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Friday 11th December 6:30pm

Squashbox presents: The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

Squashbox Theatre’s show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!

Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the Brussels sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the “beautiful” Christmas fairy…

Learn about Yuletide traditions old and new, hear the story of the first Christmas Tree and even explore some festive science.

The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

“Craig has a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious. An engaging entertainer to be treasured.” The Cornishman

60 min long; suitable for children aged 5+ and their families

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.

Sunday 27th December - Sunday 3rd January

Canvas Theatre present: The Star Child

Coming to The Poly this Christmas is a brand new show from Canvas Theatre: The Star Child is a festive adaptation of the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name. A family friendly, magical show, this is a story set within the Golden Age of Hollywood. Step back in time by arriving at the exciting spectacle of the 1930s “talkies”, and the glamour and excitement surrounding the new ‘stars of Hollywood.’ A truly decadent Christmas treat.

Have you ever met a star that fell to earth?

Meet Estelle, the brightest star in Hollywood. She is the shining light of the silver screen, and her beauty is adored by all.

But, with an empty heart, she is full of vanity, pride and selfishness. As her light begins to fade, this fallen star must learn, with a little help from the mysterious guide, what it is to truly love and be loved.

Starring a stellar cast, created by Rosanna Elliott and Ciaran Clarke, designed by Myriddin Wannell, and supported by Arts Council England, The Star Child is an enchanting tale for all ages from Canvas Theatre.


Adult:  £12 in advance, £14 on the door

Concessions: £10 advance, £12 on the door

Children (under 16): £8 in advance and on the door

Family (2 adults 2 children): £35 in advance, £37 on the door

+ £1 Poly fund per ticket

Saturday 27th February 7:30pm

Theatre Alibi presents Falling

by Daniel Jamieson

What happens when terra firma isn’t firm at all…?

It’s five o’clock on a normal weekday evening. Claire and her teenage daughter Alice are making tea. Alice pops out to fetch some apples from the shed. But in the blink of an eye she’s disappeared down a hole that’s suddenly yawned open on the lawn… What happens when life swallows you whole and terror is only a heartbeat away?

Theatre Alibi combine powerful performance, projection, puppetry and a thrilling live soundscape to tell a raw and intimate story.

 “Theatre Alibi have a reputation as terrific storytellers”  the guardian

“One of Britain’s most inventive companies”  the guardian

For adults from 14+

Tickets: £11* Adult / £9* Concessions | Schools offer: £7* per student / Buy 9 tickets get 1 FREE (please email dot@thepoly.org).

*Plus £1 Poly Fund