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,
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
Owdyado Theatre: Twisted Tales
For their fifth outing Owdyado present three stories in one evening. Inspired by cult series The Twilight Zone and written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister (A view from the edge; Above bored) as well as distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey (Brown Willy, Weekend Retreat) and Jon Welch (Spillikin)
Tickets £10 adult £8 concession £25 family (2 & 2) from 01726 883874 or Grampound Store one month before the show.
Pipeline theatre – Drip drip drip
Next great production from the company that brought us Spillikin:
In an overstretched NHS hospital, a trainee nurse from Eritrea and a Muslim doctor treat David - cancer patient, discredited academic, and racist.
As life ebbs, reality splinters, jumping between the Nazi euthanasia programme, a burns clinic in Africa, and a National Front march in 1977.
But the most pressing reality of all is that Professor David Jeffs has a lecture to finish, and time is running out.
Drip Drip Drip.
Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, takes you on a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey through an NHS phantasmagoria.
Grampound Film Club: Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 American comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Directed by Jon Avnet and written by Flagg and Carol Sobieski, it stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Mary-Louise Parker. It tells the story of a Depression-era friendship between two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman. The centerpiece and parallel story concerns the murder of Ruth's abusive husband, Frank, and the accusations that follow.
Released on December 27, 1991, the film received a generally positive reception from critics and grossed $119 million worldwide. It was nominated for two Oscars at the 63rd Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Tandy) and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Saturday 13 April 7.30 p.m.
The comic story of this band begins with two young men beneath the strip lights of a university bar. Dressed in their dad’s suits and fusing folk music with wasp drone recordings, this delusional duo weren’t destined for much. But following a rocky road of discovery involving a synthesizer, women band members and lots of music practice, they re-formed and quickly became one of the most influential electronic pioneers of the 20th century.
N:Dless were thrust onto the electronic music scene with chart topping hits such as ‘Penguin in a Sparrows Nest’ and ‘Sushi Waitress in an Ice Cream Van’. Their debut album ‘Fur Coats in the Desert’ did really, really well and they toured a small section of the globe. But all good things come to an end. Following a 7 year hunt for missing band members and funders withdrawing all financial support, Placebo Pictures have managed to complete this potentially award-winning documentary on Jobseekers Allowance. A touching insight into the battle between ambition and reality. Placebo Pictures invite you to take a peek into the extraordinary minds and social anxieties of the phenomenon that is, or was, N:Dless.
Grampound Film Club: Life of Brian
Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin). It was also directed by Jones. The film tells the story of Brian Cohen (played by Chapman), a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as—and next door to—Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah.
The film contains themes of religious satire that were controversial at the time of its release, drawing accusations of blasphemy, and protests from some religious groups. Thirty-nine local authorities in the United Kingdom either imposed an outright ban, or imposed an X (18 years) certificate, effectively preventing the film from being shown, since the distributors said it could not be shown unless it was unedited and carried the original AA (14) certificate. Some countries, including Ireland and Norway, banned its showing, with a few of these bans lasting decades. The filmmakers used such notoriety to benefit their marketing campaign, with posters in Sweden reading, "So funny, it was banned in Norway!"
Saturday 11 May 7.30 p.m.
The FULL three performances in one night! A unique event. Alister performed the first part here in 2018 to massive acclaim. The full version comprises three one hour plays – (1) the rise of Edmund Kean, Shakesperian actor, genius and drunk; (2) at the height of his powers; (3) decline and fall.
There will be two intervals between the three parts.
Tickets £15 adult and £12 concession – bargain price for the length and quality of this event. Only 90 seats will be available.
Thomas Bowes: Bach Pilgrimage
Thomas Bowes is one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished violinists. Tom is in great demand as soloist and concertmaster and works closely with many of today’s most eminent film composers. Amongst numerous film credits are such hit-movies as the Bond films “Spectre” and “Skyfall”, The Hunger Games trilogy, “The King’s Speech” and “The Da Vinci Code”. This is a concert of solo violin music comprising sonatas and partitas of JS Bach combined with spoken information and background as to why and how the music was written. Performed in over 70 venues on a UK tour this will be an engaging evening which will appeal to non-music aficionados as well as Bach lovers.
Grampound Film Club: A Star is Born
A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) and written by Eric Roth, Cooper and Will Fetters. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the third remake of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical and the 1976 musical.
Saturday 29 June 7.30 p.m.
It’s 46BC, Ancient Rome. Our hero, Leta, has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate. She is given a punishment worse than death – Damnatio Memoriae – to be erased from history. Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever. But with the help from some mischievous Muses, she decides to rebel against the Republic.
Join Leta’s determined journey to reclaim her place in the history books, from crashing the Colosseum, to bargaining with Brutus, she will go to the ends of the empire to make her mark.
WOMANS is a feast for the eyes and ears, packed full of physical comedy, clowning and original music, it tells the raucous tale of the first female resistance.
Grampound Film Club: The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl is a 2015 biographical romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, Alicia Vikander as Wegener, and Sebastian Koch as Kurt Warnekros, with Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts in supporting roles.
The film received some criticism for its inaccurate portrayal of historical events, but Redmayne and Vikander's performances received widespread acclaim and nominations for all of the major acting awards. Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Redmayne was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. It was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film.