Curtain Up

Every Wednesday from 1-4pm. Presented by Sheila V bringing you all the latest theatre gossip, reviews, previews and some fabulous live guests.  The show is dedicated to all aspects of Cornish Arts, from theatre to film, dance to books and everything in between. 

Wednesday 18th April -
Guy Watson always brings good news to the table, Guy is on the phone this afternoon with the latest from Trebah Garden's Amphitheatre and his plans to take The Mousehole Cat to America!
37 years since Wham! conquered the globe, their music is as popular as ever. A brand new show celebrating The Best Of Wham comes to Hall for Cornwall on May 5th with Craig Webb starring as George Michael; Craig is on the phone this afternoon chatting about the show and why Wham! are still so popular.
Joanna Mayes brings exciting news of a brand new dancer performance at Sterts this Saturday 21st April. The show is a triple bill of work created around space and time, cosmic rays and distant galaxies.
Emerging Cornish Theatre maker Dylan Frankland is our final guest this afternoon sharing a new play tackling the issues of mental illness. A Pint Sized Conversation begins it's national tour in Cornwall at the Driftwood Spars. 

Wednesday 25th April -
A long overdue return for Scary Little Girls'  Becca Mordan and Shazz Andrew. SLG are out and about with their fabulous Full Bronte shows, they have also been working with the Minack and Heligan Gardens to bring Rebecca's powerful wartime play back to life,  'Before I Wake' will be performed at both venues and involves a cast of professional actors alongside talented Youth Theatre performers.
Another welcome face joins us this afternoon - forager Emma Gunn returns with her 3rd 'Never Mind The Burdocks' book plus hints on what we can be foraging for Springtime food.

Wednesday 2nd May -
Multi talented Dee and Dave Brotherton make a welcome return for a chat about their new CD An Viaj (The Journey). Performing under the name Tir Ha Tavas, Dee and Dave sing in Cornish and English, they are representing Kernow at this year's Pan Celtic Festival, they are also appearing at the Tredegar House Folk Festival and performing on the final night of this year's St. Ives Literature Festival. 

Wednesday 9th May -

Jason Squibb, Artistic Director at Collective Arts, Cornwall, makes a welcome return with the news from their latest production The Trench. Originally performed at Levant in 2016, this immersive theatre moves to Bodmin. Working in conjunction with the Regimental Museum, Lanhydrock Estate and the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway this immersive performance looks set to be a sell out.