Every Tuesday and Wednesday
from 2nd June to 29th July 2015
Newquay Dramatic Society presents
If you saw Girls Night you won't want to miss this
Superbly directed by Susie Bundy, here is another Louise Roche's witty and touching story of a singing trio's friendship tested to the limit by lies, ambition and, of course, men!
Spanning 10 years, you will follow the highs and lows in the relationship of “The Diamonds” - Sadie, Lois and Serena. Their differing personalities, hang-ups and dreams are convincingly and entertainingly portrayed, and women of all ages will find something to relate to.
Men, too, gain a great insight into what women really talk to each other about and why female camaraderie is so important.
As the story unfolds through a well-thought-out mix of conversation, monologues and songs, you will come to understand and indeed empathise with the reasons why Lois was so self-absorbed and status-driven, why Sadie uses her sharp tongue and wit to mask a hard and tragic past, and why good-natured Serena found herself caught in the middle.
How they chose to deal with the resulting, inevitable breakdown in relations is delivered through a hilarious script that will have you laughing and crying with them.
Girl Band is a really great night out with well-executed string of songs such as ‘Man, I feel like a Woman’ ‘Beautiful’ ‘Think’ plus many more.
Book early to save disappointment!
Tickets £7.50 / £6.50
Every Tuesday and Wednesday
from 11th August to 7th October 2015
Newquay Dramatic Society presents
Looking for Love
by Raymond Hopkins
Under the experienced Director Sheila Lines, Looking For Love is a Farcical Comedy.
After 22 years of marriage Molly's husband walks out on her.
4 Months of being alone and Molly is at rock bottom.
A friend suggests that she tries a 'miracle cure'
for abandoned wives
......so she does.
Will she transform herself?
Tickets £7.50 / £6.50
Alan has been a professional performer and motivational speaker for over twenty years he is, perhaps, the best kept secret in magic!
With a number of stage shows, radio and TV appearances to his name, Alan continues to amaze audiences with his unique blend of magic, mind reading, rational-mysticism and thought provoking presentations.
From one-to-one close-up performances, through to cabaret and full evening stage shows Alan is able to tailor his show to meet the most discerning of audiences.
Alan’s blend of magic, mind manipulation and motivational messages have been praised by schools, colleges and corporate clients. What makes him unique in this area is that he has an academic background in education, coaching and psychology so is able to marry the magic with the message and the exposition with the entertainment.
His talks and workshops on aspects of the Paranormal have been in wide demand and his contribution to radio shows (both in the UK and USA) over the last few years has been extensive.
As a writer he has published over a dozen books on a wide range of topics including magic, mysticism, poetry and psychology.
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 £8.50 in advance or £10 on the door
Kernow King returns ot Lane Theatre after his sell out performance last year.
This time he brings his brand new show. Not to be missed.
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.
The Joe Cocker experience appeared at Lane Theatre for the first time last year.
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.
Tickets £8.00 in advance or £10 on the door
National Minority is a new play by Alan M Kent, Cornish poet, novelist and dramatist. The play is set in the library of a fictional National Trust property, Rosenanan, and deals with the search for a group of extant papers/ manuscripts called The Sherwood Sermons.
The Sherwood Sermons written by Joseph Sherwood in 1680
remain a fascinating literary holy grail for scholars of the Cornish language.
There have been rumours of their sighting over the centuries but they
still remain undiscovered. Alan M. Kent's new play National Minority incorporates
this narrative in a literary detective story that takes audiences to a
new discovery of identity and change. The play is intimate and thought
provoking, and appeals to a wide variety of people interested in high
quality theatre, the Cornish language, culture and identity.
The play is brought to the stage by Gwary Tek (Fair Play) Productions and is directed by Jason Squibb from Collective Arts Ltd (and Reverend Odgers in the BBC’s Poldark).
Tickets £8 / concessions £6
Roaring through the Jazz- Age where the dresses were shorter and liquor flowed longer F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were the epitome of the 1920's flapper era. But what happened when the party was over?
Whilst Scott documents their lives in his famous novels, Zelda dances through the night, quickly becoming famous for their elaborate lifestyle and unforgettable outbursts However as their lives blur the lines of reality and fiction, twisted truths and little-white-lies soon catch up with the couple.
Was Zelda the manic and destructive force that the critics
portrayed? Could their lives ever live up to the glamour of Gatsby? Your
Fragrant Phantom is an award-winning, piece of new writing by local playwright
Running time approx. 1 hr 5 mins (no interval)
OUTSTANDING SHOW Fringe Review
"Lasting fascination" - The Stage
"A whirlwind of emotion" - British Theatre Guide
"An ode to doomed romance, the show illustrates the destructiveness of human pettiness, but also the endurance and constancy of true love" - Three Weeks
Ever wondered what your favourite panto baddies get up to for the rest of the year? Well here is your chance to find out! They get together, they plot, they scheme and they plan to get even on their favourite night of the year - Halloween! Come and watch as these dastardly delinquents plan pay back for our well loved panto heroes! Full of spooktacular gags, comedy and effects with lots of added mischeif and mayhem! A must see brand new show brought you by Fame Factory Spotlight.
With Halloween getting more and more popular each year, children just
love getting dressed up for the occasion, and this show is the perfect
thing to take your family to before the trick or treating begins!
Deception is the common theme that links these two one-act comedies produced by South East Cornwall’s Camp Theatre Company.
In “Edwin” Lady Margaret awaits the
homecoming of her only son. With her are her husband, a retired judge,
and their bohemian, artistic neighbour, a potter. Tension rises as Edwin’s
paternity is called into question. What secrets will be revealed, what
indiscretions in the shrubbery, what revelations from the hot and sultry
summers of their youth? And – the burning question – who nurtured Lady
Margaret’s colchicums, her naked ladies, who trimmed her bush?
John Mortimer’s charming three handed comedy employs all the rich language and imagery one would expect from the playwright who enchanted readers and television viewers far and wide with his most famous creation Rumpole of The Bailey.
In “The Real Inspector Hound” on stage a body lies dead in an isolated manor cut off from the outside world by swirling fog and treacherous marshes. Who is the murderer – Lady Cynthia, sweet innocent Felicity, mad Major Magnus, Mrs Drudge the housekeeper or Simon Gascoigne, the “stranger in our midst”? Watching this play two theatre critics muse on the difficulties in their personal lives. Gradually they find themselves intricately involved with alarming consequences as the on-stage action repeats itself with an intriguing difference. Part “Whodunnit”, part “Groundhog Day”, Tom Stoppard’s trademark wit and invention has the audience reeling with the twists and turns that build to a dramatic finale.
Camp Theatre is a not for profit Community Theatre Company that celebrated its 21st anniversary earlier this year. The Company has toured Cornwall and Devon many times in the last few years and was last at The Lane Theatre in November 2014 with Richard Bean’s political farce “In The Club”.
Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 concessions
Psychic Medium, Nikki Kitt is a spiritualist medium who currently travels the UK doing Psychic/Mediumship Shows.
As a medium Nikki aims to provide evidence of life after
life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones
in spirit along with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and
all sorts of information.
A profesional pantomime in the run up to Christmas has become a regular in the Lane Theatre Diary.
Featuring an excellent cast of professional actors, Beauty and the Beast has all the elements you would expect from a Fame Factory Spotlight production. Written by Scott Clarkson an established writer of successful pantomimes and award winning children's shows, Beauty and the Beast delivers everything you would want from a pantomime.
In our version of Beauty and the Beast, you will experience comedy in bucket loads delivered by our larger than life Dame Muck-it-Up who is ably assisted by the dim witted and playful comedy character Raggins.
Following closely to the original story – the Evil Witch casts a dastardly spell on the handsome Prince, turning him into a Beast. Tricking the beautiful Belladonna, the Evil Witch forces her to be imprisoned within the home of the Beast. Living with someone so ugly, Belladonna slowly begins to see the man behind the mask and see the Prince for who he really is. Only true love can save the Prince and free our heroine before the petals on the encased rose fall.
With bags of comedy mishaps, gags, dances and songs this really is a fantastic fun show for all of the family offering something for both boys and girls along the way. A great fast paced hilarious pantomime kids and adults will love.
Beauty and the Beast is a spectacular and magical pantomime
with added Fame Factory Spotlight sparkle which promises comedy, fun,
craziness, moments of tenderness and romantic heart stopping moments too.
Not to mention lots of topical references and audience participation with
songs we all know and love.
Families of all ages won't be able to help but sing along and laugh out loud.
A regular feature on the Lane theatre calendar now, set yourself up for the Christmas festivities.
Thursday 3rd September 2015
Friday 30th October 2015
Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 5th December 2015
17th December 2015