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 10th October  
A very dear friend of RSAB returns for a catch up this afternoon - actor Jill Greenacre shares her experience of working with the marvellous Miracle Theatre this summer. I'm going to be asking Jill the big question - how can Brittas fans Bring Brittas Back? Tune in to find out.

Wednesday 17th October  

Multi talented Actor, Director and Playwright Carl Grose is on the phone this afternoon. Following the huge success of Kneehigh's UBU Karaoke, which Carl directed, we can see another piece of Carl's work at The Drum Theatre in November. Kneebone Cadillac was first unleashed on the public as a BBC Radio 4 play, it's a terrific story filled with Carl's fascinating and larger than life Cornish characters. Tune in for an overdue catch up with Carl.

Wednesday 24th October  
A packed afternoon with a fabulous mix of guests - first up on the phone is comedian, witty raconteur, writer and all round genius Simon Evans. Simon joins us ahead of his upcoming performance at St. Austell Arts Theatre as part of his current and highly acclaimed tour 'Genius'.

Acting students from Cornwall College St. Austell return with frightening details of their Halloween Horror Walk, the students had great fun with their first walk in 2017 and were extremely pleased with the number of participants they managed to scare!

Our dear friend Gwen McGirl is back in the room to share news of brand new work, co-written with Lesley McCartney, and due to be performed in Fowey next month.

Dorothy Nelson returns with news of the latest production by St. Austell Players 'The Merry Wives of Cornwall'. Once again Dorothy is directing the show which opens at St. Austell Arts Theatre on 7th November.

Wednesday 31st October  
'Owdyado are on the road again with a brand new show Twisted Tales, which is guaranteed to delight us with a triple bill of very dark comedy. Multi talented Charlotte Bister and Daniel Richards are on the phone this afternoon to share news of the show and their tour dates.

Ed Rowe (aka Kernow King) is in rehearsals for his brand new play Hireth, but takes time out for a phone chat about the project.Hireth is an epic story about the forgotten Cornish mining heroes who signed up for WW1 and made a unique impact on the war. The play runs for one week at St. Just Miners' chapel in November. Directed by Simon Harvey with music by Seth Lakeman, the tickets are guaranteed to sell out.

Musician/writer/performer Bert Biscoe  makes a welcome return this afternoon with poems and chat plus an update on performances coming our way. 

Wednesday 7th November 
Brieanne Owen makes her first visit to Curtain Up to share some of her poems with us.

Richard Hope Pears joins us to chat about his latest play, 'Tommy's Suitcase'. Written and directed by Richard, this is the story of Tommy Agar Roberts M.P. for St. Austell who gave his life for his country in WW1. Performed by Tywardreath Players, the production is coming to both the Keay and Redannick Theatres.

Wednesday 14th November 
It's been a while since our lovely friends at Miracle visited (last Spring to be precise), but Christmas is coming and Panto season is almost upon us which means Miracle madness by the lamp load with their latest production Aladdin - Carry On Regardless. One of the Miracle team will join us this afternoon to bring us up to date with this year's show at Falmouth's Princess Pavillion - Oh! yes they will. Sorry - it's too easy and we couldn't resist getting in a bit of practise!

Wednesday 21st November 
A very warm welcome today for Becca Mordan of Scary Little Girls, Becca looks back on a very busy 12 months and shares news about an exciting new project.

Christmas is looming and we have fabulous festive shows across Cornwall. Ha Hum Ah Theatre launch a Dickensian Christmas in Wadebridge on 27th November and go on to tour in various locations; Ben Kernow joins us this afternoon  to share the festivities and fun.

Wednesday 28th November TBC

Wednesday 5th December TBC

Wednesday 12th December TBC

Wednesday 19th December
A real Christmas treat as we welcome Guy Watson back to the studio, Guy has managed to sneak away for the afternoon to share the delights of The Mousehole Cat. This wonderful story returns to the Solomon Browne stage in Mousehole again this Christmas by Cousin Jack's.

Wednesday 26th December TBC