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Friday 12th December 6:30pm

Squashbox Theatre presents: The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

Squashbox Theatre’s new 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

Monday 22nd December 8:00pm

Near-Ta Theatre presents: Christmas. Time. 2014

Near-ta bring bucket loads of Christmas spirit and festive cheer to The Poly once more with their hilarious yuletide comedy.

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.

Tuesday 23rd December - Saturday 3rd January

Miracle Theatre presents: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?

Up the Zambezi without a paddle!

Join Miracle in the jungle this Christmas for a show packed with comedy, drama and a high-kicking can- can!

Miracle deftly combines its own inimitable style with the wonder of a Victorian Music hall to tell the tale of a travelling theatre company on the verge of collapse. In their attempts to tell the story of the famous explorer ‘The Ffitch Repertory Company’ use every theatrical trick in the book  … think song and ballet, ventriloquism and stand-up comedy all of which end up being fraught with as much danger and catastrophe as any expedition into the heart of Africa.


This gorgeously funny winter show stars Ben Dyson, Ciaran Clark, Holly Cassidy and, making his Miracle debut, Giles King, (Black Fish & Kneehigh).  Dr Livingstone, I Presume? is just the ticket whether you usually love a traditional panto or are looking for something a little different for friends and family this year.

An evening of essential silliness” The Stage, Frankenstein! 2012

Had face ache when I got in from laughing and smiling so much” Audience feedback, Frankenstein! 2012

Written by Steve Clarke and Bill Scott

Winner of What’s On Cornwall Best Theatre Production 2013 (Waiting for Godot)

Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience GOLD award winners 2014


Dates: 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December, 2nd, 3rd January:  7.30 p.m. & 27th December: 2.30 p.m.

Ticket prices: Adult £12 in advance –  £14 on the door /Concession; over 65, disabled & under 26  – £10 advance  – £12 on the door

Children £8 under 16’s  in advance & on the door / Family £35 in advance & £37 on the door ( 2 adults & 2 children)

Plus £1 Poly fund on every ticket.