By David Hare
5-7 October 2017
Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all.
In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favour to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When the pair meet, Amy will find the views she holds so dear are painfully tested as she has to decide what’s worth fighting for. What none of them can know is that the events of that day will set in motion a chain reaction which will dramatically change their lives forever.
Spanning a period of sixteen years, Amy’s View is a play about women, family, love and loss, set in an England corroded by the political forces of the 1980s.
Written by acclaimed playwright David Hare, Amy’s View was first performed in 1998 at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End and Broadway.
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
by Debbie Isitt
Is a tragi-comic tale of deceit, envy, lust, jealousy, revenge and interesting recipes.
Fast-paced and full of savage wit, this story of self-destructive relationships will take the audience on a wild emotional journey through the conflicting needs and desires of Hilary, Kenneth and Laura; the wife, her husband and his lover.
OK, so the title is a bit of a giveaway as to what is going to happen but the story is really about how we get there.
This production goes on tour to selected venues in mid-Cornwall:
- Perranwell Village Hall – Fri 14th & Sat 15th April
- Chacewater Village Hall – Fri 21st April
- Mabe Community Hall – Sat 22nd April
- St Austell Arts Centre -Fri 28th April
- Illogan Village Hall – Sat 29th April
The show may not be suitable for younger children as it addresses adult themes with occasional strong language.
Dracula Goes on Holiday
By Joyce Bassett
26-28 January 2017
Dracula lives in his castle on the outskirts of a Cornish village.
He is a vampire but unlike other vampires you may have heard about, our Dracula is not a baddie.
He spends his days indoors dreaming of bathing in sunshine and other such niceties of life that “normal” people can have.
Jack, Dracula’s nephew is a regular visitor to the castle and on hearing that there is a cruise ship leaving the village harbour, decides that he and Dracula need to stow away on board and have a well-deserved holiday.
Not all goes to plan. There is a baddie in the village, but who is it?
The orphanage is under threat of closure and Mama Dear is in a panic.
Can Dracula rescue the day?
8-9 July 2016
CDDG performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company touring production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Stratford upon Avon 8-9 July 2016.
For those of you who are fans of CDDG and RSC here’s another glance of the action to watch just click here.
Little Boy Blue
by Paul Reakes
8-20 February 2016
Only the title of this pantomime, published in 2013, is reminiscent of the nursery rhyme, nothing else is remotely similar.
It’s the day of the grand fête in Merrydale, and Willard “Wiggles” Wigglesworth has brought his hot air balloon along to give rides to the townsfolk. Johnnie Blue has fallen in love with Susie Sidebottom, the Mayor’s daughter, but when the pair offend the evil witch Halloweena she is determined to exact revenge.
With zombies, demons, a yetti and squawker this pantomime is full of fun.
Find out what happens next by coming along to the see the show.
A Christmas Wizard of Oz
19 December 2015
This year Karnon Kidz performed a “Christmas Wizard of Oz” adapted for stage by Kathryn Schultz Miller. It is a seasonal twist on the traditional story of Dorothy and her dog Toto.
It’s Christmas Eve and the colours of the rainbow are gathered ready to tell their story when suddenly, it starts to snow in Kansas! With flying reindeer and talking trees, the yellow brick road takes Dorothy, Toto and their new friends to a very different Kingdom of Oz.
Come along and join in the festive fun. We can promise you jingle bells, snow angels and yes, there will be Brussels sprouts but don’t worry, it won’t be you that has to eat them.
Ticket price includes some seasonal refreshment but feel free to bring along more of your own to enjoy whilst watching the show.
You can get your tickets from our dedicated phone number 08454 500296 If the call goes to voicemail leave your details and the tickets you need, and your call will be returned.
An Enemy Of The People
Adapted from Henrik Ibsen by Arthur Miller
Directed by John Frankland
28 – 31 October 2015
The resort in which the play is set is preparing for a boom time financially due to the successful marketing of its natural waters that feed the spa to which tourists will flock.
The local doctor discovers that the waters are dangerously contaminated and plans to announce his findings. This sets him and his family on a collision course with his brother the local Mayor. His idealism is set against the practical realities of the cost to the town, which lead to him being denounced as an, ‘enemy of the people’.
“A complex dramatization of issues surrounding pollution, personal responsibility in public office, media and political imperatives and loyalty to the state.” Financial Times
Hugely relevant to today’s issues of morality in the press and in Parliament. Can we afford to be idealistic?