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 27th November -

Caroline Jefferies joins us for the first time this afternoon; Caroline is Course Leader in BA Acting at  the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) which is based in Falmouth Uni. The Uni hosts another Open Day on Saturday to showcase their courses, Caroline shares the exciting AMATA courses on offer.

Communications Director at Miracle Theatre, Emma Gibson is on the phone this afternoon. It's full steam ahead at Miracle HQ as they head towards Treasure Island. 2019 will be Miracle's 4th year of Panto at Falmouth's Princess Pavillion and opening night is December 13th. Emma has all the news from rehearsals.

Wednesday 4th December -
Last time we spoke to Guy Watson, he was packing his bags ready to go global with The Mousehole Cat; America welcomed them with open arms, but they are firmly back home in Kernow preparing for another festive run of this incredibly popular family show. Guy is on the phone to share their USA trip and looks forward to their upcoming Mousehole performances.
Fresh from their successful win at St. Austell Torchlight Carnival, St. Blazey AOS are in full rehearsal for next year's Panto. Meg Prater makes a welcome return to discuss Robin Hood and the Babes In The Wood, which opens on 18th January 2020 at the Keay Theatre.
A warm welcome back to the studio for Heligan's Lynne Raubenheimer who is looking forward to this year's amazing light installation in the beautiful gardens. Heligan have once again worked with international design artist Ulf Pedersen to bring even more of the gardens to life with lights.

Wednesday 11th December -
Celebrating their 10th year of touring Christmas Time, Ciaran Clarke and Daniel Richards bring us their own brand of anarchic and slightly mad comedy. Christmas Time is kept freshly updated every year as world events unfold around us, but 2019 has provided an absolute goldmine of constantly changing news for the boys to dig into. We will, of course, try to squeeze a song out of them while they're here!

Richard Pears has updated Daphne DuMaurier's play Merry Christmas for Tywardreath Players, who will be performing at Tywardreath, Luxulyan and Lanlivery.  Richard is with us this afternoon with the latest news from the play.

Wednesday 18th December - TBC