He’s a rogue, he’s a rover, he’s selfish, he’s a bad’un, but don’t we just love him. Judy’s his wife and ain’t she gorgeous (but you might think she’s one of the Borgias). With his nose and his chin and his great big cudgel, he’ll knock you down flat, now ain’t that delightful. Scaramouche, Toby, Hangman and Constable, haven’t a hope when Punch gets at ‘em.
Carnon Downs Drama brings you the real thing, a live performance of murder and mayhem. It’s just the show, you must bring the kids to, appallingly funny and dreadfully frightful.
Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket or free for Trebah Members.
King Henry IV – Guy Hanson
Prince Henry (Hal) – Nick Vale
Prince John – Jack Irving
Earl of Westmorland – Peter French
Sir Walter Blunt – Rose Bradley
Sir John Falstaff – Tabitha Lammas
Poins – Robert Dean
Peto/Chamberlain – Alex Wood
Bardolph – Colin Groom
Earl of Northumberland/Gadshill – Miriam Loosemore
Earl of Worcester – Simon Oliver
Hotspur – William Randlesome
Lord Edmund Mortimer – Tadhg Cullen
Owen Glendower – Mark Breach
Earl of Douglas – Stephanie Randlesome
Sir Richard Vernon – David Ivall
Archbishop of York/Sheriff – Martin Brett
Sir Michael/Second Traveller – Janice Smith
Lady Percy – Megan Tremethick
Lady Mortimer – Megan Strachan
First Carrier – Charlotte Padmore
Ostler/Messenger – Lauren Northcote
Hostess Quickly/Second Carrier – Chris Breach
First Traveller – Pam Furnish
Francis/Servant to Hotspur – Abi Holmes
Vintner – Jackie Hovell
Messenger – Effie French
Lords, Soldiers and other Attendants played by the company
Director – John Frankland
Assistant Director – Zoe Vale
Set Design – Michael Meer
Poster Design – Effie French
Composer – Russell Pascoe
Movement Director – Oriel Bennet
Fight Rehearsal – Will Richards
Set Construction – Peter French, Simon Oliver and company
Stage Manager – Tracey Holmes
Assistant Stage Manager – Pam Furnish
Costume – Vron Spear
Props – Joyce Bassett
Assistant Lighting and Sound – Paul Barker
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
‘George! Where’s my medicine? George! Where’s my tea? George! What are you doing?’ Grouchy Grandma has come to stay and is complaining all the time and spoiling George’s half term holiday. He wants to read his adventure book quietly.
What can he do to make his horrible Grandma nicer? She really is a bit of a witch. He’ll try and invent a wonderful medicine for her.
Come and see what happens at Perranarworthal Village Memorial Hall when we present Roald Dahl’s story of “George’s Marvellous Medicine” adapted for the stage by David Wood at half term, Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th May.
Keep a careful eye on what George does because he will want you to help him remember the recipe when he needs to make a second batch of medicine after something pretty amazing happens.
Watch out though – life on a farm can be very surprising!
It’s Utterly Panto Written By Rachel Feeny-Williams
19-21 February 2015
Perran-ar-worthal Village Hall
“It’s Utterly Panto” written by Rachel Feeny-Williams was staged in February 2015.
A brand new pantomime that contained many of our favourite fairy-tale characters.
With a colourful array of costumes, popular songs and all the elements of a traditional pantomime, this production was thoroughly enjoyed by audience members of all ages.
“When Goatel (Gretal) appeared I was completely in panto world” “Rapunzel and the nits had me laughing out loud” “completely brilliant” and “the best panto ever” were just some of the many, many favourable comments received.
This ambitious production was performed by our younger members. It was fantastic and certainly not a simple piece to do. The songs were not easy but how well everyone sang them – we have some lovely voices emerging from this group, so WELL DONE all of you. And of course congratulations to Sam Barker and her hardworking team for making it possible.
Perranwell Boys 1914 was an original play written by Carnon Downs Drama Group Member, David Ivall.
The play set mainly in the trenches of France, followed the fortunes of a section of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry through the autumn of 1914.
Bevis Trinick, a young gentleman, and Alfred Dingle, a labouring lad, both join the regiment and end up in the same unit on the Western Front, Bevis as a lieutenant, Alfred as a private. The play follows their journey from Perranwell village, to the trenches, a field hospital and a French cafe.
Although, with such a theme, no one could expect a happy ending, there was plenty of humour and songs of the period along the way.
What’s that we hear you say? You’re not feeling Christmassy yet?
Don’t worry . . . we have the perfect answer to get you in the festive spirit . . . come and see the Karnon Kidz Khristmas Krackers,
With two performances, there’s no excuse for missing it!
We can guarantee to you Christmas carols, Christmas sketches, Christmas poems, Christmas songs, Christmas refreshments (including mulled wine – homemade by the very talented Elaine Gummow). . . in fact . . . just about anything that you can think of . . . and one or two things that you can’t! But above all, we will guarantee you a good time that will be suitable for all the family.
So come and support our enthusiastic and talented young cast who will be giving their all for your enjoyment.
The “Deep Blue Sea” is set in Sept 1951 in a Britain that is still feeling the effects of the 2nd World War. It shows a profound understanding of the complexities of love in a set of characters realistically portrayed with unspoken feelings, buried emotions and hidden truths that fuel the comedy and drama.
The action begins with the discovery by her neighbours of Hester Collyer who has tried and failed to commit suicide. Sometime before, she left her husband, a respectable High Court Judge who is baffled by her rejection, for a semi-alcoholic ex R.A.F. pilot who hasn’t found a replacement for the thrill of the Battle of Britain and can’t match Hester’s sexual and emotional needs.
Her despair is recognised and understood by Mr Miller a refugee from Germany, interned and then struck off from medical practice following a notorious scandal. The aftershocks of her attempted suicide unravel throughout the play.
Widely regarded as Rattigan’s best play it is a complete exploration of his obsessive theme, the inequality of passion.
This amateur production of “The Deep Blue Sea” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.
The production was reviewed by both the Cornwall Drama Association (CDA) and NODA; click on the link below to read their respective reviews.