What’s on at The Acorn

January

Wurlitza presents Diary of a Lost Girl - a silent film and live music experience.

Thursday 28th January - 7:00 pm

Wurlitza presents Diary of a Lost Girl - a silent film and live music experience.

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

Fast-moving and at times shocking, GW. Pabst’s 1929 film Diary of a Lost Girl traces the story of Thymian, played by the mesmerising screen idol Louise Brooks, as her life yoyos between episodes of lightness and innocence, darkness and hope.

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February

The Cabarats + support from Howlin' Herman & The Dwellers

Friday 12th February - 7:00 pm

The Cabarats + support from Howlin' Herman & The Dwellers

Tickets: £10 Advance Only

The Cabarats bring a new musical experience to the global underground, combining traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska.
Using a collection of intriguing instruments such as accordion, oud, keyboard and brass, the band have dazzled a wide range of audiences from festival crowds to private functions and community events.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Tom Moore & Archie Moss

Sunday 14th February - 7:00 pm

Tom Moore & Archie Moss

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as a duo.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Liam Jordan - Through The Years: Neil Young

Thursday 18th February - 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Liam Jordan - Through The Years: Neil Young

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

An evening of Neil Young performed by Liam Jordan

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Jeremy Tuplin

Sunday 21st February - 7:00 pm

Jeremy Tuplin

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

Somerset’s now London-residing Jeremy Tuplin is referred to by some as the pioneer of space-folk. Broadcasting stories both mundane and intergalactic, his new TV-inspired album ‘Violet Waves’ came out in August 2020 on Trapped Animal Records to critical acclaim from the likes of Uncut Magazine, Loud & Quiet, The Line Of Best Fit, and The Independent.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Frankie Davies - Asking For A Friend tour

Friday 26th February - 7:00 pm

Frankie Davies - Asking For A Friend tour

Tickets: Advance Only £8

Jersey-born singer-songwriter Frankie Davies is back at the Acorn after a sold out show back in October 2018. An intimate evening performing and sharing the stories behind brand new songs and songs on her latest album ‘Wherever I Go’ an album that is delicately laced through with country influences, tied together by Davies’ evocative vocals and addictive melodies that transport listeners through both painful and joyful moments in her life. 

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Ma Polaine

Saturday 27th February - 7:00 pm

Ma Polaine

Tickets: £10 Advance Only

This Summer Somerset based duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline released their third album City of Love.
Although they have been described variously over the years – with references to Billie Holiday, Tom Waits and a “moody Mary Margaret O’Hara” – Ma Polaine’s sound is very much their own. MOJO magazine said they “have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing”.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Choice Grenfell

Sunday 28th February - 7:00 pm

Choice Grenfell

Tickets: Advance Only £12.50

Kick In The Head (Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat & Fagin?) is proud to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the loss of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.
Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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March

Du Glas

Friday 5th March - 7:00 pm

Du Glas

Tickets: £10 Advance Only

Du Glas play their own brand of roots rock, combining influences from Americana and folk music. Born out of the vibrant Cornish music scene their unique sound has been described as, “foot-stomping country with a celtic swing”.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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The Countrymen with a St Pirans Special

Saturday 6th March - 7:00 pm

The Countrymen with a St Pirans Special

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

A Launceston based harmony vocal & guitar band playing a mix of original & popular music and songs from Cornwall.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Joni, Sandy & Me - Sally Barker & Anna Ryder

Thursday 11th March - 7:00 pm

Joni, Sandy & Me - Sally Barker & Anna Ryder

Tickets: Advance only £12

In this show ‘Joni, Sandy & Me’ Sally Barker and Anna Ryder are delighted to bring some of the songs of both Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny to the stage, exploring the singer/songwriter legacy that was forged in the early ’70s. Both Sally and Anna attest to the influence of these superb artists and perform their classics alongside a few of her own songs.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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The Unravelling Wilburys

Friday 12th March - 7:00 pm

The Unravelling Wilburys

Tickets: £18 Advance only

This top tribute show is more than just a tribute – they are the complete package! Their great combination of brilliant musicianship and tongue in cheek humour has had rave reviews throughout the UK. Playing the country-rock songs of the Traveling Wilburys, the band also steal some choice numbers from its five iconic members; Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Saturday 13th March - 7:00 pm

Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Tickets: £16 Advance Only

VOODOO ROOM are an exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream. Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a high energy, world-class show in total appreciation of these musical pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!!

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Chris Wood

Friday 19th March - 7:00 pm

Chris Wood

Tickets: £16

In a world of soundbites and distractions, Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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HAZEL O’CONNOR Breaking Glass 40 Year On ~ Hallelujah!

Sunday 21st March - 7:00 pm

HAZEL O’CONNOR Breaking Glass 40 Year On ~ Hallelujah!

Tickets: £20

A very special evening with award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by  Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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HAZEL O’CONNOR BREAKING GLASS 40 YEAR ON ~ HALLELUJAH!

Monday 22nd March - 7:00 pm

HAZEL O’CONNOR BREAKING GLASS 40 YEAR ON ~ HALLELUJAH!

Tickets: £20

The first major female star of the ’80s, award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame exactly forty years ago in 1980 starring in the film Breaking Glass. There were hits and eye-catching  Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way.  Hazel’s ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch, Blackman and  Hanging Around – all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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An Audience without Jake Thackray

Thursday 25th March - 7:00 pm

An Audience without Jake Thackray

Tickets: £12

John Watterson is delighted to bring his new show to The Acorn – ‘An Audience without Jake Thackray’.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Friday 26th March - 7:00 pm

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Tickets: Advance only £17

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, receiving 4-Stars from Broadway Baby, the show sees Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel give their personal accounts of their rise to fame, alongside wonderful live performances by Bookends, as they perform as no other Simon & Garfunkel act can with just a single guitar and two voices.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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No ID

Sunday 28th March - 7:00 pm

No ID

Tickets: £10 Advance Only

No ID are an emerging 5-piece indie band, formed in St Ives Cornwall, with Ellis Cooper on vocals, Leon Andrews and Alex Temby on guitar, Eddie Devey on bass and Josh Quirke on drums. Ranging from 13 – 18 years in age, they bring a fresh mature sound to the table, far beyond their tender years. Musically drawing spirit from indie bands like The Strokes and The 1975.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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April

Judie Tzuke - Heart, Soul & Piano Tour

Friday 9th April - 8:00 pm

Judie Tzuke - Heart, Soul & Piano Tour

Tickets: £25

Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, Judie Tzuke makes a welcome return to the stage.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Waiting for Godot

Thursday 15th April - 7:30 pm

Waiting for Godot

Tickets: £13 / £10 Conc

A clown show, an absurdist black comedy and an existential classic, Waiting for Godot has been famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’
In fact, a lot happens. Two tramps beneath a solitary tree discourse at random, sing, play games, bicker, make-up, sleep, eat a carrot and contemplate suicide all while waiting for the mysterious Mr Godot. Who never arrives.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Roving Crows

Friday 16th April - 8:00 pm

Roving Crows

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Over ten years and evolving incarnations Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

Sunday 18th April - 8:00 pm

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

Tickets: £12

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal (fiddle, guitar and song) are leading lights in the Scottish traditional music scene, playing traditional music and song strongly influenced by the music from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland alongside their own original compositions. Their passion for the music and their effortless musicianship clearly shines through in their performances.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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May

The Frozen Deep - A Play by Mr Wilkie Collins

Thursday 6th May - 7:30 pm

The Frozen Deep - A Play by Mr Wilkie Collins

Tickets: £6

At the end of 1856, Mr. Wilkie Collins presented Charles Dickens with his latest play, ‘The Frozen Deep’, knowing that Dickens could not resist, producing it and taking the starring role of the moody Richard Warder, for himself. This event will commence with a lively performance lecture by Wilkie Collins expert Jak Stringer, who will transport you back to 1857, followed by a professional reading of ‘The Frozen Deep’ by the Penzance Community Speakeasy Players.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Hannah White & The Nordic Connections

Friday 14th May - 7:00 pm

Hannah White & The Nordic Connections

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

‘Hannah White and The Nordic Connections’ has been nominated by the Americana Music Association UK for ‘UK Album of the Year’ 2021.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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The Fotheringay Tour 2021

Sunday 16th May - 8:00 pm

The Fotheringay Tour 2021

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

British Folk-Rock group Julie July Band returns to The Acorn Theatre – Penzance. They have built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. The Fotheringay Tour 2020 features new songs to the repertoire from 1970 Album;- ‘Pond and the Stream, Nothing More, The Sea, The Way I Feel, Winter Winds, Late November, Gypsy Davey plus some old favourites.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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The Leylines

Saturday 22nd May - 8:00 pm

The Leylines

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Steve Mitchell (Vocals/Guitar), Hannah Johns (Violin), Dan Thompson (Electric Guitar), Sean Booth (Bass) and Dave Burbidge (Drums).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt

Friday 28th May - 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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Penzance
Cornwall
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June

Manoeuvres - Tribute to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Friday 4th June - 8:00 pm

Manoeuvres - Tribute to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

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

MANOEUVRES are Europe’s premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth-pop in the late 1970’s.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Katey Brooks in Concert

Friday 25th June - 8:00 pm

Katey Brooks in Concert

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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July

Who's Next

Saturday 3rd July - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Who's Next

Tickets: Standing £18/Seated £22

From the explosive opening power chords of ‘I Can’t Explain’ to the majestic pomp of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ Who’s Next embody The Who in their prime.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Never 42 - The Level 42 Tribute

Saturday 24th July - 8:00 pm

Never 42 - The Level 42 Tribute

Tickets: Advance £13/Door £15

Formed in 2010, Never 42 have become established as the forerunner Level 42 Tribute band based in the UK

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Penzance
Cornwall
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August

Wizz Jones

Friday 6th August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Wizz Jones – Acoustic Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Bluesman!

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Ultimate Coldplay

Saturday 7th August - 8:00 pm

Ultimate Coldplay

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Ultimate Coldplay are as close to seeing the real thing as you can possibly get. The only Coldplay tribute band in the world to be led by a true look-a-like Chris Martin, they were awarded UK’s number 1 Coldplay tribute at the agent’s association National Tribute Awards 2018.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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The South

Friday 20th August - 8:00 pm

The South

Tickets: £20 Standing / £25 Seated

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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Penzance
Cornwall
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September

The Navy Lark

Friday 3rd September - 7:30 pm

The Navy Lark

Tickets: £16

Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.
Starring James Hurn, known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one-man show Hancock and Co.
Also starring Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
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T-Rextasy

Saturday 11th September - 8:00 pm

T-Rextasy

Tickets: £20 Standing / £25 Seated

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis

Sunday 26th September - 7:30 pm

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis

Tickets: £20

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
 
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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October

Autolycus!

Thursday 7th October - 7:30 pm

Autolycus!

Tickets: £11 Advance Only

A ‘magic realism’ comedy, about a Shakespearean character who escapes from the First Folio text (leaving blank pages!) and goes on the run, into the future, hotly pursued by the security forces. A one-man play performed by Derekk Ross

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Claude Bourbon - Progressive Blues

Thursday 14th October - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon - Progressive Blues

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Progressive blues guitarist Claude Bourbon brings his unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions to the Acorn, Penzance, on Sunday 12th of July 2020!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Sunday 17th October - 7:30 pm

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Tickets: £20

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Women In Rock

Friday 22nd October - 8:00 pm

Women In Rock

Tickets: £20

Women In Rock are thrilled to be bringing their show to The Acorn theatre this October. Since exploding onto the live music scene in 2016 they have been busy wowing audiences up and down the UK in theatres and art centres with their sell-out show.

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Penzance
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November

The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led

Thursday 4th November - 8:00 pm

The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led

Tickets: £20 Standing £25 Seated/Balcony

Now in their twenty-fourth year, they are the longest-running, a professional tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin with their customary two and half hour shows receiving acclaim from Zeppelin lovers the length and breadth of the UK and abroad.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

January

Sarah Mcquaid

Thursday 20th January - 7:00 pm

Sarah Mcquaid

Tickets: £12 Advance Only

Her award-winning musicianship, distinctive chocolatey vocals and mastery of the songwriting craft have led reviewers to describe Sarah McQuaid as a “triple threat”. Add to that a warm, charismatic stage presence, five critically acclaimed solo albums and a battery of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, drum and piano — and you’ve got a one-woman powerhouse who defies categorisation because there simply isn’t anyone else out there quite like her. Not to be missed!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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February

Wrong Jovi

Friday 4th February - 8:00 pm

Wrong Jovi

Tickets: £15 Adv £17 Door

Wrong Jovi are widely considered to be “the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world!” So much so, that even the former Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora, has personally thanked the band for their hard work and unforgettable performances. In their 5 years of touring, the band have performed across the world and featured on the BBC prime-time TV show, Even Better Than The Real Thing.

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