ONE MAN SHOE

Friday 10th May – 18:00 – 19:00
£7 adults and £5 for under 16 years old
One Man Shoe, is a delightful new show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.

When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star!
Jango Starr’s unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages!

Produced by SC²ENE

Due to illness, we were unable to bring you this show when it was booked  previously, so we are very pleased that we are now able to do so.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticket Source


“We’re talking classic clown, here, and Jango Starr is a master of that art.” 

****  THE HERALD

“It is a great little show, brilliantly performed, funny and charming. Catch it if you can. NEAT (North East Arts Touring)”


“Tightly choreographed chaos fills the stage, a simple story unfolds which cherishes the dreamer and upstart. Honest and finely crafted work”  Sarah Bebe Holmes

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Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 7:30 pm.

Shane Shambhu’s  Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer,  offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo of comedy and dance.

You’ll laugh out loud as he practices his dance and imagines himself as ‘Shane the Hero’ behind a brick wall in the school playground.

In this funny and honest solo, Shane Shambhu combines Indian dance and stand-up comedy to lead audiences on a revealing journey of his life experiences. From unlikely Indian dance student to “rude boy” to international performer.

With his inimitable charm and wit, Shane will have you laughing out loud as he reveals his past through a vivid display of characters, lived experiences and comical stories, reflecting on how race, language, cultures and identity have defined him and his career. 
Shane Shambhu has collaborated with an acclaimed team of collaborators to create Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer.

Following the show, audiences will get the opportunity to sample an assortment of traditional Indian cuisine in a special post-show cooking demonstration hosted by Shane.

Shane’s show is stunning, a really good quality dance experience with some very strong themes and messages’ Kerry Bartlett, Executive Co-Director Artsreach Dorset 14th November 2018

The show was amazing, Shane is so talented.  The narrative around the dance made it very easy to appreciate and his humorous style made it entertaining.  The 2nd part – Cockney Curry House, was great.  Very different and really funny.” Pat Kynaston,Events Professional Organisers Ltd, Cheshire (who saw the show at Peel Centre, Dronfield, Live & Local  23rd November 2018)

“…excellent storytelling and characterisation skills. The audience was on it’s feet by the end.”

“A tour de force and something very unusual. It is entertaining, insightful and really very unexpectedly funny.  This is something not to be missed.”

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Missing Link

Missing Link (PG) – 24th May 18:00

Stellar International Cast Boasts Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Timothy Olyphant, Amrita Acharia, Ching Valdez-Aran, Emma Thompson and Zach Galifianakis in Fun-Filled, Globe-Circling Extravaganza.

LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award® nominated Kubo and the Two StringsThe BoxtrollsParaNorman, and Coraline, announces its fifth and most ambitious film to date: MISSING LINK.  

Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said Mr. Knight.  “Led by our visionary director Chris Butler, LAIKA has once again blended fine art, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology to achieve something we’ve never tried before: a raucous comedy entwined with a swashbuckling epic, underscoring the universal need to find belonging.  Commingling keenly felt emotion, madcap humor, and retina-bursting visuals, Missing Link is a kaleidoscopic cinematic experience unlike any other.  It’s the most striking thing we’ve ever done.”

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters.  The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this.  Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link:  the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast upon whom Sir Lionel’s dreams depend.  As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s the last of his kind, and he’s lonely. Proposing a daring quest to seek out his rumored distant relatives, he enlists Sir Lionel’s help in an odyssey around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Together with Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana), an independent and resourceful adventurer who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster of a ride.  Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humored conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family film.  

Bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place, Missing Link is written and directed by Oscar® nominee Chris Butler (ParaNorman).  LAIKA’s head of production and Oscar® nominee Arianne Sutner (ParaNormanKubo and the Two Strings) is producing with Mr. Knight, who earned an Academy Award® nomination and BAFTA win for his directorial debut on Kubo.

“It was a constant source of delight to witness how our game and captivating cast imbued these larger- than- life characters with distinct personality,” said writer/director Chris Butler.  “Hugh lends Sir Lionel a giddy schoolboy enthusiasm bubbling beneath the surface of his suave English gent; Zoe brings an unflappable ardor and a witty playfulness to Adelina, and Zach’s performance as Link is not only laugh-out-loud funny, but a beautifully nuanced balance of innocence and vulnerability. It was a treat to be able to join this eclectic gang of adventurers on their journey across the world.”

In addition to Jackman, Saldana and Galifianakis, the estimable voice cast boasts a roster of internationally renowned and award-winning actors from all corners of the world.  Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), David Walliams (Little Britain), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones) and Ching Valdes-Aran (Nurse Jackie) bring their extraordinary talents to this globe-trotting spectacle. ©

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FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A)

Friday 24th May – 8:00 pm. £5

The Fisherman’s Friends are: brothers John & Jeremy Brown, writer and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb. Despite their musical adventures, the band can still be found working their day-jobs and enjoying life on the North Cornish Coast.

2019 sees the release of ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ a movie based on the group’s discovery and signing to a major record label. The film was written and produced by the team behind 2018’s British hit film ‘Finding Your Feet’ and stars Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Sam Swainsbury & James Purefoy. The film also features music from the Fisherman’s Friends and can be found on the album release ‘Keep Hauling’.

The Fisherman’s Friends have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire. The strongest belief that the band have always held dear is that friendship will always come first, with music a very close second!!

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May 2019 AGM

7th May at 19:30 will see our AGM take place at Tarvin Community Centre. Anyone is free to come along, here about our finances, how the past year has gone and, perhaps, proposals for the future and find out just what we do.

This is also the ideal time to take on fresh blood and ideas with new members. No one that attends is under any pressure to join our ranks but if you think you have a little something to offer, we certainly could do with some new ‘blood’. Most of the committee members have served for several years and our ideas have become stale and could do with some ‘pepping up’. I’m sure there must be a plethora of ideas for activities we could offer. Do you think you could spare just a little time and/or ideas to continue the successful running of the centre?

We will have a vacancy for someone to promote performing arts. If you have an interest in the theatre, this could be an interesting, rewarding role but need not take up too much of your time.

Why not have an informal chat with any of the committee members, or call our Chairman, Alan (before he retires!) for an informal chat? 07851 631010

Committee Vacancies

Remaining committee members will vote in a replacement Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer Booking Officer in a brief meeting following the AGM. This is when would also welcome other committee members 

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