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 4th March 

'Owdyado Theatre are on the road with their brand new show Twisted Tales 2, Charlotte Bister and Dan Richards join us on the phone as they prepare for tonight's performance at Treviglas in Newquay. The huge success of last year's Twisted Tales prompted the pair to work again with Jon Welch and Brett Harvey on 3 new stories to get inside our heads!

Wednesday 11th March
Dorothy Nelson returns with an update from St. Austell Players. Dorothy is directing the Players' Spring production Macbeth which open at St. Austell Arts Theatre on 25th March.

Theatre students from Cornwall College St. Austell are once again taking part in the National Theatre's Connections project. Mandy Hiscock is a Learning Support Practitioner at the college and joins us along with students Ieuan and Rose to chat about their production of Crusaders. 

The legend that is Grampound Hall's Simon Fann pops in with the latest on some terrific shows he has booked for the coming weeks.


Wednesday 18th March

Due to the current health situation, Troy Players have now cancelled their upcoming production and Jules Jonklaas has, sadly, cancelled her chat with us this afternoon.

Alice Waterfield of St. Austell AOS has also cancelled our afternoon chat and will keep us posted on any decisions on St. Austell AOS' upcoming perfomances.

Wednesday 25th March

We bring the curtain down as this on the final Curtain Up show, it's been a blast for the past 12 years. I've had a lot of fun, met fabulous people from the Cornish world of theatre, dance, spoken word, film, poetry, comedy and more besides. I've loved spending my time cherry picking the best events to share with listeners and I am leaving RSAB to give myself more time to focus on the Arts and Music without the day to day stress of running the station; if you're on social media my Facebook page for previews and reviews is Vanloo's Reviews and Twitter is @SheilaVanloo

The planned interview with Kenny Barnes and Esther Baker of Tango In The NIght (Fleetwood Mac tribute), has now been cancelled. Currently Kenny assures me that the St. Petroc's show will go ahead as planned in May, but please keep checking for future updates.