Alice in Wonderland Jr

Alice in Wonderland Jr

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Alice in Wonderland Jr

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!

Performances

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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Cast

Cast

In order of appearance…

Mathilda Olive Hilton-Meadows
Grey Alice Millie Padmore
Medium Alice Hariet Negur
Tall Alice Jasmine Lennard
Small Alice Ellie Goodman
Cheshire Cats Asha Robinson, Lily Boughton-Rowe, Poppy Leishman
White Rabbit Logan Martin
Wonderland Characters Bella Vage, Daizy Bakrania, Grace Gurr, Julia Grzywna, Molly Worley, Poppy Morris, Talitha Jarrett-Kerr, Vera Leuzzi
Doorknob Keziah Lewis
Dodo Bird Lavender Leishman
Tweedle Dee Ruby Goddard
Tweedle Dum Jesse Buttle
Petunia Steffi Wright
Rose Grace Macindoe
Daisy Bea Gilbert
Violet Georgia Murphy
Lily Lily Coglan
Flower Petals/Sea Creatures Alice Hamilton, Ellie Trotter, Joni Hilton-Meadows, Quilla Richards
Caterpillar Megan Laval
Caterpillar’s Body Hannah Goodman, Jake Gilbert, Lucy Padmore, Arthur Macindoe
Mad Hatter Maddy Gordon
March Hare Reuben Lewis
Dormouse Lucy Padmore
Royal Cardsmen Jack Pascoe, Luka Boehm, Oliver Lawrence
King of Hearts Megan Johns
Queen of Hearts Bethan Robinson

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Sisterly Feelings

Sisterly Feelings

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Sisterly Feelings – By Alan Aykbourn

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)

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Tickets

Tickets

Tickets can be bought from the Minack Theatre calling 01736 810181 or online at www.minack.com/whats-on/sisterly-feelings

Cast

Cast

 
 Dr Ralph Matthews Mark Breach 
Len Coker  Simon Bennett 
Rita Coker  Georgina Walkey 
Abigail Smythe  Ali Mason 
Patrick Smythe  Guy Hanson 
Dorcas Matthews Kate Barden
Melvyn Matthews Jay Giblin
Brenda Grimshaw Emily Harrison
 Simon Grimshaw Robert Dean
Stafford Wilkins Jon Groves
Murphy  Nick Templar

 

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The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

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The Sleeping Beauty – By David Ivall

January 2020
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!

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Box office 03454 500296

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Cast

Cast

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

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And Then There Were None

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Agatha Christie’s

And Then There Were None

1st to 5th October 2019
The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

From the pen of Agatha Christie comes an intriguing murder mystery And Then There Were None.

Performances will take place from 1st to the 5th October 2019

Tickets

Tickets

The box office is now closed for this production.

Cast

Rogers – Alex Ould
Mrs Rogers – Samantha Kinney
Narracott – Nick Templer
Vera – Sophie Quick
Lombard – Jay Giblin
Marston – Jack Irving
Blore – Joe Quick
Mackenzie – Colin Groom
Emily – Gemma Wright
Wargrave – David Faulkner
Armstrong – Simon Bennett

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The Little Mermaid Jr

The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid Jr

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.

Performances

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

Tickets

Tickets

£7 Standard
£5 Seniors and 16 & under

Box office 03454 500296

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Cast

Cast

In order of appearance…

Sea Chorus Alice Hamilton, Lily Boughton, Lucy Padmore and Poppy Morris
Pilot Poppy Leishman
Sailors Keziah Lewis, Molly Worley, Reuben Lewis and Ruby Goddard
Prince Eric Grace Gurr
Grimsby Megan Johns
Seahorse Oliver Lawrence
King Triton Joe Lessiter
Sebastian Logan Martin
Mersisters Hayley-Jane Wright, Jasmine Lennard, Julia Grzywna, Millie Padmore, Olive Hilton-Meadows and Sophie Woodrow
Flotsam & Jetsam Ruby and Keziah
Ariel Bethan Robinson
Flounder Talitha Jarret-Kerr
Scuttle Asha Robinson
Gulls Hannah Goodman, Molly, Oliver, Reuben and Poppy L
Ursula Grace Benney
Tentacles Alice, Lily, Lucy, and Poppy M
Sea Creatures Alice, Amy Barker, Hannah, Joe, Lily, Lucy, Oliver and Poppy M
Carlotta Molly
Chef Louis Reuben
Chefs Alice, Hannah, Hayley-Jane, Jasmine, Julia, Lily, Lucy, Millie, Olive, Oliver, Poppy L, Poppy M and Sophie
Lagoon Animals Alice, Hannah, Lily, Lucy, Oliver, Poppy L, Poppy M and Reuben
Princesses Hayley-Jane, Jasmine, Julia, Millie, Olive and Sophie

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Toot ‘n’ Come In

Toot-n-Come In

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Toot ‘n’ Come In – By Joyce Bassett

Toot n Come In
Toot n Come In

24-27 January 2019
The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU

It’s panto time! School’s out for summer and the kids are off on a magical adventure.

Carnon Downs Drama Group is proud to present Joyce Bassett’s family pantomime, Toot ‘n’ Come In, an exciting adventure around the bazaars and temples of ancient Egypt.

Evening performances start at 7:30pm and matinees at 2pm.

Tickets

Tickets

£8 Standard
£6 Seniors and 16 & under

Box office 03454 500296

Online (No booking fee):

Cast

Cast

Miss Inge Bitte – Charlotte Padmore
Georgina – Lauren Northcote
Anna Bel – Abi Holmes
Charlie – Moo Burnett
Dick – Malcolm Grimsley
Sheldon – Ruby Goddard
Riddles – Millie Padmore
Artemis II – Nora De Cominges
Mr Ivor Badtemper – David Ivall
Mrs Mostofit – Linda Barker
Rattle – Miriam Loosemore
Roll – Chris Breach
Sheik Aleg – Colin Groom
Potiphar – Ann Lejeune
Pharaoh P – Mark Breach
Artemis I/Artie Facts – Martin Brett
Renee – Esther O’Bearagh
Princess Philly – Olive Hilton-Meadows
Jasmine – Mia Bossey
Pharaoh’s Aide – Grace MacIndoe
Pharaoh’s Servant – Jasmine Lennard
Ensemble – Lucy Padmore, Vron Spear, Ann Grimsley, Violet Blackburn, Hazel Blackburn, Klara Boehm, Luka Boehm

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What the Butler Saw

What the butler saw

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What the Butler Saw – By Joe Orton

4-6 October 2018
The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU

Carnon Downs Drama Group is proud to present Joe Orton’s farce, set in a psychiatrist’s office where it is hard to find any sanity.

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Tickets

£10

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Cast

Cast

Dr Prentice – Mark Breach
Geraldine Barclay – Stephanie Randlesome
Mrs Prentice – Ali Mason
Nicholas Beckett – Jack Irving
Dr Rance – Simon Oliver
Sergeant Match – Joe Quick

Crew

Director – John Frankland
Box Office – Mark & Chris Breach
Set Design – Mike Meer
Set Construction – Simon Oliver, Mark Breach, Colin Groom
Scenery Painters – Tracey Holmes, Pam Furnish
Front of House – Joyce Bassett & CDDG Friends
Lighting Design – Max Wingate
Lighting & Sound – Kellan Frankland
Makeup – Zoe Vale
Props – Pam Furnish & Cast
Programme – Pam Furnish
Publicity – John Frankland, Stephanie Randlesome
Photographs – Alison Randlesome, Elaine Gummow, Pam Furnish
Stage Management – Zoe & Nick Vale
Wardrobe – Vron Spear, Dot Hallam
Signed Interpreter – Patricia Joliat

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Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy

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Punch & Judy

Punch and Judy
Punch and Judy

18 August 2018
Trebah Gardens, TR11 5JZ

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.

Show times: 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4pm

Suitable for all ages.

Henry IV Part 1

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Henry IV Part 1 – By William Shakespeare

19-21 April 2018
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall

With Richard II’s death weighing heavy on his conscience, King Henry IV wants to make a crusade to the Holy Land to pay penance; however, the stirrings of rebellion force his gaze to civil matters.

As Harry ‘Hostpur’ Percy conspires with Wales and Scotland, the King’s own Harry is drinking his way through taverns and keeping less than savoury company in the form of Sir John Falstaff.

Carnon Downs Drama Group is proud to present Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part I at the Minack Theatre this year.

Book your tickets now here.

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets are available directly from the Minack Theatre.

Book online: https://www.minack.com/event/henry2018/

Box Office: 01736 810181

Cast

Cast

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

Crew

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

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Robin Hood

Robin Hood - The Panto

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Robin Hood – The Panto By David Crump

25-27 January 2018
The Perranwell Centre

Wanted – All ye children, peasants, lords and ladies to come and see Robin Hood – The Panto.

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Tickets

Tickets

£7 (£5 – Concession 60+ or under 16s)

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Box Office 03454 500296

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Amy’s View

Amy’s View

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

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

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?

By Jeeves

“By Jeeves”

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Books and Lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn

25 – 29 October 2016

Little Boy Blue

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

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

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?

George’s Marvellous Medicine

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George’s Marvellous Medicine

By Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood

27 – 30 May 2015

‘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!

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It’s Utterly Panto

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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.

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