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 13th June -

Cube Theatre's Artistic Director,Ben Symes, is on the phone this afternoon with news of their latest production Journey's End, which opens at The Minack next week.
With Wildworks' highly anticipated return to Heligan with their latest production 100:Unearth we welcome cast members Giles King and Nigel Barrett. Giles is well known to Cornish audiences; as an actor and musician he has performed for many years with Kneehigh he also works with Miracle and Black Fish. Nigel Barrett returns to Wildworks for this new production; Nigel is an award winning actor and theatre maker and is well known for his fearless approach to new work.

Wednesday 20th June -
Multi talented musician Ben Sutcliff of The People's String Foundation makes a welcome return to chat about their latest album, recorded live at Hall For Cornwall before the hall closed for 2 years. Ben and Zaid are also very happy to be part of Kneehigh's 2018 Asylum with the return of FUP.
Acting students from Cornwall College St. Austell will soon be making their way up to London's National Theatre to take part in the Connections 2018 Festival.

Wednesday 27th June -
My constant nagging has finally paid off and I'm delighted to welcome Candy Smit to the studio this afternoon, pulling her away from her beloved Heligan isn't easy, but we've done it. Candy's love and passion for Heligan isn't in any doubt and today Candy tells us how much she loves lending the gardens to Cornish Theatre companies. Joining Candy is Beth Nicholls who is a core member of the events team at Heligan.

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 1916 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.