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Film

Sunday 25th January - Wednesday 28th January

Boyhood

Dir: Richard Linklater – USA – 165mins (15)

Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise trilogy) makes a triumphant return to his independent roots with this dazzling micro-epic, shot in 39 days over the course of twelve years in and around Austin, Texas.

Boyhoods follows the tumultuous lives of a family – Father (Ethan Hawke), Mother (Patricia Arquette) & Mason Junior and his older sister from around the time when Mason is six until he goes to college.  Within that timeframe, relationships ebb and flow, loved ones pass away, romantic entanglements develop and life generally takes its course.

Today, we’re accustomed to bells, whistles and CGI pyrotechnics deployed in the hopes of holding our attention on screen.  What Linklater and his top-notch cast offer is just the opposite – small, intimate moments of the type we may witness every day in our own homes but never stop to appreciate.

Boyhood is a glorious achievement in film-making.

Film

Monday 26th January - Wednesday 28th January

Birdman

Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu – USA – 119mins (15)

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.  In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

A thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.

Hotly tipped for the OSCARs.

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)

Cafe Sci

Wednesday 4th February 7:30pm

3D Printing, Cornwall and Falmouth – a chance to build a centre of excellence?

3D Printing is a technology which is becoming affordable, but is still  frightening for first time users. It allows artists to work more easily with complex 3 dimensional shapes. It will allow the marine engineers and yacht builders to build prototypes or manufacture unusual components. It is already well established in sectors like Dentistry and the building of prosthetic limbs. People can now 3D Print cars, houses, fashion accessories and food.

Louis Turner is talking on this subject to a conference in the European Parliament this Tuesday, and wants to raise the question of what this technology could do for Cornwall. He has recently launched a 3D Kernow campaign, with the goal of raising Cornwall’s general awareness of the potential for this technology. In particular, Louis believes that Falmouth, with its involvement with both the creative and maritime sectors, and with the Universities in the background, could well turn itself into a significant 3D Printing hub – providing the community moves fast.

In the High-Technology conferences Louis used to run in China, Japan and Korea, the issue of the future of manufacturing was regularly discussed – so it’s not accidental that he has become involved in the 3D Printing movement.

Louis still runs the Asia-Pacific Technology Network, though on a reducing scale; and now a “3D Kernow” group within Linkedin (which you are welcome to join, even if you can’t make it to the talk); and he tweets as @3DKernow.

Tickets:  £1 (including Poly Fund)

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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

Saturday 7th February - Wednesday 11th February

Big Eyes

Dir: Tim Burton – USA – 104mins (TBC)

Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionising the commercialisation and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret played brilliantly by Amy Adams.

The film centres on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband.

“Burton’s study of the strange case of Margaret and Walter Keane is a diverting black comedy which dramatises relevant questions about sexual stereotype and artistic authorship.” The Guardian

Film

Saturday 7th February 8:00pm

Seamas Carey & Buster Keaton

Seamas Carey returns to The Poly with another brilliant night of slapstick genius and virtuoso live music. This time he takes on Buster Keaton’s sublime 1924 film ‘SHERLOCK JNR’.

The detective fantasy largely takes place inside the head of a hapless and wronged cinema projectionist (Keaton) who – in a sequence that’s a technical marvel to this day – dreams himself into the screen only to be flummoxed by the film’s editing. But that’s merely one relatively early set-piece out of dozens, including a stunt so dangerous that it broke Keaton’s neck – something he wouldn’t discover until a routine medical examination over a decade later.

The feature film will be preceded by Keaton’s 1921 comedy – ‘THE HIGH SIGN’.

Seamas Carey will play a live, improvised piano score to both films.

He has composed soundtracks for numerous silent films, as well as touring internationally as a theatre performer.

Tickets: £10/£8 (plus £1 Poly Fund)

Talks

Tuesday 10th February 7:30pm

Sailaday OK, with Richard Lannowe Hall, BEM

Richard has just been awarded a British Empire Medal Sailadayin the New Year Honours list for ‘services to adventure therapy and to addiction recovery services in the South West.’ He is founder of Sailaday OK (SOK) and its primary therapist and skipper and will talk about how the life-changing therapy at sea that he has developed helps people to recover from addictions, trauma and abuse. He will offer a definition of adventure therapy and discuss his enjoyable and challenging therapeutic sailing programme which has evolved over more than a decade. He will present a case study and discuss how SOK measures individuals’ changes to Wellbeing.

 

Tickets: £5/£4 + £1.00 Poly Fund.  Proceeds will be shared between Sailaday OK and The Poly.

 

 

 

Theatre

Friday 13th February 6:30pm

Bec Applebee presents The Ugly Sisters

A fun filled, family friendly, physical theatre show that takes a humorous satirical look at our modern social media driven obsession with ‘perfect’ beauty.

Ella is a farmer’s daughter. She loves the farm and has never worried about whether her welly boots are in fashion or not. So it is a complete shock when her Father introduces her to her two new step sisters.

These girls are beautiful? They are primped, plumped and plucked. They know every beauty trick in the book and they know what’s what. Ella is definitely not it.

Film

Saturday 14th February 7:00pm

Salon Du Cinema: Mother Mae I!

Come and join us for a fabulously fun and gorgeously glamorous evening celebrating the Art of Seduction, as exemplified by the Queen of Seduction herself, Mae West.

Hosted by a dazzling Scary Little Girl, on arrival you will be offered a fizzy cocktail and be invited to throw caution to the wind and join us for an evening of music, song, provocative readings and topping the bill a screening of Mae West’s classic 1933 comedy She Done Him Wrong!

The evening will include:

Songs from English and American vaudeville played on the uke-a-lady performed by Scary Little Girls;

A themed talk from a tutor from the Fashion and Textiles Institute, Falmouth University;

Readings from authors who have thrilled and shocked audiences since the dawn of salons, such as D.H Lawrence, Lord Byron and Katherine Mansfield;

A screening of Mae West’s classic 1933 comedy She Done Him Wrong in which she delivers that often misquoted line “why don’t you come up sometime, huh?” to her leading man, Cary Grant.

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 get your glad rags on and bring your friends along to this evening of flirty fun & cheeky comedy.

“When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.” Mae West

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.

Film

Monday 16th February - Tuesday 17th February

Leviathan

PLEASE NOTE EARLY EVENING START TIME OF 7PM

Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev – RUSSIA – 141 mins (15)

Set in the remote Russian northwest, this is the tragic tale of one man’s struggle against a corrupt system of power, brought to breathtaking life by visionary director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, The Banishment, Elena).

Kolya, a part-time mechanic, lives on a rocky shore with his wife and son in a house he built himself. When a local mayor attempts to seize the property through a compulsory purchase order he calls in a lawyer friend from Moscow to help fight his case. But the wheels of justice soon prove to be slow, heavy and quite possibly deadly…

An astounding work of epic scope and savage emotion that was awarded Best Screenplay at Cannes 2014, has just won the Best Foreign Film Award at the Golden Globe Awards and is sure to be nominated for an Oscar.  Leviathan is a visually arresting masterpiece that has drawn comparisons with Tarkovsky, shot through with the rich, novelistic complexity of Dostoyevsky.

A thriller, a black social comedy, and a thinly veiled swipe at Putin’s regime in one tidy package.

 

Theatre

Wednesday 18th February 8:00pm

Rabbit Theatre presents Dracula

Beware. He is coming. Keep your windows locked and gather in the garlic.

The team that brought you the award-winning ‘Great Expectations’ have got their teeth into Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the vampire. Writer Andrew McPherson, director Simon Harvey and “outrageously versatile” actor David Mynne bring you a one-man performance of Dracula.

Blood and bats. Garlic and gore. Lunatics and flies. Sexy lady vampires. Coffins, crypts and the Count himself. They’re all here in this brand-new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic pot-boiler…

Be warned: this monstrous, disturbing and completely batty tale of dark deeds and the Un-Dead, will thrill and seduce you!

“Listen to them… the children of the night. What music they make!”

 

Suitable for adults and older children (12+)

www.rabbittheatre.com

 

Watch the trailer: http://rabbittheatre.com/d_utube.html

 

Reviews from GREAT EXPECTATIONS

WILDFIRE Critic’s Choice Award – Exeter Ignite Festival 2013

What’s On Cornwall Awards 2014  - Nominated for Best Show

 

Reviews

Mesmerising theatre at its best from a legend of the Cornish scene
Lee Trewhela: The West Briton

Great Expectations – billed as ‘deft, dark, delightful and definitely Dickens’ – is both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless.
Sue Cade: Wildfire – the daily critical review of the Exeter Ignite Festival

This is theatre at its most accessible, at its heart a performance that astounds and delights in equal measure.
Belinda Dillon: Exeunt Magazine

Talks

Thursday 19th February 7:30pm

From Arthur to the Normans: Cornwall’s first golden age

Forget everything you think you know about early medieval Cornwall, about Arthur and his knights, about the Kingdom of Dumnonia, about the conquest of Cornwall by Wessex. Bernard Deacon has written a book that re-interprets the story of Cornwall from the Romans to the arrival of the Normans. Cornwall’s first golden age saw the rise and fall of a kingdom in the west, the colonisation of Brittany and the creation of a distinct, decentralised society. Moreover, it lay the foundations for Cornwall’s later sense of difference. Cornish culture not only survived but blossomed in a twelfth century renaissance that allowed dreams of liberty to linger on.

 

Bernard Deacon was Senior Lecturer in Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus at Tremough. He is the author of a number of books on Cornwall and its past, has published many articles on Cornwall and its history in academic journals, and was a regular contributor to the annual volume Cornish

 

 

Comedy

Friday 20th February 8:00pm

Kernow King: Minority Rapport

Kernow King’s latest show, “Minority Rapport” is a Cornishman’s outlook on the rest of the world and where he and minorities fit in amongst a world of gigantic majorities. It answers many questions that you didn’t even know you wanted answering, including-

Can minorities become majorities? Yes.

Can minorities and majorities live together? As I write this, I don’t know.

Can minorities be funny? He hope’s so.

This is the first run of the new show so the King may refer to notes, hence the reduced ticket price of £5*.

*plus £1 Poly Fund

Film

Saturday 21st February - Tuesday 24th February

Love is Strange

Dir: Ira Sachs – USA – 98mins (PG)

Two of the most well regarded screen character actors around, John Lithgow  and Alfred Molina both give career best performances alongside Oscar winner, Marisa Tomei in this funny and moving tale of life, love and long term companionship.

Four decades into their relationship, Ben and George can finally marry.  However, their vows are tested shortly afterwards when George loses his job and the couple are forced to live apart. Separated and suddenly reliant on friends and family, George and Ben must navigate a new world.

LOVE IS STRANGE is a beautiful and incredibly moving exploration about the expansive, intimate nature inside all human relationships.

Featuring a gorgeous, soundtrack built around Chopin and Beethoven classics, this is a delicate, nuanced and poignant film that deserves to be seen by a wide audience.

“THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR” – Vanity Fair

“A TOTAL TRIUMPH” - Time Out

Theatre

Wednesday 25th February 8:00pm
Theatre

Pipeline Theatre presents Streaming

A three-handed, rites-of-passage story for the modern age.

Rosa, 15, naive, privately educated, has lost her mother; her father has lost his house and business. Leaving behind a life of ease, they find themselves in cheap rented accommodation with a reclusive new neighbour – Candy, late 30s, webcamming in her bed-room; £3.50 a minute, 20 punters a night.

Unexpected life lessons are about to be learnt.

The play uses knife-sharp, witty dialogue, evocative sound design, moments of fleeting, macabre puppetry, and a shape-shifting set, where walls become veils and the private becomes public.

‘Streaming’ is shot through with distorted ‘Wizard of Oz’ echoes – a dark, touching and quirky portrait of three people trying to preserve their humanity in a dehumanising world, in search of ‘home’.

Delete your history. Log on.

We’re not in Kansas any more.

Age Guide 16+

“Fantastic writing, flawless character acting and innovative set design… Pipeline Theatre have created something devastatingly beautiful.” – The Upcoming

“Streaming is quite honestly one of the best plays I’ve seen this year” – Everything Theatre

“A magnificently realised play, the ambition of which never gets in the way of its storytelling, delivered through three of the strongest performances I’ve seen all year” – Broadway World

“Streaming left me reeling… masterfully presented by a Cornish company that deserves global recognition for their unflinching, visceral, contemporary theatre” – The Cornishman

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.

Theatre

Friday 27th February - Saturday 28th February

FECCLES presents: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

Falmouth-based drama group FECCLES will be performing Tom Stoppard’s hilarious, absurdist tragicomedy for two nights only. The play follows two minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, as they become increasingly more self-aware of, yet even more so confused about, their existence.

The majority of the play is based around what the two characters are doing while offstage in Shakespeare’s play, however as the play increases we see more of Shakespeare’s characters brought to life, with some scenes taken directly from Hamlet.

Whether you prefer a lighthearted comedy or some traditional Shakespearian tragedy, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead has it all, so come along and enjoy an evening full of laughs, existentialism, and maybe even some tears.

Tickets: £8 / £6 (Plus £1 Poly Fund)

Film

Thursday 5th March 7:30pm

Hinterland

We are delighted to be screening this new film, which was shot in Cornwall and the Director, Harry Mcqueen will be here for a Q&A after the screening.

Synopsis: When Harvey (Harry Macqueen) hears that his old friend Lola (musician Lori Campbell) has been forced to return home after years abroad he arranges to take her away for a weekend to the Cornish seaside cottage where they spent so much of their youth.

“HINTERLAND is a tender and honest exploration of a friendship re-kindled in a new context.  I wanted to make a film about nostalgia and how things change – places, people, emotions – and how this can effects us so setting it in Cornwall was important, personally, because it is a place I have seen change hugely throughout my life. Shooting the film there was exhilarating and awe inspiring experience and provided us with stunning backdrops to act as a counterpoint to the intimacy of the relationship that is at its heart.  It is, I hope, a very original and beautiful British road-trip movie that captures an important moment in two people’s lives.  I am delighted to be able to come back to Cornwall and screen the film – it marks, for me, the completion of its journey.”  Harry Macqueen (Director)

An original and visually stunning British road-trip film.

http://www.hinterlandthefilm.com/

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

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: 135 minutes

 

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

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.

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.

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)

 

 

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.

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

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!

A themed talk from a tutor from the Fashion and 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.

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)

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

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!;

A themed talk from a tutor from the Fashion and 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.

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.

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.