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Theatre

Friday 1st July 7:30pm

The Last Baguette presents What’s The Matter?

A quantum comedy about love in the subatomic world

An unexplained cat theft from a physics laboratory leads scientist Smithy on a journey through his own experiment into the subatomic world. The situation becomes charged and it is impossible to stay neutral. Can he find the cat and win over his colleague Sarah in the process? Will the outcome be positive or negative?

As seen at the British Science Festival, a sci-fi adventure through the strange and wonderful world of quantum physics. Featuring physical comedy, scientific slapstick, and a search for Schrodinger’s cat. Be prepared for a very silly show about a very intelligent subject.

The Last Baguette makes fast-paced, irreverent comedy theatre, and after performing in France, Switzerland and Canada, are now company in residence at the Pound, Corsham. What’s the Matter? was written by Tiffany Woodsmith (winner of the Sunday Times playwriting award 2004, dramaturg for The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha – The Stage Award winner 2014), directed by Susana Alcantud, devised by the company.

The gags roll one after another – the laugher is non-stop” Reg’Arts magazine, Paris, on Dracula

Made at the Pound, Corsham with support from Dr Helen Heath from the University of Bristol.

Tuesday 26th July - Saturday 30th July

Young Generation presents: Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Falmouth’s award-winning musical youth company is delighted to be staging Monty Python’s SPAMALOT.  The Young Generation put on its very first performance in 1982 and this year will be the company’s 38th major musical production at the Poly.  Book early to avoid disappointment, because Young Generation shows always sell out!

 

 

 

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Thursday 4th August

Kernow King is Trevithick!

Trevithick! is a biographical comedy that will light a fire in your bellies, bring joy to your heart and set your brain whirring like a four way valve on a steam engine. This is the true story of a man who was as much an artist and magician as he was an engineer.

Born in Tregajorran in Cornwall, Richard Trevithick revolutionised the use of steam as a successful and profitable means of energy, much to the annoyance of his rivals.  Industrial developments were rife with competition, fear, accidents and death  in 1800 Great Britain, but it was Trevithick’s passion and genius that led to steam power being put on rails and roads- the first trains and cars.  Although it was never easy.

Trevithick! is ‘bursting’ with music, comedy and facts and still relevant to the world we live in today. It  accurately brings to the stage the story of a man who was so dedicated and obsessed by engineering, he left his family in Cornwall whilst he mined in South America for eleven years.

Trevithick! is the gripping story of not just one of Cornwall’s greatest sons, but one of the greatest men in history, steeped in accolade and loved by many but who’s life was tinged with tragedy.

“Sometimes I imagine myself to be my statue down Camborne, gazing out over those roundabouts… watching the cars, lorries and motorbikes bombing along. The ingenuity in all that machinery going on… the pistons, the pumps, the fumes, the exhausts, the fuel… it’s all so easy now.”

Directed by Kneehigh’s Associate Director Simon Harvey, starring Kernow King and much loved actress, Mary Woodvine.

 

 

Friday 26th August - Saturday 27th August

NorthSouth Theatre presents: Canvas & Rum

Set in the 1800’s ‘CANVAS & RUM’ is a maritime theatre piece centred around the packet ships that sailed from Falmouth. Looking at the life of an old shellbacker who left his home in Kernow after a family dispute. This old sea dog takes on the duty of teaching a new shipmate the ropes on board the ocean going ship. Bad luck strikes the vessel and its crew, forcing the return home that had been avoided for decades. Inspired by tales such as ‘Moby Dick’ and ‘Heart of the Sea’, but based on the historical figures and events in Falmouth, Canvas & Rum is a maelstrom of Shanties, sirens, superstitions and sea sick sailors.

So if you have the stomach for it join us on our voyage but keep your eyes peeled because there are monsters in the deep.

All aboard for an adventure on the high seas.

Suitable for audiences aged 12+

Wednesday 12th October

An Evening With Murray Lachlan Young

 

Join us for an evening of satirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and devastating-ditty as BBC6 music resident poet Murray Lachlan Young presents his stunning  new live up-close and personal show.  A delightful and satirical romp  into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a mild erotic folk ballad and the space-time continuum. This is unique stand up poetry/spoken word performance, from one of the very best in the business.

Widely regarded as one of the best-known poetry voices in Britain Murray draws and performs material from his new collected works anthology: ‘How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You?’ published by Unbound Books .  Acclaimed playwright, actor , screen-writer and poet -extraodinaire,  Murray is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy with delightful commentaries on the bizarreness of contemporary life.  Expect flamboyant, punchy wit and brooding subtext with empathetic humour. (more…)