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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£7 (£5 – Concession 60+ or under 16s)

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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

Utterly Panto 2015 Poster

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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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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen

20 December 2014
Perran-ar-worthal Village Hall

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.

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Perranwell Boys 1914

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Perranwell Boys 1914

15-18 October 2014
Perran-ar-worthal Village Hall

Perranwell Boys
Perranwell Boys

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.

Download Perranwell Boys CDA Report.

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Ghosts of Bedlam

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Ghosts of Bedlam

July 2018
Illogan Village Hall

Both ‘Just Hear My Voice’ and ‘Ghosts of Bedlam’ were entered by CDDG in the All England Theatre Festival competition in April.

In the Cornwall round Ann Lejeune picked up the award for best actress for her portrayal of Milly in ‘Ghosts of Bedlam’ and Kath Archer picked up best director for ‘Just Hear My Voice’.

‘Just Hear My Voice’ also won best play and went through 2 more rounds of the competition, reaching the semi-finals in teignemouth.

Both plays played to packed houses in Illogan Village Hall in July 2014.

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Just Hear My Voice

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Just Hear My Voice

July 2018
Illogan Village Hall

Both ‘Just Hear My Voice’ and ‘Ghosts of Bedlam’ were entered by CDDG in the All England Theatre Festival competition in April.

In the Cornwall round Ann Lejeune picked up the award for best actress for her portrayal of Milly in ‘Ghosts of Bedlam’ and Kath Archer picked up best director for ‘Just Hear My Voice’.

‘Just Hear My Voice’ also won best play and went through 2 more rounds of the competition, reaching the semi-finals in teignemouth.

Both plays played to packed houses in Illogan Village Hall in July 2014.

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Neverland and Back

Neverland and Back
Neverland and Back
Neverland and Back

20-22 February 2014
Princess Pavillion, Falmouth

Written by Evie Payne.

Our buckles were swashed as Captain Hook and his buccaneering buffoons attempted to defeat Peter Pan once and for all.

Did man eater, Ms Croc O’Diall spoil Hook’s plans?

Would a stroppy teenage Tinkerbell be bothered to sprinkle her fairy dust?

A modern script but full of traditional pantomime elements Neverland and Back provided fun for all ages.

Oh yes it did!

Karnon Kidz Kristmas Krackers

Karnon Kidz Kristmas Krackers
Khristmas Krackers
Khristmas Krackers

21 December 2013

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

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THe Deep Blue Sea By Terence Rattigan

17-19 October 2013

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.

NODA review of Deep Blue Sea

CDA review of Deep Blue Sea

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G2K Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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G2K Oklahoma

29 May – 1 June 2013
Penryn College Amphitheatre

Karnon Kidz were delighted to announce their latest show G2K Oklahoma! . . . based on that well known musical!

With 30 children, supported by an award winning team the show was a rip roaring evening, full of laughter and tears as all good shows should be.

Directed by Sam Barker and Jason Lessiter, this was their fourth collaboration and it gave them many challenges . . . the biggest being ‘how you pronounce Ado Annie’ !

The cast was led by Matt Horwell, Megan McKenna, Finn Howard, Dottie Squibb, Nathan Veall and who could forget Natallie Ballet as Aunt Eller.

This really was a showstopping production.

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Cinderella

Cinderella

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Cinderella

21-23 February 2013
Princess Pavillion, Falmouth

This was our first outing to Princess Paviion in Falmouth and we were all very excited about performing “Cinderella”, a traditional pantomime for all the family.

Those who came along joined in with all their favourite characters as this magical fairy-tale unfolded with fun and laughter.

You could only admire our youngsters as they performed to rocking music that got everyone jiggling in their seats and were amazed as the fairies work ‘a kind of magic’ to ensure Cinders got to the ball.

Tradition dictated a happy ending but just who would marry who? February used to be a dull month but not anymore, Panto was back in town.

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Cinderella

Cinderella