Theatre
and plays

We are fortunate in St Ives to have a wide range of theatre venues in the town and the Festival always offers an exciting programme of performances. If live events are your thing, then the Festival is the place to be to enjoy regional theatre.

Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Monday 16th September
Great Expectations
7.30pm, £11, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
James Hornsby brings this Charles Dickens classic to life with his amazing one-man show. Limited space so please reserve seats in advance. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181

Monday 16th September
By Word of Mouth
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Adult performance storytelling. Immerse yourself into the wonderful world of storytelling with professional storyteller Shanty Baba. From Greek myths, Indian epics, Celtic and Cornish legends to the dark side of the Brothers Grimm and much much more. Shanty tells a fantastic range of engaging and captivating stories.

Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th September
Murder In The Pilchard Cellar by Jason Calder
5.30pm, also at 7.30pm. £9, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
Time is running out to solve a baffling puzzle or face a deadly forfeit in this comedy thriller full of red herrings. Directed by Robyn Calder with Nicole Tesseyman and Jason Calder in the cast. Limited space so please reserve seats in advance. For tickets call the Theatre on 07985 261181

Tuesday 17th September
The Kama Sutra … Are You Up For It?
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Join Capt Sir Richard Burton, translator of the world’s most famous book of love for this hilarious no holes barred parody. A comic take off and send up with animation, film and spoof lecture, that both covers and exposes everything. Bring your own smelling salts! No audience participation!

Tuesday 17th September
Cats
7.30pm, £14 Adult and Child (Balcony), £12.50 Adult, £9.50 Child (Stalls), St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, TR26 1QG.
One of the world’s most popular musicals updated for the modern age – the Kidz R Us version of Cats is set in a dystopian future full of plastic and waste. Featuring such celebrated standards as the haunting ‘Memory’, Cats is magical, moving and often hilarious. Dazzling costumes and exciting entertainment are guaranteed. @KidzRUsStIves (Twitter and Facebook) https://kidzrus.net/

Wednesday 18th, Wednesday 25th September
Graphite and Company – A Play by Evelyn Holloway, Directed by Dhyano

8pm, £8 (in advance), £10 (on door), St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
A multi-media play that will take the audience onto a journey towards the source of creativity itself. A piece of contemporary theatre that explores places where words are taking shape and shapes are given names, while trying to make sense of how coincidences from the past are moulding our present. http://www.dhyano.com/

Friday 20th September
Into The Breach Written and Performed by Mark Carey
7.30pm, £11, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life, so he decides to join The Village Drama Club. What happens then turns his life upside down. “Dads Army meets The Vicar of Dibley” London Metro Review. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181

Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd September
Into The Breach Written and Performed by Mark Carey
5pm, also at 7.30pm. £11, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life, so he decides to join The Village Drama Club. What happens then turns his life upside down. “Dads Army meets The Vicar of Dibley” London Metro Review. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181

Monday 23rd September
Dark Mysteries
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Adult performance storytelling with professional storyteller Shanty Baba. Horror, occult, supernatural and suspense stories. It’s the twilight zone where nothing is quite what it seems and the shadows are very, very dark!

Tuesday 24th September
1001 Arabian Nights
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Adult performance storytelling with Shanty Baba. A magical carpet ride of stories from one of the most enchanting collections of tales ever told, woven together with the origins of the stories themselves and Sir Richard Burton’s famous translation. With film, animation and adult content.

Tuesday 24th September
Knot
7.30pm (doors 7pm), Tickets: £10 (unreserved seating), The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. These talented performers use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: How to be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? Knot is a finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment. Promoted by Carn to Cove. www.carntocove.co.uk

Tuesday 24th September
Cats
7.30pm, £14 Adult and Child (Balcony), £12.50 Adult, £9.50 Child (Stalls), St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, TR26 1QG.
One of the world’s most popular musicals updated for the modern age – the Kidz R Us version of Cats is set in a dystopian future full of plastic and waste. Featuring such celebrated standards as the haunting ‘Memory’, Cats is magical, moving and often hilarious. Dazzling costumes and exciting entertainment are guaranteed. @KidzRUsStIves (Twitter and Facebook) https://kidzrus.net/

Friday 27th September
Mirth and Merriment
5.30pm, also at 7.30pm, £7, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
An evening of comic song & verse. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181