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 14th February -
It's Valentine's Day, what better way to celebrate than in the company of the marvellous great grandmother and acclaimed Punk Viva Hamnell. Viva joined her son's Cornish punk band The Bricks way back in the 70's, she has performed at Glastonbury for decades and has only just retired from the Port Eliot Festival, handing her reigns over to her grandson. Viva's talented friend and fellow performer Jane Spurr joins in the chat and the fun this afternoon.

Wednesday 21st February -
Playwright and Filmmaker Henry Darke is on the phone this afternoon with news of his first full length play 'Booby's Bay'. Set in Cornwall this is a comedy that will resonate with all of us living in coastal regions plagued by the blight of second home owners.
Kay Jones founded the Duchy Ballet in 1998, to celebrate their 20th Anniversary the company perform The Nutcracker at Hall for Cornwall in March. Kay is Artistic Director and joins us today to chat about her passion.
Will Coleman is back on the road with the amazing Man Engine this year. The incredible giant made global news when Will and the team first toured with him, Will brings us up to date with what's in store for the giant in 2018.

Wednesday 28th February -
Cardboard Citizens Theatre will soon be appearing in 3 Cornish theatres, St. Austell Arts Centre, Mylor Theatre at Truro College and the Acorn Penzance. Award winning playwright Ali Taylor is on the phone this afternoon to discuss the importance of Cathy, his emotive play that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm.
Carn To Cove's Spring programme is already under way, Tim Smithies is on the phone to share the raft of superb shows on offer in villages across Cornwall.

Wednesday 7th March - TBC

Wednesday 14th March -
No Curtain Up today, back  to normal next week!

Wednesday 21st March -
Gemma Goodman of Golden Tree Productions brings news of more exciting things surrounding The Man Engine and a bus!

Wednesday 28th March -  TBC

Wednesday 4th April -
Mackinlay Ingham, Májá Ditrtová, Mink Borwornsenee and Holly Gambles are in their 3rd Year of studying Music, Theatre & Entertainment management at Falmouth University. Their current project, The F Word, was formed from a student project to address and inform people about issues within the music industry. Today the students join us to discuss the project and what they have discovered about the problems within the industry.

Wednesday 11th April -

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac continue to tour with their fabulous tribute show, their latest tour celebrates the iconic 'Rumours' album 40 years since it was released. The band's Musical Director and Drummer Allan Cosgrove is on the phone this afternoon ahead of their return to Hall For Cornwall on April 30th.