2021 Season

BOX OFFICE: Open for telephone bookings / Mon-Fri 10am - 1pm 

From 12th April in person / Mon-Fri 10am -1pm                               

Until we know what the Post Lockdown rules are, we are limiting the number of tickets that we sell for each event. As soon as we know the opening conditions we will update ticket holders on any restrictions that might  apply.

What's On 2021

The Little Mermaid

Sterts Youth Jnrs

2,3,4 June 7pm/ 5 June 2pm

You have had to wait a long time but now it's here. 
This classic Disney story takes you to a magical kingdom under the sea and contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show.

Super family​ fun brought to you by our talented youngsters

Shrek The Musical 

Sterts Theatre Co

15 -17 July 7.30pm

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” 

And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

This production is part funded by the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund.

Alice in Wonderland

Boxtree Productions

27th July 5.00pm

Follow Boxtree Productions down the rabbit hole into a strange world of caterpillars, cards and tea parties.  Join Alice as she tries to navigate this curious world, but don't lose your head!   

This fun-filled production will feature inventive staging, original songs, magical storytelling and a whole host of Lewis Carrol's crazy characters.

Much Ado About Nothing

Illyria Theatre Co

2nd August 7.30pm

Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs....In their 29th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria stick to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy.

The Wolf from the Door

Sterts Theatre Co

6th August 8pm 

"We don't actually drink coffee at my coffee morning".  

"What do you do, then?" 

"We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there's flower arranging".
In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England.

Running time 70mins no interval.

Age recommendation 12+

Curious Creatures

Squashbox Theatre 

12th August 2.00pm 5+

Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him. Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music - plus lots of amazing natural history facts - Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom. 

The Wolf from the Door

Sterts Theatre Co

16th August 8pm 

"We don't actually drink coffee at my coffee morning".  

"What do you do, then?" 

"We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there's flower arranging".
In this intensely imaginative and daringly brave-thinking play, award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England.

Running time 70mins no interval.

Age recommendation 12+

Mr Stink

Heartbreak Productions

19th August 5pm.

You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th

birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe's  particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. Don't miss Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Quantum Theatre

24th August 2pm

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with a snarling cat followed by Mr McGregor himself! 

Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic.

The Sea Show

Squashbox

26th August 2pm

The Sea Show is a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog

Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards. Unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

Universarama

Squashbox Theatre

31st August 2pm 

Since the dawn of time, human beings have gazed up at the night sky and wondered… What’s up there? How far does it go? Does it ever end? Well, wonder no longer! All these questions and more will be answered in Universarama! (Possibly).

A marvellous blend of science, comedy, storytelling and cabaret, all contained within an accessible, funny and unique family show.

The River Rolls On 

The Countrymen

18th June 8pm

The Countrymen make a welcome return to Sterts on their “The River Rolls On” Concert Tour. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material. 

The Hypochondriac

Sterts Theatre Co

22 - 23 July 7.30pm

Molière's classic farce, Le Malade Imaginaire. The 'imaginary invalid' Argan is so obsessed with his health that he fails to notice what is happening around him in his own family. His scheming wife and loving daughter are finally revealed to him in their true light by Argan's brother, who poses as a quack doctor and suggests he feigns death to test their loyalty.

Stones and Bones

Squashbox Theatre

29th July 2.00pm

This summer, come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall…A land of shuddering rocks, boiling seas and fiery volcanoes…There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style

Star Crazy

Miracle Theatre 

3rd August 7.30pm

October 1957: the world lives in fear of nuclear armageddon, Russia has launched Sputnik 1, UFOs are cropping up everywhere, MI5 is on high alert and Stanley is building something in his garden shed. 

 

A comedy about obsession and the rekindling of love, hope and possibility.

The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle.

Illyria Theatre Co

7th August 5.00pm

A brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor's FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig and Polynesia the Parrot.

 

The FURTHER Adventures of Doctor Dolittle features a fully orchestrated score, amazing puppets and a plethora of memorable, sing-along-songs that you'll love

FOS Brothers

2021 Tour

12th August 7.30pm 

A relaxed summers evening for all the family. Growing up in Belfast in the 70’s the FOS brothers fuse an eclectic mix of their own original songs with traditional Irish sensibilities flavoured liberally with Genesis/Horslipian spices.
Highly recommended to lovers of folk music with a progressive twist. They move seamlessly from tear jerking Irish ballads to full on Floydian space rock.

Tales from the Trees 

Squashbox Theatre

17th August 2pm 

Trees are awesome! They shelter us and protect us, they enchant us with their mystery and beauty, and they inspire our stories, myths and fairy tales…

But trees also provide us with food, fuel and wood, their roots bind the soil together, they produce oxygen for us to breathe…Trees hold the future of humanity in their branches.

 

Let Squashbox Theatre be your guide to the tremendous world of Trees!

Shrek The Musical

Sterts Theatre Co

20th August 7.30pm

21st August 2pm & 7.30pm 

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” 

And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

This production is part funded by the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund.

Midsummer Night's Dream 

Quantum Theatre

24th August 7.30pm

Quantum Theatre’s brand new stylish and whimsical production of  Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular play is a flight of magical fancy where real life is unexpectedly entangled with the supernatural, where willow-the-wisp fairies, unsuspecting artisans and ardent young lovers are woven together by the finest gossamer thread: “I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was…”

The Cameraman

Bash Street Theatre 

27th August 5pm    

... from sometime in the future a jaded detective looks back on his early career as a young crime-fighter in the ‘Roaring 20s’ - the days of fake news, a world pandemic and global warming.

Set around a seedy French cafe, this is a playful homage to the film-noir genre. With live musical accompaniment, there is topical intrigue, mistaken identities and silent comedy

Poltroon

By Simon Parker

6-10 July 7.30 / +2pm on 10th

From the team that brought you Gonamena and Third Light. Written by Simon Parker, Poltroon is a bittersweet story of lasting male friendship in a fictional Cornish community. Have you ever wondered how life might have turned out if you’d made different decisions? Through humour and song, Poltroon asks what if…? 

 

Romeo and Juliet

Duke's Theatre

24th July 7.30pm

 Do you believe in love at first sight? Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers dream of happy-ever-after in the face of bitter divisions and bloody consequences.

This desperate pair are ready to risk everything for true love…

 

“These violent delights have violent ends".

 

Shrek The Musical

Sterts Theatre Co

30th July 7.30pm

31st July 2pm & 7.30

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” 

And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

This production is part funded by the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund.

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

Folksy Theatre

5th August 2.00pm 

Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy. The three pigs are building their homes, Goldilocks is on the run from some bears and to top it all, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for dinner!  Filled with live music, puppetry and audience interaction, this wonderful family musical has something for everyone!

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Henry V

The Festival Players

11th August 7.30pm

After a rebellious and spirited youth, carousing in the taverns of London, Prince Hal takes on the responsibility of Kingship and leads his troops, of low and high station, across the Channel to do battle.

Follow the charismatic King Henry the Fifth in this stirring tale of leadership, bravery, humour, and love. Exhilarating entertainment for a Summer’s evening.

HMS Pinafore

Illyria Theatre Co

13th and 14th August 7.30pm

Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, this classic Victorian opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy.

Don't miss this wonderful comic opera as it gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.

The Hypochondriac

Sterts Theatre Co

17th/18th August 7.30pm

Molière's classic farce, Le Malade Imaginaire. The 'imaginary invalid' Argan is so obsessed with his health that he fails to notice what is happening around him in his own family.

His scheming wife and loving daughter are finally revealed to him in their true light by Argan's brother, who poses as a quack doctor and suggests he feigns death to test their loyalty.

The Three Musketeers

Immersion Theatre 

23rd August 5pm

Immersion Theatre invite you on a swashbuckling adventure of epic proportions as they proudly present an action-packed adaptation of The Three Musketeers!

Follow the young D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to join the legendary Musketeers in a thrilling production brimming with excitement, danger, comedy, and in true Immersion style, bags of audience interaction

Ed Byrne

If I'm Honest

25 August 8pm    Age 16+

Aside from the sell-out international tours, Ed is a regular panellist on shows like Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, and has made several memorable appearances on the Graham Norton Show.

 

In 2021 he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Shrek The Musical

Sterts Theatre Co

28th & 30th August 7.30pm

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” 

And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

This production is part funded by the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund.

 
 
 

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