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, Muntjac Theatre
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: 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.
Friday 24 August 7.30 p.m.
A return of the inimitable Johnny Cowling. An evening of fun and fundraising on behalf of Grampound Bowling Club.
Tickets from the Bowling Club.
Grampound Film Club: Lady Bird
Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, it centres on Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a high-schooler who behaves with the unselfconscious conviction of a young kid. She insists she be called by her “given” name of Lady Bird (“It was given to me, by me”), extols the benefits of bathtub masturbation to her best friend Julie while eating communion wafers (“They’re not consecrated!”) and jabs her crush in the shoulder, asking him to dance. Gerwig’s pink-haired protagonist is seemingly unencumbered by the awkwardness and fear that dogs most teenagers on the cusp of change. This cusp-ness is where the film’s magic resides; its joyful, forward-rushing narrative rhythm captures the feeling of adolescence ending before it has barely begun.
Muntjac Theatre: There's No Country
There's No Country is an exploration of the complexities of immigration, inspired by the real stories of local migrants in Cornwall. The audience will join Zosia, a young Polish ‘everywoman’ on her quest to reclaim a sense of belonging in a new community and a new life in England.
When you leave your country, you remember to pack your toothbrush but be careful not to leave half your soul behind… Mother Tongue is gentle but she's gone now, can you still truly express yourself without her warm embrace? Lines on a map, laws in a court, or even the widest oceans don't change the fact that I, like you, am human.