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.
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,
Rabbit Theatre, Fathom Theatre, Sleeping Trees Theatre, Protein Dance,
Publick Transport, Gwary Teg, The Foundry Group
Tickets for shows can be obtained as follows:
Note: where ticket prices show "concession", this refers to those of pensionable age, disabled patrons, and students
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.
If you would like to be added to our mailing lists for forthcoming shows and films, please email to chair of village hall with your details.
Forthcoming Shows and Films
Grampound Film Club: What we did on our holiday
Newly separated Abi [Rosamund Pike] and Doug [David Tennant] and their kids 10yo Lottie [Emilia Jones], 7-8yo Mickey [Bobby Smalldridge], and 4-5yo Jess [Harriet Turnbull] are driving from London to Doug's father's Gordie's [Billy Connolly] home in the Scottish Highlands for Gordie's 75th birthday party, believed to be his last, as he's dying of cancer. Because of Gordie's condition, Doug and Abi don't want to tell him that they're divorcing, so they swear the troubled kids to secrecy. Mickey has a fascination with Norse mythology, and it turns out that Gordie recently discovered that he's "84% Viking". Meanwhile, Doug's tight-ass brother, Gavin [Ben Miller] has planned a grand party with 215 guests for his father, complete with catered meal and a live Celtic band. The day of the party, Gordie, who shuns displays of wealth and class, announce's hes taking Doug and Abi's kids on an all-day outing, promising to have them back by 7 p.m., when the party is to begin. He packs them into his pickup truck and drives them to a friend's petting zoo, after which they drive to his favorite spot on an isolated beach. To tell you more would spoil it!
Saturday 23 June 7.30 p.m.
Behind every great legend is a great woman … but who is Eloise? To tell her story, we must delve deep into West Cornwall’s history and traditions, visit far flung shores and reveal long held secrets. It’s a journey through the centuries for all ages, with songs and tales of love, loss and loyalty, steeped in Cornish folklore. This gripping musical narrative has it all – Barbary pirates, shipwrecks, mysterious goings on, romance, betrayal and redemption, plus a generous helping of local gossip! Enter a bygone world filled with original music and songs by the critically acclaimed Cornish band Tyn Daga (described as ‘World class‘ by The Cornish Guardian) with dramatic story telling, a host of compelling characters, film and atmospheric soundscapes – a feast for the imagination and the senses suitable for all ages!
The production features talented vocalist and theatre & film actor Natalie Mossayebi
Grampound Film Club: Philomena
London based journalist Martin Sixsmith has lost his job as a government adviser. He is approached at a party by the daughter of Philomena Lee. She suggests that he write a story about her mother, who was forced to give up her toddler son Anthony nearly fifty years ago. Though Sixsmith is initially reluctant in writing a human interest story, he meets Philomena and decides to investigate her case.
In 1951, Philomena became pregnant and was sent by her father to Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea in Ireland. After giving birth, she was forced to work in the convent laundry for four years, with little contact with her son. The nuns gave her son up for adoption without giving Philomena a chance to say goodbye. She kept her lost son a secret from her family for nearly fifty years. Martin and Philomena begin their search at the convent. The nuns claim that the adoption records were destroyed in a fire years earlier; they did not, however, lose the contract she was forced to sign decades ago forbidding her from contacting her son, which Martin considers suspicious. At a pub, the locals tell Martin that the convent burnt the records deliberately, and that most of the children were sold for £1,000 each to wealthy Americans. Martin's investigation reaches a dead end in Ireland, but he receives a promising lead from the United States and invites Philomena to accompany him there.
Starring Judy Dench and Steve Coogan
Grampound Film Club: The Railway Man
During the second world war, the Japanese constructed the Burma-Siam Railway. Perhaps hundreds of thousands of Asian labourers, mostly conscripted, and 60,000 allied prisoners of war were forced to build the line. It became known as the Death Railway. Every sleeper laid was said to have cost a human life.
In 1980, Eric Lomax (Colin Firth, perfectly cast) falls in love with a woman called Patti Wallace (Nicole Kidman). He shaves off his unflattering moustache, so she falls in love with him back. Their dreamy romance darkens as she realises he is suffering from severe trauma. Eric Lomax was a lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals, taken prisoner by the Japanese on the fall of Singapore in 1942. He was transported to Thailand, where he was put to work as an engineer on the construction of the Death Railway. In the film, Patti can’t get the story out of him, so she talks instead to his friend and fellow veteran Finlay (Stellan Skarsgård). Finlay is a fictional character. He seems to be based partly on Lomax’s real friend Jim Bradley, though Finlay’s dramatic acts in the 1980 section of this film were invented by the film-makers. The Railway Man treads a careful and effective line: implying the awfulness of what was done without putting too much on screen.