FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS

Shows for 2017

Thur, Fri, Sat, 23rd/24th/25th/30th/31st March/1st April 2017
8.00 pm

Newquay Dramatic Society presents

Crime on Goat Island
Directed by David Faulkner

CRIME ON GOAT ISLAND is a fascinating play which can be viewed on more than one level.

On the surface it is a haunting, psychological thriller.
Three women live alone in self-imposed exile. Until a wandering libertine appears and convinces them that ''a little sin'' would be good for them.
Dig a little deeper and you find yourself in the self-imposed purgatory of Goat Island.

How did they get there?
And who is the young man?
Is he an Angel or is he the Devil?
But what is the Crime?

Tickets £10.00/ £9.00 concessions

By courtesy of Samuel French Ltd

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Thursday 13th April 2017
8.00 pm


Johnny Cowling
Easter Comedy Show

Set yourself up for the Easter Weekend 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.

Tickets £10.00

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Saturday 29th April 2017
7.30 pm

The Rotary Club of Newquay
presents

A Charity Cabaret Evening
in aid of local children's charities

Featuring

Danny Posthill – Impressionist who appeared in the Britain’s got Talent 2015 final

Danny has been making people laugh since the age of 16 after being talked into doing Impressions at his school talent show.

Since discovering his passion for comedy Danny has never looked back. His Versatile act caters for all walks of life with unbeatable stand up and a string of impressions such as Jimmy Carr, Billy Connolly, Lee Evans plus many more to guarantee a night of laughter you will never forget

Despite his young age he has performed all over the world, working around the Mediterranean and South America plus summer seasons for Qdos Productions, flybacks for Thomson Holidays and numerous cabaret dates for Haven, Warners, Pontins and many of the independent holiday venues. Danny is also making a big name for himself on the alternative Comedy Club Circuit.

Danny Posthill is undoubtedly one of the most promising British comedians.

“Impressionist Danny Posthill brings a bevy of other characters with him including Billy Connolly, David Beckham, Gary Barlow, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Alan Carr – and is funny in his own right too.” Richard Batson, EDP24

“Effortless performer of the highest quality” – Joke Club Comedy Clubs

“Lol” – Gary Barlow

“What a talented comedian” – Tim Vine

“It was brilliantly funny! It’s always nice to see impressionists do people that other people don’t do” – David Walliams

“What you do is so difficult and you made it look so easy.” – Alesha Dixon

“It was effortless!” – Amanda Holden

“I think you got a great reaction because the act was great, you’re funny. You’re good… I like you” – Simon Cowell

“Loved your performance” – Ainsley Harriott

“Brilliant spot, very pro, great impressions, loved it !Big Fan!” – Bobby Davro

Also featuring
& Blue Eyed Candy – Variously described as R&B, Bluesy, Jazzy, Souly,and Rockabilly, the Candy’s music is always chosen from the best of its era whether its good time music from the 40’s 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s or from the present day, never failing to get their audience to their feet dancing.

Tickets £12

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All proceeds go to Local Children's Charities

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Friday 12th May 2017
7.30 pm


An Evening of Mediumship with

Psychic Medium
Nikki Kitt


Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.

As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by giving messages to people in the audience from their loved ones in spirit with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information..

"Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

"I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"

"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

Tickets £10.00

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Saturday 13th May 2017
7.30 pm

Camp Theatre presents

The School for Scandal
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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 2017 ? 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 £10.00/ £9.00 concessions

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Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 13th June to 26th July 2017
8.00 pm

Newquay Dramatic Society presents

Marjorie, Edward & George
A comedy
Directed by Sheila Lines

Self-taught medium Phyllis has been trying to contact her dead husband for the past 40 years, without success. With the aid of her sister, Elizabeth, and 3 showroom dummies, Marjorie, Edward and George, she holds regular séances, with appropriate lighting and sound effects, but never manages to get through to the other side.

After a visit from neighbour, Connie, who tells them of strange goings on down the local supermarket, and the discovery of hundreds of packets of rice in the sideboard drawer, there is a full scale storm, and suddenly Phyllis’s gift seems to be working. But Phyllis is in for a shock when she discovers the truth behind her husband’s death, as Elizabeth reveals the part she played, and dummies Marjorie, Edward and George prove they’re not quite so dumb after all…

Tickets £8.00/ £7.00 concessions

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Saturday 24th June 2017
8.00 pm


Oye Santana
The Music of Santana

Welcome to Oye Santana!

What makes Oye Santana so good? First of all the music. There’s a treasury of more than four decades of Santana catalogue to draw on, and every number in our set is a gem in its own right. Then there’s the musicianship. Check out the credentials of Milan 'Carlos' Webb; of Gez Kahan and Hector Gomez; the astonishing breadth of abilities that Paul Murphy, Pete Lockwood and Jon Quirk bring to our on-stage set-up. This really is a feast of musical talent.

Next there’s the authenticity. We could go off on self-indulgent flights of fancy, but we don’t. We painstakingly recreate the original Santana arrangements of the big hits that you know and love to bring you the true Santana sound. But playing the right notes is only a start. There's much more to being the Best Santana Tribute in the World…

There’s the passion. Carlos Santana’s guitar playing is instantly recognizable not just because of his tone or his trademark licks, but because of the emotion he puts into every note he plays. Oye Santana has that covered. And there’s the good-time feel. Every track is a fiesta !

And every Oye Santana performance is a show, a visual feast of lights and action that will have you singing and smiling along from the first chink of a tambourine to the explosive finale. You’re going to love Oye Santana. To see why, click the link to their website, and watch their show-reel.

Reviews

• Santana and his eponymous band have been blending Mexican passion with rock energy since the 1960s: Oye Santana captures that heady blend with uncanny feeling. Yes, they faultlessly reproduced the music; they are accomplished musicians in their own rights. But more than that, they conjured up the atmosphere, the sheer hedonistic abandon to rhythm that lifts Santana from music to passionate maelstrom. This was no pale 'photo copy' of another band …they build a stunning performance.
John Hancock, St Ives Times & Echo

• You came west and were the best! The comments made by those who saw you on Saturday couldn't praise the gig enough. The professionalism of the band stood out in all aspects of the gig, from the sound check right through to the encore. And, may we say, what a nice bunch of guys. It's true what they say: “Close your eyes and you can't tell the difference” – Oye Santana clearly are one of the Best Tribute Bands Around!
Andy Percy, Anjen Events, Cornwall

• Santana’s legacy is in the best possible hands.
Pete Feenstra, promoter & radio presenter

Tickets £15 in advance or £17 on the door

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Friday 11th August 2017
8.00 pm


Chris Bannister
The Music of John Denver

Chris is back at Lane for his fourth 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
www.chrisbannistermusic.com

Tickets £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door

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Saturday 2nd September 2017
7.00 pm


Raymond Froggatt
and his Frog Band

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.

Before long Froggie became signed to the top record companies of the time POLYDOR, BELL, JET WARNER, his writing talents also led to his signing to major publishing houses a great honour as his songs were being recorded by artist all over the country and abroad. CLIFF RICHARD, DAVE CLARK FIVE to name but a few.

Froggie & 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.

Tickets £16.00

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Saturday 14th October 2017
8.00 pm


The Producers Blues Band

One of the most exciting and stylish bands on the circuit, The Producers are among the leaders of the current Blues phenomenon topped by Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer.
Well they are back!
After two excellent visits to the Lane theatre last year they decided that a return visit was an absolute must in this year's calendar. The band are all agreed that the Lane Theatre that this is one of the best small theatre venues they have played at, the welcome by the staff and the audience having being a joy! and are really looking forward to their return!

As to the The Producers they are 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.

After celebrating their barnstorming 25th anniversary tour last year The Producers have embarked on another nationwide tour across the country visiting those venues they missed and revisiting many of last years including the Lane Theatre, 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. .

Their last album "25 Years" was, released to coincide with the 25 years 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

Tickets £14 in advance / £15 on the door

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Saturday 21st October 2017
7.30 pm


Floyd in the Flesh
Pink Floyd Tribute Band

Floyd in the Flesh in concert

"Floyd in the Flesh?" are a seven piece tribute to one of Britain's greatest bands, Pink Floyd.

The band have worked hard to replicate the sounds and visual effects that Floyd became famous for. Playing songs from albums such as The Wall, Dark Side Of The Moon, Meddle, Animals, Division Bell and more, there is something in the set for all Pink Floyd fans.

Hitting venues across the UK this is a band not to be missed!!!

Tickets £10.00

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Saturday 4th November 2017
8.00 pm


The Beach Boys Story


If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band!

Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face, with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience, this is a show you do not want to miss.

. “Excellent!”, “Fantastic!”, “The best tribute band I’ve ever seen” are comments often heard at the end of this remarkable show; it’s easy to see why this is such a huge smash.
You will be amazed how just five performers can reproduce 100% live, the complex orchestral arrangements and intricate harmonies of America’s biggest ever pop group.
Come join the fun and ride the wave of adrenaline and nostalgia that will sweep you from surf to sun and from hit to hit.

The Beach Boys Band delivers a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away.

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.

WARNING...you may feel a great urge to get up and dance and sing at the top of your voice!

A final word from someone who was there......
“I’ve seen the real Beach Boys three times and actually… these guys are better!” (Julie from Nottingham)

This show is suitable for all age groups.

www.beachboysband.co.uk

Tickets £16.50

Please book early, 2016 show was a sell-out

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Crime on Goat Island
23rd March - 1st April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Cowling
13th April 2017

 

 

 

 



Charity Cabaret Evening
Saturday 29th April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt
Friday 12th May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sat 13th May 2017
The School for Scandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Marjorie, Edward & George
13th June to 26th July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Oye Santana
Saturday 24th June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chris Bannister
Fri 11th August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Raymond Froggatt
Sat 2nd September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Producers Blues Band
14th October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Floyd in the Flesh
Sat 21st October 2017

 

 

 


The Beach Boys Story
Saturday 4th November 2017