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It’s back! A fundraiser unlike any other will be taking place at The Poly over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May! Near-ta Theatre are bringing back their community 24 Hour Musical, which will see an entire cast auditioned and rehearsed in a mere 24 hours, and it’s all in aid of The Poly.
Ciaran Clarke, of Near-Ta Theatre said, “This show will be nothing without YOU, and everyone who auditions will be cast so please come along! If you don’t fancy performing but want to be part of the team, you can also get involved to help make the set in 24 hours with the ludicrously talented Georgia Gendall.”Download the full press release
If you like food and cooking then you’ll love George Egg’s cocktail of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multi-tasking, coming to The Poly on Friday 3 June.
George Egg spends a lot of time staying in hotels and some years ago, unimpressed with room service, he took matters into his own hands. Whilst performing a mind-bendingly original show of comedy-cum-illustrated-lecture George prepares a three-course meal on the equipment hotels unwittingly provide (iron, kettle, trouser press…), and if you want to, you can taste it at the end.Download the full press release
On Thursday 2 June the early music ensemble K’antu make their first ever visit to The Poly with a programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, exploring Shakespearian Songs and Dances, evoking the spirit of Elizabethan and Jacobean England.
With compositions by Robert Johnson, John Dowland, Thomas Morley, broadside ballads and folk tunes quoted in the Bard’s plays, their lively mix of music will appeal to Early, Folk, Classical and World Music fans alike.Download the full press release
Some people know him at The Kernow King, some people know him from last year’s panto at the Hall for Cornwall, but from the 12th May, he’s got a new name. It’s Trevithick!. Ed Rowe, Cornwall’s much-loved Kernow King will be premiering his new show, “Trevithick!” at The Poly, on 12th May.
"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.Download the full press release
On Saturday 4 June, The Poly presents a fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – Willy Barrett’s band does it all!
Charismatic French singer Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from Bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix.Download the full press release