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Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. Amanda Seyfried


July at the Acorn

A month of great music, comedy  and drama with something to suit everyone.

Buy your tickets now for a great night out.

Please note - unless otherwise stated a £1 theatre fund fee has been added to the price of all tickets to help maintain the Acorn as a community arts venue

Saturday 2nd July 2016 at 7.30pm

Comedy family

Tickets: £11 (adult), £9 (concession)

 What's the matter...


Be prepared for a very silly show about a very intelligent subject.

An unexplained cat theft from a physics laboratory leads scientist Smithy on a journey through his own experiment into the subatomic world. The situation becomes charged and it is impossible to stay neutral. Can he find the cat and win over his colleague Sarah in the process? Will the outcome be positive or negative?

Performed by two actors and an overhead projector. Featuring physical comedy, scientific slapstick, and a search for Schrodinger’s cat. 

The Last Baguette Theatre Company makes fast-paced, irreverent comedy, and have performed in France, Switzerland and Canada. What’s the Matter? was written by Tiffany Woodsmith (winner of the Sunday Times playwriting award 2004, dramaturg for The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha – The Stage Award winner 2014), directed by Susana Alcantud, devised by the company.


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Sunday 10th July 2016 at 8:00pm

blues night

Tickets: £13 (in advance) £15 (on the door)

The Producers Blues Band

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A Blues phenomenon!

25th Anniversary Tour

One of the most exciting and stylish bands on the circuit, The Producers move effortlessly between their own well-crafted material and seriously reinvigorated classics stamped with their own characteristic identity.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary The Producers have embarked on a nationwide tour and are barnstorming across the country, building on their already massive audience at sell-out club dates and continuing to develop their impressive reputation that no one can ignore.


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Saturday 16th July 2016 at 8.00pm

Tickets: £10 (adult) £8 (concession)


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An evening of original  stories and music 
A Cornish Odyssey around our coasts and  Salt Roads
By Annamaria Murphy (Kneehigh Theatre, BBC Radio 4) & Musicians Bagas Degol 
Cod Jolliff, a  fisherman , finds a mysterious diary written by his great great great Grandfather, Ebeneezer Jolliff, who had gone with his two brothers to preach in Tierra Del Fuego. Cod goes on an epic journey to discover the secrets hidden in the diaries pages.Come to Salt Road and find out who kissed like a limpet and what Caleb Joliff saw in an iceberg.


Tickets can be reserved by e-mailiing

or bought from The Acorn Penzance on the night

Thursday 21st July 2016 at 8.00pm

world music

Tickets: £11 (in advance) £13 (on the door)

Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

Edd Bateman Band

If this doesn’t get you on your feet, bopping and swaying, after the first four bars, you’re obviously in need of an emergency groove transfusion…

 Come and share the love with Edd and his amazing West African band

“Edd Bateman’s in love – and he wants the whole world to know!  Summer 2016 sees the launch of Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair – a band, an album and world tour – and the first mbalax song (“Billahi Walahi”) composed and sung by an Englishman.  Scintillating kora and balafon combine with relentless soukous guitar and subtle Senegalese mbalax grooves over a captivating Cameroonian backbeat – and all underpinned by Edd’s pulsating basslines.   



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Friday 29th July 2016 at 8.00pm

acoustic greats

Tickets £12 (adv), £15 (on door)

Wizz Jones


Come and see the why Wizz is still one of the masters of the acoustic guitar

‘Wizz Jones  was a watched man.’ So writes Keith Richards in his memoir Life. Richards remembers him as a ‘Great folk picker, great guitar picker…’ 

With a career spanning 60 years and counting, Wizz has fulfilled his ambitions. He remains a stalwart of the folk and blues circuit, offering up his unique style and eclectic repertoire to audiences across Britain and lending a hand at summer schools at the John Renbourn Memorial Workshops. These days, the man with ‘a right hand worthy of Broonzy’ often works with son Simeon on sax and blues harmonica.



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 Unless otherwise stated, tickets for Acorn events can be purchased in advance from:

Cornish Riviera Box Office: Tel: 01726 879500;


or visit your nearest CRBO agent: 'Welcome to West Cornwall', by Penzance train station or The Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives.

The Acorn Box  Office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays Fridays and  Saturdays from 11am - 2pm only for bookings in person.  Please note, we can take payment at The Acorn by cash or cheque only.  On performance nights, The Acorn Box Office usually opens one hour before the start time of the event.