or even a small city or
of an inward and probable
is the outward sign
- Sir Laurence Olivier
Come and see our new show for April 2019 - Mother Goose!
The great fat bullying ogre, Rumbletum, wants to take over the world but he can't because Mother Goose refuses to sell him her chicken farm, even though she makes very little money.
The ogre sends the devious lawyers, Bumblechook and Bland to try to persuade her but she will have none of it.
Then the fairy Meriel comes to her aid and gives her the magic goose, Priscilla, who lays golden eggs which means that she is rich but this does not stop Rumbletum who wants Priscilla for himself.
To see what happens, come along to the Village Hall and find out!
It's hard to believe that 2016 was the 35th anniversary of our theatre club. During that time we have put on numerous beloved (and award winning) shows - so many we can't actually remember some of them! The world has changed around us and we've seen members come and go, but we are always looking forward to the future and our next production.
We decided to talk to some of our members to ask them, first hand, about what they can remember when the club started all those years ago. The first conversation with founder-member Mary Rashleigh is online now. We hope to have more club members chats posted here soon.
We have had numerous wonderfully talented members over the years, here is some biographical information on the players who featured in our production, Fresh Winds From The Willows.
Robert, a retired surgeon is making his 3rd appearance with the club in 'Fresh Winds'. When not on stage, you'll probably find him sailing the River Fowey with his wife.
Tessa is and author & former professional dancer. She joined the club back in 2012 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in her first performance.
Mike has been performing with us since moving to Polruan in 2001 and has racked up over 20 productions. In 2014 he won the Cornwall Drama Association Best Actor award for his protrayl of Elyot in Noel Coward's Private Lives.
Eleven year old Rosie is an enthusiastic actor, dancer, singer and musician. Fresh Winds marks her debut with our Theatre Club.
MEET SOME OF OUR PLAYERS
Simon is a welcome newcomer to our company. He has an incredible baritone voice that we look forward to utilizing on future productions.
Carol was the parish midwife and district nurse for many years as is a local legend. Fresh Winds marks her first time on stage .
Richard has made a welcome return after an absence of several years. He recently starred in Holiday Snap.
Amy has been a chorus member in a number of pantomimes and, infamously, fainted whilst pregnant with her first child during a performance of Cinderella. Fresh Winds marks her first major role.
Jonathan first performed in 1980 to help raise funds for the village hall and went on to perform in numerous plays and musicals.
Andrew, or AK as he likes to be known is fast becoming an established member of our group. He's pleased that Fresh Winds has afforded him a more dramatic role than his usual pantomimes.
Lily is 12 years old and Fresh Winds is her 2nd role with the club. She was voted Polruan Carnival queen 2015-16 and is immersed in her syllabus for her RAD ballet/jazz & tap dancing.
Kevin has appeared in many productions and in numerous guises - vicars, pantomime dames or whatever we can throw at him. He vows to continue as long as he's still having fun!
Jasper is 15 and Fresh Winds will be his 2nd production, having appeared in Snow White and the Seventh Dwarf. He loves English literature and the theatre.
Born in Chelsea, Mary studied at the Mayfair School of Dancing, Singing & Acting. A founding member of our club, she has appeared in so many productions we've all lost count!
Pam is taking time out from running Crumpets Too in the village to make her second on stage appearance in our latest production.
Oskar is 14 and Fresh Winds will also be his 2nd production, having appeared in Snow White and the Seventh Dwarf. He loves model making, art, literature and high diving.
“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
― William Shakespeare, As You Like It.
SUPPORT US AND DONATE!
HELP US KEEP THE THEATRE ALIVE! Our small theatre club isn't privately funded, rather we fund our productions and the maintenance of our facilities through revenue raised from staging each show and also, largely, from generous donations from our patrons.
As Sir Lawrence Olivier once said, "I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture."
We believe that there is no finer culture than that which you can find in Polruan. We hope you agree. In the near future, we aim to have a direct 'donation' link to Paypal. In the meantime, if you are a fan of our work or of small, amateur, theatre clubs in general, please do donate to our cause.
Cheques can be made payable to Polruan Theatre Club and sent to the Village Hall address.
Polruan is a small village with a disproportionately high number of holiday lets. As a consequence, we are always looking for new & talented people to come and join our ranks, be you an actor looking to tread the boards or someone more interested in helping us out behind the scenes. We endeavor to mount 2 plays a year and we'd like to encourage people throughout Cornwall to join our theatre club.
Please use the form below for any inquiries or email us directly to send in CV's / headshots.
In the future we are also planning to have workshops and master classes with Tony Cottrell, one of our directors, for those interested in learning more about stage craft, acting, directing or writing for theatre.
Watch this space, or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
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