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June

Saturday 23rd @ 7:30 pm David Mynne - Great Expectations
A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever. Written by one of England’s greatest authors, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is the profound and complex story of Pip’s journey through life.
Saturday 30th @ 7:30 pm Suzie Mac in Concert
This year is a big year for Suzie, the continuation of writing her debut album with Mr Ian Dench and stretching her wings to the states for collaborations with writers in New York and Nashville. 

July

Friday 6th @ 7:30 pm TAODS - Little Women the musical
Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society presents  Little Women , a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book.
Saturday 7th @ 7:30 pm TAODS - Little Women the musical
Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society presents  Little Women , a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book.
Sunday 8th @ 7:30 pm The Celtic Fiddlers @ The Acorn
Part of the Penlee Park Goes Indoors concert series at THE ACORN. An exciting, foot-tapping evening of an exciting blend of both new and traditional fiddle music from Cornwall and northern Europe.
Friday 13th @ 7:30 pm Hanterhir in Concert
Hanterhir have been ploughing their own way through music since 2008 with a truly unique blend of folk, rock and psychedelia that evokes the sound of modern day Cornwall and the issues it faces.
Saturday 14th @ 6:30 pm Cornish Folk Concert - Will Keating & Guests
Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, who is also a member of popular Cornish singing group The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to Penlee Park Open Air Theatre for the very first time.
Sunday 15th @ 2:00 pm The Lonely Lighthouse Keeper
Children aged from 5 to 100 can learn something from this cautionary tale:-  You can’t keep a horse in a lighthouse…
Thursday 19th @ 7:30 pm The Fisherman's Friends
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.
Friday 20th @ 7:30 pm Sarah McQuaid in Concert
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.
Sunday 22nd @ 2:00 pm Disparu - Waiting for a Storm
Disparu Theatre is a Cornwall based street theatre company who combine acro-balance with gentle humour and live music to create warm characters and shows that all audiences respond well to.
Tuesday 24th @ 6:30 pm Illyria - Dr Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment, this show is created by the same Illyria team who brought you an entire menagerie of animal puppets in DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and a life-size T-Rex in THE LOST WORLD.
Wednesday 25th @ 7:30 pm Quantum Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, is brought to life by family favourites Quantum Theatre in their wonderfully funny and exuberant production of the Shakespeare classic.
Friday 27th @ 6:30 pm Quantum Theatre - The Reluctant Dragon
Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George?
Sunday 29th @ 12:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - Myths & Monsters
Where can you find a creature that is half eagle and half lion? Or one that is half goat, half fish! Or half horse, half human? Or half lion, half goat and half snake? Wait, that’s impossible… or is it?
Sunday 29th @ 7:30 pm Illyria - The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice is a funny play that deals with serious issues. Wealthy Antonio borrows money from Shylock, and is so confident about paying it back that he jokingly enters into a ridiculous agreement.
Monday 30th @ 3:00 pm Little Trebiggan Theatre - Diggory Piper : The Worst Pirate Ever
Little Trebiggan bring you this heart warming true story of an Elizabethan Robin Hood that will charm children from 3 upwards and their families.
Monday 30th @ 6:00 pm Little Trebiggan Theatre - Diggory Piper : The Worst Pirate Ever
Little Trebiggan bring you this heart warming true story of an Elizabethan Robin Hood that will charm children from 3 upwards and their families.

August

Thursday 2nd @ 6:30 pm Folksy Theatre - The Princess & The Giant
Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Based on the Children's book by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.
Saturday 4th @ 7:30 pm Helston Theatre Company - Jamaica Inn
This adaptation of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel is brought to you by the award winning Helston Theatre Company. 
Sunday 5th @ 2:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - The Sea Show
The Sea Show is the creation of Craig Johnson, an actor, musician and puppeteer, and long-standing member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre. 
Sunday 5th @ 7:30 pm Helston Theatre Company - Jamaica Inn
This adaptation of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel is brought to you by the award winning Helston Theatre Company. 
Tuesday 7th @ 7:30 pm Miracle Theatre - The Cherry Orchard
Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads the tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever.
Wednesday 8th @ 7:30 pm The Pantaloons - The Importance of Being Earnest
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he…?
Thursday 9th @ 7:30 pm Festival Players - The Winter's tale
Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.
Friday 10th @ 7:30 pm Solstice - Tales of Midsummer
Prepare for an evening of magic and mystery as To Life productions presents their original production of Solstice – Tales of Midsummer.
Saturday 11th @ 7:30 pm Lucy O’Day & Simon Latarche in concert
Wistful and powerful, uplifting and haunting, this exciting new collaboration is a celebration of the emotive power of jazz.
Sunday 12th @ 2:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - Stones & Bones
Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…
Friday 17th @ 6:30 pm Boxtree Theatre - Treasure Island
With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we invite audiences to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, treasure and, of course, rum, in Boxtree Production's unique and energetic way!
Saturday 18th @ 7:30 pm Slinky Minsky's - Caburlesque
The Slinky Minsky’s are Cornwall’s very own Caburlesque act. Since their relaunch earlier in the year, this talented trio have been strutting their stuff at venues across the county.
Sunday 19th @ 2:00 pm Squashbox Theatre - Curious Creatures
Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas and gymnastic snails to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan!
Sunday 19th @ 7:30 pm Folksy Theatre - Love's Labour's Lost
This wonderful Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy's touch of live music, audience interaction and downright silliness.
Wednesday 22nd @ 9:00 pm Cinema in the Park - The Sound of Music
What needs to be said about The Sound of Music! A magical, iconic sing-a-long film.
Friday 24th @ 8:00 pm The Odd Folk + support
“…The best folk band you’ve never heard of!” say The Guardian.
Saturday 25th @ 7:30 pm Daisy Clark
Daisy Clark is a 19 year old Singer Songwriter from Cornwall. Daisy performs an array of original material inspired by various genres such as pop, folk and soul music.
Sunday 26th @ 2:00 pm Disparu - Waiting for a Storm
Disparu Theatre is a Cornwall based street theatre company who combine acro-balance with gentle humour and live music to create warm characters and shows that all audiences respond well to.
Monday 27th @ 6:30 pm Heartbreak Theatre - The Railway Children
All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats  for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit.
Wednesday 29th @ 9:00 pm Cinema in the Park - Mamma Mia
Another night sky classic. Come along and sing along with those Greek island girls and boys!
Thursday 30th @ 7:30 pm Heartbreak Theatre - Pride and Prejudice
Champagne and cucumber sandwiches are permitted at this outdoor adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but do ensure you know how to properly use a napkin, remember to chew with your mouths closed, and please, try not to fall in love with Mr Darcy, as we believe he is very soon to be engaged. 
Friday 31st @ 7:30 pm Skillywidden
Legends of Cornish Celtic dance music Skillywidden frequently pack dance floors with their take on the nos lowen style of Cornish dance music.

September

Saturday 1st @ 7:30 pm 3 Daft Monkeys in Concert
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.
Sunday 2nd @ 7:30 pm Murder by Appointment - 'Gatsby's Gamble'
Set in 1929, the ageing wealthy socialite Jay Gatsby is famous throughout California for his extravagant parties, his shrewd business deals, and his womanising.
Thursday 6th @ 7:30 pm Illyria - The Hound of the Baskervilles
The original and greatest literary detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes, and his enthusiastic but stupid assistant Doctor Watson, tackle the most baffling case of their careers in this faithful, cheeky but chilling adaptation... 
Wednesday 19th @ 7:30 pm NorthSouth Theatre - Pals
Inspired by real war diaries, Pals is an amusing and touching piece of Theatre set during the first years of the Great War.