Events at The Acorn

December

Wednesday 19th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Thursday 20th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Friday 21st December - 2:00 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Friday 21st December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Saturday 22nd December - 2:30 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too
Christmassy!

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Saturday 22nd December - 7:30 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too
Christmassy!

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Sunday 23rd December - 7:30 pm

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Tickets: Adults £10/Children over 8 years old £5

David Mynne in a one man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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Thursday 27th December - 8:00 pm

Merry Folking Christmas!

Tickets: £10

It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! Now in its 5th year, Merry Folking Christmas continues to offer excellent live music, art and theatre and for only £10!

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Monday 31st December - 8:30 pm

New Year’s Eve – Ding Dong A Go Go!

Tickets: £10 Advance £13 On The Door

This year we’re excited to bring you 60’s & 70’s soul, Motown, disco, funk, Northern Soul, 60’s R&B & soulful house, on original vinyl for your partying pleasure!

 If you like uptempo soul music of all flavours this night is for you! From Sister Sledge to Sly & the Family Stone, Sugar Pie DeSanto to Spanky Wilson, we’ve got it all!

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January

Friday 4th January - 8:00 pm

Ben Waters

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Voted piano player of the year at the prestigious Boisdale awards, Ben Waters will be coming to The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 4th January 2019.

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Thursday 10th January - 8:00 pm

Sarah McQuaid

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Folk Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist based in Penzance

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Friday 11th January - 8:00 pm

Adrian Cox presents "Profoundly Blue"

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £14

Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall.

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Thursday 17th January - 8:00 pm

The Big Blind

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins….a magical night.

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Friday 18th January - 8:00 pm

The Emerald Dawn

Tickets: £10

The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist quartet who combine elements from rock, classical music and jazz to produce their own original, haunting, beautifully melodic and highly atmospheric sound.

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Thursday 24th January - 7:30 pm

The Non-Psychic "Psychic" Show

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12/Concessions £8

This show is fun and thought provoking. Although the show takes no stand on whether it is actually possible to communicate with the dead, it shows how the appearance of such communications can be made through trickery, in a way that in entertaining, interesting, and at times downright funny! 

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Friday 25th January - 8:00 pm

Mara Simpson

Tickets: Advance £9/Door £10

A born storyteller, Mara’s music will resonate with fans of Patti Smith, Laurie Lee, Patrick Watson and This is The Kit. Mara paints a beautifully rich soundscape, setting the scene as she takes her audience on a journey with her, through the beauty of every day to the magic of remarkable.

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Saturday 26th January - 8:00 pm

Tom Dale with special guests Liam Jordan & David Matthews

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Come along and listen to three fabulous local musicians

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Thursday 31st January - 7:30 pm

Vagabond Circus

Tickets: £7 child, £10 adult, £8 child (door), £12 adult (door)

This family show combines physical performance, dance, theatre and live music in an intensely woven piece of contemporary circus.
Lily is a struggling teen who has run away from her life. She follows the fights of birds, the sounds of shadows and through her travels, learns to find joy in the world again. Her journey is an exploration of how bullying and social pressure affects us as humans growing up in a society where failure is punished.

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February

Friday 1st February - 8:00 pm

The Chris Woods Groove One Man Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £8.50/Door £12

A one-man orchestra of epic proportions. An engaging and inspiring solo show from boundary-breaking guitarist and composer Chris Woods. Taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six-string percussive explorations.

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Saturday 2nd February - 8:00 pm

Falmouth Soul Sensation

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12/Concessions £8

After previous sell-out performances at the Acorn, the Falmouth Soul Sensation are thrilled to be returning for the sixth year running! This year their benefit gig is in aid of ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity based in Cornwall. The charity delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster, in the form of sturdy green ShelterBoxes.  These are designed to help people who have lost everything: they are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

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Thursday 7th February - 7:30 pm

Dirty Words

Tickets: £12

A music and dance duet with dancer, Grace Clayton (Grace Clayton Dance, Cheap Date) and multi-instrumentalist, Seamas Carey (Kneehigh, Wildworks) created with associate director Kyla Goodey (Trifle Gathering, Kneehigh, Wildworks). A crash landing of self-expression, communication, humour, action and reaction through live music, dance, theatre, and digital media.

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Friday 8th February - 7:30 pm

Queen C*nt: Sacred or Profane?

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” – Come and see us do all of this….and more!

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Saturday 9th February - 8:00 pm

The Countrymen

Tickets: £10 Advance £12 Door

Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style, they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

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Monday 11th February - 7:30 pm

At The End We Begin

Tickets: £12/Concessions £8

With dramaturgy by Neus Gil Cortes, a freshly composed score by Samuel Hall and costume design by designer Hannah Taylor, At the end we begin is Richard Chappell Dance’s most challenging and collaborative work to date.

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Thursday 14th February - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Playing medieval & Spanish Blues

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Friday 15th February - 7:30 pm

Women-Wise

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Untold Dance Theatre is an intergenerational all-female dance company based in Bristol. Untold’s age range span from 23 to 73. Vicki Hearne, Untold’s artistic director, creates dance theatre work based on true stories surrounding women’s mental health. Raising awareness of women’s mental health through dance theatre has been a long-standing passion of Vicki’s and she is determined to contribute to the ever-expanding debate and research on the subject.

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Saturday 16th February - 8:00 pm

Airfish Circus Present - Soiree 3 - Menage a trois!

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

The locally based, locally acclaimed Airfish Circus Arts Collective return for a third year, to bring another highly popular, heady and seductive mix of vaudevillian burlesque, swing old and new, and their unique brand of circus, for Valentine’s weekend.

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Sunday 17th February - 7:30 pm

Ghost Stories By Candlelight

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Tarquin & Binky present Nunkie Theatre Company in Ghost Stories by Candlelight – classic ghost stories by M.R. James, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry. WARNING: Contains moments of pleasing terror.

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Friday 22nd February - 8:00 pm

The Life and Songs of Jake Thackray

Tickets: £12

The show will include many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock etc), anecdotes from John’s research into Jake’s life for the forthcoming biography as well as some newly discovered Jake Thackray masterpieces from John’s most recent CD, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, . Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before. Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.

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Sunday 24th February - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £11/Concessions £9

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

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Thursday 28th February - 8:00 pm

Marky Dawson

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

You will be entertained with the intimacy of a blues club, the performance of stadium act quality, and the fun of the pub. Remarkyble.

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March

Saturday 2nd March - 8:00 pm

The Scribes

Tickets: £5

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop three-piece consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro, who’s unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.

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Wednesday 6th March - 8:00 pm

Chris Wood

Tickets: £16.00

A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.

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Thursday 7th March - 7:30 pm

The Wind in the Willows

Tickets: Adults £8 Concs £6 Child £5 Family £22

Kenneth Grahame’s classic story brought to vivid, anarchic life on the stage! Look out for chaos as we re-create animals, battles lost and won and a considerable slice of comic fun! Directed by Andy Blake who directed last season’s The Riot and designed by Jackie Moule

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Friday 8th March - 7:30 pm

Are You Across The River or Am I? - An Evening With Brian Patten

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £15/Concession £10

Brian revisits a number of classic favourites, but the performance also combines two very different strands of his most recent poetry

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Thursday 14th March - 7:30 pm

Falling

Tickets: £10

Falling tells the emotionally powerful story of Claire and her teenage daughter, Alice and explores what happens to both of them when what they thought was solid was, quite literally, undermined.

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Friday 15th March - 8:00 pm

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS

Tickets: £18, £16 conc

Just when they were about to make it to the big time, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville, Tennessee had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, under the late 80s ‘supergroup’ pseudonym “The Traveling Wilburys”. 

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Saturday 16th March - 8:00 pm

Sam Kelly's Station House

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £15

Sam Kelly’s Station House is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. The band’s unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three ‘lead’ singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues.

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Sunday 17th March - 8:00 pm

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £18

Duos come, and duos go… And some nurture and fine-tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

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Thursday 21st March - 7:30 pm

Lights! Planets! People!

Tickets: £11, Concessions £9

Renowned space scientist Maggie Hill recently launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets. It didn’t go well. Shortly afterwards, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. She’s going to have to address both of these catastrophes.

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Friday 22nd March - 8:00 pm

Nick Harper

Tickets: Advance £15

Nick Harper is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.

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Sunday 24th March - 8:00 pm

The South

Tickets: Advance £20/Door £25

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. 

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Thursday 28th March - 7:30 pm

Drip Drip Drip

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £11/ Concessions £8

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, take you on a darkly comic and taboo-busting journey. In a district hospital, an Eritrean nurse tends a dying racist patient. Welcome to the NHS – a place where even the gallows humour is at death’s door. As life ebbs, reality spins away, jumping between 1940’s Germany, an African burns clinic, and the 1977 ‘Battle of Lewisham’ NF march. Drip, drip, drip.

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Friday 29th March - 8:00 pm

Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2016 – Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS (English Folk Dance Song Society) run songwriting retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning! Napier’s driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood’s back from a month-long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional. “Fancy writing a song about maths?” Napier enquires. And so the seed for this songwriting partnership was sown.

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Saturday 30th March - 8:00 pm

Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £16

The Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation on re-interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songs and play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter.

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April

Wednesday 10th April - 7:30 pm

Noise

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

“Auditory storytelling of gentle genius, hard to describe!”  Audience Member.

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Saturday 27th April - 7:30 pm

Do You Think That's Wise? The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier

Tickets: £13/Concessions £11

British Comedy Guide Recommended Show 2018

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May

Thursday 2nd May - 7:30 pm

Treasure

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

Fearless and physical contemporary dance that delves deep into our past, exploring our innate and powerful relationship to the sea.

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