Lee Trewhela’s entertainment guide to 2013 - January
Thursday, January 10 – Miracle Theatre: Frankenstein!, Mullion School (also Friday, January 11, Launceston Town Hall; Saturday, January 12, St Ives Guildhall; Sunday, January 13, CAVE, Callington Town Hall; Thursday, February 7, Wadebridge Town Hall; Sunday, February 10, Grampound Community Hall; Tuesday, February 12, Bodmin College)
The sophisticated monster takes his 1940s-inspired musical into 2013.
Thursday, January 10 – An Evening with ... Nicholas Parsons, Hall for Cornwall
He’s old but he’s still got the gift of the gab – expect a lifetime of showbiz gossip
Friday, January 11 – Cube Theatre: Freddie Dare and the Ginger Robber, Tolmen Centre, Constantine
Cube’s sparkling new show for children (and grown-ups too). With plenty of song and dance, and written by Constantine’s own Jon Welch, this promises to be a delight for all ages.
Saturday, January 12 – Owdyado Theatre: Wrongdoings & Wake-Up Calls, Grampound Community Hall
Tuesday, January 15 to Saturday, January 19 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hall for Cornwall
Saturday, January 19 – Peacock & Gamble, The Poly, Falmouth
Sunday, January 20 – Kepow Theatre: Seven Ages Of Man, Downderry Working Men’s Club
Tuesday, January 22 to Saturday, February 9 – Dirty Dancing, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
That thing in the corner of Plymouth’s glittering theatre? It’s not Baby.
Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 – Licence to Thrill: Brendan Cole, Hall for Cornwall
To some he’s adorable, to others odious, but there’s no denying he’s good on his feet.
Saturday, January 26 – The Railway Children, Drum Theatre, Plymouth
Sunday, January 27 – The Magic of Musicals, Hall for Cornwall
Monday, January 28 – A Carousel of Causley: Cornwall Secondary Drama Showcase, Hall for Cornwall
Secondary students from 15 Cornish schools celebrate one of the county’s favourite poets.
Thursday, January 31 – Panache Theatre: The Edge, The Poly, Falmouth
Preview night of a new play from Truro writer Elliot Wellsteed-Crooks. Two young lads from Penzance build a hybrid travel machine, part plane, part truck, part bike, part boat. The action of the play sees the construction of this monster machine on stage
Friday, January 11 – People’s String Foundation, The Poly, Falmouth
One of Cornwall’s most ambitious and popular bands take string instruments out of the safe haven of classical music into the world of dance and rock.
Friday, January 11 – New London Opera Players: Tosca, Hall for Cornwall
Friday, January 18 – Paul Carrack, Plymouth Pavilions
From Squeeze to Mike + The Mechanics and his own solo material, Carrack is the master of MOR.
Saturday, January 19 – Caravan, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
The original Canterbury prog rockers back together. Watch a hall full of bald men weep into their real ale over the loss of their flowing locks.
Saturday, January 26 – Duelling Kazoos cover gig, The Poly, Falmouth
Tuesday, January 29 – Animals & Friends with Steve Cropper in Concert, Hall for Cornwall
A genuine music legend plays Cornwall – from Otis Redding to the Blues Brothers, rhythm guitarist Cropper has backed them all.
Thursday, January 31 – European Union Chamber Orchestra, Hall for Cornwall