The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cornwall Edition

Category: Theatre

A Proper Cornish Panto

10 Dec 2016

Hall for Cornwall’s hilarious, homegrown Christmas show, starring Kernow King and Granville Saxon, is a feel-good adventure for all the family. But if you don’t live in Cornwall, some of the gags might be lost on you.

From the moment our unlikely hero Kenwyne snuggles down for bed under the Cornish flag with a giant pasty, you know there’s going to be a lot of local jokes in this festive production — and we loved them.

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Muddy review: Pride and Prejudice

2 Nov 2016

Who doesn’t love the story of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy? It’s a story that’s had a long life and numerous interpretations since Jane Austen’s novel was first published in 1813, both on screen and on stage. This Thursday, Regent’s Park Theatre bring their own production to Hall for Cornwall in Truro.

Since I’m double booked (watching a rugby match in the rain), I nabbed Amber, editor of Muddy Stilettos Surrey who saw it at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking last month and asked her what she thought…

It was a joy to behold – warm, funny, charming and with a good dose of kooky.

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5 unmissable Cornish outdoor theatres

25 Aug 2016

Meh who needs Broadway when we’ve got so much home grown grassroots talent? There’s no shortage of touring shows and in house productions on offer locally. While the weather is still mild, check out one of my favourite outdoor theatres.

Sterts (Upton Cross)

Good for: families, couples, catching touring productions on their southwest run.

Muddy award winning Theatre Sterts is a favourite here at Muddy HQ.

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You must see: The Wizard of Oz, Sterts Theatre

11 Jul 2016

I took heed of my own advice on Saturday night and went to see The Wizard of Oz: one of four in-house productions currently enjoying a summer run at Sterts Theatre on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Let me tell you – this show warrants an early flagwave, not least because they’ll sell out fast.

I’m a big fan of Sterts. Its a natural open air amphitheatre hidden under a giant canopy in the grounds of an old pig farm in the village of Upton Cross.

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Muddy review: Bill Bailey’s Limboland comes to Cornwall

3 Jun 2016

My pre-fame-fame-to-claim in a six degrees of Kevin Bacon kinda way is that 100 years ago, (1989/90) The Rubber Bishops had a comedy slot at my dad’s wine bar in Oxfordshire. You might well be asking eh? at this point. Well along with Martin Stubbs, Bill Bailey was the creative brains behind the comedy-musical double act performing hilarious mashups and homages to popular music.

After The Rubber Bishops broke up, and with super comedy stardom still stardust in his eye, Bill even rocked up to dad’s (3rd) (*eyeroll*) wedding and bashed out a few of his oldies (Stairway to Kevin, Sometimes its hard to be a beaver etc).

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What’s on guide Half term week

25 May 2016

Pass me the tramadol! We’ve got the family coming to stay over half term. Thank all that is good and holy then for the Muddy Cornwall half-term survival guide: your one-stop shop for activities, culture, and everything in between. For those who don’t have children (don’t gloat), or whose kids are old enough to amuse themselves, there’s stuff here for you too – at the bottom of the post, but be warned, they are a bit rum soaked!

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What’s on guide Thurs 19 – Weds 25 May

19 May 2016

Half Day Guided Coast Walk, Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth Thurs 19 May

Its nice to go on a walk that doesn’t end in peril or argument non? Explore the coastal path with a local expert and discover wildlife you wouldn’t see with noisy kids (just mine that scare everything away? oh..) Meet at 12pm in the Bedruthan Hotel Reception. A minibus will drive you out, and then you’ll walk back to the hotel along the awe-inspiring cliffs.

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What’s on guide 12 – 18 May

11 May 2016

Chat and Eat at the Waymarker, Constantine Thurs 12 May

Chat and eat nights, run by Taor at Potluck Cornwall are what they say on the tin – have a chat, and eat. Hands up if you’re qualified? Yes me too. Each session is hosted somewhere different and has a guest speaker – and this week its Muddy favourite Neil Adams of Bordh Tables (we met Neil a few weeks back – lovely guy) and The Waymarker – nominated for a Muddy Stilettos Award no less!

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What’s on guide Thurs 28 Apr – Weds 4 May

27 Apr 2016

Cheese and wine pairing, The Art of Wine, Truro Thurs 28 Apr

Like cheese? Like wine? Then tomorrow is your lucky day! Roland and Enora are hosting a cheese and wine pairing night at The Art of Wine in Truro.

I stumbled across these guys a few weeks back – if you’ve not been yet, this is your chance.  Not just a wine shop, not just a lounge bar and not just a gallery – it’s all three.

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