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Thursday 10th December 8:00pm

Mark Thomas – Trespass

Trespass carries on from where Mark’s previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off.  It is his usual odd mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism, activism and dollop of mayhem.

Mark asks the question: If the ramblers of the 1930’s were here now what would they do to open up the cities?

How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds?

He sets out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk.

No one knows where this show is going to end up.



Tuesday 22nd December - Wednesday 23rd December

Near-Ta Theatre presents: Christmas. Time. 2015

Back at The Poly for a 6th Glorious Year!  Christmas in Falmouth just wouldn’t be the same without this hilarious show.  If you haven’t already seen it, it’s a MUST, and if you have, we know you’ll want to come back for some more.

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

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

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

What’s On Cornwall award nominated company.

Saturday 6th February 8:00pm

Rory McGrath: Remembers (. . . Or Is It Forgets?)

The star of BBC’s Three Men In A Boat and They Think It’s All Over looks back on his life and career.  Join Rory as he remembers some bits and makes up the rest. Contains adult themes and traces of peanut oil.

Saturday 12th March 8:00pm

Colin Leggo: Leggoland… with a side order of stupid!

Back by popular demand, Colin ‘Grand Theft Cornwall’ Leggo is a stand-up comedian, Youtube-botherer and Cornish fool who dabbles in the fine arts of puns, wordplay and having a foot made of plastic.

Nominated- Best Comedian, What’s On Cornwall Awards 2015

This March Colin returns to the Poly with another evening of silliness and storytelling, featuring a starter of fresh work-in-progress tasty bites followed by a main course of his full Edinburgh show ‘Leggoland”.

“Leggo is wonderfully silly, engaging with his audience as if he were chatting with friends, bursting with optimism and character” – British Comedy Guide

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ The Public Reviews

★★★★ Sick of the Fringe

★★★★ British Comedy Guide

“An uplifting and brilliantly entertaining show that proves you really can make the best from whatever life throws at you.” – Three Weeks Magazine

Friday 8th April 8:00pm

Mitch Benn – Don’t Believe A Word

“I’m a skeptic. But don’t take my word for it. Or indeed anybody’s. For anything….” and this is the basic premise of Mitch’s new critically acclaimed show.  It’s a show that will make you laugh a lot and think a bit as well as Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself extolling the virtues of an evidence-based approach to life …. with amusing consequences and of course a few songs along the way.

The ‘Now Show’ aside, Mitch has recently co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s ‘Anatomy Of A Guitar’ as well performing ‘Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle’ and presenting ‘Spank The Plank’ both for BBC Radio 4.  An occasional series where Mitch takes his unique and quirky look at a few more rock icons has been commissioned by Radio 4.

‘Britain’s leading musical satirist’ The Times

‘A truly superb, must see show’ Young Perspective ★★★★★

‘Funny and clever’ The Sunday Herald

‘His creative juices have not abated’ One4Review ★★★★


Friday 29th April 8:00pm

Einen Eveningen Mit Das Henning Wehn

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

“Forget the Euro, Henning Wehn hits the Mark” Nottingham Post

PS: The photo might suggest differently but there will be no magic tricks or attempts at clairvoyance.