24th – 26th July 2020 The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
Friday 24th July – show starts at 7:00pm Saturday 25th July – show starts at 2:00pm Saturday 25th July – show starts at 7:00pm Sunday 26th July – show starts at 2:00pm
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In order of appearance…
Asha Robinson, Lily Boughton-Rowe, Poppy Leishman
Bella Vage, Daizy Bakrania, Grace Gurr, Julia Grzywna, Molly Worley, Poppy Morris, Talitha Jarrett-Kerr, Vera Leuzzi
Flower Petals/Sea Creatures
Alice Hamilton, Ellie Trotter, Joni Hilton-Meadows, Quilla Richards
Hannah Goodman, Jake Gilbert, Lucy Padmore, Arthur Macindoe
18th – 22nd May 2020 The Minack Theatre, Cornwall, TR19 6JU
Following the funeral of his wife, Ralph brings his family to a favourite spot on Pendon Common. With him are his two daughters, Abigail and Dorcas – trailing businessman husband Patrick and radical poet boyfriend Stafford respectively; his student son, Melvyn – with his fiancée Brenda and her brother Simon, and his brother-in-law, Detective Inspector Len, with his wife Rita. Both Abigail and Dorcas are attracted to the bronzed and athletic Simon. When Patrick has to leave prematurely to attend a business meeting, the rest are left with insufficient cars to get them all home. Either Abigail or Dorcas will have to walk home with Simon. They toss a coin and the loser goes home by car.
Scene 2 is a picnic four months later. Responsible for the arrangements of the picnic is whichever daughter lost the toss in Scene 1. The other daughter arrives at the picnic by bicycle, accompanied by Simon, and the proceedings are disturbed by the unexpected presence at the picnic of the husband / boyfriend whom Simon is currently displacing. The picnic is curtailed by a rainstorm, at which point the daughter accompanying Simon has to decide whether to remain with him – and face a soaking bike ride – or to return to her original partner.
On her decision rests the choice of a third scene: either a proposed romantic night under canvas with Simon and Abigail (which goes badly awry, thanks to vigilante patrolling by policeman Len), or the annual cross-country derby (which equally goes badly awry), in which Simon challenges the police champion. Meanwhile, Melvyn has failed his exams to become a doctor and has made Brenda pregnant.
By the beginning of Scene 4, depending on which version of the work has been played, Simon has enjoyed the favours of either Abigail or Dorcas, or of both in either order. Scene 4 follows Melvyn’s wedding to Brenda, as the family again gathers on the common to humour Ralph, who came here with his bride on his wedding day. Abigail and Dorcas are back with the partners they started with in Scene 1, aware, perhaps of the arbitrariness of the decisions they have taken to change the course of their lives. Simon is an embarrassed best man. (Synopsis from Ian Watson’s Conversation With Ayckbourn)
The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU
The Group’s pantomime for its Fiftieth Anniversary Year is The Sleeping Beauty, written and directed by David Ivall, with songs by David Ivall and Peter Smith. It blends the stories of the beautiful enchanted Princess with those of Red Ridinghood and Jack and the Beanstalk (not to forget Daisy the Cow). We can be fairly certain that, despite the machinations of the Wicked Fairy, the Princess will be awoken by the kiss of a handsome Prince, but who will she actually marry?
With fifteen adults and twenty three children, this is our largest cast pantomime for some years. Add in colourful costumes, ingenious sets, original songs, comedy, dancing, and a talking goose, and you have fun for all the family!
Jack – Megan Johns
Princess May – Abi Holmes
Red Ridinghood – Bethan Robinson
Prince Cyprian – Megan Laval
King Faraway – Colin Groom
Melisend the Good Fairy – Charlotte Padmore
Mafalda the Wicked Fairy – Chris Breach
Big Bad Wolf – Mark Breach
Dame Durden – Sally-Anne Gretton
Granny – Ann Lejeune
Royal Chamberlain – Malcolm Grimsley
Assistant Chamberlain – Jasmine Lennard
Chief Guard – Grace Macindoe
Guard Chris – Grace Gurr
Guard Ash – Roby Goddard
Guard Sam – Klara Boehm
Guard Alf – Oliver Lawrence
Guard Bart – Luka Boehm
Griselda, henchwoman – Hannah Moorfield
Royal Cook – Sarah Wright
Cora, young villager – Olive Hilton-Meadows
Flora, young villager – Sophie Woodrow
Mrs Thomas, villager – Vron Spear
Mrs Richards, villager – Wendy Poole
Mrs Henry, villager – Anne Grimsley
King’s Page – Lavender Leishman
Royal Choir Mistress – Esther O’Bearagh
Royal Attendant Rose – Millie Padmore
Royal Attendant Marigold – Poppy Leishman
Royal Attendant Violet – Asha Robinson
Small Servant – Lily Broughton Rowe
Smaller Servant – Alice Hamilton
Slightly Bigger Servant – Steffi Wright
Hedgehog – Hannah Goodman
Rabbit – Vera Leuzzi
Mouse – Ellie Goodman
Voice of the Goose – Moo Burnett
Voice of the Giant and Daisy the Cow – Mike Stanger
31st May – 2nd June 2019
The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU
Music by Alan Menkin
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Out on the open sea, Prince Eric’s ship is caught in big storm and hit by lightening, sending the Prince overboard. Prince Eric is rescued and taken to shore by a mermaid called Ariel.
Ariel falls in love with the handsome Prince and makes a deal with the sea witch, Ursula, to exchange her beautiful voice for human legs. However, Prince Eric must kiss Ariel within three days or she will turn back into a mermaid and become Ursula’s slave forever.
Friday 31st May – show starts at 7:00pm
Saturday 1st June – show starts at 2:00pm
Saturday 1st June – show starts at 7:00pm
Sunday 2nd June – show starts at 2:00pm
£5 Seniors and 16 & under
Box office 03454 500296
Online (No booking fee):
In order of appearance…
Alice Hamilton, Lily Boughton, Lucy Padmore and Poppy Morris
Keziah Lewis, Molly Worley, Reuben Lewis and Ruby Goddard
Hayley-Jane Wright, Jasmine Lennard, Julia Grzywna, Millie Padmore, Olive Hilton-Meadows and Sophie Woodrow
Flotsam & Jetsam
Ruby and Keziah
Hannah Goodman, Molly, Oliver, Reuben and Poppy L
Alice, Lily, Lucy, and Poppy M
Alice, Amy Barker, Hannah, Joe, Lily, Lucy, Oliver and Poppy M
Alice, Hannah, Hayley-Jane, Jasmine, Julia, Lily, Lucy, Millie, Olive, Oliver, Poppy L, Poppy M and Sophie
Alice, Hannah, Lily, Lucy, Oliver, Poppy L, Poppy M and Reuben
Hayley-Jane, Jasmine, Julia, Millie, Olive and Sophie
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.