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 8th August -

Cornwall Sound Lounge listeners were treated to some live music from Rujiero a few months ago, he is back in Cornwall and joins us for a chat and some songs this afternoon. Tune in for some chilled out summer sounds rooted in soul, funk and reggae.  

Wednesday 15th August -
Touch Theatre take their brand new play 'Escaped Alone' on a Cornish tour this month. Caryl Churchill's thought provoking drama looks at how we abuse our environment and how the media trivialise the impact of that abuse.

Author, playwright, editor, publisher and journalist Simon Parker is on the phone this afternoon chatting about the return of his play Third Light. First performed in 2014 this production is being hosted by the Minack in September and tells the story of the only Cornish community whose men all came home from WW1.

Wednesday 22nd August -
Delighted to welcome actor Calvin Dean to the show this afternoon. Calvin grew up in Polruan and joined the National Youth Theatre in 2001, staying with them for 4 years before moving on to London's Mountview Academy of Performing Arts where he gained his BA (hons) in Acting. Calvin has appeared in films and television shows, including Law & Order UK and Doctor Who. In 2016 Calvin worked with Kneehigh at the Asylum playing the role of Tiny Santee in the marvellous FUP, this summer FUP returns to Heligan and is also spreading her wings on a tour of the UK. Tune in to find out more about Calvin and FUP!

Wednesday 5th September -
Dorset based singer/songwriter Magdalena Atkinson is currently on a radio tour promoting her upcoming album release, Magdalena joins us to chat about her work and share her music.