Directed by Sheila Lines
Inspector Pratt arrives at Bagshot House with grim news
for Colonel Craddock, but that's just the beginning.
Who is the strange Polish Count?
Is Henrietta really an army Captain?
How does the eccentric thespian, Longfellow fit in to the equation?
These are just some of the characters who make Pratt's return a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher and higher.
The second in the ‘Inspector Pratt’ trilogy of spoofs of the Agatha Christie ‘whodunnit’ genre.
Tickets £8 - £7 (concessions)
By permission from Josef Weinberger Limited
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
Froggie, as he is known by his army of fans, started his working days as a pipe lagger, night time would be spent singing in the pubs and secretly writing poetry in his spare time, a great talent that maybe would have stayed hidden if not for the illness. Once he started to recover from his illness Froggie decided to advertise for musicians to put together a Band, four very talented musicians called The Monopoly were to become Froggie's new Band.
Still today his songs are recorded by major artists. In 1992 Raymond released his autobiography telling stories of his earlier years in the music business.
His concerts are sold out across the country and abroad, the Froggie followers arrive at the shows clutching their frogs with green scarves waving, certainly a sight to behold. Froggie writes and sings his own songs mesmerising his audience, making them laugh with one of his many stories or cry with emotion with a song that touches the heart like no other. Raymond also released another album of songs to coincide with this new tour. An evening with Raymond Froggatt is pure magic, an evening not to be missed.
Chris is back at Lane for his third appearance. Such is his popularity that he all but sold out last year.
Singer/songwriter Chris began his recording career in 1992 with the critically acclaimed album ‘Only Human’ and achieved Record Of The Week on Radio 2 with his song ‘We Were Children’. He has released four albums of original songs and legendary DJ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris referred to him as one of his favourite artists of the year.
In 2010 Chris began touring with his solo show ‘The Music of John Denver’ celebrating the life and work of the legendary singer/songwriter in his own unique way. He has recorded several radio specials for the BBC and toured extensively in the North of England for the last three years. Chris was honoured to be asked to perform in Aspen, Colorado in October 2012 for the annual celebrations of John Denver's life and work.
He performed with Steve Weisberg, John Denver's lead guitar player on all his platinum albums during the 70's. Chris and Steve performed several concerts together, their final performance in Aspen being an unforgetable show at Windstar - Denver's eco awareness centre in the heart of the rocky mountains. John Denver's longtime friend Peter Plantec said after Chris and Steve's concert at Aspen Community Church, 'I wasn't watching John tonight but all of the magic was there.'
Chris first brought his show to The Lane Theatre, Newquay last year and is very much looking forward to performing to a new audience..
Join us for all of the favourite hits including ‘Annie’s
Song’, ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’, Take Me Home Country Roads, ‘Sunshine
On My Shoulders’
and many more...
Have a listen to Chris on this video from his own website
Tickets £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door
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
Attempted seduction, thwarted love, celebrity marital
discord, a family feud.
The column inches of the popular press gossip pages have their readers drooling at the salacious scandal. The tabloid press in 2016 ? No, it’s the late eighteenth century and George the third is on the throne.
When the older bachelor Sir Peter Teazle takes a younger wife the backbiting society gossips led by Lady Sneerwell have a field day; but Lady Sneerwell also has designs on one of two brothers and uses her influence on one to thwart a love match for the other. The unexpected appearance of their uncle, who holds the key to their financial security, involves disguises and deceptions that confirm the true nature of the young men’s characters at the same time that an attempted seduction of Lady Teazle is exposed. But which brother is the guilty party and how will matters be resolved?
Almost two hundred and forty years after its first production The School for Scandal remains as fresh and relevant to modern society as it was when it opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 8th May 1777. A contemporary critic wrote “The School for Scandal is…perhaps the most finished and faultless comedy which we have. People all around are exclaiming ‘Surely it is impossible for anything to be cleverer’. Besides the wit and ingenuity of this play there is a genial spirit of frankness and generosity about it that relieves the heart as well as clears the lungs”.
The play’s enduring qualities and success were acknowledged in 21st Century Britain when Michael Billington, drama critic for The Guardian, selected it to appear in his compendium “The 101 Greatest Plays”. The critique of Sheridan’s masterpiece refers to it as “timeless comedy…beautifully plotted…writing of that texture induces a delight bordering on ecstasy”.
The School for Scandal is, not without reason, the most performed comedy in the history of British Theatre and promises to delight even the most sophisticated of modern audiences.
Camp Theatre was founded in 1994. A not for profit Community
Theatre Company, it has now presented over fifty productions and raised
in excess of £50,000 for a variety of local, national and international
charities. Previous touring productions include A Man For All Seasons,
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Lying Kind, The Browning Version,
Hay Fever, When We Are Married, In The Cub and Secrets.
Tickets £10 / £9 (concessions)
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.
Advance notice of our annual pantomime.
Further details will be added in due course.
Don't leave it to late to book.
Last year's panto was sold out for all three performances
Please note, 10.30 am performance now sold out.
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.
Thursday 18th August 2016
15th December 2016