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July 2021
£12

Poltroon – Sterts Theatre

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - July 10 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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From the team that brought you Gonamena and Third Light. Written by Simon Parker, Poltroon is a bittersweet story of lasting male friendship in a fictional Cornish community. Have you ever wondered how life might have turned out if you’d made different decisions? Through humour and song, Poltroon asks what if…? Sterts Theatre, Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th July at 7.30pm (plus 2pm matinee on Saturday 10th July). Tickets £12, child £6 – book online at www.sterts.co.uk

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£12

Shrek the Musical 

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Shrek the Musical – STC “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and…

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£12

The Hypochondriac

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - July 23 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Hypochondriac– STC By Jean-Baptiste Moliere. Translated By Curtis Hidden Page Molière’s classic farce, Le Malade Imaginaire. The ‘imaginary invalid’ Argan is so obsessed with his health that he fails to notice what is happening around him in his own family. His scheming wife and loving daughter are finally revealed to him in their true light by Argan’s brother, who poses as a quack doctor and suggests he feigns death to test their loyalty. Directed by Oksana Wroath

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£14

Romeo and Juliet

July 24 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Romeo & Juliet – Duke’s Theatre. Do you believe in love at first sight? Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers dream of happy-ever-after in the face of bitter divisions and bloody consequences. This desperate pair are ready to risk everything for true love… “These violent delights have violent ends.” Packed with live music, uproarious comedy and heartbreak, this vital and energised outdoor production from The Duke’s Theatre Company promises to pack a punch, whilst delivering the classical text with modern clarity and relevance. This…

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£14

Alice in Wonderland – Boxtree Productions

July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Alice in Wonderland – Boxtree Productions   Fantastic, family musical retelling of “Alice In Wonderland” from Boxtree Productions.  Featuring original songs, puppets and innovative story-telling!   Follow Boxtree Productions down the rabbit hole into a strange world of caterpillars, cards and tea parties.  Join Alice as she tries to navigate this curious world, but don’t lose your head!   This fun-filled production will feature inventive staging, original songs, magical storytelling and a whole host of Lewis Carrol’s crazy characters.  We invite audiences to…

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£12

The Wolf from the Door 

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 8:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Wolf from the Door – STC By Rory Mullarkey “We don’t actually drink coffee at my coffee morning”.   “What do you do, then?”    “We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there’s flower arranging”. In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England. Together, Lady Catherine and her young protégé Leo enlist every tearoom, hot yoga class and Women’s Institute group on a mission to change the…

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£6

Stones and Bones – Squashbox Theatre

July 29 @ 2:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Stones and Bones – Squashbox Theatre This summer, come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall… A land of shuddering rocks, boiling seas and fiery volcanoes… A land of strange prehistoric creatures who roamed the primeval landscape… A land of myth and legend, where giants stepped from hilltop to hilltop and druids cast spells to foretell the future… A land of ancient stone circles, cliff-top castles and mysterious monuments… A land of Stones and Bones… There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty…

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£12

Shrek the Musical 

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - July 31 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Shrek the Musical – STC “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and…

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August 2021
£12

Much Ado about Nothing- Illyria

August 2 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Much Ado about Nothing– Illyria Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly loved by the other. But it is no laughing matter when Don John plays a trick on Claudio and Hero, deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is not faithful to him. Murderous rage is unleashed, and death can be the only solution……

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£14

STAR CRAZY  

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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STAR CRAZY  – Miracle Theatre   Written & Directed by Bill Scott   Original Music by Tom Adams     October 1957: the world lives in fear of nuclear armageddon, Russia has launched Sputnik 1, UFOs are cropping up everywhere, MI5 is on high alert and Stanley is building something in his garden shed.    He may live in suburbia but, in his mind, Stanley is voyaging through outer space. He hopes to make contact with other life forms. His neighbour, Gwen, thinks he…

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£14

Little Red & the Big Bad Wolf – Folksy Theatre

August 5 @ 2:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Little Red & the Big Bad Wolf – Folksy Theatre   Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! The three pigs are building their new homes, Goldilocks is on the run from some bears and to top it all off, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for his dinner! Can Little Red help her friends and still outsmart the hungry Wolf? Filled with live…

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£14

The Wolf from the Door 

August 6 @ 8:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Wolf from the Door – STC By Rory Mullarkey “We don’t actually drink coffee at my coffee morning”.   “What do you do, then?”    “We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there’s flower arranging”. In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England.   Running time 70mins no interval.   Age recommendation 12+ In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a…

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£12

The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle – Illyria

August 7 @ 5:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle – Illyria   Following the phenomenal success of 2018’s tour of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Illyria is delving back into Hugh Lofting’s amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor’s FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig and Polynesia the Parrot.   Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the…

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Twisted Tales

August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Owdyado an informal Cornish greeting or a hilariously twisted touring theatre company from Cornwall. Truro based ‘Owdyado Theatre are with us on 10th August bringing you a darkly comic evening of mini Twisted Tales by writers from Cornwall and across the UK. Owdyado Theatre bring you a darkly comic evening of mini Twisted Tales by writers from Cornwall and across the UK. Age recommendation 12+ Time TBC

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£14

Henry V – The Festival Players

August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Henry V – The Festival Players For its 35th Year of touring, Festival Players International brings you Shakespeare’s most popular History Play, HENRY V. After a rebellious and spirited youth, carousing in the taverns of London, Prince Hal takes on the responsibility of Kingship and leads his troops, of low and high station, across the Channel to do battle with the French at Agincourt. Follow the charismatic King Henry the Fifth in this stirring tale of leadership, bravery, humour, and love; two hours of exhilarating…

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£6

Curious Creatures – Squashbox Theatre 

August 12 @ 2:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Curious Creatures – Squashbox Theatre  Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him.    Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.  Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas and gymnastic snails…

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£12

FOS Brothers

August 12 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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FOS Brothers The force behind the FOS Brothers has always been Dave and Sam McCrory. Born in Belfast during the height of the troubles their influences derive from hard schooling on the streets and strict Northern Irish evangelical church attendance, sometimes 6 days a week. Dave left Ireland at the age of 19 to study at Oxford Polytechnic and Sam came over 4 years later to form the band. They met Rom Dobbs and have collaborated with him for 25…

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£14

HMS Pinafore – Illyria

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - August 14 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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HMS Pinafore – Illyria   Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain’s daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship’s dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside…

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£14

The Wolf from the Door

August 16 @ 8:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Wolf from the Door – STC By Rory Mullarkey “We don’t actually drink coffee at my coffee morning”.   “What do you do, then?”    “We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there’s flower arranging”. In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England.   Running time 70mins no interval.   Age recommendation 12+ In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a…

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£6

Tales from the Trees – Squashbox Theatre.

August 17 @ 2:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Tales from the Trees – Squashbox Theatre.   Trees are awesome! They shelter us and protect us, they enchant us with their mystery and beauty, and they inspire our stories, myths and fairy tales… But trees also provide us with food, fuel and wood, their roots bind the soil together, they produce oxygen for us to breathe…Trees hold the future of humanity in their branches. Let Squashbox Theatre be your guide to the tremendous world of Trees! Say hello to the…

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£12

The Hypochondriac

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - August 18 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Molière’s classic farce, Le Malade Imaginaire. The ‘imaginary invalid’ Argan is so obsessed with his health that he fails to notice what is happening around him in his own family. His scheming wife and loving daughter are finally revealed to him in their true light by Argan’s brother, who poses as a quack doctor and suggests he feigns death to test their loyalty. Directed by Oksana Wroath

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£12

Mr Stink – Heartbreak Productions

August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Mr Stink – Heartbreak Productions You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s  particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them, the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb, and the other, an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary…

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£12

Shrek the Musical

August 20 @ 7:20 pm - August 21 @ 6:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Shrek the Musical – STC “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and…

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£12

The Three Musketeers – Immersion Theatre

August 23 @ 5:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Three Musketeers – Immersion Theatre Immersion Theatre invite you on a swashbuckling adventure of epic proportions as they proudly present an action-packed adaptation of The Three Musketeers! Follow the young D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to join the legendary Musketeers in a thrilling production brimming with excitement, danger, comedy, and in true Immersion style, bags of audience interaction. Will our heroes thwart the scheming Cardinal Richelieu and the deadly Milady de Winter? Will they retrieve the Queen’s jewels and…

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£12

The Tale of Peter Rabbit 

August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Quantum Theatre Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with a snarling cat followed by Mr McGregor himself! How will they ever escape?  Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time?  And whatever will Mr McGregor make of all those footprints in the flower beds? Join Peter and Benjamin on…

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£12

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 24 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Quantum Theatre “If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended… That you have but slumbered here While these visions did appear…”  Quantum Theatre presents a brand new production of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular play of love and intrigue, magic and celebration set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems… With a quarrel raging between Oberon, King of the fairies and his Queen, Titania…

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£20

Ed Byrne at Sterts

August 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Ed Byrne brings his ‘If I’m Honest’ show to Sterts this August. Aside from the sell-out international tours, Ed is a regular panellist on shows like Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, and has made several memorable appearances on the Graham Norton Show. In 2021 he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Wednesday 25th August at 8pm, tickets…

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£6

The Sea Show –  Squashbox Theatre 

August 26 @ 2:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Sea Show –  Squashbox Theatre    The Sea Show is a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.   Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.   Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs – unmissable fun for children and adults of all…

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Great Gatsby

August 26 @ 7:30 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz – prohibition style! Served up with a fresh twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition. So get your glad rags on (whilst still dressing for the outdoors of course!), bring a picnic and enjoy some local refreshments from the bar – now that prohibition is lifted! 26th August 7.30pm Tickets available…

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£12

The Cameraman – Bash Street Theatre

August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Sterts Theatre,
Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
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The Cameraman – Bash Street Theatre   … from sometime in the future a jaded detective looks back on his early career as a young crime-fighter in the ‘Roaring 20s’ – the days of fake news, a world pandemic and global warming.   Set around a seedy French cafe, this is a playful homage to the film-noir genre. There’s a voice-over narration and live musical accompaniment, including guitar, piano and accordion.   There is topical intrigue, mistaken identities and silent comedy…

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