2017 Season

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June

Saturday 3rd @ 7:30 pm UnTamed Theatre - 'Much Ado About Nothing'
See this hilarious play in a new light as we explore the complications of relationships, deceit, marriage and love - both lost and won. The battle for love has never been easy!
Saturday 10th @ 7:30 pm Cornwall Concert Orchestra
From performing concertos with some of the county’s leading professionals through to ever popular family concerts, the orchestra aims to communicate its love of classical music to young and old alike.
Friday 16th @ 7:30 pm Suzie Mac
Since her arrival on the music scene she has been nicknamed ‘Aretha’ Suzie due to her powerful but sweet vocals.
Saturday 17th @ 7:30 pm Fioritura in Concert
Fioritura is a Cornish ensemble, founded by Esmée Dickenson (soprano 2) and Rosanna Rowe (soprano 1), consisting of singers from around the county who participate in Cornwall County Youth Choir, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Truro Cathedral Choir and Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir.
Friday 23rd @ 8:00 pm Cornish (not BBC) Question Time
The very first CORNISH QUESTION TIME, chaired by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Laurence Reed, with a Cornish panel that boasts a broad and varied range of expertise and interests.
Saturday 24th @ 7:30 pm The Changing Room with The Oggymen live in concert!
The two groups will perform a full show together for the first time at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.
Tuesday 27th @ 7:30 pm Seven Stones Theatre - The Vicar Of Dibley
A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Wednesday 28th @ 3:30 pm Seven Stones Theatre - The Vicar Of Dibley
A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Wednesday 28th @ 7:30 pm Seven Stones Theatre - The Vicar Of Dibley
A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Friday 30th @ 7:30 pm Sarah McQuaid
Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th).

July

Saturday 1st @ 8:00 pm Kernow King's Greatest Hits
Join us for a night of laughs with the best bits and some new bits as KK weaves his way in to the Park!
Friday 7th @ 7:30 pm Dalla
Dalla are about to launch their new Saffron Gold Tour for 2017 which promises to be a proud mix of strong original but trad-inspired compositions and colourful treatments of purely traditional Cornish songs and tunes.
Saturday 8th @ 7:30 pm Fathom Theatre - 'Macbeth'
Screw your courage to the sticking place and embark upon one of Shakespeare’s most sinister tales of murder, treachery and vaulting ambition.
Sunday 9th @ 7:30 pm Penzance Youth String Orchestra
Penzance Youth String Orchestra present a broad range of classical music, bringing it to life with their infectious energy, musical vitality and compelling performance style.
Thursday 13th @ 7:30 pm Illyria - The Comedy Of Errors
In the bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city, and through a series of chance meetings their lives and sanity begin to unravel.
Friday 14th @ 7:30 pm The Roustabouts
Performing a theatrical mixture of Balkan, folk, dance and swing influenced arrangements and original songs alongside circus arts and fire juggling, they offer an eye-catching experience that will amuse, bemuse and amaze.
Saturday 15th @ 6:30 pm Quantum Theatre - ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass'
Quantum Theatre brings its lively brand of comedy, music and magic to Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, Alice Through the Looking Glass for Summer 2017. With the full array of fantastical characters and all the charm of the book, Michael Whitmore’s delightful adaptation delivers a fabulous theatrical feast for all the family.
Sunday 16th @ 2:00 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Robin Goodfellow's Amazing Travelling Show
A Midsummer Night’s Dream : Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of magical mix-ups and forest fairies. Retold for ages 5 to 95 by John Brolly
Wednesday 19th @ 7:30 pm Illyria - Pride And Prejudice
It's back! Illyria's production of Jane Austen's glorious social comedy attracted sell-out audiences for 4 consecutive years.
Thursday 20th @ 7:30 pm Baroque Theatre Comedy Triple Bill!
Baroque Theatre return to Penlee in 2017 with a triple comedy bill!
Friday 21st @ 7:30 pm Burlesque in the Park with the Folly Mixtures
We are very excited to welcome back London's leading Burlesque troupe, The Folly Mixtures, for a fun and cheeky show, full of song, dance, circus and sparkle!
Saturday 22nd @ 2:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - Curious Creatures
Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music - plus lots of amazing natural history facts - Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom.
Sunday 23rd @ 7:30 pm Bard Heads - 'Finding The Will'
Inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous plays and with a nod to Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, Bard Heads imagines what might have happened next in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Hamlet’.
Monday 24th @ 9:45 pm Outdoor Cinema - Reservoir Dogs
Skylight Cinema in conjunction with Cornish Cinema Club are delighted to announce 6 Film evenings in the Park.
Wednesday 26th @ 7:30 pm Pantaloons Theatre - Midsummer Night's Dream
Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band told a tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem.
Wednesday 26th @ 7:30 pm Pantaloons Theatre : MidSummer Night's Dream
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company tell this timeless comic tale in their own distinctive and anarchic style.
Thursday 27th @ 7:30 pm Illyria - The Lost World
Storytellers since before Homer have spun yarns about adventurers’ travels to strange lands and the monsters they meet there. But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's version of the story transcends all previous versions because his adventurers were the first to bring the monsters back!
Friday 28th @ 7:30 pm Gin & Jazz in the Park : Opening Night!
Hidden deep in the grounds of Penlee Park, there is a secret Gin garden with an achingly good soundtrack that plays deep into the night.
Saturday 29th @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Soma Events - Gin & Jazz in the Park.
SOLD OUT
Saturday 29th @ 7:30 pm DeLuxx Silent Disco
Start off the summer with the silent disco phenomenon as part of the Soma festival here at Penlee.
Sunday 30th @ 2:00 pm John Brolly: The Last Droll Teller
The old droll tellers once carried the stories and traditions of Cornwall and all the news and gossip from Inn to farmhouse and village to town.
Sunday 30th @ 7:30 pm Scarlette Von B
Born and raised in Penzance, has been singing and entertaining her family and friends since she learned to walk, and began performing in public with her incredible voice while still in her early teens.

August

Tuesday 1st @ 7:30 pm illyria - The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor is a lovely man, but he’s not the best judge of character, and is often surrounded by idiots. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit.
Wednesday 2nd @ 9:30 pm Outdoor Cinema - Mamma Mia
Skylight Cinema in conjunction with Cornish Cinema Club are delighted to announce 6 Film evenings in the Park.
Thursday 3rd @ 7:30 pm illyria - The Mikado
In the town of Titipu flirting has been made illegal. The penalty, by order of The Mikado, is death.
Friday 4th @ 7:30 pm Folksy Theatre - Twelfth Night
Folksy Theatre will be touring in summer 2017 with a production of one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies, Twelfth Night.
Sunday 6th @ 7:30 pm The Boscastle Buoys
The Boscastle Buoys are a group of like-minded guys who just love to sing, mix this with a few pints of their local brew "Doom" and it’s a fabulous acapella recipe for a great sound.
Monday 7th @ 6:30 pm Boxtree Theatre - Wind in the Willows
With Inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we invite audiences to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, friendship and picnics in Boxtree Production's unique and energetic way!
Wednesday 9th @ 9:15 pm Outdoor Cinema - The Lost Boys
Skylight Cinema in conjunction with Cornish Cinema Club are delighted to announce 6 Film evenings in the Park.
Thursday 10th @ 7:30 pm Festival Players - The Merry Wives of Windsor
The roguish and foolish knight, Falstaff, schemes to woo two married women to get his hands on their husbands’ money, but the wiley Wives of Windsor are more than a match for him!
Friday 11th @ 7:30 pm The Taming Of The Shrew
A controversial, passionate and tender story of sexual politics: The Taming of the Shrew focuses on the electric battle between Petruchio and Kate, two of Shakespeare's most unforgettable characters.
Saturday 12th @ 7:30 pm Heartbreak Productions - The Secret Garden
Bring your home-grown fruit and veg and enter Heartbreak’s horticultural competition. To celebrate, the Misselthwaite Allotment Society will stage a production of The Secret Garden…
Sunday 13th @ 2:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - The Sea Show
Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.
Sunday 13th @ 7:30 pm Penzance Musical Theatre Company
Penzance Musical Theatre Company, formerly Penzance Amateur Operatic Society put on their first production in 1927 and have been performing at least one show a year ever since.
Monday 14th @ 9:15 pm Outdoor Cinema - The Goonies
Skylight Cinema in conjunction with Cornish Cinema Club are delighted to announce 6 Film evenings in the Park.
Tuesday 15th @ 2:00 pm Hotch Potch: The Tiny Tour
Grab your magnifying glass and tread carefully, as Bertie your exceptionally tall tour guide, leads you on a journey of the tiny. Discover the little folk who live in trees high above, tunnel into soil below and fly on the backs of winged beasts.
Tuesday 15th @ 4:00 pm Hotch Potch: The Tiny Tour
Grab your magnifying glass and tread carefully, as Bertie your exceptionally tall tour guide, leads you on a journey of the tiny. Discover the little folk who live in trees high above, tunnel into soil below and fly on the backs of winged beasts.
Tuesday 15th @ 6:30 pm Hotch Potch: The Tiny Tour
Grab your magnifying glass and tread carefully, as Bertie your exceptionally tall tour guide, leads you on a journey of the tiny. Discover the little folk who live in trees high above, tunnel into soil below and fly on the backs of winged beasts.
Wednesday 16th @ 7:30 pm Heartbreak Productions - Northanger Abbey
If you are ready to indulge in some fantasy, be it romance, intrigue or even something a bit....darker, join us at our "Class for Aspiring Novelists".
Thursday 17th @ 7:30 pm Heartbreak Productions - Murder on the Terrace
A farcical romp through English entertainment, this original, interactive, outdoor murder mystery by David Kerby-Kendall is part Downton, part Agatha Christie, and a whole lot of fun.
Friday 18th @ 7:30 pm Company B
Company B play the songs of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan and others alongside their own “tongue in cheek” originals to create a hot atmosphere which is surprisingly cool to all ages.
Saturday 19th @ 7:30 pm The Three Belles
After the success of their SOLD OUT show at The Minack Theatre in 2016, The Three Belles are back in the South West ready to sing and swing with their band The Bevin Boys.
Sunday 20th @ 7:30 pm Pendeen Silver Band
Bring your flags and whistles as Pendeen Silver Band present a Last Night of the Proms concert at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre!
Monday 21st @ 9:00 pm Outdoor Cinema - Pulp Fiction
Skylight Cinema in conjunction with Cornish Cinema Club are delighted to announce 6 Film evenings in the Park.
Tuesday 22nd @ 7:30 pm Miracle Theatre: The Third Policeman
This summer Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland.
Wednesday 23rd @ 7:30 pm Miracle Theatre: The Third Policeman
This summer Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland.
Thursday 24th @ 6:30 pm David Walliams' Billionaire Boy
Heartbreak Productions, together with Mr Spud and his son, Joe, would like to invite you to a garage sale (they used to own 500 garages) where they will be selling their final belongings to raise some money to buy food.
Friday 25th @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm A Celebration of Cornish Food & Drink
Live Music from Suzie Mac and other local musicians
Saturday 26th @ 7:30 pm Oddsocks Theatre - Romeo & Juliet
Oddsocks are delighted to be breathing new life into Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet by giving it a musical Mods & Rockers theme.
Sunday 27th @ 2:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - Tales From the Trees
Say hello to the friendly Forest Ranger, our resident outdoor expert; meet the mysterious old Wizard of the Woods, a friend to all the forest creatures; gaze at the beautiful Dryad, mystical spirit of the trees; encounter crazy characters, woodland wonders, and fantastic flora and fauna.
Sunday 27th @ 7:30 pm Oddsocks Theatre - Macbeth
“A musical brew of laughter and witchcraft!”
Monday 28th @ 6:30 pm Folksy Theatre - The Princess and the Pig
An exciting new show for friends & family, an open-air production, filled with music, and puppetry!
Tuesday 29th @ 8:45 pm Outdoor Cinema - The Jungle Book
Skylight Cinema in conjunction with Cornish Cinema Club are delighted to announce 6 Film evenings in the Park.
Wednesday 30th @ 8:00 pm The Odyssey - (Greek Stuff!)
From the makers of 'Great Expectations' and 'Dracula' comes a tale more exciting than excitement itself: The Odyssey!
Thursday 31st @ 7:30 pm Quantum Theatre - Great Expectations
Quantum Theatre bring their lively brand of comedy, music and magic to the great Dickens favourite, Great Expectations for summer 2017.

September

Friday 1st @ 7:30 pm The 3 Daft Monkeys
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
Friday 8th @ 7:30 pm Film: The Midnight Drives
‘A moving film about parentage with an exceptional performance from Colin Holt at its centre’; Derek Malcolm The Evening Standard.