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Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
01579 362382www.sterts.co.uk

Sterts Theatre offers a unique opportunity to experience the wonder of live theatre and music in a unique outdoor setting. The spectacular covered open air theatre has an exciting and diverse programme of drama and theatre throughout the summer. The theatre bar and bistro are open on all performance nights and the Sterts BBQ has become a popular feature of an evening at Sterts. “Sitting in the audience as it draws closer together in the fading light, you get that feeling of intimacy and involvement which only outdoor performances can evoke”. Bring a cushion and a blanket and enjoy the show.

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July 2019
£12.00

West End to Broadway

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - July 25 @ 7:30 pm

West End to Broadway will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 24th & 25th July/5th & 6th August/15th & 16th August/31st August (with an extra 2 pm matinee included) at 7.30 pm This fantastic show will feature a wide range of solos, duets, small group ensembles and full company numbers brought together under a common theme, but representing an eclectic mix of Musical Theatre repertoire. Enjoy lyrical ballads and traditional and contemporary musical theatre numbers from both well-known and lesser…

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£12.00

Quantum Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 26 @ 7:30 pm

Quantum Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Sterts Theatre on 26th July at 7.30 pm Quantum Theatre presents their wonderfully funny production of Shakespeare’s most 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 four young lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are…

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£5.00

Children’s Acting and Singing Workshop

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Children’s Acting and Singing Workshop at Sterts on 27th July Following on from the massive success of Sterts Youth Theatre Juniors first show Aladdin, Sterts will be holding some Summer holiday workshops designed for children who would like to try out or develop their acting through improvisation, characterisation and singing. Participants do not need any prior experience in acting- just curiosity and bags full of enthusiasm! These workshops will also provide a taster for weekly acting sessions which will begin…

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£12.00

And Then There Were None

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm

And Then There Were None will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 27th &28th June/27th & 28th July/7th August/12th August/28th & 29th August/5 & 6th September at 8 pm Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantle of a house on an island off the coast of Devon, fall to the floor and…

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£12

The Legend of King Arthur

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Legend of King Arthur will be performed at Sterts Theatre on July 29th 5-7 pm Young Wart is fed up! He is tired of his knuckles being rapped by his teacher, being ignored by his parents and bullied by his brother Kay. However, little does he know that there is prophecy of a hero, destined to pull the sword from the stone and unite Britain, it couldn’t possibly be little Arthur could it? With Merlin and his knights by…

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£6

Margo & Mr Whatsit

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Margo & Mr Whatsit will be performed at Sterts Theatre on July 30th at 2- 4 pm Do you have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you can see? Sophia’s imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit. No matter where Sophia finds herself living, he’s always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play. But when Sophia moves into her new foster home, Mr Whatsit finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new…

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£12.00

A Bunch of Amateurs

July 30 @ 7:30 pm

A Bunch of Amateurs will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 19th – 20th June/16th and 30th July/13th & 14th August/2nd & 3rd September from 7.30 pm Keen to boost his flagging career, Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford- only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs…

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£12.00

Miracle Theatre present A Perfect World

July 31 @ 7:30 pm

Miracle Theatre present A Perfect World at Sterts Theatre on 31st July at 7.30 pm A Perfect world – Miracle Theatre Written and directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams ‘A Perfect World’ is a brand new action-packed adventure following a feisty young woman as she ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives. Leading her quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and…

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August 2019
£12.00

Illyria present Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

August 1 @ 5:00 pm

Illyria present Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves at Sterts Theatre on Aug 1st at 5pm Now in their 28th season, they return with one of their most popular ever shows, last performed in 2003. ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! is adapted from the One Thousand and One Nights (otherwise known as the Arabian Nights).Like all the stories in this towering literary classic it is packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters, and laughs galore. There’s lots and lots to join…

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£12.00

Fantastic Mr Fox

August 2 @ 7:30 pm

Fantastic Mr Fox will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 5-6th July/20th July (with added matinee at 2.30 pm)/2nd Aug/19th & 20th Aug/26th Aug (with added matinee at 2.30 pm) Fantastic Mr Fox – Sterts Theatre Company Roald Dahl’s much loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of Fantastic Mr Fox who outwits them at every turn as he steals food from their farms. Directed…

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£10.00

The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long

August 3 @ 8:30 pm

The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long at Sterts Theatre on August 3rd at 8.30 pm Come and see this world famous film in our incredible theatre!! Sing to your hearts content as loud as you like and have the GREATEST night! Tickets £10 per adult, £6 per child. To book call 01579 362382 or book online

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£12.00

West End to Broadway

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - August 6 @ 7:30 pm

West End to Broadway will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 24th & 25th July/5th & 6th August/15th & 16th August/31st August (with an extra 2 pm matinee included) at 7.30 pm This fantastic show will feature a wide range of solos, duets, small group ensembles and full company numbers brought together under a common theme, but representing an eclectic mix of Musical Theatre repertoire. Enjoy lyrical ballads and traditional and contemporary musical theatre numbers from both well-known and lesser…

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£6.00

Mr Magnolia- Folksy Theatre

August 7 @ 2:00 pm

Folksy Theatre present Mr Magnolia at Sterts Theatre on August 7th at 2 pm Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre’s bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it’s…

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£12.00

And Then There Were None

August 7 @ 8:00 pm

And Then There Were None will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 27th & 28th June, 27th & 28th July, 7th August, 12th August, 28th & 29th August and 5 & 6th September at 8 pm Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantle of a house on an island off the coast…

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£14.00

Much Ado About Nothing- Festival Players

August 8 @ 7:30 pm

Festival Players will perform Much Ado About Nothing at Sterts Theatre on 8th August at 7.30 pm Much Ado About Nothing – Festival Players The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by the machinations of a jealous Duke until the local constabulary bumble upon…

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£12.00

Romeo & Juliet- Heartbreak Theatre

August 9 @ 7:30 pm

Heartbreak Theatre present Romeo & Juliet at Sterts Theatre on Friday 9th August at 7.30 pm Romeo and Juliet – Heartbreak Productions IN A WORLD OF FAKERY, WHAT BECOMES OF TRUE LOVE? You are invited to an exclusive glittering red-carpet event that will be attended by notorious celebrity families, The Montagues and the Capulets. With the media reporting their every move and social media abuzz with their escapades tensions are running high. There’s only one question on everybody’s lips –…

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£10.00

Bohemian Rhapsody Film Night

August 10 @ 8:30 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody Film Night on 10th August at Sterts Theatre from 8.30 pm Another film night at Sterts Theatre! £10 per person for this outstanding outdoor film night at the heart of Bodmin Moor. Please invite your friends and spread the word about this fun event. To book call 01579 362382 or book online

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£14.00

The Magic Flute- Opera Anywhere

August 11 @ 5:00 pm

Opera Anywhere present The Magic Flute at Sterts Theatre on 11th August at 5 pm The Magic Flute – Opera Anywhere The Magic Flute, Mozart The Magic Flute – directed and adapted for Opera Anywhere by Tristan Stocks, performed with an English Translation A young man with a passion for reading discovers a book about a fantastical world in which cruel darkness is defeated by the light. Drawn-in by the magic of the story, he becomes lost in his own…

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£12.00

And Then There Were None

August 12 @ 8:00 pm

And Then There Were None will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 27th & 28th June, 27th & 28th July, 7th August, 12th August, 28th & 29th August and 5 & 6th September at 8 pm Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantle of a house on an island off the coast…

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£6.00

Diggory Piper – The Worst Pirate Ever

August 13 @ 2:00 pm

Diggory Piper- The Worst Pirate Ever will be performed at Sterts Theatre by Little Trebiggan on Tues 13th August at 2pm A humble Launceston lad all he wanted was to play his lute but the lure of adventures on the high seas was too exciting to ignore. Join Diggory Piper as he takes to the seas in his ship The Sweepstake. Will he be victorious in assisting Queen Elizabeth I in her quest to vanquish the Spanish Armada or will…

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£12.00

A Bunch of Amateurs

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - August 14 @ 7:30 pm

A Bunch of Amateurs will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 19th – 20th June/16th and 30th July/13th & 14th August/2nd & 3rd September from 7.30 pm Keen to boost his flagging career, Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford- only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs…

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£6.00

Myths & Monsters- Squashbox Theatre

August 15 @ 2:00 pm

Squashbox Theatre present Myths & Monsters at Sterts Theatre at 15th August at 2 pm Myths & Monsters – Squashbox Theatre Where can you find a creature that is half eagle and half lion? Or one that is half horse, half fish? Or half lion, half goat and half snake? Wait, that’s impossible… or is it? ​Not in the crazy, mixed-up world of ancient Greek stories, it’s not! Let Craig Johnson of Squashbox Theatre guide you through this strange, magical…

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£12.00

West End to Broadway

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - August 16 @ 7:30 pm

West End to Broadway will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 24th & 25th July/5th & 6th August/15th & 16th August/31st August (with an extra 2 pm matinee included) at 7.30 pm This fantastic show will feature a wide range of solos, duets, small group ensembles and full company numbers brought together under a common theme, but representing an eclectic mix of Musical Theatre repertoire. Enjoy lyrical ballads and traditional and contemporary musical theatre numbers from both well-known and lesser…

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£15.00

You Win Again- The Magic of the Bee Gees

August 17 @ 7:30 pm

You Win Again- The Magic of the Bee Gees will perform at Sterts Theatre on 17th August at 7.30 pm You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly…

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£12.00

Fantastic Mr Fox

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - August 20 @ 7:30 pm

Fantastic Mr Fox will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 5-6th July/20th July (with added matinee at 2.30 pm)/2nd Aug/19th & 20th Aug/26th Aug (with added matinee at 2.30 pm) Fantastic Mr Fox – Sterts Theatre Company Roald Dahl’s much loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of Fantastic Mr Fox who outwits them at every turn as he steals food from their farms. Directed…

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£12.00

The Tempest- Illyria

August 21 @ 7:30 pm

Illyria present The Tempest at Sterts Theatre on 21st August at 7.30 pm The magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island. Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero –until Prospero learns that in spite of everything Miranda has met and fallen in…

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£6.00

Stones and Bones- Squashbox Theatre

August 22 @ 2:00 pm

Squashbox Theatre present Stones and Bones at Sterts Theatre on 22nd August at 2 pm Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall… A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures… A land of myth and legend, giants and druids… A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments… A land of Stones and Bones… ​Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery! Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age…

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£12.00

Frankenstein- Illyria

August 23 @ 7:30 pm

Illyria present Frankenstein at Sterts Theatre on 23rd August at at 7.30 pm Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself. It is one thing to stitch together an anatomically complete organism, but quite another when it becomes a living, breathing creature that shows intelligence, feels torment – and demands answers of its creator. Viktor, disgusted by his creation and unable to face the consequences of bringing it into the world, escapes his…

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£12.00

Gangsta Granny- Heartbreak Theatre

August 24 @ 5:00 pm

Heartbreak Theatre present Gangsta Grannyat Sterts Theatre on 24th August at 5 pm Gangsta Granny – Heartbreak Productions Meet Ben, an 11 year old want to be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun! Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than…

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£12.00

Fantastic Mr Fox

August 26 @ 7:30 pm

Fantastic Mr Fox will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 5-6th July/20th July (with added matinee at 2.30 pm)/2nd Aug/19th & 20th Aug/26th Aug (with added matinee at 2.30 pm) Fantastic Mr Fox – Sterts Theatre Company Roald Dahl’s much loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of Fantastic Mr Fox who outwits them at every turn as he steals food from their farms. Directed…

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£14

Pride & Prejudice – Sterts Theatre

August 27 @ 7:30 pm

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. When Elizabeth meets the terse and abrupt Mr. Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years and will be a joy to perform in the company’s 20th year of touring. Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross.…

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£12.00

And Then There Were None

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - August 29 @ 8:00 pm

And Then There Were None will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 27th &28th June/27th & 28th July/7th August/12th August/28th & 29th August/5 & 6th September at 8 pm Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantle of a house on an island off the coast of Devon, fall to the floor and…

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£12

Wuthering Heights – Sterts Theatre

August 30 @ 7:30 pm

Step into the desolate realm of Wuthering Heights, home to the Earnshaw family and the mysterious orphan, Heathcliff. While under the care of the wealthy Mr Earnshaw, Heathcliff’s relationship with the gentleman’s daughter, Catherine, blossoms into an unruly and passionate romance Join Heartbreak Productions for this iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. Pack a blanket, a picnic and dress for the weather as this stormy narrative…

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£12.00

West End to Broadway

August 31 @ 7:30 pm

West End to Broadway will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 24th & 25th July/5th & 6th August/15th & 16th August/31st August (with an extra 2 pm matinee included) at 7.30 pm This fantastic show will feature a wide range of solos, duets, small group ensembles and full company numbers brought together under a common theme, but representing an eclectic mix of Musical Theatre repertoire. Enjoy lyrical ballads and traditional and contemporary musical theatre numbers from both well-known and lesser…

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September 2019

Hurly Burly- Swamp Circus

September 1 @ 5:00 pm

Hurly Burly- Swamp Circus will be performed at Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross on Sept 1st at 5 pm Hurly Burly from Swamp Circus Theatre is a musical acrobatic theatre about a product launch that goes wrong. It involves dance and mime comedy in the air and on the ground and original live music led by famous Beat Box musical director Mr Cole Connor.

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£12.00

A Bunch of Amateurs

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - September 3 @ 7:30 pm

A Bunch of Amateurs will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 19th – 20th June/16th and 30th July/13th & 14th August/2nd & 3rd September from 7.30 pm Keen to boost his flagging career, Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford- only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs…

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£14

The Secret Garden – Sterts Theatre

September 4 @ 7:00 pm

This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner… As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Relive this tale of secrecy…

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£12.00

Then There Were None

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - September 6 @ 8:00 pm

And Then There Were None will be performed at Sterts Theatre on 27th &28th June/27th & 28th July/7th August/12th August/28th & 29th August/5 & 6th September at 8 pm Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantle of a house on an island off the coast of Devon, fall to the floor and…

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£12

Last Night of the Proms at Sterts

September 7 @ 7:30 pm

Wave your flags, laugh, cry, sing your heart out, whistle, clap, stamp your feet and let your hair down. The concert will feature Roche Brass, a leading local soprano and our in-house choir Sterts Singers. Their fantastic sound will fill the theatre with such Proms Concert pieces as Pomp & Circumstance and Jerusalem. Come and wave a St Piran’s Cross or a Union Jack, be eccentric, be British. Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, to book call 01579 362382…

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£12

Clare’s Big Scoop – Sterts Theatre

September 12 @ 7:30 pm

PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time. PaddleBoat bring their unique style to this remarkable tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would rock the world. We invite you to be journalists with us as we go undercover in a highly interactive show bursting…

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October 2019
£8.00

Our House- The Madness Musical

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - October 5 @ 7:00 pm

Our House- The Madness Musical will be performed at Sterts Theatre on October 3rd, 4th and 5th by Sterts Youth Theatre at 7 pm with a Saturday matinee at 2 pm Featuring a collection of Madness’ greatest hits, this is a great, fun-filled musical with a serious message that The Guardian described as “the nuttiest show in town”. Sterts Youth Theatre will bring their blend of superb acting, stunning singing and huge physical energy to the show. Tickets: Full £8/…

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£10.00

Alan Clayson sings Chanson

October 12 @ 7:30 pm

Alan Clayson Sings Chanson at Sterts Theatre on 12th October at 7.30 pm Mesmerising’, ‘a man possessed’, ‘a wonderful evening by a master raconteur at the top of his game’. (Time Out); ‘Definitely more than a performance—an experience!’ ‘A complex emotional landscape of understated dynamics and dark aesthetics’ (Folk on Tap). Tickets: £10.00 available from www.stertstickets.co.uk      

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£8.00

Lily and the Albatross- Tall Tree Theatre

October 22 @ 2:00 pm

Lily and the Albatross will be performed by Tall Tree Theatre at Sterts Theatre on October 22nd at 2 pm ​Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat who pass the time with exciting stories and merry music. A tale of wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions for ages 5+ Tickets: Full £8/Child £6 available from www.stertstickets.co.uk

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£6.00

Shivers and Shadows- Squashbox Theatre

October 25 @ 2:00 pm

Shivers and Shadows will be performed by Squashbox Theatre on Oct 25th at 2 pm at Sterts Theatre As the shadows lengthen and night draws in, a single candle flickers in the window of the old, abandoned mansion. Peeking through the cracked window pane you see a mysterious figure, hunched over ancient volumes of magic and alchemy, chuckling softly to himself… Why, it’s Professor Johnson of , and he’s hard at work on some diabolical scheme to strike fear into…

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November 2019
£10.00

Sarah McQuaid

November 30 @ 7:30 pm

Sarah McQuaid will perform at Sterts Theatre on November 30th at 7.30 pm Tel 01579 362382 — Tickets £10 — 7:30pm (Doors 7pm) For more info, visit www.sterts.co.uk or ring 01579 362382. Visit www.sarahmcquaid.com for other tour dates and more information about Sarah. “The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any…

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