Directed by David Faulkner
Award winning director David Faulkner
(Artistic Director Open Road Theatre Company) makes a welcome return to
Lane Theatre with Peter Shaffer’s intelligent, exhilarating, witty and
whimsical comedy. LETTICE AND LOVAGE
ENLARGE! - ENLIVEN! – ENLIGHTEN!
These are watchwords of Lettice Douffet (Jean Lenton) as she takes Tudor history by the scruff of the neck and shakes us by creating a magic that is all her own.
ENLARGE! Follow Lettice as she guides you around Fustian House and be amazed at her imaginative retelling of its history.
ENLIVEN! Share her fall from grace at the hands of her employer Lotte Schoen (Soozie Tinn) and then marvel at their growing friendship.
ENLIGHTEN! Enjoy their game playing as they plan a subversive plot against modern architecture and all things ugly and mere.
Tickets £8 - £7 (concessions)
By permission from Samuel French
22nd October 2016
The Beach Boys Band
A Tribute to the Beach Boys
Since its inception the reputation of The Beach Boys Band has continued to grow, they are now one of the most sought after 1960’s tribute acts around; based in the south west of the UK the band have a 2016 tour being planned taking in Bristol, Bath, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Birmingham and other cities throughout the UK, with a European leg starting in August with a huge tribute festival in the Netherlands. The tour has to fit around all the private party bookings they already have booked.
Part of the attraction of The Beach Boys Band show is that it appeals to all ages, the many and varied evergreen Beach Boys’ hits together with the mass exposure they have received over the years have become part of the very fabric of everyday life.
The show’s unique content is such that it is melodic enough for a sit down audience yet at the same time, has the energy and drive to inspire people wishing to dance the night away!
The Beach Boys Band create a place where familiarity and nostalgia come together, making it a night to remember.
On leaving their Show, you may have rain in your face, but you’ll be taking home sunshine in your hearts.
To create a truly believable and memorable tribute act, both vocal and instrumental sounds must be replicated to the finest detail. It is this attention to detail, that have made The Beach Boys Band the popular attraction they are today. From the early songs of surf and sports cars to the more sophisticated sounds of recording projects like Pet Sounds, the Beach Boys’ music was the soundtrack to a whole generation of young people, not just in the United States but worldwide. The five members of The Beach Boys Band all share a passion for Beach Boys music, enjoying material, both from the early sixties and the later years. Delivering the songs that everyone knows and loves, from the finesse and sheer beauty of God Only Knows to the pulsating masterpiece Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys Band deliver a live performance that reflects both their enthusiasm for their work and mastery of a genre of music that is generally accepted as being both complicated and difficult to perform live.
A Show of technical excellence – both vocal and instrumentally The complex recordings of the original Beach Boys reproduced live, by just five performers! HITS TO LISTEN TO! HITS TO SING TO! HITS TO DANCE TO! A unique opportunity to hear every chart hit America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Surfin’ USA, Fun Fun Fun, California Girls, Sloop John B and many more that you will know.. Suitable for all age groups
WARNING...you will feel a great urge to get up and dance, then sing at the top of your voice!
The Beach Boys Band are:-
Tommy - lead vocalist / 2nd keyboards / percussion
Cliff - lead guitar / lead vocals
Andy - bass guitar / lead vocals
Terry - keyboards / rhythm guitar / lead vocals
Graham - drums / percussion / vocals
29th October 2016
The Producers Blues Band
25th Anniversary Tour
After great shows at the Acorn Penzance and the Lane Theatre Newquay in early July, we have been inundated with requests for a return visit.
So back by public demand The Producers return to Cornwall in October.
One of the most exciting and stylish bands on the circuit, are something really something special, playing the freshest live blues in Britain today. Concerned with feel and attitude rather than slavishly copying ‘hand me down’ American music, The Producers move effortlessly between their own well crafted material and seriously reinvigorated classics stamped with their own characteristic identity.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary The Producers have embarked on a nationwide tour and are barnstorming across the country, building on their already massive audience at sell-out club dates and continuing to develop their impressive reputation that no one can ignore.
Being invited to play prestigious Festival slots is always a sign of a band on its way, however receiving invitations to open concerts for luminaries like John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Dr John, Peter Green and Robert Cray has quickly led to The Producers becoming a major attraction in their own right. With thirteen acclaimed albums to their credit, air play and live appearances across Europe, the States, the Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand, The Producers are playing headline dates and rightfully assuming a prominent position on blues awards podiums.
Dave Saunders and Harry Skinner formed The Producers in 1990. They went on to be one the most popular blues outfit in the country at that time. Winners of the ‘Blues Band of the Year’ award 4 times, releasing 13 CD albums to date, one of which ‘Ain’t No Love in the World’ was nominated for the ‘Best Blues Album’ award..
The Producers highly acclaimed CD and Vinyl record ‘London Blues’ released in 2011 created significant excitement within the blues community and the music industry in general. The album featured guests Paul Beavis (Go West, Low Riders) Andy Fairweather Low (Eric Clapton, Roger Waters) Ben Waters and 5 times blues award winner Paul Lamb on Piano and Harmonica respectively with all the material being self penned originals. .
"25 Years" is The Producers latest album, released to coincide with the tour and reflects the values of their first album (Escape from Muswell Hill 1992) It features 4 new original songs and a selection of old favourites often performed on stage but never before recorded. Thus connecting the band to both its past and its present.
The band regularly sell out venues around the country,
headlining many festivals including Colne, Burnley, Stanley Blues, Dublin
Templebar, Cork, Farnham, North Wales Blues Festival and not forgetting
the St Ives September festival. Belgium, Ireland, Holland and France played
host to Producers tours and a month long tour of New Zealand included
playing at the "International Tauranga Blues + Jazz Festival"
where they received great acclaim. At the Cognac Blues Festival in France
they were joined onstage by headliner Ray Charles’ brass section and,
memorably, his ‘Raelets’ shimmying and dancing in front of them!
They were featured in session on the Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 and have been praised by both Johnnie Walker and Bob Harris. Peter Green the Fleetwood Mac guitar legend asked The Producers to provide the support for his first national tour for 25 years, The Producers also featured on the BBC documentary of the Buxton concert.
Harry and Dave front the band ably assisted by Ray Drury on Organ and Piano and Biff Smith on the sticks and percussion.
Tickets £14 in advance £16 on the Door
Newquay Male Voice Choir is delighted to be back at Lane
Theatre in what seems to be becoming a biennial performance. For one evening
only on the 11th November they will be presenting an evening of musical
entertainment with the assistance of some special guests.
The choir have been working hard under their new Musical Director, Richard Braebrook, to produce a new Newquay MVC sound which has already excited and entertained very large audiences locally, including at the Newquay Fish Festival, and, further afield, on their recent tour to Yorkshire and Dorset. The choir will also feature its own a capella chorus, Oll an Gwella, who will bring their own inimitable style to a repertoire of pieces ranging from 4-part harmony classics through songs about and of Cornwall to raucous sea shanties. Oll an Gwella proudly represented Cornwall at the huge Festival Interceltique de Lorient held in Brittany in August.
To complement this, the choir are delighted to be joined by soprano soloist, Tamsin Brooks, someone who needs no introduction locally; a Newquay girl with a beautiful voice.
Coming from further afield in the east of the county is Roger James, a funny and delightful entertainer with a fund of Cornish anecdotes and stories. Roger will be making a rare journey westwards and should be assured a very warm welcome.
As if all this was not enough, those attending should be prepared for audience participation, particularly in a finale of songs reflecting the significance of the date of the concert, Armistice Day. Flags and bunting are optional but encouraged!
A reinvigorated male voice choir, an incorrigible a capella male chorus, a beautiful soprano soloist and a humorous raconteur will make for an evening full of energy and entertainment with something for everyone’s taste. And there could yet be even more to be added!
Saturday 26th November
The Joe Cocker Experience
The Joe Cocker experience are appearing at Lane Theatre for the third year in a row.
Such was the response from the audience that they have asked to come back again for what promises to be another night of classis Joe Cocker music.
Performing some of the best hits from Joe Cocker, this tribute act is a show not to be missed.
A tribute to four decades of Joe Cocker, including all the hits: Little Help From My Friends, Delta Lady, Unchain My Heart, The Letter, Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong, You Are So Beautiful and many more.
Forget the Christmas shopping with a visit to Lane to have a great evening in the company of our favourite comedian.
Please book early, last year Johnny's Christmas Show at Lane was sold out weeks before the event.
Join us this December as Reamba Productions proudly present
the GIANT of a pantomime adventure, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.
With spectacular scenery, stunning costumes and comedy that will have the whole family laughing, cheering, smiling and feeling simply fantastic! Join Jack, as he goes on his quest to defeat Giant Blunderbore this festive season, coming to The Lane Theatre for a limited time only on Sunday 18th December 2016.
Without a doubt this production of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK is one not to be missed! So book your tickets today and join us for this family treat as we take you on a magical, musical and exciting adventure.
Please note, 10.30 am performance has sold out.
This Pantomime replaces our originally advertised show.
Alan Jones, mentalist, mind-reader, psychic entertainer and teller of tales, returns to The Lane Theatre this year with an evening of entertainment inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Expect the unusual, uncanny and unearthly as you are guided through a series of mind-games, dream-scapes, psychological and psychic experiments all with just a hint of the macabre.
As each tale is explored, you could become the lead in spooky experiments and psychic explorations. Who knows at the end of the evening maybe the spirit of Mr Poe himself will help provide answers to the very real questions you have about your own lives.
Please note that the themes in this show are of the psychological, psychic and paranormal ....
Not suitable for children under 12
15th December 2016