December 2018

Saturday 15th December - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Christmas Castaways

Tickets: Adults: Advance £5/Door £6, Children: Advance £3/Door £4 /under 2's Free/ Family £15

It’s been 7 years since Roy and Eva were shipwrecked on the tropical island of Mehetia. And it’s only when Roy finds a digital watch that they realise what time of the year it is – December. So this year, the castaways are going to do Christmas! However, they are 7 years out of practice, so they’ll need some help making it happen, and that’s if a mysterious man in a mask doesn’t ruin the fun along the way!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 15th December - 8:00 pm

3 Daft Monkeys at the Witches Yule Ball

Tickets: £15

Featuring 3 Daft Monkeys with support from Alan Jones. Come appropriately, or if it is your whim, inappropriately dressed.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 19th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 20th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 21st December - 2:00 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 21st December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 22nd December - 2:30 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too
Christmassy!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 22nd December - 7:30 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too
Christmassy!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 23rd December - 7:30 pm

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Tickets: Adults £10/Children over 8 years old £5

David Mynne in a one man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 27th December - 8:00 pm

Merry Folking Christmas!

Tickets: £10

It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! Now in its 5th year, Merry Folking Christmas continues to offer excellent live music, art and theatre and for only £10!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 31st December - 8:30 pm

New Year’s Eve – Ding Dong A Go Go!

Tickets: £10 Advance £13 On The Door

This year we’re excited to bring you 60’s & 70’s soul, Motown, disco, funk, Northern Soul, 60’s R&B & soulful house, on original vinyl for your partying pleasure!

 If you like uptempo soul music of all flavours this night is for you! From Sister Sledge to Sly & the Family Stone, Sugar Pie DeSanto to Spanky Wilson, we’ve got it all!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

January 2019

Friday 4th January - 8:00 pm

Ben Waters

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Voted piano player of the year at the prestigious Boisdale awards, Ben Waters will be coming to The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 4th January 2019.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 10th January - 8:00 pm

Sarah McQuaid

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Folk Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist based in Penzance

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 11th January - 8:00 pm

Adrian Cox presents "Profoundly Blue"

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £14

Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 17th January - 8:00 pm

The Big Blind

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins….a magical night.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 18th January - 8:00 pm

The Emerald Dawn

Tickets: £10

The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist quartet who combine elements from rock, classical music and jazz to produce their own original, haunting, beautifully melodic and highly atmospheric sound.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 24th January - 7:30 pm

The Non-Psychic "Psychic" Show

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12/Concessions £8

This show is fun and thought provoking. Although the show takes no stand on whether it is actually possible to communicate with the dead, it shows how the appearance of such communications can be made through trickery, in a way that in entertaining, interesting, and at times downright funny! 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 25th January - 8:00 pm

Mara Simpson plus support from Foxes Fair

Tickets: Advance £9/Door £10

A born storyteller, Mara’s music will resonate with fans of Patti Smith, Laurie Lee, Patrick Watson and This is The Kit. Mara paints a beautifully rich soundscape, setting the scene as she takes her audience on a journey with her, through the beauty of every day to the magic of remarkable.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 26th January - 8:00 pm

Tom Dale with special guests Liam Jordan & David Matthews

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Come along and listen to three fabulous local musicians

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 31st January - 7:30 pm

Vagabond Circus

Tickets: £7 child, £10 adult, £8 child (door), £12 adult (door)

This family show combines physical performance, dance, theatre and live music in an intensely woven piece of contemporary circus.
Lily is a struggling teen who has run away from her life. She follows the fights of birds, the sounds of shadows and through her travels, learns to find joy in the world again. Her journey is an exploration of how bullying and social pressure affects us as humans growing up in a society where failure is punished.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

February 2019

Saturday 2nd February - 8:00 pm

Falmouth Soul Sensation

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12/Concessions £8

After previous sell-out performances at the Acorn, the Falmouth Soul Sensation are thrilled to be returning for the sixth year running! This year their benefit gig is in aid of ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity based in Cornwall. The charity delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster, in the form of sturdy green ShelterBoxes.  These are designed to help people who have lost everything: they are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 7th February - 7:30 pm

Dirty Words

Tickets: £12

A music and dance duet with dancer, Grace Clayton (Grace Clayton Dance, Cheap Date) and multi-instrumentalist, Seamas Carey (Kneehigh, Wildworks) created with associate director Kyla Goodey (Trifle Gathering, Kneehigh, Wildworks). A crash landing of self-expression, communication, humour, action and reaction through live music, dance, theatre, and digital media.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 8th February - 7:30 pm

Queen C*nt: Sacred or Profane?

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” – Come and see us do all of this….and more!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 9th February - 8:00 pm

The Countrymen

Tickets: £10 Advance £12 Door

Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. 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 some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 11th February - 7:30 pm

At The End We Begin

Tickets: £12/Concessions £8

With dramaturgy by Neus Gil Cortes, a freshly composed score by Samuel Hall and costume design by designer Hannah Taylor, At the end we begin is Richard Chappell Dance’s most challenging and collaborative work to date.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 14th February - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Playing medieval & Spanish Blues

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 15th February - 7:30 pm

Women-Wise

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Untold Dance Theatre is an intergenerational all-female dance company based in Bristol. Untold’s age range span from 23 to 73. Vicki Hearne, Untold’s artistic director, creates dance theatre work based on true stories surrounding women’s mental health. Raising awareness of women’s mental health through dance theatre has been a long-standing passion of Vicki’s and she is determined to contribute to the ever-expanding debate and research on the subject.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 16th February - 8:00 pm

Airfish Circus Present - Soiree 3 - Menage a trois!

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

The locally based, locally acclaimed Airfish Circus Arts Collective return for a third year, to bring another highly popular, heady and seductive mix of vaudevillian burlesque, swing old and new, and their unique brand of circus, for Valentine’s weekend.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th February - 7:30 pm

Ghost Stories By Candlelight

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Tarquin & Binky present Nunkie Theatre Company in Ghost Stories by Candlelight – classic ghost stories by M.R. James, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry. WARNING: Contains moments of pleasing terror.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 21st February - 2:00 pm

Science Adventures

Tickets: Adults £8/Children £6

In their top-secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd February - 8:00 pm

The Life and Songs of Jake Thackray

Tickets: £12

The show will include many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock etc), anecdotes from John’s research into Jake’s life for the forthcoming biography as well as some newly discovered Jake Thackray masterpieces from John’s most recent CD, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, . Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before. Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 24th February - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £11/Concessions £9

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 28th February - 8:00 pm

Marky Dawson

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

You will be entertained with the intimacy of a blues club, the performance of stadium act quality, and the fun of the pub. Remarkyble.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

March 2019

Friday 1st March - 7:30 pm

Point Of No Return

Tickets: £8

End of the Line Theatre invite you to join them at the Point of No Return. This West Cornwall based group of writers and performers are sharing a diverse evening of thought-provoking short pieces which may be intriguing, might be enchanting but will always be entertaining!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 2nd March - 8:00 pm

The Scribes

Tickets: £5

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop three-piece consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro, who’s unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 3rd March - 7:30 pm

Into The Marvellous: A Night With Dr Martin Shaw

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Martin Shaw is one of the country’s best-loved storytellers and the leading teacher of myth of his generation.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 6th March - 8:00 pm

Chris Wood

Tickets: £16.00

A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 7th March - 7:30 pm

The Wind in the Willows

Tickets: Adults £8 Concs £6 Child £5 Family £22

Kenneth Grahame’s classic story brought to vivid, anarchic life on the stage! Look out for chaos as we re-create animals, battles lost and won and a considerable slice of comic fun! Directed by Andy Blake who directed last season’s The Riot and designed by Jackie Moule

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 8th March - 7:30 pm

Are You Across The River or Am I? - An Evening With Brian Patten

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £15/Concession £10

Brian revisits a number of classic favourites, but the performance also combines two very different strands of his most recent poetry

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 9th March - 7:30 pm

International Women's Day Charity Cabaret 2019

Tickets: £9/Concessions £7

Back in the ring for round eight, please join us for a no holds barred celebration of International Women’s Day.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 10th March - 8:00 pm

The Odd Folk

Tickets: £8

The Odd Folk are off on their annual European Tour

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 14th March - 7:30 pm

Falling

Tickets: £10

Falling tells the emotionally powerful story of Claire and her teenage daughter, Alice and explores what happens to both of them when what they thought was solid was, quite literally, undermined.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 15th March - 8:00 pm

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS

Tickets: £18, £16 conc

Just when they were about to make it to the big time, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville, Tennessee had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, under the late 80s ‘supergroup’ pseudonym “The Traveling Wilburys”. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 16th March - 8:00 pm

Sam Kelly's Station House

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £15

Sam Kelly’s Station House is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. The band’s unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three ‘lead’ singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th March - 8:00 pm

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £18

Duos come, and duos go… And some nurture and fine-tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 20th March - 8:00 pm

Ageless - by Benjamin Kuffuor

Tickets: Adults £4/Under 16's £2

A play performed by The Acorn Young People’s Theatre, which questions what it means to be young and the ways in which generations collide.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 21st March - 7:30 pm

Lights! Planets! People!

Tickets: £11, Concessions £9

Renowned space scientist Maggie Hill recently launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets. It didn’t go well. Shortly afterwards, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. She’s going to have to address both of these catastrophes.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd March - 8:00 pm

Nick Harper

Tickets: Advance £15

Nick Harper is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 23rd March - 7:30 pm

DNA MIND READING DUO

Tickets: £16 adv £18 Door

Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA with their brand-new show.
Their unique mind-reading performances have now been enjoyed by tens of millions of people around the world.
This brand-new show features world exclusive, never before seen material that is being showcased for the very first time!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 24th March - 8:00 pm

The South

Tickets: Advance £20/Door £25

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 28th March - 7:30 pm

Drip Drip Drip

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £11/ Concessions £8

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, take you on a darkly comic and taboo-busting journey. In a district hospital, an Eritrean nurse tends a dying racist patient. Welcome to the NHS – a place where even the gallows humour is at death’s door. As life ebbs, reality spins away, jumping between 1940’s Germany, an African burns clinic, and the 1977 ‘Battle of Lewisham’ NF march. Drip, drip, drip.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 29th March - 8:00 pm

Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2016 – Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS (English Folk Dance Song Society) run songwriting retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning! Napier’s driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood’s back from a month-long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional. “Fancy writing a song about maths?” Napier enquires. And so the seed for this songwriting partnership was sown.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 30th March - 8:00 pm

Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £16

The Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation on re-interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songs and play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 31st March - 7:30 pm

Nick Darke's : 'Bud' & 'The Fisherman's Tale' starring Edward Rowe (Kernow King)

Tickets: £12

In this one- man tragi comedy, Edward Rowe plays Bud. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

April 2019

Friday 5th April - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Student Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 5th April - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Documentary

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 5th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Tin Pan Alley + Q&A with Director Henry Scott-Irvine

Tickets: £7/Concessions £5

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Lucy English - Performance Poet

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Selection of Animated Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Fiction Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Scriptwriting for Films - with Dr Martin Kiszko

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - "Evan: A Survivor's Story"

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 8:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival Party with the Badlands Blues Band

Tickets: £7/Concessions £5

Join us in celebrating the festival with the Badlands Blues Band –  A five-piece band from St Agnes who play upbeat, funky, soul-tinged rhythm and blues including obscure eclectic gems as well as a few well-known classics.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Cornish Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - "Risk" followed by Q&A with Director Luke Bradford

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival: Documentary

Tickets: Adults £4/Conc £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Fiction Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Newlyn Film Festival - "Rainbow Valley" followed by Q&A with director Miro Caminade

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Newlyn Film Festival - Awards Ceremony - Free Event

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 13th April - 7:30 pm

Artworld On Trial

Tickets: £10/Door £12

EXTRAVAGANZA TWO is a sequel to the 2017 show THIS IS ART, which exceeded all expectations and was extremely successful as a satire on contemporary art.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 14th April - 8:00 pm

Bad Manners

Tickets: £20

Bad Manners are an English two-tone and ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. … The group then went on to sign a contract with Portrait Records in the United States and Mental Notes was released in 1985.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th April - 3:00 pm

The Mystery Of The Raddlesham Mumps with Murray Lachlan Young

Tickets: Adults £8/Children £6/Family £24

Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) is back to present his thrilling new family performance.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th April - 8:00 pm

MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG In Search of the Unknown Celebrity

Tickets: £11 Adv £13 Door

Acclaimed poet, broadcaster and stand-up performer,  Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) heads out on the road with his new show, this time exploring the culture and obsession of celebrity – from the unknown to the known.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 20th April - 8:00 pm

The Leylines - The Recover Reveal Album Tour

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Recover/Reveal is the second studio album from The Leylines out on Friday 1st March 2019.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 22nd April - 8:00 pm

Frankie - The Monday Recovery

Tickets: £10

A night to taste some of the varied musical talents of Penzance after relaxing day on the beach.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 25th April - 8:00 pm

Embers Of Eden + Special Guests Sinpusher

Tickets: Advance £9.50/Concessions £8/Door £11

Plymouth based 4 piece melodic groove metal outfit Embers of Eden released their self titled debut album earlier this year and are touring to promote and support it in April and May. With an exciting and energetic live show and well crafted songs, Embers of Eden are a must see live band.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 27th April - 7:30 pm

Do You Think That's Wise? The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier

Tickets: £13/Concessions £11

British Comedy Guide Recommended Show 2018

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 28th April - 8:00 pm

Gadarene

Tickets: £11 / £9 con / £13 on the door

Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy. The five-piece play drums, mandolin, double bass, fiddle and flute, their musicianship and effects units transforming obscure English 18th and 19th-century tunes into numbers from intricate acoustic trance to alternative modern dance hits.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

May 2019

Thursday 2nd May - 7:30 pm

Treasure

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

Fearless and physical contemporary dance that delves deep into our past, exploring our innate and powerful relationship to the sea.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 7th May - 8:00 pm

Gigspanner

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Described since as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond” (Folk Radio UK), Gigspanner has stayed true to their quest to take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” (Spiral Earth).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 10th May - 8:00 pm

Gaz Brookfield Live At The Acorn + support by David Matthews

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Since winning Acoustic Magazine’s Singer-Songwriter of the year in 2010, Gaz has spent his time on the road touring the UK and Europe.  In this time he has been fortunate enough to share the stage with the likes of Levellers,  New Model Army, The Wonder Stuff, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, to name but a few.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 11th May - 8:00 pm

The Schmoozenbergs

Tickets: Advance £11/Concessions £10/Door £13

The band will be showcasing brand new original music from their 2019 album release, ‘Awaken’, as well as playing their highly entertaining and imaginative versions of classic jazz tunes.
“Relaxed yet upbeat and eminently accomplished swinging gypsy-jazz from this Bristol based four piece. A delightful break from the stresses of the day.” – Festivalflyer.com: Glastonbury Festival 2017

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 13th May - 7:30 pm

Oh No It Isn't!

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

Written by and starring Great British Pantomime Award nominee Luke Adamson and using real anecdotes and stories, it is an impassioned yet tender love letter to the world of performance.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 16th May - 8:00 pm

Ged Kingsford

Tickets: Advance £6/Concessions £5/Door £8

Years of working with countless musicians and songwriters, ranging from members of Motorhead and The Blockheads to members of a New York dance group, and gypsy Romanian musicians, has led to Ged composing and performing his own works for non-tuned percussion and sampled sounds.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 17th May - 8:00 pm

Otway & Barrett - Nearly Free

Tickets: Advanced £14/Door £16

This magnetic bond still holds after more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!)

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 18th May - 8:00 pm

Pirate Party Penzance

Tickets: Advance £9/Concessions £7/Door £11

AHOY ME HEARTIES! Welcome to Pirate Night in Penzance! We’re bringing together 3 fantastic pirate bands for one evening of rum swigging, knees up dancing and pirate themed entertainment that won’t disappoint!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 19th May - 7:30 pm

Endless Featuring N:Dless

Tickets: Advance £12 / Conc £10

Much loved Cornwall based theatre company Trifle Gathering Productions are back on tour with their bravest theatre project to date, Endless featuring N:Dless.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 23rd May - 8:00 pm

Deborah Rose & Mari Randle + Support from Patrick Aston

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Harmony and haunting melody weave together in the voices of Deborah Rose and Mari Randle, a sound cradled by guitars with a strong sense of story and magic.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th May - 7:30 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce

Tickets: £15

This inventive and hilarious comedy mystery features 2 fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th May - 7:30 pm

The Williwaw Tour - Land Of Trees & Ryan Edmond

Tickets: Advance £6/Concession £5/Door £8

This May Swedish indie-folk artist Land Of Trees Music and Australian singer/songwriter Ryan Edmond will be heading over to the UK and playing at The Acorn!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 29th May - 8:00 pm

Riot & Lobsters

Tickets: £15/Concessions £12

An evening of the music, songs and whirling words of Nick Darke and Jim Carey.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 30th May - 4:00 pm

Noisy Holiday

Tickets: Adults £7/Children £3.50/Family £17. Under 2's free

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 31st May - 7:30 pm

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate + Support Gray Lightfoot

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring. He’s on a mission to write poems to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation?

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

June 2019

Saturday 1st June - 8:00 pm

Winter Wilson in Concert

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Winter Wilson are back on the road, following a hugely successful UK tour with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, and now featuring songs from their latest CD Far Off on the Horizon. As with previous offerings, this new album has met with great critical acclaim

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 6th June - 8:00 pm

Three Of A Kind

Tickets: £6

An evening of Blues, Funk, Folk & Soul performed by three local musicians.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 7th June - 7:30 pm

Evening of mediumship with Nikki Kitt

Tickets: £11

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information… to give both confirmation and comfort.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 8th June - 8:00 pm

Edgelarks

Tickets: £16.50

BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 9th June - 7:30 pm

Off Air

Tickets: £8/Concession £6

A new play about broadcasting, Ted Baker & the bomb. From writer Joe Welch, ‘Off Air’ is a story of companionship and frivolity in the face of unimaginable horror. It celebrates the necessity and inevitability of silliness and the survival of the mundane in a truly apocalyptic context. Presented by Muffled Scream Theatre.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 12th June - 8:00 pm

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Tickets: £12

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step- dancing, he just loves to perform.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 13th June - 8:00 pm

Hanterhir

Tickets: Advance £5/Door £6

Often described as psychedelic folk, space rock, freak rock, forest punk and a growing list of comparisons to other bands – “in places not a million miles from Mogwai.”

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 14th June - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dr.Feelgood

Tickets: £20

Formed in Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 15th June - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Gilmore & Roberts

Tickets: Advance £12/Concessions £9/Door £14

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 20th June - 8:00 pm

The Ollie West Band

Tickets: Pay what you feel on the night

Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 22nd June - 7:30 pm

An Evening of Comedy with Holcomb Barratt and Richey

Tickets: £10 Adv £8 Conc

Holcomb, Barratt and Richey is a comedy trio comprising comedy performers from varying disciplines who combine their skills to create humour of the very best.
They each have their own areas of speciality which they display individually, but also work under the group title of Sweet n’ Sour, performing Improvised Comedy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 24th June - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Watery Adventures in Film

Tickets: suggested donations £4

Come on a watery adventure of contemporary films, documentaries, brand-new animations, 1920s archive films accompanied by live music, and artist moving image work from the LUX. An eclectic film screening, part of Jubilee Pool Stories’ celebration of Penzance’s beautiful art deco Lido. 

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 26th June - 8:00 pm

Granny's Attic with support from Foxes Fair

Tickets: £12

One of the younger rising star groups on the folk scene, Granny’s Attic have been stunning audiences with their skilled singing and playing over the last few years.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 27th June - 7:30 pm

Chris Difford

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

Chris Difford is a Grammy-nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 28th June - 8:00 pm

Kakatsitsi - Master Drummers from Ghana & Mbilou - Bwiti Nganga from Gabon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13/Children £8

Kakatsitsi are known for their funky, groovy and trancey style of drumming, designed to move western dance floors and built around the style of lead drummer Samuel ‘Injoly’ Addo. Their singing, led by Adotey Johnson also sets them aside from many other African drumming groups.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

July 2019

Wednesday 3rd July - Saturday 6th July - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Penzance Literary Festival

Tickets: Various prices see CRBO link

3rd – 6th July: back for its tenth year, Penzance Literary Festival offers the usual eclectic mix of big names, emerging talent and unexpected delights.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th July - 8:00 pm

Dom Pipkin - The Sweet Sounds of New Orleans

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

“The soul of New Orleans in the UK” Dom Pipkin is at the forefront of piano players keeping the classic New Orleans sound alive.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 10th July - 1:00 pm

Dream On

Dream On is an exciting adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ brought to you by the pupils of Marazion school.

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 11th July - 8:00 pm

Darren Page - The Voice of Roy Orbison

Tickets: £17.50

Darren Page – The Voice of Roy Orbison, this show will have you from the start with hit after hit from the catalogue of Roy Orbison’s vast collection

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 13th July - 8:00 pm

Sounds Like The Seekers

Tickets: £15/Concessions £13

Come along and experience again the joyful sound of The Seekers … the carnival isn’t over!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 14th July - 8:00 pm

The Shirt Tail Stompers

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

The London based swing band have been making waves all across the world, from Thailand, South Korea and now Penzance! Playing a mixture of traditional and swing jazz, this entertaining show includes singing, dancing and a lot of fun!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 18th July - 7:30 pm

Callejondo Flamenco Dance & Music from Spain

Tickets: £12

CalleJondo is the exciting new flamenco show which takes you on a journey from the purest flamenco traditions to contemporary fusion to the wacky and unorthodox. The name CalleJondo comes from the Spanish words “calle” (meaning street), “callejón” (meaning alleyway) and “jondo” (meaning the purest and most serious styles of flamenco).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th July - 7:30 pm

Faery Tales for Grown Ups

Tickets: £8

Gary Cordingley is a dynamic and highly engaging storyteller who draws upon his background in street theatre to breath life into the stories he tells.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 25th July - 8:00 pm

William Grant

Tickets: Advance £6/Door £8

William Grant, an emerging indie-folk songwriter from Cornwall, brings a set of original songs, with his band, to The Acorn from his debut album ‘Estate Cars and Holiday Parks’. His music is reminiscent of the golden age of Americana and Folk-Rock of the 1960s and ’70s but retains its own identity which is contemporary and refreshing.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 26th July - 7:30 pm

Swallow Your Pride

Tickets: Advance £18/Concessions £17/Door £20

Dead Unicorn Ventures presents Swallow Your Pride, the first in a series of events showcasing the best and most diverse in Queer talent.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 27th July - 7:30 pm

Heavy Metal - with Ithaca, Monolithian, Tendrils, Grim Existence.

Tickets: £12

Join us at The Acorn, Penzance for our second annual celebration of heavy music and art. Once again, we are proud to bring you an evening of tasty riffs and stunning artwork.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 30th July - 7:30 pm

Tristan & Iseult

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Tragedy, romance & thrill: A Cornish legend brought to life. Dramatic performance storytelling from Katy Cawkwell.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 31st July - 8:00 pm

James & Black (USA)

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since.  The roots of their music spring from the tradition of Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback.  The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs.  For this duo though, it is all about the musical canvas being the dirt for the flowers, so to speak – fertile soil for the tune itself to grow.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

August 2019

Thursday 1st August - 8:00 pm

She Made Me Do It / Starsha Lee / The Eyelids / Scant Regard

Tickets: £10

She Made Me Do It featuring Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on vocals and Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant, The Selecter) on guitar.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 3rd August - 7:30 pm

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

Tickets: £16

The Darkside of Pink Floyd – an established touring band dedicated to the accurate reproduction of the best Pink Floyd LIVE performances

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 3rd August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: Advanced £15/Door £18

‘Hard Times In Newquay, If You’ve Got Long Hair’ was the endearingly absurd refrain performed by that Zelig of British acoustic music, Raymond ‘Wizz’ Jones, when Alan Wicker went down to Cornwall in 1960 for BBC television to report on the area’s worrying upsurge of beatnik activity. Jones is still ’big in Cornwall’ and we welcome him once again to The Acorn.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 8th August - 8:00 pm

Darren Roberts + Support from Jacob powley & Senara Rendell

Tickets: £10

Producer, songwriter and guitarist Darren Roberts is coming out of semi-retirement for one night only to play his first-full band solo show in 10 years! He has just released his 5th solo record, the EP Phantoms, and has had albums chart across Europe and South America. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 11th August - 8:00 pm

Mama's Broke

Tickets: £12

Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 14th August - 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed until Sun 6th August

Tickets: Adults £15/Children under 16 £12/ £45 for a family of 4

2019 will see the return of the bone-crunching superstars of LDN Wrestling, bringing a host of top American wrestling stars to the ring to face the very best of homegrown talent and fans favourites in a two-hour rip-roaring entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 15th August - 7:30 pm

Old Herbaceous

Tickets: Advance £12.50/Concessions £10.50/Door £14

The much loved one-man play by Alfred Shaughnessy. Starring Giles Shenton as legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 16th August - 8:00 pm

From The Style Council

Tickets: £16 Adv £18 Door

Anthony Harty is the original bass player and the only other person to have played the guitar in The Style Council. With a career spanning 35 years, Anthony has played with over a hundred bands and artists, but it’s The Style Council that remains a firm favourite.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 17th August - 11:00 am

Dancing Frog By Kneehigh

Tickets: £10

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again.
For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 17th August - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DANCING FROG BY KNEEHIGH

Tickets: £10

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again.
For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 18th August - 8:00 pm

Inkubus Sukkubus - Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder

Tickets: Advance £13/Concessions £11/Door £15

Inkubus Sukkubus are a British pagan gothic rock band with an international following.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Drakes Island & Jamie Yost

Thursday 22nd August - 8:00 pm

Drakes Island & Jamie Yost

Tickets: Entry by a donation of £3+. Arrive early as this event is restricted to 60 people only!

Known for his atmospheric highs and soulful grit, Devon’s Jamie Yost blends his own take on poetic lyricism and introspective songwriting. His performances are not shy of raw emotion with comparisons to Daughter, Bon Iver and Matt Corby. Matthew Gordon Price is an alternative folk musician who provides an emotional narrative, with an honest and heartfelt performance, hinting at comparisons to Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard.

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 23rd August - 8:00 pm

Paul Millns, Songs from “A Little Thunder”

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

He is renowned for his unique smoky singing voice, often compared to the likes of Ray Charles, Joe Cocker and Tom Waits, a winning combination with his bluesy piano style. His songs retain his soul and blues background, but range widely in subject matter across social, political and personal relationships.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 26th August - 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Pokya Entertainment Presents :Alice formerly of Wonderland:

Tickets: £8 Adult £6 Conc £10 Door

The wacky tales and enjoyable but terrible crimes that created our most beloved Alice. Told through the medium of high level Aerial, Acrobatics and physical theatre; Here she is, Alice.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 29th August - 8:00 pm

Chico Chica. Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been Cancelled

Tickets: £12

Led by composer Barbara Snow and lyricist Tom Hannah, this four-piece band takes myriad ingredients: tango, chanson, rai, rumba, jazz and cabaret and then stir fry them in the wok of the musicians’ collective subconscious to form an unforgettable evening of song and entertainment.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 30th August - 8:00 pm

Phil King

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

As a singer-songwriter, Phil King has the whole Trinity: a beautiful, soulful singing voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. His latest studio album The Wreckage received excellent media attention with Radio 2’s Bob Harris describing him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

September 2019

Andy Law

Wednesday 4th September - 8:00 pm

Andy Law - The Long & The Short Of It - CD Launch

Tickets: £5

Newlyn-based fiddle player Andy Law is joined by local folk musicians on his debut CD, produced to raise much-needed funds for the Aurora Foundation for people abused in childhood. This CD launch is supported Heb Mar, traditional, modern and original Cornish folk music played with verve. The evening will feature tunes from the CD, which will be available for sale for the first time on the night.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Splendour

Thursday 5th September - 7:30 pm

Splendour

Tickets: £11

TOUCH theatre presents Abi Morgan’s (The Iron Lady/Suffragette) Splendour: power and human fallibility told from a female perspective.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Abba Revival - The Tribute

Friday 6th September - 8:00 pm

Abba Revival - The Tribute

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

ABBA was a highly respected and family-friendly group whose music continues to thrill young and old alike. Revival continues those principles and provides a show to be enjoyed by all age groups.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Amy & The Calamities

Thursday 12th September - 8:00 pm

Amy & The Calamities

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Amy & The Calamities is the creation of solo artist Amy Wawn, a musician and singer-songwriter from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. As a solo performer, Amy’s style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar, accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Friday 13th September - 8:00 pm

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £13/Door £15

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra combine eccentric humour with high energy roots music from around the globe.   Funny songs, crazy costumes, and virtuoso music!  In addition to Britain, they have wowed festival audiences in Finland, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and Germany.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

helen leading workshop square pic

Saturday 14th September - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

SINGING WORKSHOP WITH HELEN PORTER

Tickets: £15

This is a singing workshop for everyone who loves to sing. Helen, known for her work with choirs and ensembles all over the South West, will be teaching lovely, easy to learn songs in harmony. She’ll also be giving clear and helpful vocal tuition, so you learn about your voice as well as enjoying a morning of singing. Breath control, support, articulation – all basic technical aspects of singing will be covered in this uplifting vocal workshop.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

GEOFF ACHISON & THE UK SOULDIGGERS

Saturday 14th September - 8:00 pm

GEOFF ACHISON & THE UK SOULDIGGERS

Tickets: £14 Adv £13 Conc £15 Door

Multi-award winning Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist GEOFF ACHISON returns to the UK in 2019 for his 20th Anniversary Tour with a run of shows at Festivals, Music Clubs, Theatres and Arts Centres up and down the country.  He is also promoting a brand new album recorded with his “UK Souldiggers”: internationally acclaimed drummer SAM KELLY, keys man PAUL JOBSON and ANDY HODGE on bass.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

The Hard Rain Band play the songs of Bob Dylan + support from Elliot Hall

Sunday 15th September - 8:00 pm

The Hard Rain Band play the songs of Bob Dylan + support from Elliot Hall

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

Bob Dylan treated his songs as moving vehicles and endlessly changed arrangements, style and presentation. The Hard Rain Band remain true to the creative spirit in Dylan and so interpret not copy the songs of Dylan.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Three Of A Kind- Sept19

Thursday 19th September - 7:30 pm

Three Of A Kind

Tickets: £6

An evening of live music at The Acorn performed by three of the areaʼs very talented singer-songwriters ably supported by friends and guests

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 20th September - 8:00 pm

T.Rextasy

Tickets: £25

Marc Bolan’s T.Rex, were one of the most flamboyant, charismatic bands of the glam-rock era with a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s. T.Rextasy have performed around the world for over 20 years. They have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 21st September - 7:30 pm

Ember and Thorns

Tickets: Advance Adult £10/Child £7/Door Adult £12/Child £8

Performed by Vagabond Circus

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd September - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cornish Celtic Musicians' Masterclasses - Hilary Colman: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Vocals

Tickets: £7.50

An exciting opportunity to learn from some of the finest Cornish Celtic musicians – sign up for an individual masterclass to further your music skills, leading to the opportunity of joining Skillywidden for a one-off spectacular moment during the evening performance!
Neil Davey, Hilary Coleman, Jen Dyer and Colin Seddon will be tutoring in 30min sessions during the day, and invite you to come and learn.
No previous Cornish music experience needed, or an ability to read musical notation.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd September - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cornish Celtic Musicians' Masterclasses: Jen Dyer: Viola/Fiddle/Violin/Cello

Tickets: £7.50

An exciting opportunity to learn from some of the finest Cornish Celtic musicians – sign up for an individual masterclass to further your music skills, leading to the opportunity of joining Skillywidden for a one-off spectacular moment during the evening performance!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd September - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Cornish Celtic Musicians' Maserclasses - Neil Davey: Bouzouki, Mandolin, Mandola, Guitar, Ukulele

Tickets: £7.50

An exciting opportunity to learn from some of the finest Cornish Celtic musicians – sign up for an individual masterclass to further your music skills, leading to the opportunity of joining Skillywidden for a one-off spectacular moment during the evening performance!
Neil Davey, Hilary Coleman, Jen Dyer and Colin Seddon will be tutoring in 30min sessions during the day, and invite you to come and learn.
No previous Cornish music experience needed, or an ability to read musical notation.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd September - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Cornish Musicians' Celtic Masterclasses: Colin Seddon: Percussion

Tickets: £7.50

An exciting opportunity to learn from some of the finest Cornish Celtic musicians – sign up for an individual masterclass to further your music skills, leading to the opportunity of joining Skillywidden for a one-off spectacular moment during the evening performance!
Neil Davey, Hilary Coleman, Jen Dyer and Colin Seddon will be tutoring in 30min sessions during the day, and invite you to come and learn.
No previous Cornish music experience needed, or an ability to read musical notation.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd September - 8:00 pm

SKILLYWIDDEN – a nos lowen (Cornish dance night) beneath the stars.

Tickets: £8 Adv £10 Door

Legends of Cornish Celtic dance music Skillywidden frequently pack dance floors with their take on the nos lowen style of Cornish dance music. If you feel like dancing, just jump up and have a go – no previous experience needed.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 26th September - 8:00 pm

The Cutlasses + JollyRoger with compère Miss Carmen Getit

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

An evening of Music, dance & burlesque

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 27th September - 8:00 pm

Holder & Smith

Tickets: £13

A Tribute to Django & Grappelli.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

October 2019

Thursday 3rd October - 8:00 pm

Flamenco Para Siempre

Tickets: £15 | £13 Conc

Flamenco Loco and special guests Claudia Caolín (from Claudia Caolín y Compania) and Aneta la Polaca have collaborated on this very special multi-media production: ‘Flamenco para Siempre’, featuring a plethora of truly authentic Flamenco dance and music pieces, vivid costumes and passionate choreography.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 4th October - 7:30 pm

Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 5th October - 8:00 pm

The Rag and Moan Men

Tickets: £12

Here are two men from the wilds of the Hampshire-Berkshire borderlands not singing the Blues because they’re unhappy or deprived but because it’s what they do.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 10th October - 7:30 pm

King Lear

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

Adapted & performed by Paul Morel, directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 11th October - 8:00 pm

Kangaroo Moon

Tickets: £11

Kangaroo Moon has a large pool of associated musicians who appear on various occasions, so the band continues to be a many-headed marsupial with regular surprises.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 12th October - 8:00 pm

Hannah White & The Nordic Connections

Tickets: Advance £10/Concession £8/Door £12

Having shared stages with Grammy award-winning artists, won over support from TV presenter & radio broadcaster, Gaby Roslin, headlined a SOLD OUT show at London’s iconic Union Chapel, performed at major festivals and picked up press plaudits along the way, Hannah White has recorded an album with Norwegian americana band ‘The Nordic Connections’.  They will be performing songs from this album tonight!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 17th October - 7:30 pm

Acorn At 50 - Past

Tickets: £5

Initially co-ordinated by the writer, Anna Maria Murphy, ‘Tongue Pie’ became a monthly event at the Acorn, back in the 80s and 90s. It was an eclectic mix of spoken word and songs; performed by local artists, amateur and professional, and everyone was welcomed and encouraged.

We are going to recreate a Tongue Pie evening to celebrate the Acorn@50.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 18th October - 7:30 pm

Acorn at 50 - PRESENT

Tickets: £5

Come along and help us celebrate The Acorn turning 50. Yes, it really is 50 years since The Acorn started putting on events! An evening of present-day entertainment by five local acts: Boundless Brothers, Dan Aston, David Okangba, True Foxes & Foxes Fair.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 19th October - 7:30 pm

Acorn at 50- Future

Tickets: £5

Come along and help us celebrate The Acorn turning 50. Yes, it really is 50 years since The Acorn started putting on events! An evening of future entertainment by Airfish Ariel and Vagabond Circus

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 20th October - 8:00 pm

Jo Harman

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, JO HARMAN is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying, independently minded artist of rare credibility. An artist who makes sincere and heartfelt music, The Mirror proclaimed her ‘UK’s finest female soul blues voice’ who, according to Classic Rock, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 23rd October - 2:00 pm

Tales From A Haunted Bookshop

Tickets: Adult £8/Child £6

From the makers of Science Adventures and Jack’s Frosty Stories, Coppice Theatre, comes another delightful storytelling show featuring puppets, music and adventure!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 24th October - 7:30 pm

Spellbound

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

Spellbound is Jackie’s fifth solo spoken word show. It was created over a two year period and debuted in Devon at Halloween 2017.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 25th October - 8:00 pm

Budapest Cafe Orchestra - 10th Birthday Tour

Tickets: £13

The BCO were established by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick in 2009. Led by Christian they play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gipsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest pieces ever written by the greats.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 27th October - 2:00 pm

Seeking Isolde

Tickets: £10 Adults / £6 under 18 and Students

Imagine diving into the sea and finding a secret kingdom with people living in it! This is what happened to Frank, a geeky amateur diver, who discovered Lyonesse, a land that sank beneath the waves during the times of King Arthur.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 30th October - 7:00 pm

Shivers and Shadows

Tickets: Adults £7/Children £5/Family £20

Get ready to SHIVER, SHAKE, SHUDDER and SCREAM as Squashbox Theatre presents its first ever show for HALLOWEEN!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 31st October - 8:00 pm

Winter Mountain

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

A prodigiously gifted folk-rock songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Winter Mountain has released 2 critically acclaimed albums and toured the world.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

November 2019

Friday 1st November - 7:30 pm

Robin Ince - Chaos of Delight

Tickets: Advance £15

In this joyous artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity, Robin mashes up the two cultures of art and science and combines them with a bunch of silly voices in a celebration of the human mind, from Bohemians to Black Holes, Dali to DNA. Another of his much-loved stand up sort of lectures and the perfect antidote to the world around us.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 2nd November - 8:00 pm

A Tribute To Led Zeppelin performed by Dazed "n" Confused

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

In celebration of our 20 plus years together and the 50th Anniversary of the creation of Led Zeppelin, Dazed’n’Confused will be performing at the Acorn theatre Penzance with one aim, to keep the music and spirit of Led Zeppelin alive.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 3rd November - 8:00 pm

Jenny Bishop & Guests Foxes Fair

Tickets: Advance £8/Concessions £6/Door £10

Jenny Bishop is a talented singer-songwriter with a long history of performing predominantly on the folk circuit.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 16th November - 4:00 pm

Cirque Du Ciel: The Circus Works Student Gala Spectacular!

Tickets: £8 Adults | £5 under 18's

Cirque Du Ciel (CDC) is a local charity that has a strong, mutually supportive relationship with the Acorn Theatre Penzance. CDC seeks to promote, preserve and develop the Circus Arts, and uses circus skill-based activities to bring about positive personal and social development, in a variety of youth, social and community contexts.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 16th November - 7:00 pm

Cirque Du Ciel: The Circus Works Adult Student Gala Spectacular!

Tickets: £8 Adults | £5 under 18's

Cirque Du Ciel (CDC) is a local charity that has a strong, mutually supportive relationship with the Acorn Theatre Penzance. CDC seeks to promote, preserve and develop the Circus Arts, and uses circus skill-based activities to bring about positive personal and social development, in a variety of youth, social and community contexts.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th November - 8:00 pm

Martyn Joseph

Tickets: £18

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind-blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer-songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 21st November - 8:00 pm

Eva Cassidy "The Story"

Tickets: £10

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a tribute to her all-time favourite artist Eva Cassidy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd November - 8:00 pm

Remi Harris

Tickets: £13

Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK who’s unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 23rd November - 8:00 pm

The Fleetwood Mac Songbook+ Support from Gwelanmor

Tickets: £16 Adv £18 Door

‘The Fleetwood Mac Songbook’ is made up of six experienced musicians who are dedicated to celebrating one of the all-time great Rock, Pop & Blues bands in the World – Fleetwood Mac

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 29th November - 8:00 pm

Sheelanagig + Support from The Odd Folk

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

December 2019

Sunday 1st December - 8:00 pm

Messaging, Squeaks, Dispensing

Tickets: £10

A great night of music from 4 of the top bands in Penzance

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 3rd December - 7:00 pm

Mixxjam

Tickets: Door only. Adults £3/Under 16 £2

Mounts Bay Academy presents performances from its hugely talented pool of musicians in years 9, 10 and 11.

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 5th December - 7:30 pm

Mark Thomas : 50 Things About Us

Tickets: £13 Adv / £11 Con

In his new show, 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well-researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 6th December - 7:30 pm

Alan Jones- It's All In The Mind

Tickets: £9.50

Returning to The Acorn to present his latest offering, Alan Jones, is set to entertain and confound with own brand of mind-reading and psychological illusion.
“Mind Reading” isn’t really possible Alan claims “but capturing thoughts and influencing behaviours” is.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 7th December - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FLAME Handmade Christmas Fair

Tickets: Free Entry

Come and join us for another magical year and discover gifts to make your Christmas perfect. FLAME (first and last artisans and makers) brings together seasoned as well as new makers and artisans – guaranteeing you a delightful and diverse range of items.

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 8th December - 7:30 pm

Cirque Du Ciel proudly presents ‘Our Circus’

Tickets: £5

Roll up! Roll Up! Step inside with us and discover from a child’s perspective what learning, and performing circus means to them, and what it gives to them. This show marks the beginning of the second year of ‘Circus & Rainbows’ existence, and is both a celebration, and a culmination of the efforts of all the children involved in the project, in it’s first year.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 9th December - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 10th December - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 11th December - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A CHRISTMAS CORNISH CAROL : (WITH APOLOGIES TO MR CHARLES DICKENS)

Tickets: Adults £15/£10 under 16/£10 over 65/£40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in.
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat?
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 11th December - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 12th December - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 13th December - 12:30 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 13th December - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 14th December - 2:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 14th December - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Cornish Carol : (with apologies to Mr Charles Dickens)

Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Under 16 / £10 over 65 / £40 family ticket

Christmas is upon us and business is booming in Ebenezer Scrooge’s Pre-Packaged “Proper” Pasty Production Company. Costs are low, profit is high and the money is pouring in. 
What’s that? The staff are exhausted? They want a day off? They can barely afford to eat? 
‘Bah, humbug! You don’t get nothing for free in this life.’ 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 19th December - 8:00 pm

Du Glas & Foxes Fair

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Join Du Glas and Foxes Fair for a festive affair not to be missed!! We have joined forces to bring you an evening of folk, fun and madness with a dark Christmassy twist.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 20th December - 7:30 pm

Airfish Circus proudly presents ‘Naughty and Nice!’

Tickets: £10 Adv | £12 Door

Christmas is all about the children, yes, but this year we felt that it was the time ‘grown-ups’ had an adults only treat, and a child-free evening of fun with us!

Think of this show as a fantastic excuse to dress up and have a ball, inside an elaborate pop-up Christmas Card, with a smattering of burlesque glamour, and don’t forget your mistletoe!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 21st December - 7:30 pm

Camborne Town Band: Christmas Brass

Tickets: £10

Join the current West of England Bandsman Festival & South West Brass Band Association Champions for an evening of Christmas entertainment. Camborne Town Band, Cornwalls most famous & successful brass band will get you in the Christmas spirit with a varied programme of music, ranging from original compositions to arrangements of well known Christmas music featuring top-class soloists.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd December - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Jack’s Frosty Stories 3

Tickets: £8 Adults | £6 under 18's

Jack Frost is back for a third year with more fantastic festive storytelling! Join Jack and friends to hear a host of brand new wintery tales to get you well and truly into the festive spirit! Journey to the Snow Queen’s palace, meet the Cornish Knocker with a secret wish, marvel at tales of sneaky thieves and wise judges, and of course Jack Frost’s own magical story!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 23rd December - 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol

Tickets: £10/Children aged 8+ £5

David Mynne performs Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Joy to mankind? Bah!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 27th December - 8:00 pm

The Odd Folk: Merry Folking Christmas

Tickets: £12 Adv / £14 Door

Back for its 6th year, MERRY FOLKING CHRISTMAS promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Bringing together a rich tapestry of music, art and theatre, THE ODD FOLK host 6 live acts in the most mouthwatering lineup to date.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 31st December - 8:30 pm

Atlantic Soul Collective NYE Party

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

Join the Atlantic Soul Collective for our NYE party! It’s simply the best way to see in 2020!.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

January 2020

Saturday 4th January - 8:00 pm

Adrian Cox "Now Is Spring" album tour

Tickets: £11 Adv / £15 Door

World-renowned jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox and his quartet present music from their brand new album. Now Is Spring draws on Cox’s influences of New Orleans, blues and swing music. The tunes are written with the soul and passion of those beyond their years, and they have created a timeless set of beautiful melodies.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 16th January - 7:30 pm

Many Moons

Tickets: £10

Many Moons by acclaimed writer, Alice Birch, follows four lonely Londoners as they tell stories, weave lies and confessions, reveal and conceal desires and regrets. This award-winning production is presented by Rocket Box

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 18th January - 8:00 pm

Duke Tour 40th Anniversary

Tickets: Advance £17/Door £19

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show!

In 1980, Genesis released their iconic album “Duke” and embarked on their last ever small theatre tour. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, GVT are touring in early 2020 performing the “Duke Tour” live set.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 19th January - 7:30 pm

An Evening With The Wit And Songs Of Noel Coward

Tickets: £12

Pianist and entertainer, Peter Gill presents a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of that most English of Englishmen, Noel Coward, who said of himself I am an enormously talented man and there is no point in denying it.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 23rd January - 8:00 pm

Sarah McQuaid

Tickets: £11 Adv / £13 Door

Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th January - 8:00 pm

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS

Tickets: £18 / £16 Conc

Just when they were about to make it to the big time, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville, Tennessee had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, under the late 80s ‘supergroup’ pseudonym “The Traveling Wilburys”. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th January - 8:00 pm

Liam Jordan & Band + support solo act t.b.c.

Tickets: Advance £9/Door £10

Back from the highly successful and sold-out album launch in 2018, the Liam Jordan Band return to The Acorn Theatre for another full-throttle rock ‘ roll show, playing songs for Jordan’s eponymous debut album.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 30th January - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Jim Causley

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £15

More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade he has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award & won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 31st January - 8:00 pm

Sound Of The Sirens + support from Jenny Bishop

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Westcountry folk-rock duo Sound of the Sirens released brand new album This Time in early 2019 on independent label DMF Records. They played festivals in 2019 including Larmer Tree, Boardmasters and Beautiful Days plus they have just announced more shows in early 2020.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

February 2020

Saturday 1st February - 8:00 pm

Falmouth Soul Sensation - Benefit show for Cornwall Hugs Grenfell + support from Yew Music

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

After a sell-out performance last year at the Acorn, the Falmouth Soul Sensation are thrilled to be returning for the seventh year running! This year their benefit gig is in aid of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, the charity that started with a Facebook post a few days after the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire in 2017

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 2nd February - 8:00 pm

The Chris Woods Groove One Man Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £8.50/Door £12

When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician.
A UK based instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods, recording as ‘Chris Woods Groove’ and ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 6th February - 7:30 pm

Title and Deed - A Play by Will Eno

Tickets: £10/Concessions £6

A play by Will Eno. Laugh out loud funny one minute, powerfully poignant the next.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 8th February - 8:00 pm

A Night Of Queen

Tickets: £13

Following a run of sell-out shows in the South West, The Good Old Fashioned Loverboys are bringing their unmissable show to The Acorn Theatre PZ.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 13th February - 7:30 pm

Ties That Bind

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

Ties That Bind cuts through the familiar facade of every day female bonds – be it familial, romantic or societal. It can take a lifetime to create these bonds and a second to destroy them. Performed by Untold Dance Theatre.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 14th February - 8:00 pm

Airfish Circus proudly presents Soiree 4 - ‘The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’

Tickets: £12 Adv | £15 Door

Why not set your loved one’s pulse racing in a radically different way than usual? Bring them along to the most unique Valentine’s event in all of Penzance, and an unforgettable evening of unusual entertainments.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 15th February - 8:00 pm

The Countrymen

Tickets: £10 Adv | £12 Door

Since their highly successful appearance at The Newlyn Fish Festival in the summer of 2017, they have been becoming increasingly popular across Cornwall with appearances on both radio and TV and numerous other festival appearances including The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, The Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week and more recently, the main stage at Looe Saves The Day.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 16th February - 8:00 pm

Eduardo Niebla in Concert

Tickets: £15/Concessions £12/Children £5

A spellbinding evening of passion, verve and fleet fingered virtuosity from one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 21st February - 8:00 pm

Steve Tilston

Tickets: Advance £16

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.
“The more you listen, the more there is to discover.” – Bob Harris

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 23rd February - 7:30 pm

The Coastguard

Tickets: £11

Mundic Nation (John Macneill and Marie Macneill) was formed to produce original, writer-led work in theatre and film. As well as co-producing Hell Fire Corner by DM Thomas at HfC, the company has made two short films for festival exhibition, one which was nominated for a Celtic Media Festival Award in 2019.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 27th February - 7:30 pm

Rat

Tickets: £12/Concession £10

RAT – The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 28th February - 8:00 pm

Electric Swing Circus Live

Tickets: £16

The Electric Swing Circus is a live 6-piece fusion of classy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. Drawing influence from 1920’s swing and jazz, the explosive sound of the Electric Swing Circus reverberates back through time, re-inventing the genre of electro-swing for an ever expanding, multi-generational audience.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 29th February - 7:00 pm

Wild At Heart

Tickets: Advance £4/Door £5

Unleash your inner wild animal…
Daisy Laing is back with ‘Wild at Heart’ this leap night, a fundraising party featuring vinyl and voice in aid of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, an incredible charity dedicated to the rescue and well-being of all marine animals in distress around the UK.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

March 2020

Thursday 5th March - 7:30 pm

The Non-Psychic "Psychic" Show with Greg Chapman

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

Psychic’ performances are everywhere these days – with people who claim the ability to communicate with the dead performing in everywhere from theatres, to home visits, and on television.
What, however, for those who are interested in the idea of these ‘psychic’ shows, but are skeptics? Or would like to see how much ‘psychic’ phenomena can easily be faked?

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 7th March - 8:00 pm

International Women’s Day Charity Cabaret 2020

Tickets: £10 / £8 Conc

For the ninth year running, a charity cabaret marking International Women’s Day will take place at the Acorn Penzance, on Saturday, March 7th.
Held in celebration of women everywhere – our struggles, strengths and achievements – proceeds this year will again support PLAN (educating girls globally) and other local charities supporting women and children.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 12th March - 7:30 pm

Under Milk Wood

Tickets: Adults £8.00 Over60s £6.50 Unwaged £6.50 Under18s £5.00 Family (2A, 2U18) £22.00

Dylan Thomas’ UNDER MILK WOOD – Performed by Cornwall Youth Theatre Company. Join us in the cove, in the village of the strange, the bizarre, the lost. The people we all know and love. A world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 13th March - 8:00 pm

William Grant & Band + Support from True Foxes

Tickets: Advance £6/Door £8

Up-and-coming songwriter from Cornwall, William Grant and his band return to The Acorn performing a set of original songs from his debut album ‘Estate Cars and Holiday Parks’ plus his two brand-new singles. His music is reminiscent of the golden age of Americana and Folk-Rock of the 1960s and ’70s but retains its own identity which is contemporary and refreshing, delivered by a superb group of musicians. Sure to be an enthralling performance, not to be missed!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 14th March - 8:00 pm

Knight & Spiers

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe. With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 15th March - 8:00 pm

Opening Night of The Emerald Dawn's Spring Tour

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

THE EMERALD DAWN will be kicking off the second leg of their ‘Venturing beyond Kernow Tour’ at The Acorn.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 18th March - 7:30 pm

Chaos & Crusaders

Tickets: £4

A Double bill of Chaos by Laura Lomas and Crusaders. Performed by AYPT

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 22nd March - 8:00 pm

Boo Hewerdine

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group The Bible and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

April 2020

Thursday 2nd April - 7:30 pm

The Winding World

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

The Winding World is the latest show to come from playwright and storyteller Annamaria Murphy and the boys from Bagas Degol.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 3rd April - 7:30 pm

The Canterbury Tales

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

From the company that brought you ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Odyssey’ comes a one-man performance of ‘The Canterbury Tales’. Directed by Simon Harvey. Performed by David Mynne. Script (loosely adapted from the original) by Simon Harvey, David Mynne and Anna Maria Murphy

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 9th April - 7:30 pm

In Conversation : Kiran Millwood Hargrave ( Author-'Mercies' )

Tickets: £5

Enjoy an evening with one of the stand-out authors of 2020. Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the well known writer of some outstanding teen fantasy titles like the Girl of Ink and Stars, and the Island at the End of Everything’. Her fabulous new book ‘The Mercies’ is her first adult novel.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 12th April - 8:00 pm

The Paperboys

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we’ve been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course, it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 13th April - 7:30 pm

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp

Tickets: £14 / £11 Conc

For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown. His brilliant comic creation of “The Little Tramp” is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history. But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.
Raised in the horrific, grinding poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a stable family. Whilst his parents destroyed themselves with disastrous ambition and

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 16th April - 8:00 pm

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

Tickets: £12

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are a Scottish duo rooted in the traditions of Scotland’s music & song. They are both prolific tune & songwriters and their music features many of these compositions alongside old traditional music with a strong influence from Argyllshire and the West highland of Scotland.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 17th April - 7:30 pm

The John Hackett Band with Special Guest Amy Birks

Tickets: £12 Adv | £15 Door

John Hackett is known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist.
The release of the rock album Another Life (on Esoteric Antenna) in 2015 was the catalyst to forming the new John Hackett Band with Nick Fletcher (guitars), Jeremy Richardson (bass, guitars & vocals) and Duncan Parsons (drums) in 2016.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 18th April - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

HELEN PORTER SINGING WORKSHOP

Tickets: £15

For singers who enjoy singing in simple, effective harmony and learning about vocal technique. Helen uses fun vocal exercises and easy-to-learn songs to demonstrate aspects of technique including support, how to manage breath and accessing high and low notes – all absolutely vital, especially if you sing in a choir!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 18th April - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Helen Porter AFTERNOON SOLO VOICE SESSIONS (6 places only)

Tickets: £45

The solo voice sessions are suitable for singers who might not have had the opportunity to work on their solo voice before, and who feel they would benefit from advice on vocal technique, as well as on confidence, dealing with nerves and performance tips.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 18th April - 7:30 pm

Folklore

Tickets: £8/Concessions £6.50

Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters interaction. Original music is composed by Dorset folk-duo Ninebarrow bringing the extra dimension of colour to each scene. Performed by Off the Map Dance Company.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MASHA AND DASHA: TWO HEARTS IN ONE [2019] NIFF

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A documentary film by Festival Director, Diana Taylor, and the book The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep with the author, Juliet Butler.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

STORMCHASER [USA] & Showdown (WALES) NPZIFF

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

From the USA a film about a young girl who chases storms with her dad. Later on in her middle age she sells storm doors on a door to door basis for her charismatic but unscrupulous boss, a cult-like character who swindles Bonnie out of her commission on her first deal. When Bonnie challenges him his anger turns into a storm of rage like a tornado.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Tickets: Free entry

The welcome launch marks the start of the third Newlyn PZ International Film Festival. Filmgoers are invited to join the festival organisers and filmmakers for a free drink and the opportunity to network. This is a free event but ticketed, so make sure you book your ticket in advance (tickets are limited to the number of guests permitted in The Acorn bar area).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A selection of films submitted to the Best Female Director award category - a new category at this year’s festival

Tickets: £4 /£2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of films submitted to the Best Female Director award category – a new category at this year’s festival

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A selection of student films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of the best student films submitted to this year’s festival

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

‘INSTA, MOVE OVER...HERE COME THE YAKS’ - A talk from cornish filmmaker Martha Dixon

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Filmmaker Martha Dixon answers questions about filming, adventure and yaks…. and more, in a special interactive session.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

A selection of fiction films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of fiction films submitted to this year’s festival.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 24th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

for sama: Documentary film

Tickets: £7 / £5 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

An award winning film by Waad al-Kateab, filmed in Aleppo Syria over a period of 5 years, about a young family living with conflict in a war zone.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POETRY FILM, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS; A talk given by Lucy English and Sarah Tremlett

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A popular talk by Lucy English and Sarah Tremlett who will discuss how we can respond creatively to the climate emergency and environmental issues.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 10:15 am - 11:15 am

A selection of the best fiction films, from around the world, submitted to this year’s festival

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of the best fiction films, from around the world, submitted to this year’s festival

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP In partnership with Penzance Literary Festival

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Join Marie Mcneill to find out how to turn your story into a film. Marie has written scripts for TV, theatre, film and radio and is a senior lecturer at the School of Film and Television, Falmouth University. She also works as a script editor and consultant.    

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILM: THE THINGS WE LOVE [2019] aNNABEL aGUIRRE

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

The documentary examines the changing face of Olhão, the people who love it, and the challenge of creating a sustainable future for Olhão without destroying its identity.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

animation films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of animation films submitted to this year’s festival

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

let's talk knife crime: A talk from Chris Haydon with film clips

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

The growing problem of knife crime, particularly in London where Chris Haydon lives, is explored in this talk with film clips from his projects on the subject.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

John Urling Clark gives a talk about early women film directors

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A talk by John Urling Clark exploring the importance of early pioneering women film directors in the history of cinema, with original film clips.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ANIMATION FILMS : A talk by Morgan Francis, spider eye

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A talk by one of Cornwall’s leading animators, Morgan Francis from Spider Eye.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th April - 7:00 pm

Bait: BAFTA Award Winner

Tickets: £8 Adult £6 Conc Includes Free Pasty with tickets bought in advance WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A screening of Mark Jenkin’s film, set in Cornwall, followed by dancing with Money to the Moon – a Penzance-based five-piece band playing acoustic Cornish Celtic music from the past 400 years. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

a selection of five short documentary films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of documentary films chosen from submissions to this year’s festival

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A selection of cornish films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of eight short Cornish films

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Poetry Films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of poetry films from this year’s submissions

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

A selection of films from Iran from this year’s submissions

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

FILMS FROM IRAN

A selection of films from Iran from this year’s submissions
Hermit, Deadwater, Bridge, Under the Blade

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILM : MAKING MARKS [2018]

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Making Marks is a short documentary exploring the reasons why Tony Shiels has been painted out of the St Ives art scene.

During the 1950s-1960s in St Ives, Tony was cutting the mustard with some of the most well-known artist’s from that period. That all changed in the 70s.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FILM & TV AUDIO WORKSHOP

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Whilst at Boom Post, Gibran recorded ADR for top-quality programmes – one example being Game Of Thrones. Gibran will be giving useful tips on how to get the best sound for your film or TV programme.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE INSULT [2017]

Tickets: £7/£5 (concession available only if pre-booked) WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Filmed in Lebanon, directed by Ziad Doueiri (The Middle East Tarantino). A gripping court case that reflects the turbulence of Middle Eastern politics.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

May 2020

Friday 8th May - 8:00 pm

Faeland

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Based in Bristol and Stroud, UK, Faeland fuse deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation with an innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 14th May - 7:30 pm

Julu & Heg + Tom Dale

Tickets: £8 Adv £10 Door

After just over a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm – they’ve already played Cambridge, Sidmouth and Glastonbury festivals – with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, are reflections of the world around them.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 15th May - 7:30 pm

Ella Turk-Richards + support act Land Of Contrasts

Tickets: Advance £9/Concessions £7/Door £11

Ella Turk-Richards is a talented singer-songwriter, she has performed in the South West for over two decades.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th May - 7:30 pm

Robert White: The Tank Top Tour 2

Tickets: £15

Following on from the success of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour ‘The Tank Top Tour – 2019’, unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more, but this time with a little of his personal journey, life ups and downs and some quirky tales into the bargain.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 24th May - 8:00 pm

Danni Nicholls + support from Liam Jordan

Tickets: £11

With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), plus touring with legends such as Shakin’ Stevens and Lucinda Williams, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 31st May - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Kyle Carey

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Kyle Carey’s unique trans-Atlantic fusion includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

June 2020

Thursday 4th June - 7:30 pm

Last of the Summer Wine

Tickets: £14 Adv £12 Conc

After his hit sell-out UK tour of DO YOU THINK THAT’S WISE? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier, acclaimed impressionist Julian Dutton brings the classic sitcom Last of the Summer Wine to the stage in a brand-new tour.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th June - 8:00 pm

Gadarene

Tickets: Advance £11/Concessions £9/Door £13

Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy. The five-piece play drums, mandolin, double bass, fiddle and flute.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th June - 7:30 pm

Odysseus Dreaming

Tickets: Advance £7/Door £8

Odysseus Dreaming is a stunning performance piece from Mike O’Connor, accompanied by harpist Barbara Griggs, powerful oral storytelling and achingly beautiful music and song. It is fast-moving, heart-warming and inspirational.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 14th June - 8:00 pm

Songwriters: by Dan Haynes

Tickets: £10Adv | £12 Door

Whether it’s in a cosy folk club still lost in the sixties, or a modern-day arena pulsing with energy, a great song never fails to capture and transport an audience. Yet whilst some artists merely manage the magic a handful of times, there are others who strike gold time and time again. 
In this long-awaited, debut show Songwriters, Dan Haynes pays tribute to a host of songwriter legends that have inspired his music. From the epic George Harrison, Paul Simon and Don Mclean to the contemporary icons Ben Howard, Laura Marling and Bon Iver, this stunning concert is a must-see for all lovers of acoustic music.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 18th June - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £14.50/Concessions £12

With their new album Mesmeranto entering the official rock charts at number 18, the inspirational, award-winning electronic folk pioneers The Blackheart Orchestra take their music to a new, unexplored dimension.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 26th June - 8:00 pm

Alternative TV

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Before making his own music with Alternative TV, Mark Perry was the founding editor the first UK punk fanzine, Sniffin’ Glue in July 1976. He was working as a bank clerk at the time. Within a few months Mark had left his job and Sniffin’Glue had become an essential part of the growing UK punk scene which included bands like the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Damned. As the main punk writer, Mark became one of the most important personalities in the scene, making numerous media appearances to explain punk to the masses.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

July 2020

Sunday 19th July - 8:00 pm

Kathryn Williams + Support

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Kathryn Williams has been making records since 1999 when she released Dog Leap Stairs on her own label. Since then she has received a Mercury Music Prize nomination – for Little Black Numbers.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

August 2020

Friday 14th August - 8:00 pm

Gaz Brookfield

Tickets: £10 Adv £12 Door

Following the release of his sixth studio album, “Lostfolk”, Bristol-based solo acoustic guy, Gaz Brookfield, returns to The Acorn to play his explosive one man and a guitar show.  His particular brand of upbeat, folk, (lostfolk) songs will have you singing along and stamping your feet, as he covers a wide range of topics, including life on the road, love, loss, mental health, drinking, and so much more.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 20th August - 7:30 pm

3 Men In A Boat

Tickets: £12 advance sales only

After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip-roaring barrel of fun, Three Men in a Boat, with Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous himself!) playing the part of Jerome K Jerome.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 29th August - 8:00 pm

Foxes Fair

Tickets: £10 Advance Only

Tamsyn, Grace, Louella and Johanna had been friends and admiring each other musically for years before it finally occurred to them in 2015 to join forces professionally. The sentiment of four friends singing and playing together for their own enjoyment remains at the forefront of the result which is Foxes Fair

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

September 2020

Sunday 6th September - 7:30 pm

The Wounded King

Tickets: £10 Adv

The Wounded King — Four storytellers, four fragments of Arthurian legend that reflect, connect, contradict and leave vital questions in the air.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 11th September - 8:00 pm

Louella

Tickets: £10 advance only

This Cornish maid and well-travelled artist is always popular. Having spent the first few years of her life falling asleep in her pram at folk sessions it was only right that she started off learning Bob Dylan songs and taking to the street to busk.
Her songs are deep, dark and soulful and her deceptively well-spoken accent that babbles between songs makes for an endearing performance.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 15th September - 7:30 pm

Great Expectations

Tickets: £12

Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne’s skilful, one-man performance of this epic story is deft, daft, delightful …and definitely Dickens!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 18th September - 8:00 pm

Ben Waters

Tickets: £15 Advance only

Voted piano player of the year at the prestigious Boisdale awards, Ben Waters will be coming to  The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 18th of September 2020.  It will be a real upbeat evening of authentic  Boogie, Blues and Rock ‘n Roll. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

October 2020

Thursday 1st October - 7:00 pm

Flats & Sharps + Foxes Fair

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

Flats and Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 2nd October - 8:00 pm

Tom Dale + support from Foxes Fair

Tickets: £10 Advance Only

A veteran of the blues and folk circuit, with over 20 years of live gigging experience, Tom Dale is a familiar face on the Cornish music scene.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 9th October - 7:00 pm

The Odd Folk

Tickets: £12 Advance only

The Odd Folk Unlocked is an intimate evening of new songs and tall tales; a trip through life in a band during Lockdown; of bad DIY, dodgy haircuts and trying to write an album while in quarantine.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 15th October - 7:00 pm

Twice as Nice with Lynn Florkiewicz & Malcolm Star

Tickets: £10 Advance only

Melody Maker considered Lynn one of the best female guitarists in the UK and she continues to impress with clear and intricate finger-picking. She is influenced by a variety of styles, including blues, ragtime, folk and jazz. Lynn has supported many top artists: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Jake Thackeray, Richard Digance and Martin Carthy and spent a few summers touring the New England coffee houses and festivals.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 18th October - 7:00 pm

Kernow King

Tickets: £16 Advance only

Kernow King returns to the Acorn this October with his Greatest Hits show. No subject in Cornwall goes untouched, from the great things in Cornwall to the less great things.  Join us for a one-off night of laughs with the star of BAFTA-winning film, Bait. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 24th October - 2:00 pm

Shivers and Shadows

Tickets: Adults £8/Children £5 Advance Only

Get ready to SHIVER, SHAKE, SHUDDER and SCREAM as Squashbox Theatre presents its first ever show for HALLOWEEN!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 24th October - 7:00 pm

SHIVERS AND SHADOWS

Tickets: Adults £8/Children £5 Advance Only

Get ready to SHIVER, SHAKE, SHUDDER and SCREAM as Squashbox Theatre presents its first ever show for HALLOWEEN!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU