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
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.
Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Peter Dann
This classic tale is based on John Buchan’s ground-breaking 1915 novel, Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 movie and Nobby Dimon & Simon Corble’s zany notion of doing the whole thing with just four actors playing one hundred and thirty nine roles!
All the excitement, romance and humour of Hitchcock’s masterpiece: the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical plane crash ever staged and the (nearly) death-defying finale at the London Palladium are featured in this 10th year Anniversary Fourthwall production.
Based in the West Country, Fourthwall have become well known for their exciting tours, taking thought-provoking, contemporary theatre into local communities. They have captivated delighted audiences for almost a decade.
Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 concessions
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.
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.
Friday 30th October 2015
Thursday 19th November 2015
Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 5th December 2015
17th December 2015