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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

Friday 4th March

Truro High School for Girls presents: Into The Woods

Anything can happen in the Woods

The giant is dead. Jack and his mother are rich. Little Red Riding Hood has a new wolf-skin coat and the stepsisters have been punished. Rapunzel has escaped from her tower and she and Cinderella have married their princes.

But what happens after ‘Happily Ever after?’

In Grimm’s stories, the witch was never punished, the giant’s family were never mentioned and we were never told if Prince Charming was also sincere…

Against the backdrop of Sondheim’s melodious score, Into the woods brings Grimm’s stories back in all of their visceral glory before asking ‘what happens next?’

Saturday 19th March 7:30pm

Pipeline Theatre present: Transports

In the late seventies a volatile fifteen year old finds herself shunted into her final foster home. Her widowed foster mother has a hint of a foreign accent, verbal diarrhoea and a trunk full of secrets. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences.

Weaving film and powerful underscore, jumping in time between the 1970s and WWII, ‘Transports’, by turns funny and moving, is a journey not quickly forgotten. It was inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden’s mother, a Kindertransport refugee.

“Transports is effortless. It is beautiful, heartbreaking and thought-provoking …. I have genuinely never seen something so beautifully performed on stage. ” A Younger Theatre

“There are few companies who have such compelling stories to tell or do so in such a beautifully nuanced and unique way.” Theatre Bath

Pipeline Theatre has a reputation for addressing serious, potentially difficult  yet universally relevant subjects in a moving, humorous and totally engrossing way.

 

Tickets: £12* Adult / £10* Concessions | Schools offer: £7* per student / Buy 9 tickets get 1 FREE (please email dot@thepoly.org).

*Plus £1 Poly Fund per ticket

Saturday 2nd April 7:30pm

Miracle Theatre presents: ZONK FM

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ZONK FM

Is anybody there?

Written by Angus Brown | Directed by Tom Adams

Debbie is 33, lives at home with her mum and broadcasts Zonk FM from her bedroom. On the surface it sounds like any other radio station. But Debbie is making contact with others like her.

Zonk FM is a poignant new comedy featuring well-known Miracle performers Sally Crooks, Keri Jessiman, Steve Jacobs and making his Miracle debut, Jake Tindle

This roller coaster of a show explores other people’s reality with fast paced physical humour, tenderness and disco lights!

Recommend for 12 years +

ABOUT THE WRITER, ANGUS BROWN: Angus has performed in several Miracle productions including the title roles Hamlet & Quasimodo and most recently Vladimir in Waiting for Godot.  ZONK FM is his first play.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, TOM ADAMS: Tom first worked with Miracle in 2002 as a dresser on Twelfth Night. He then went on to perform in five productions including The Case of The Frightened Lady and he was the musical director and composer for both Frankenstein! and The Magnificent Three. ZONK FM is his directing debut.

 

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Saturday 9th April 7:30pm

Until You Hear That Bell

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about amateur boxing and family. It’s about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it.

Three minutes boxing. One minute break.
Three minutes boxing. Try to impress dad.
Three minutes boxing. Play Sega Dreamcast.
Three minutes boxing. Parents break up.
Three minutes boxing. Fail your GCSEs.
Three minutes boxing. Sing in a car.
Three minutes boxing. Break.

Written and performed by Sean Mahoney, and developed at Battersea Arts Centre

“not just a show for boxing fans, although it may create a few” London Theatre

“A winning performance from a skilled storyteller” The Stage

“an extraordinary piece of work; funny, tragic and poignant, it turns an hour of monologue into an evening of poetic revelation.” Everything Theatre

Thursday 21st April 7:30pm

Tangram Theatre Co. presents: Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking

Tangram’s celebration of the life and ideas of the twentieth century’s most brilliant thinker has wowed audiences and critics across the UK and around the world, winning an Off West End Award and a Three Weeks Editors Award.

Ever looked at E=mc2 and thought…um…what?! Then come and join Albert, the genius behind the uber-coolest moustache in science, for a musical comedy lecture like no other, featuring his two wives and mum on the piano, guest star rapper MC Squared, peer-reviewed explanations of his landmark scientific theories and the wurst sausage joke ever!

“Here’s a treasure… handled with something close to brilliance… for respect, theatricality, wit and decency, this one’s a winner.” ★★★★★ Libby Purves, The Times

 “A masterclass. Genius, Mr Hinton, Einstein would be proud.”  The Sunday Times

 “It’s Atomic! Tickets may go at the speed of light.”  ★★★★ Broadway Baby

 “The clearest – and certainly the funniest – explanation of the Theory of Relativity I know.”  John Lloyd (creator of QI)

Thursday 5th May 7:30pm

Bookends present: Simon and Garfunkel – Through The Years

‘Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years’ is the world’s most authentic sounding theatre show of its kind. With moving and powerful live performances and multimedia, the show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and behind the scenes of the greatest ever folk-rock duo.

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and mind blowing live performances, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and the incredible Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Come along and relive the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel in what the BBC described as ‘a must see’ show.

“Not just your average tribute” – BBC Radio WM

“That could really be Simon & Garfunkel” – BBC Radio Nottingham

http://simonandgarfunkelbybookends.com/

Friday 13th May 7:30pm

Nova presents: Invisible City

Cornish Director/Choreographer Jennifer Fletcher brings her work back home to Cornwall for the first time with Invisible City. One half of new-writing/physical theatre company NOVA, Jennifer directs Invisible City written and performed by Lowri Jenkins with music composed by Mat Martin.

INVISIBLE CITY is a physical, funny tale of loneliness and surreal encounters. As a newcomer to the big city Marie tries to make a connection with someone, anyone, in this unknown, intimating environment. When a voice speaks to her from a lemon in the fruit aisle of a sprawling supermarket, she begins what becomes a frantic search for this mysterious, friendly presence.

” A modern, twisted, coming of age piece that everyone should see”
– Buzz magazine

“Quirky, accomplished, moving and human”
– Edinburghfestival.org

“Accomplished and completely engaging”
– Total Theatre

Invisible City has charmed audiences in Edinburgh, Barcelona, Venice, Bilbao, Santander, Cardiff, London and was supported in it’s development by Arts Council Wales and Chapter Arts Centre.

This event will also feature a screening of a new dance film by The Mostly Everything People and a guest performance from a local artist.
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Saturday 14th May 7:30pm

Blabbermouth Theatre present: Daisy and Johnny

‘Daisy and Johnny’ deals with theme of falling in love. It looks at the myths and realities sometimes in a light-hearted manner, and at other times in a brutally realistic way. It examines the often widely held beliefs, knowledge and experiences of what it is to ‘fall in love’, to ‘be in love’, and the reasons why it seems, on the whole, not to last.

The show revolves around a dancer and her partner, a would-be writer. He wants to write a play about love, for them to perform. Is he genuine, or playing for time? Perhaps he’s making it up on the spur of the moment, to evade the fact that he can’t write. They both have different ideas of what the play should be about. He seems interested in analysing love itself; does it exist, how does one recognise it, does it last? She wants romance, singing and dancing; a fairy tale with a happy ending. Is true love the place for compromise?

Blabbermouth Theatre are a new company based in Penzance. With ‘Daisy and Johnny’ they aim to appeal to anyone interested in love and romance.

 

Thursday 26th May 8:00pm

Jonny & The Baptists: The End Is Nigh

 

A musical comedy about family, friendship and environmental disaster.

Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece that climate change would end the world. To stop her crying, he and Paddy promised to fix it. They really tried very hard…

The new show from the UK’s hottest musical comedians, THE END IS NIGH offers their most personal – and apocalyptic – venture to date. Featuring all the hallmarks of their success from barnstorming satirical rock to flights of brilliant silliness, the show blends comedy, theatre and rock gig in a captivating story of family, friendship and environmental disaster.

With ever-increasing live audiences from several hit tours and festivals, Jonny & the Baptists have been regulars on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, topped the iTunes Comedy Chart with single ‘Farage’, supported Mark Thomas on tour and recently appeared on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.

 ‘Superbly crafted… as witty as they are clever’ Metro

 ‘Beautifully written & expertly crafted’ ThreeWeeks

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