Saturday 7th March 7:30pm

The Clockwork Moth presents The Brothers Grimm’s The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

The tale is classic Grimm’s – darkly sweet, funny and deeply magical, featuring the finest shadow-puppets in the West, performed to live music. A teenage boy, believed to have been born lucky, embarks on a journey to the underworld and back. A brutal King, a deathly ferryman, a narcissistic Lucifer, and a host of wise-women, curses, enchantments and courtly delights this is Grimm’s darkness at its best.

“Exquisite, magical and beautifully executed.” – Audience member.

The shadow-puppery of Devon-based arts duo The Clockwork Moth has mesmerised audiences of all ages across the South-west. Now they bring a hidden gem by the Brothers Grimm to the stage. ‘The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs,’ blends intricate shadow-puppetry, storytelling and live music to create a sensory feast.

The show is 1 hour long, and is recommended for over 7s (guideline only).

For more information, see www.theclockworkmoth.com

Film

Sunday 8th March - Tuesday 10th March

Trash

Dir: Stephen Daldry – UK/Brazil – 114 mins (15)

Winner of the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, Stephen Daldry’s compelling and uplifting drama features wonderful performances from its young Brazilian cast and has drawn comparisons to Slumdog Millionaire.

Three young boys live in a garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, where they spend their days searching for items they can use or sell.  When they come across a wallet containing cash and a key, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives, as the corrupt local police force try to get their hands on it.

Director Stephen Daldry rediscovers the upbeat oomph that powered his debut feature Billy Elliot, finding hope and humour amid the squalor and violence of the narrative’s darker turns. Mark Kermode, Observer

Event Cinema

Tuesday 10th March 2:00pm

Bolshoi Ballet – Romeo & Juliet

As part of the Poly’s new digital cinema programme, we are proud to present The Boshoi Ballet’s performance of Romeo & Juliet.

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families.

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.

Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

Music Sergei Prokofiev & Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast Alexander Volchkov (Romeo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet)

Ticket prices: £14 / £12 plus £1 Poly Fund per ticket.

Running Time: 160 minutes

Certificate: PG

 

Music

Thursday 12th March 8:00pm
Theatre

Liz Lochhead: Somethings Old, Somethings New

From the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Scotland’s Makar, LIZ LOCHHEAD, weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show, mixing poems, monologues and music.  Accompanied by the soulful sax of STEVE KETTLEY she presents an intoxicating mix of some of her best work over the past 45 years.

‘brilliant, raucous and scabrously funny’ (Sunday Times)

 

Theatre

Friday 13th March 8:00pm

Gameshow Theatre presents This is the Moon, That is the Earth (we are here, we are here)

Matt and Matthew want to be astronauts. They want to take an audience into space with them.  They’ve been trying their best, but someone keeps messing it up.

Poignant, honest and moving, this show’s for you if you’ve ever wanted to be famous, tried, failed or wondered what it’d be like to be lost in space with your best friend.

Developed with support from Arts Council England

Supported and developed by Ovalhouse, Camden People’s Theatre and The Yard

#ThisIsTheMoon | @Gameshowtheatre | www.gameshow.org.uk

Dance

Saturday 14th March 7:30pm

Dance Show 2015

A student led dance show including many of the University of Exeter and Falmouth’s dance societies. From Ballet to Tap Dancing to Street Dance and much more, this performance shows off the Universities’ skills and encourages both students and locals to come and watch. With even more dancing than last year, and special performances from music societies including Jazz Harbour, the newly formed string octet and the Chorus. Comes to a fun filled evening!

 

 

Film

Sunday 15th March - Tuesday 17th March

The Turning

Dirs: David Wenham, Warwick Thornton, Justin Kurzel, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Connolly – AUSTRALIA – 108mins (15)

An adaptation of Australia’s best-selling book of short stories by Tim Winton. Ten stories interweave in their respective narratives, creating an intriguing and twisting central plot-line that often centres around the enigmatic members of the Lang family, each consumed by their shared pasts.

The Turning explores the impact of past on present, how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession.

A bold and visionary film, that bravely evokes the stunning Australian landscape and the people who live there.

Starring Kate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne.

 

Talks

Tuesday 17th March 7:30pm
Bar

Cafe Scientifique

Celebrate British Science Week 2015 with this free event where you can learn more about the winged wildlife that share our habitats.


Professor Juliet Osborne will discuss her work on pollinators, focusing predominantly on bees and how their activities are vital to the health of our flowers and crops. Dr Caitlin Kight will talk about birds and the behavioural adaptations that allow so many of them
to survive in anthropogenic environments.


Each talk will last approximately 15 minutes, with plenty of time for questions and discussion afterwards.

Comedy

Thursday 19th March 7:30pm

Timandra Harkness presents Brainsex

Men read maps better, but women read emotions — say some brain scientists. Is the secret of human behaviour inside our skulls?

Timandra Harkness is an engaging and energetic performer.Featuring SocRATes and electric shock treatments, Brainsex is a thought provoking mixture of science fun and science fact, designed to appeal to adults but suitable for all ages and backgrounds. You don’t need Science GCSEs to enjoy the irreverent mix of comedy, video, songs, gameshow & live experiments on the audience.

‘Harkness is great at jokes as well as scientific jargon, ….. a spectacularly entertaining exercise for the brain, it’s a winner.’ Bath Comedy Festival

Supported by Wellcome Trust

 

Music

Friday 20th March 7:30pm

People’s String Foundation Trio

The People’s String Foundation Trio mix passionate theatrics with an Urban Gypsy sound. Led by Ben Sutcliffe (Musical Director for Rogue Theatre and Trebbigan Productions) who’s virtuoso violin styles have landed him to play with the likes of Ralph McTell, The Levellers, The Stranglers, The Yardbirds, The 3 Daft Monkeys, and Gary Stringer from Reef. Mixing artisan flavours with world grooves and a band that expands into a 24 piece Orchestra, The People’s String Foundation are fast being recognized as the heavyweights of the South West. As well as touring the Festival and Theatre circuits as a dynamic Trio they encompass a grass roots philosophy, working with the community and schools alike to promote local music and arts.

In early 2014 they released an album of their newest musical journey “The Lost Dreams Of Gilgamesh” based on The Epic of Gilgamesh from 3000BC. In the original writing, King Gilgamesh (“He who saw the deep”) goes on an epic quest for immortality but has five nightmares depicting his own demise and the destruction of his lands. Four of these visions have survived to this day etched forever in stone, but the fifth has never been recovered. This is The Lost Dreams Of Gilgamesh.

“Thoughtful and moving melodies… a diverse exploration of a fearless modern sound” Jim Carey – Kneehigh, Miracle Theatre, Bragatanga

“The Heavy Hitters!” Hew Stephens – BBC Radio 1

“The vocal performances on this record are remarkable and the orchestrations are inventive, exploratory and beautifully performed” Ralph McTell

Theatre

Saturday 21st March 8:00pm

Scary Little Girls presents The Full Bronte

Join Monika de Plume (glamour puss, academic, thespian) and her assistant Non (dog’s body, ensemble cast, backstage crew and Cornish nationalist), for a romp round the nation’s favourite literary sisters following this shows sell out success at the Edinburgh Fringe!

A mixture of comedy, storytelling, music and games which “works brilliantly on every level!” (audience member, Brighton Fringe).

Be you Bronte buff or theatre fan, we invite you for wuthering delights at the show that is the anarchic love child of French and Saunders and Hinge and Brackett!

“Daft, enjoyable fun I don’t think I will ever forget” The Scotsman

“A wonderful juxtaposition of vulgar humor and high culture” Three Weeks

“All this madcap buffoonery is of course very cleverly choreographed” Diva

www.scarylittlegirls.co.uk | @scarylittlegs

Event Cinema

Sunday 22nd March 3:00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love’s Labours Lost

As part of the Poly’s new digital cinema programme, we are proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST.

Summer 1914. Dedicating themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years – but then the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive.

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy mischievously suggests that the highest of all academic endeavours is the study of the opposite sex. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to spend time apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be transformed by war.

Running Time: 180 minutes

Ticket prices: £14 / £12 plus £1 Poly Fund per ticket.

We will be screening LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON (also know as MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) the partner play on Sunday 5th April @ 3pm.

Film

Monday 23rd March - Sunday 29th March

The 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dir: John Madden – UK – 122 mins (PG)

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai).

Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors.

Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

 

Talks

Thursday 26th March 7:30pm
Theatre

Bill Scott, Artistic Director of Miracle Theatre Company, In Conversation

 Bill Scott 1Bill will tell the story of the company he started in 1979, its progression from street performance to becoming part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio, from presenting a primitive adaptation of the Cornish Ordinalia, through three-handed history shows for English Heritage, acclaimed adaptations of Shakespeare, experiments with digital technology, to the production of a 90-minute feature film, Tin, due for release in 2015.

Bill has worked on every one of Miracle’s 60 projects, as performer, writer or director. The conversation will be illustrated with film clips and other material from the company’s archive.

Tickets: £6 (adult), £5 (Members and concessions) + £1 Poly fund per ticket

Event Cinema

Friday 27th March - Thursday 16th April

Maxine Peake as Hamlet

As part of the Poly’s new digital cinema programme, we are proud to present Maxine Peake starring in HAMLET.

From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as “delicately ferocious” by The Guardian and “a milestone Hamlet” by the Manchester Evening News.

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work. The play explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet’s father is dead and Denmark has crowned a new king. Consumed by grief, he struggles to exact revenge, with devastating consequences.

This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was the Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade. Alongside Maxine Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women. Hamlet is brought to cinemas by director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin for the Royal Opera House/BBC won the Gramophone Contemporary Award and the Diapason d’or, and producers Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach.

Running Time: 195 minutes

Ticket prices: £14 / £12 plus £1 Poly Fund per ticket.

1st screening on Friday 27th March @ 18:30 with Encore performance on Sunday 16th April @ 2pm.

Childrens Film Festival

Monday 30th March 11:00am

Chicken Run

Part of the CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL curated by students from Falmouth School’s Film Studies Course.

CHICKEN RUN (2000) 95mins (U)

A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent romance between Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the chicken, both of whom yearn for freedom and are planning a daring “prisoner of war” style escape. Both chickens are tired of being repressed and know they face an eventual certain death, so in planning their escape, they rally with their fellow chickens.

Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.

Ticket Prices £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 kids (under 16)

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Film

Monday 30th March - Wednesday 1st April

Wild

Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée – USA – 115mins (15)

Oscar nominated ‘Wild’ stars Reese Witherspoon and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, the acclaimed director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone.

WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Nick Hornby’s screenplay (adapted from Strayed’s book) brings out Cheryl’s yearning as well as the epic quality of her mini-Odyssey.

While the external scenery is spectacular, it’s the internal landscapes that capture and hold our attention.” Mark Kermode

Talks

Tuesday 31st March 7:30pm
Bar

Writing the Civil War in Cornwall: Exploring the Facts in the Fictions

Du Maurier, Q, and E. V. Thompson, to name but a few, have all portrayed Cornwall’s experience during the Civil War.  How close to the historical fact were they?  author and historian Steph Haxton will explore the inspiration authors have taken from these tumultuous times.

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)

 

 

Childrens Film Festival

Wednesday 1st April 11:00am

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Part of the CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL curated by students from Falmouth School’s Film Studies Course.

THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE (2004) 90mins (U)

Dive into a comedy adventure that’s bigger, better and more absorbing than the rest – t that undersea sensation, SpongeBob SquarePants! There’s trouble bubbling up in Bikini Bottom, King Neptune’s crown is missing, and Mr. Krabs has been accused of stealing it! Together with his best pal Patrick, SpongeBob sets out to treacherous Shell City to reclaim Neptune’s crown and save Mr. Krabs, in a spectacular adventure filled with “over-the-top, under-the-sea action and non-stop laughs!”*

Featuring the voice talents of Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Tambor, Scarlett Johansson and a special appearance by David Hasselhoff, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is an uproariously funny comedy.

Ticket Prices £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 kids (under 16)

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Childrens Film Festival

Friday 3rd April 11:00am

Matilda

Part of the CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL curated by students from Falmouth School’s Film Studies Course.

MATILDA (1996) 95mins (U)

Matilda Wormwood is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents, played Danny DeVito, who also directs the film and his real-life wife Rhea Perlman, who quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to discover that she has telekinetic powers. Not until a teacher shows her kindness for the first time does she realize that she can use those powers to do something about her sufferings and help her friends as well.

A dark, beautiful adaptation of Roald Dahl story which is uncompromising, entertaining and moving.

Ticket Prices £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 kids (under 16)

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Film

Saturday 4th April - Wednesday 8th April

Still Alice

Dir: Wash Westmorland – 99mins (12A)

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Elevated by a gripping performance from BAFTA WINNER & OSCAR NOMINATED Julianne Moore, Still Alice is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity.

Event Cinema

Sunday 5th April 3:00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love’s Labour’s Won

As part of the Poly’s new digital cinema programme, we are proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON.

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins the day.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare’s matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love’s Labour’s Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeare’s lifetime.

Running Time: 180 minutes

Ticket prices: £14 / £12 plus £1 Poly Fund per ticket.

Childrens Film Festival

Monday 6th April 11:00am

The Princess Bride

Part of the CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL curated by students from Falmouth School’s Film Studies Course.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) 98mins (PG)

A delightfully postmodern fairy tale, The Princess Bride is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh.

Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes.

It’s an enchanting classic the whole family will love!

Ticket Prices £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 kids (under 16)

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Childrens Film Festival

Wednesday 8th April 11:00am

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Part of the CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL curated by students from Falmouth School’s Film Studies Course.

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988) 104mins (PG)

In this film, Hollywood’s animated cartoon stars of the 1940s are a subjugated minority, living in the ghettolike “Toontown”.  One of Toontown’s leading citizens, Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme. Private detective Eddie Valiant (played by the late-great Bob Hoskins) reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation.

This movie is truly one of its kind – Hollywood magic at its finest hour.

Ticket Prices £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 kids (under 16)

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Film

Thursday 9th April 7:30pm

Bicycle

If you missed the screening in February – here’s another chance to see this brilliant 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.

Childrens Film Festival

Friday 10th April 11:00am

The Wizard of Oz

Part of the CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL curated by students from Falmouth School’s Film Studies Course.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) 101mins (U)

The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. Dorothy’s journey in Oz will take her through emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends.

Any opportunity to see this absolute classic film on the big screen is a fantastic experience – so grab your chance now.

Ticket Prices £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 kids (under 16)

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Comedy

Friday 10th April 8:00pm

Jonny and the Baptists Rock the Vote

The UK’s hottest musical comedians tackle the big issues ahead of the May 2015 General Election, bringing their acclaimed blend of songs, satire and silliness to the nation. And with politicians now officially ranked below estate agents in the public’s trust, ROCK THE VOTE is a desperate bid to find at least one good reason to vote.

From the multi-award-nominated stars of Radio 4’s Now Show and Infinite Monkey Cage. 2014 British Comedy Award and Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominees.

‘Politically energised… raucously silly… triumphant piss-taking’ (Guardian)

‘Uproarious rock’n’ROFLing’ (Independent on Sunday)

‘The political edge of 80s alternative comedy… a pop soul voice to win X Factor’ (Stewart Lee, Observer)

 

SPECIAL OFFER!  Are you a first time voter, aged between 18-23?  We’ve got a limited number of tickets for you, at just £5.00 (+ £1 Poly Fund).  You will need to show proof of your age when collecting your ticket.

Childrens Film Festival

Saturday 11th April 11:00am

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.

Film

Monday 13th April 7:30pm

White God (Fehér Isten)

Dir: Kornél Mundruczó – HUNGARY – 121mins (15) Sub-titled

A stunning allegorical tale of man’s abuse of superiority and privilege. When a new law is passed favouring pedigree breeds, legions of mongrel dogs are left to fend for themselves by their former owners. As 13 year old Lili faces a heartbreaking separation from her dog Hagen, her faithful friend endures torment and cruelty in his attempts to return home. After Hagen and an army of dogs make a chance escape from a dog shelter, the dogs’ instinct for revenge explodes into savage retribution against their human oppressors. In the end, one girl’s search for her dog may be the last chance for peace.

Not for the faint-hearted, this extraordinary morality tale features the most stunning performances by dogs you will ever see.

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Talks

Wednesday 15th April 7:30pm

Mark Thompson presents Stargazer

From the popular BBC programme Stargazing LIVE

The Universe is shrouded in mystery yet through the Centuries, mankind has slowly unravelled many of its dark secrets. Mark Thompson reveals the hidden nature of the Universe, brought to life with mind-blowing demonstrations.

Best known for co-presenting the BBC’s popular, Stargazing LIVE, Mark Thompson is sought after for taking complex scientific concepts and bringing them to life in an engaging and entertaining way.

He is a frequent broadcaster, appearing on The One Show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, and many news networks.  His book ‘A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos’ was a hit and, having lectured at the Royal Institution and National Astronomy Meeting, Mark is no stranger to entertaining and informing big audiences of both professional astronomers and the general public.

Music

Friday 17th April 8:00pm

The Songs of Nick Drake

Keith James’ unique concert. Haunting and hugely dedicated.

Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of this Country’s singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale, re-evaluating his Life and his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure.

An important book Remembered for a while has just been released, written by his elder Sister, Gabrielle Drake. This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition.

A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this immaculate and intriguingly fragile music to Theatres across the UK in its pure, live concert form. The end result was almost a decade of highly acclaimed tours amounting to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, a fresh and rewarding set list and will include an interpretation of a Molly Drake composition, a transcription of a poem by William Blake (Nick’s greatest influence) and a song by Sixto Rodriguez – an unusually similar songwriter from the exact same era, but from a parallel universe.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’   The Guardian

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine

‘an absolute must’ Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio

Film

Saturday 18th April - Wednesday 22nd April

Suite Francaise

Dir: Saul Dibb – UK – 107mins (15)

Over fifty years after acclaimed novelist Irène Némirovsky’s death in a concentration camp, her daughter decided to find the courage to read her journals. What she discovered was an incredible story…

Set in 1940s France and based on the international best-selling work of SUITE FRANÇAISE follows beautiful Lucile Angellier who awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war whilst leading a stifled existence with her domineering mother-in-law.

When Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile’s life is turned upside down.

In the Angellier home, Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno, the handsome and refined German officer who has been posted to live with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and traps them in the tragedy of war.

Film

Friday 24th April 7:00pm

Salon du Cinema: All About Eves

Come and join us for a Salon dedicated to what goes on behind the screen.  A light-hearted exploration into the shady backstage world of entertainment. What does it take to become a star and how do you claw your way to the top? And nobody demonstrates it better than Anne Baxter in the classic backstage drama All About Eve also starring the wonderful Bette Davis.

The evening will be hosted by a classy Scary Little Girl, and on arrival you will be offered a chic Martini and be invited to relax in an atmosphere of sassy sophistication.  Join us for an evening of music, song, readings celebrating the art of women getting ahead.

The evening will include:

songs by Porter, Berlin and Fields played on the uke-a-lady!

“Jean Harlow, Dinner at Eight and the Hollywood dressing table” a short talk by Dr Deborah Sugg Ryan, Associate Professor of History & Theory of Design, Fashion & Textiles Institute, Falmouth University;

readings from authors who have explored the back stage world and given shocking and hilarious reports of what they found there, such as Daphne du Maurier, Dorothy Parker and Mikhail Bulkagov;

screening of the Bette Davies 1950 bitching classic All About Eve

And we’ll be feeding you chocolate treats throughout the night, in recognition of its once banned status and its place in every woman’s heart and salon!

So as the film’s classic line advises “Fasten your seatbeltsit’s going to be a bumpy night!” (metaphorically speaking, of course)!  You’re in for a real treat.

logo-bfi-film-audience-network-1000x750_0Scary Little Girls Productions is an innovative production hub based in London and Cornwall which tours nationwide.  They enjoyed sell-out success this summer with its stunning production of Dracula – The Kisses at the Minack Theatre… and with its charming “Lights On – Lights Off” storytelling walks in Mousehole over the Christmas period.

By popular demand, they recently performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival for a second year and their unique Living Literature Walks were hailed in the Independent’s “Everybody’s Talking About” feature last summer.

Theatre

Saturday 25th April 7:30pm
Theatre

Blackfish Theatre presents: Alaska

ALASKA, a desolate wasteland at the borderline of civilization… A place where you can easily lose your way, your bearings and your very mind!

One man goes in search of adventure, freedom and “a piece of the good life”, but soon finds that the reality is no picnic.

Plummeting temperatures, technical disasters (and a severe lack of any practical skills) soon plunge our hero into a nightmarish world of extreme survival, haunted by all things living, dead and Athabaskan.

Blackfish Theatre’s highly acclaimed show boldly follows in the intrepid footsteps of Bear Grylls and Ray Mears. This masterful trio; Giles King, Craig Johnson and Ian Ross (Kneehigh Theatre) use film, firelight, live music and a whole host of forest wildlife to cleverly transport you into the unknown; ALASKA is a tragi-comic riot of Pythonesque dottiness guaranteed to leave you spellbound.

Blackfish returns for a second tour with their sell-out original comedy written by Carl Grose (Soho Theatre, BBC TV and Radio, Kneehigh, RSC, National Theatre and o-region) and directed by Simon Harvey (Kneehigh, Cscape Dance, O-Region and Theatre Damfino).

‘From the fur-coated singing of the “good ol’ boy” nutty commercial to the audience helped entry of various cuddly beasts of the wild, from its superb soundtrack to its high level of performance and production values, it is faultless and very funny’

West Briton

‘Alaska’s comedy and charm have captivated for the entirety of its duration. And, beneath its frozen surface, it has an uplifting message which will melt even the most frozen of hearts’

York Post

Watch the trailer here:

Film

Monday 27th April - Tuesday 28th April

Wild Tales

Dir: Damián Szifron – ARGENTINA – 122mins (15) Sub-titled

Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film.

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

A satirical masterwork. You don’t need to be Argentinian to get it; just simply a citizen of the world.

Talks

Tuesday 28th April 7:30pm

A History of Methodism in Cornwall

County archivist, David Thomas, will share his extensive knowledge of Methodism, with reference to archival sources held at Cornwall Record Office, including the Wesley brothers’ early visits to Cornwall and photographs of 19th century tea treats.

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)

Music

Wednesday 29th April 8:00pm
Theatre

Sam Lee

Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector, the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to all kinds of new stages and venues, and founder of a burgeoning song collectors’ movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers rather than books and records.

Same is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is steeped in the reek and smoke of folk history and lore, its tales of love, parting, exile and murder bound by a sympathetic magic still resonant today, parting the veil on vivid scenes from our islands’ deep history.

“The most unpredictable and inventive young traditional singer on the British folk scene” (The Guardian) heads out on tour in advance of the release of his latest album, The Fade In Time. It is the hotly anticipated follow-up to his Mercury Music Prize-nominated effort, Ground Of Its Own – “an album of unusual dignity and immense beauty” (Mojo) and “a perfectly executed attempt to modernise staple motifs with originality” (The Guardian). Record producer Joe Boyd calls the Chelsea School of Art alumnus “a wonderful singer and fascinating character … [whose] arrangements are unlike anything anyone has ever really heard before”.

Event Cinema

Thursday 30th April - Saturday 2nd May

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: Julius Ceasar

Experience this thrilling new production from the world’s most famous stage.

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power with themes that still resonate even today.

This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging, and Dominic Dromgoole’s impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays showcased “a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical” (Daily Telegraph)

Ticket prices £15 adults / £13 concessions (+ £1 Poly Fund)

The show lasts for 2 hours, 40 minutes and there will be a 15 minute interval.

Our bar will be open for drinks and light refreshments.

Film

Monday 4th May - Wednesday 6th May

Dark Horse

The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

A wonderful documentary which tells the larger than life true story of how a barmaid in a former mining village in South Wales bred a racehorse on her allotment that went on to become a champion.

Jan had successfully bred dogs and birds and believed she could do the same with a different animal – though she knew nothing about racing and had never been on a horse. Convincing a handful of locals to part with ten pound a week for her scheme, she found a thoroughbred mare with a terrible racing record for £300, a stallion past his best, put them together and – against all the odds – bred a winner.

A heartwarming true story that has been expertly crafted into an irresistible, emotion-charged documentary.

“Inspirational, inspiring and triumphant”

Film

Thursday 7th May 7:30pm

Dior and I

Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his work on excellent fashion films, including Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor, with another masterful exploration of a towering fashion institution.

In this stunning documentary one enters the storied world that is the House of Christian Dior with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as the iconic brand’s new Artistic Director. From conception through its ultimate exhibition, the process is shown to be a true labor of love by the stoic Simons and a dedicated, charming, and often humorous team of collaborators. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng’s colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier is nothing short of magical.

 

Theatre

Friday 8th May 8:00pm

Open Road Theatre presents: Dinner

OPEN ROAD THEATRE COMPANY invite you to Dinner a satirical chiller for the broadminded by Moira Buffini

Deliciously macabre and very funny, this is an imaginative  performance of Moira Buffini’s brilliantly constructed dark comedy. Five friends gather on a foggy night for a celebratory dinner party, joined by a sinister waiter and a mysterious stranger. The carefully planned menu will stun the audience as much as the guests – as will the evening’s events – in this story of secrets, lies, class, relationships and betrayals.

Primordial soup is first on the menu. – Let the dinner from hell begin.

FOR ADULTS ONLY

Talks

Thursday 28th May 7:30pm
Theatre

An Evening With Vanessa Whitburn

Come and spend an evening with the longest running editor of any soap opera in the world!  Vanessa Whitburn was Editor of The Archers for 23 years.  She retired in 2013 after a distinguished career in both radio and television drama.  Headline grabbing stories during her time as Editor included Brian Aldridge’s affair with Siobhan, Ed Grundy’s fathering of Emma’s child while she was about to marry his brother Will – the press called this story ‘Who’s the Daddy?’, the imprisonment of Susan Carter for helping her brother escape from a prison van and the death of Nigel Pargetter.

During the foot and mouth crisis of 2001, Vanessa’s team won plaudits for their storyline concerning Brookfield under threat.

Under Vanessa’s leadership, listening figures to The Archers rose to over 5 million and in latter years the programme frequently topped the podcast charts. The serial also gained many awards including the Sony Gold, Mental Health in the Media and several Television  and Radio Industries Club awards.

In 2012 Vanessa was given an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, The University of Hull and in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list she was delighted to accept an OBE from The Queen for  services to radio drama.

 

Film

Saturday 30th May 7:00pm

Salon Du Cinema: The Oldest Sport

Come and join us for a Salon dedicated to the games played between the sexes.

The evening will be hosted by a classy Scary Little Girl, and on arrival you will be offered a tangy Bloody Mary to get you in the mood for a feisty night ahead.

The evening will include:

songs by Kate Bush, Kirsty Maccoll and Dolly Parton played on the uke-a-lady!;

“I wear MY sort of clothes…..” Katherine Hepburn, Hollywood and the feminised suit’ a short talk by Dr Kate Strasdin, Senior lecturer in Histories & Theories of Fashion Design, Fashion & Textiles Institute, Falmouth University;

readings from authors who have entered the fray in the battle between the sexes, such as Virginia Wolf, Joanna Russ and Angela Carter;

screening of the Katherine Hepburn classic 1949 comedy Adam’s Rib.

We’ll be feeding you chocolate treats throughout the night, in recognition of its once banned status and its place in every woman’s heart and salon!

So if you want answers to the question “who actually wears the trousers in the battle of the sexes” join us in a riotous evening exploring feminism and sexual equality.  Not to be missed.

logo-bfi-film-audience-network-1000x750_0Scary Little Girls Productions is an innovative production hub based in London and Cornwall which tours nationwide.  They enjoyed sell-out success this summer with its stunning production of Dracula – The Kisses at the Minack Theatre… and with its charming “Lights On – Lights Off” storytelling walks in Mousehole over the Christmas period.  By popular demand, they recently performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival for a second year and their unique Living Literature Walks were hailed in the Independent’s “Everybody’s Talking About” feature last summer.

Theatre

Wednesday 3rd June 8:00pm
Theatre

Rhum and Clay present: A Strange Wild Song

In northern France in the Second World War, three children encounter a lost American soldier in the ruins of their village. Decades later, the soldier’s camera is unearthed and his grandson tries to solve the mystery of the photographs inside. He discovers a world of childhood, imagination and hidden courage, as fragments of war explode into the present day.

Accompanied by an original, award-winning musical score, Rhum and Clay present a new version of their critically-acclaimed hit show. Fusing cinematic imagery, absurdist humour and a mischievous sense of joy, this is an unforgettably touching story about finding light in the darkest of places.

‘Irresistibly daft … oddball comedy and genuine pathos’ The Herald

http://www.rhumandclay.com/strangewildsong.html

Event Cinema

Thursday 4th June - Saturday 6th June

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: Anthony & Cleopatra

Experience this thrilling new production from the world’s most famous stage.

Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.

Antony & Cleopatra picks up Antony’s story many years after Julius Caesar. Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence.

The Globe’s 2014 envisioning of this iconic play encapsulates these themes whilst deftly threading a sense of comedy throughout, and Olivier Award-winner Eve Best’s Cleopatra ‘kisses the audience’ (Guardian) with her ‘magnetically humorous’ (Evening Standard) performance.

Ticket prices £15 adults / £13 concessions (+ £1 Poly Fund)

The show lasts for 3 hours and there will be a 15 minute interval.

Our bar will be open for drinks and light refreshments.

Theatre

Thursday 11th June - Saturday 20th June

Falmouth Theatre Company presents: The Wedding Singer

THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, THE WEDDING SINGER’S sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s.

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

http://www.falmouththeatrecompany.com/
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Tickets: £10 (Adults) £7 (concessions) + £1 Poly Fund per tickets

Event Cinema

Thursday 25th June - Saturday 27th June

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: The Comedy of Errors

Experience this thrilling new production from the world’s most famous stage.

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

The final Globe On Screen film for 2015 brings the perfect light relief to close an epic season of war and tragedy. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging and will have cinema audiences roaring with laughter as it crams in “more hilarious anarchy than you can shake a fish, cat or identity-confused servant at.” (London Theatre Guide).

Ticket prices £15 adults / £13 concessions (+ £1 Poly Fund)

The show lasts for 2 hours, 20 minutes and there will be a 15 minute interval.

Our bar will be open for drinks and light refreshments.