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Shows and Films at
Grampound Village Hall

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Grampound Village Hall is an excellent venue for theatre shows and films. With its raked seating it can comfortably accommodate more than 100 people all with an excellent view of the stage or screen.

Shows

The hall plays host to a wide range of local and touring theatre groups. Each year there are more than 20 live shows. The dates are determined by the timetables of the theatre companies but, at any time, there is a forward programme in place for the next few months. The shows have been running since the hall opened in 2004 and, in October 2015, the hall celebrated hosting its 200th show. Over 10,000 people have attended the shows in that time.

Theatre groups that come to Grampound include:
Miracle Theatre • Baroque Theatre • Untold Theatre • North South Theatre • Trebiggan Productions
Tangram Theatre Company • Joli Vyann • Cornwall Youth Theatre • Pipeline Theatre
Nearta Theatre • Trifle Gathering Productions • cscape dance company • Scary Little Girls
Fathom Theatre • Protein Dance • Publick Transport • Gwary Teg • The Foundry Group 
Prodigal Theatre • Owdyado Theatre • Scratchworks Theatre • Little Earthquake Theatre 
Coppice Theatre


Tickets for shows can be obtained as follows:
  • Phone Simon Fann 01726 883874
  • On sale in the Village Store from about 2 weeks before the date of the show
  • Buy on the door on the night - but be aware that sometimes shows may be sold out
  • Some of the theatre companies also make arrangements with Cornish Riviera Box Office (CRBO) so that you can book online, but this is dependent on the particular company
Note: where ticket prices show "concession", this refers to those of pensionable age, disabled patrons, and students

Film Club

Grampound Film Club started under the umbrella organisation, C-fylm, in May 2016. It runs on the first Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film starts at 7.30 p.m. There is an interval for refreshments.

Moviegoers must become members of C-fylm which costs £6 per annum (calendar year basis). You can join the first time that you come to the Film Club. This money goes to C-fylm to help pay for the licence from the Motion Picture Licensing Company and it covers admission on that first visit. Thereafter, entry to each film costs £3 per person.

Mailing list

If you would like to be added to our mailing lists for forthcoming shows and films, please email to Simon Fann with your details.

Forthcoming shows and films

We are pleased to advise that the Film Club restarted in August 2021 after the long break for Covid. The first show was held outside the hall on 20 August. 
Now, another show is scheduled for March 2022.

Raked seating

Saturday 12 March, 7.30 p.m. 
Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

Boxing meets Brexit in this knockabout tragic-comedy from the team behind the Tragedian.

Britain wins a protracted war with Europe, but can it win the peace? The rich are getting richer but the poor still starve. Within a few years; protests against the government spill into violence on British streets. Sound familiar?

In 1821 William Hazlitt, the greatest prose writer in the English language, went to see his first bare knuckle boxing match. Through his eyes PRODIGAL THEATRE go a few rounds with sport, politics and national identities.

Written by Alister O’Loughlin, after Hazlitt, Egan & other contemporary sources.

Tickets available from: Carn to Cove

Prodigal Theatre poster

Wednesday 4 May, 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Grampound Film Club: The Intouchables

The Intouchables (also known as Untouchable in the UK and Ireland) is a French buddy comedy-drama film written and directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. French dialogue with sub-titles.

Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic who owns a luxurious hôtel particulier, and his assistant Magalie are interviewing candidates to be his live-in caregiver. Driss, a candidate, has no ambitions to get hired. He is just there to get a signature on a document showing he was interviewed and rejected so that he can continue receiving his welfare benefits. He is told to come back the next morning to collect his signed document.

The next day, Driss returns and is greeted by Yvonne, Philippe's aide, who tells him that he has been given the job of live-in caregiver on a trial basis. Despite being uninterested in the job and his lack of professional experience, Driss does well in caring for Philippe, even if his methods are sometimes unconventional. Driss learns the extent of Philippe's disability and accompanies Philippe in every moment of his life, assisting him in all the ways needed. A friend of Philippe's reveals Driss's criminal record which includes six months in jail for robbery. Philippe disregards the warnings, stating he does not care about Driss's past because he is the only one that does not treat him with pity. He says he will not fire him as long as he does his job properly.

See trailer

Intouchables  poster

Wednesday 1 June, 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Grampound Film Club: Cornwall Climate Care three short films

"Under the surface" is the first episode of Cornwall's Climate Stories. Presented by beach cleaner Claire Wallerstein, it looks at how the huge rise in public awareness about the impacts of plastic pollution may have diverted attention from an even more urgent environmental problem affecting the sea - climate change. The film features interviews with marine experts talking about the impacts of a changing climate on Cornwall's basking sharks, plankton, seals and seabirds - but also looking at positive stories about local projects to restore the marine environment, which could help to protect us from the worst effects of climate change.

"Plenty more fish" Cornish fishermen have got a lot on their plates – from worries about weather and Brexit to stocks, quota and overfishing. But Plenty More Fish? lifts the lid on the many ways in which climate change is also affecting the local fishing industry, and is likely to do so much more in future. Narrated by fisherman Ben Church, the film speaks to fishermen and experts who tell us about everything from the changing fish species entering our waters to the challenges of stormier weather – and even the possibility of crab and lobster shells dissolving as our waters become more acidic. But it also looks at more positive aspects, such as inventive solutions to fight climate change while tackling Cornwall’s invasive oyster problem, and the possibilities for zero carbon fishing boats.

"Living on the edge" Cornwall has a longer coastline and is battered by bigger waves than any county in England. The sometimes violent drama that plays out around Cornwall’s shores has always been a part of its identity. But as climate change brings rising sea levels and worsening storms, what will this mean for Cornwall’s coastal communities? The film is presented by passionate ultra runner Emma Hazeldine, who takes us on a journey around the Cornish coast path, visiting places that are already being impacted in sometimes surprising ways – and coming up with a range of responses to the challenges that lie just beyond the horizon.

Two intervals between the films.

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Wednesday 6 July, 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Grampound Film Club: The Artist

The Artist is a 2011 French comedy-drama film in the style of a black-and-white silent film or part-talkie. The film was written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann and stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship between a rising young actress and an older silent film star as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the "talkies".

The Artist received widespread critical acclaim and won many accolades. Dujardin won Best Actor at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered.

It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, making him the first French actor ever to win in this category.

See trailer

The Artist poster