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Sterts Theatre

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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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August 2020
£5

The BFG – Sterts Theatre

August 12 @ 7:00 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! The BFG Roald Dahl’s most outlandishly vulgar stories about a ‘whiz-popping’ Big Friendly Giant who teams up with…

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£6

Curious Creatures

August 13 @ 2:00 pm

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.  Curious Creatures – Squashbox Theatre Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas and gymnastic snails…

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£5

Twelfth Night – Sterts Theatre

August 13 @ 7:30 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! Twelfth Night As a result of the Coronavirus Sterts have staged this show in a very short time…

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£5

Guys and Dolls – Sterts Theatre

August 14 @ 7:30 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! Guys and Dolls As a result of the Coronavirus Sterts have staged this show in a very short…

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£8

The Dis-dance Ball – Dance Centred featuring The Very Temporary Dance Company

August 15 @ 7:30 pm

The Dis-dance Ball – Dance Centred featuring The Very Temporary Dance Company A fun, slightly bonkers dance performance with a difference, There is only one rule on the dance floor, close but not too close. The dancers obey as they whirl dangerously close in stately waltzes, and crazy line dances, displaying cunning moves in the rituals of the dance floor. A playful, lively evening of contemporary dance. A performance directed by Lois Taylor, choreographed in collaboration with The Very Temporary…

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£6

Myths and Monsters – Squashbox Theatre

August 18 @ 2:00 pm

Myths and 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 world, using a quirky and ingenious blend of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy – all…

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£8

Romeo & Juliet – Box Clever Theatre

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Romeo & Juliet – Box Clever Theatre Michael Wicherek’s adaptation fully realises the characters of the lovers and brings to life their world: the sound, heat and colour of Verona, the dark threat of the feud between their families and the ever-increasing speed at which events hurry the lovers to their inevitable doom. It also, through the inclusion of the Narrator ensures that Romeo and Juliet themselves do not remain literary creations distant from the 21st century. 2 performances at…

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£6

Universarama

August 20 @ 2:00 pm

Universarama – Squashbox Theatre Since the dawn of time, human beings have gazed up at the night sky and wondered… What’s up there? How far does it go? Does it ever end? Well, wonder no longer! All these questions and more will be answered in (Possibly). Let Professor Johnson of the Squashbox Theatre Astounding And Amazing Astronomical Research Society (S.T.A.A.A.A.R.S) take you on a journey through the solar system, past distant stars and galaxies, to the edges of space and time!…

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£8

Before 30- Tom Hartwell

August 20 @ 8:00 pm

Before 30 – Tom Hartwell   ‘At 30, every innocent flirtation becomes a prospect for a shared mortgage application’. Having recently played in New York, Before 30 follows Chris, a Deliveroo driver trying to make his way in the world. His previous struggles with depression and anxiety resurface as he faces the prospect of turning 30. A mortgage, a career, a family, where should we be at 30? This true to home solo show tells an honest story about mental health…

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£5

The BFG – Sterts Theatre

August 21 @ 7:00 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! The BFG Roald Dahl’s most outlandishly vulgar stories about a ‘whiz-popping’ Big Friendly Giant who teams up with…

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£5

The Little Mermaid and Friends

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - August 23 @ 2:00 pm

Sterts Junior Youth were due to have performed The Little Mermaid in May. It’s now going to be in December but you can get a taste of what is to come and see how talented these young people really are in this showcase of talent from SYTCJ. There are 2 performances:  Saturday 22nd at 7pm and Sunday 23rd at 2pm.

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£6

Tales from the Trees

August 25 @ 2:00 pm

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 friendly Forest Ranger, our resident outdoor expert; meet…

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£5

Guys and Dolls – Sterts Theatre

August 25 @ 7:30 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! Guys and Dolls As a result of the Coronavirus Sterts have staged this show in a very short…

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£5

Twelfth Night – Sterts Theatre

August 26 @ 7:30 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! Twelfth Night As a result of the Coronavirus Sterts have staged this show in a very short time…

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£5

Warwick & Davey with Friends

August 27 @ 7:30 pm

Another chance to enjoy an evening with the talented Jane Warwick and Colin Davey along with friends in an evening of eclectic musical performances at Sterts. Tickets are £5.

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£8

Gun – a one man comedy western

August 28 @ 8:00 pm

‘If you’re gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly. First rule of a murder’. Gun is a one-man comedy western written and performed by Will Hartley and directed by Phil Croft.  With a unique composed score, cinematic sound design and over 25 characters, it is a ‘beautifully realised… immersive multi-character performance’ (Chortle.co.uk).  Nominated for New Writing South’s Best New PlayAward 2018. ‘The writing is killer sharp… Hartley’s energy, charisma, and ineffableconfidence fill the stage’ (AYoungerTheatre.com).   …

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£5

The BFG – Sterts Theatre

August 29 @ 2:00 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! The BFG Roald Dahl’s most outlandishly vulgar stories about a ‘whiz-popping’ Big Friendly Giant who teams up with…

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£5

The BFG – Sterts Theatre

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Following the government announcement on July 9th, Sterts Theatre is now able to reopen for the summer. There will be some changes in place, tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01579 362382, you cannot visit the online booking office.  Ticket numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the site will be cashless. Enjoy the show! The BFG Roald Dahl’s most outlandishly vulgar stories about a ‘whiz-popping’ Big Friendly Giant who teams up with…

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Safe Jumble Sale

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to Sterts Safe Summer Jumble Sale. Timed entry only, social distancing maintained, gloves and hand sanitiser provided. All proceeds to Sterts Covid Survival Fund. Visitors will need to book a 1 hour slot by calling 01579 362382 or booking. Walk ups will not be allowed to enter. Card only on site Cafe open

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September 2020
£9

The Wind in the Willows

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mole yearns for adventure, Rat adores boats and Badger likes peace and quiet. Into their lives bursts Toad who loves very fast cars and just can’t seem to help getting into trouble. But can the animals reform Toad’s character and evict the squatters from his ancestral home to restore justice to the world? Kenneth Grahame’s perennial classic is brought to the stage in Illyria’s inimitable style. There are two performances: One at 2pm and one at 6pm.

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£5

A Slight Ache. Sterts Socially Distanced Theatre Company. 

September 2 @ 7:30 pm

A Slight Ache. Sterts Socially Distanced Theatre Company.  A classic early Pinter comedy of menace where a respectable couple’s rural idyll is shattered by the arrival of an outsider. Why does Edward obsess with wasps and Flora want to show her clematis to a stranger? All is revealed in an hour (including the pauses!)

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£5

Guys & Dolls

September 3 @ 8:00 pm

Guys & Dolls – Sterts Theatre Company. As a result of the Coronavirus Sterts have staged this show in a very short time and with limited rehearsals. We are going to give you an hour of fun but it may be a little rough around the edges! Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, Frank Loesser’s classic tale of gangsters, nightclub singers and Salvationists features hit songs including Luck Be a Lady, Adelaide’s Lament and the show stopping Sit Down, You’re…

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The Countrymen. Return of the masked Crusaders.

September 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Countrymen. Return of the masked Crusaders.   There are very few tickets left for this performance. Online booking is closed. Phone booking only on 01579 362382 10.00-13.00 Mon – Fri Six seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style we take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring our own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed…

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£5

Twelfth Night: The Covid adaptation

September 5 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night: The Covid adaptation– As a result of the Coronavirus Sterts have staged this show in a very short time and with limited rehearsals. We are going to give you an hour of fun but it may be a little rough around the edges! Directed by Oksana Wroath

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Canoryan Lowen in concert at Sterts

September 6 @ 7:30 pm

Canoryan Lowen are a well known local choir performing music from a very wide repertoire, including classical, church music, rock ballads, spirituals and musicals – from Tallis to Tavener, Beatles to Broadway, and everything in between.

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£5

A Slight Ache. Sterts Socially Distanced Theatre Company. 

September 9 @ 7:25 pm - 7:30 pm

A Slight Ache. Sterts Socially Distanced Theatre Company.  A classic early Pinter comedy of menace where a respectable couple’s rural idyll is shattered by the arrival of an outsider. Why does Edward obsess with wasps and Flora want to show her clematis to a stranger? All is revealed in an hour (including the pauses!)

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£8

Charlie Louise

September 11 @ 7:30 pm

Charlie Louise is a singer/songwriter from Menheniot, Cornwall, combining acoustic pop vibes with country vocals to create a unique sound. She has supported the likes of Wildwood Kin and Haunt The Woods at Plymouth Pavilions, and also recorded her debut demo EP “I’m Not like You” at Abbey Road Studios last November, donating some of the CD proceeds to Livewire Youth Music Project. Having only been performing for the past couple of years, Charlie has quickly become an established solo…

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£10

The Last Night of the Proms

September 12 @ 7:30 pm

The Last Night of the Proms Come and join a socially distanced selection of players from Roche Brass. A socially distanced selection of Sterts Singers and local soprano Kate Walker for a short but very sweet traditional finale to Sterts Summer 2020 season.

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October 2020
£10

Sarah McQuaid at Sterts

October 30 @ 7:00 pm

This will be Sarah’s second visit to Sterts, this lovely volunteer-run community theatre and arts centre! Tickets will go on sale in June. For more info, visit http://www.sterts.co.uk or ring 01579 362382. Visit http://www.sarahmcquaid.com for other tour dates and more information about Sarah.

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