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, Cube Theatre, Prodigal Theatre, Owdyado Theatre,
Scratchworks Theatre, Little Earthquake Theatre, Coppice 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
Saturday 29 February 7.30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming Of The Shrew concludes with a speech by the once feisty Katherine declaring unreserved obedience to her newly married husband. Her character has certainly changed, but is it because of their mutual love and understanding or the bullish controlling ways of her husband? Naming The View is a modern day re-imagining of Katherine after thirty years of marriage.
On a bench, gazing at the gob-smacking view from Cleeve Hill, Kate is unexpectedly joined by an irritating acquaintance from her past. An awkward conversation slowly reveals why their hopes and dreams never matched their expectations. Eventually they find the courage to break the shackles of controlling partners and relish the joy of freedom. It is never too late to explore new horizons.
Produced by FINDING THE WILL in association with the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.
Grampound Film Club: Rocketman
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Young Reginald Dwight grows up in 1950s Britain, raised by his unaffectionate mother, Sheila, and more loving grandmother Ivy. Reginald is interested in music and hopes to perform for his father, Stanley, who takes no interest in his son nor his talent ("I Want Love").
Reginald begins piano lessons, making his way into the Royal Academy of Music. Stanley abandons his family after Sheila has an affair. Reginald develops interest in rock music, and begins performing in local pubs ("Saturday Night's Alright"). Reginald to change his name to Elton John. Elton being the name of the saxophonist of Bluesology and John being adapted from the Beatles's John Lennon.
Elton consumes large amounts of drugs and alcohol to escape his pain and loneliness, but his mood swings and short temper alienate his friends ("Pinball Wizard"). He catches Reid cheating on him with another man and breaks off their relationship. During a party, Elton binges on drugs and alcohol and attempts suicide by jumping into his pool. He is rushed to the hospital, then thrust onstage at Dodger Stadium to perform ("Rocket Man").
The epilogue notes that Elton has been sober for over 28 years, but "still has issues with shopping". He remains good friends with Bernie, and is married to David Furnish, with whom he has two children, and is finally loved.
Cornwall Youth Theatre: Under Milk Wood
This has been an annual partnership since the hall was rebuilt. Cornwall Youth Theatre encourage the theatre stars of the future and it is interesting to see in 15 years how many have now gone on to work professionally in the industry.
CYTC was established in 1984, and is widely regarded as one of the premier youth performance groups in the U.K. Since our beginning, we have worked with over 4,000 young people on over 85 touring productions resulting in over 500 performances.
CYTC offers young people from 12-22 the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of theatre-based activities under the guidance of highly qualified professional practitioners. We aim to give young people the inspiration to test their own skills and gain practical experience of performing and producing touring theatre in a professional environment. We aim to encourage tolerance as well as talent and concern for the company.
CYTC specialises in touring productions to a wide range of venues across Cornwall, these include established theatre venues, schools, colleges, village halls and open-air spaces.
Saturday 14 March 7.30 p.m.
Jane is a renowned dancer and this show combines movement, music, text and objects that unfold fluidly like dreams.
Drawing on ideas related to deep time, the night sky and landscapes of being, Night Flying is a duet with long- time collaborator David Williams. Together they explore a constellation of associations related to memory, change and wonder. Their work on the performance began with some core objects Ð sand, wigs, silver sheets, a guitar and some shared interests: in the feelings and stories that lie dormant in objects, and how to awaken them; relations between the very large and the intimate, the far away and the near at hand; and echoes between past experiences and the present, and their mysterious travel into the future.
Roustabout Theatre: Luna, a play about the moon
Family show Luna blasts off at 2 p.m. It’s a national touring family treat of a show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
We are entranced by the Moon. It controls our tides, marks our time, and has inspired countless stories, myths, songs, and poems. And in July 1969, we walked on its surface. Featuring astronauts, lovelorn science teachers, werewolves, and a special guest appearance by the Moon itself, supported by a talented cast of household objects, Luna is a rich feast of storytelling, music, history and science, celebrating this fascination with our oldest friend.
There will also be a Q & A at the end of the performance.
Ticket prices £9 adult £7 child £25 family.
Grampound Film Club: Baby Driver
Baby Driver is a 2017 action film written and directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Ansel Elgort as a young, musically driven getaway driver seeking freedom from a life of crime with his lover Debora (Lily James). Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal (among others) appear in supporting roles.
Baby is a getaway driver in Atlanta. As a child, he survived a car crash that killed his parents and left him with tinnitus, and finds catharsis in music. Baby ferries crews of robbers assembled by Doc, a criminal mastermind, to pay off a debt as recompense for a stolen car. Between jobs, he remixes snippets of recorded conversations and cares for his deaf foster father Joseph.
Saturday 18 April 7.30 p.m.
The one man legend that is Dave Mynne has brought us many treats in the past - Greek stuff, Dracula, Great Expectations etc. Now he returns to give Chaucer the treatment! Very funny, total quality.
This is Chaucer … but not as you’ve ever seen it. Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ paints an ironic and critcial portrait of English society in the Middle Ages. All of life is here in these few bawdy, funny, serious and sometimes shocking, short stories. Experience a journey down the foul and fetid footpaths of fourteenth-century England, told with David Mynne’s usual irreverence, wit and silliness! In this one man performance, there will be medieval naughtiness and nonsense! There may be tights and a codpiece! There will, no doubt, be some fourteenth century swearing! Let’s party like it’s 1387!
Jane Pugh: Life Girl
This show hopes to answer every question you’ve ever had about living on your own. Full of compassion, tragedy and comedy it explores the difference between feeling lonely and being alone.
Grampound Film Club: Bait
Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin’s breakthrough feature is a thrillingly adventurous labour of love – a richly textured, rough-hewn gem in which form and content are perfectly combined. A refreshingly authentic tale of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village, it’s an evocative portrait of familiar culture clashes in an area where traditional trades and lifestyles are under threat. Shot with clockwork cameras on grainy 16mm stock, which Jenkin hand-processed in his studio in Newlyn, Bait is both an impassioned paean to Cornwall’s proud past, and a bracingly tragicomic portrait of its troubled present and possible future. It’s a genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation.
Mount Charles Band
Fundraising evening for Cornwall Hospice Care, organised by Brian Martin.
Saturday 16 May
Heritage centre evening organised by Liz Fisher.
Wednesday 3 June 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure "Dumbo" expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Friday 12 June and Saturday 13 June
Yes, the much longed for return of the local players is at hand!
Saturday 18 July 7.30 p.m.
Scott Laverne: The truth about men
Absolutely stunning musical narrative. One man’s personal journey told through song, keyboard and guitar. Totally well received wherever it has been performed, a privilege to host this. It is definitely a must see show. Warning does contain swearing.