The Acorn has working alongside Penzance Town Council to ensure there is something for everyone this year during Penlee Park’s Open Air Season. The fun begins on Wednesday 27th July with local amateur theatre company West Cornwall Theatre Group presenting School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, a hilarious comedy of manners.
For the first time The Orangery at Penlee House will be offering pre-theatre suppers before certain events. The first of these will be on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th August, for those of you wishing to attend Westcountry Theatre Company’s 90 minutes of no holds barred all action Shakespeare, with their own brilliant adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew.
Jazz in the Park has gained the reputation of a classic night out during the summer months. This year Funny Feathers have invited special guest performers including John Shilton, Vocalist Kelsey Michael, Roger Marks and following a blistering set last year, welcome back the virtuoso jazz clarinetist Ian Wheeler. Jazz in the park will take place on Wednesday 10th 17th and 31st of August and children are invited free of charge.
Midge Ure will be making his Penlee debut on Friday 5th. Midge has played at the Acorn several times and has always delivered a wonderful collection of hits old and new. This will be a one off opportunity to see Midge playing a semi acoustic set plus support this year.
Family fun doesn’t get much better than Bash Street and Miracle Theatre Company.
Bash Street return with a re-worked production of Mary Shelley’s classic ‘Frankenstein ‘on Tuesday 9th August. Including live music, silent comedy, magic and of course circus skills all served up in their own special Bash Street style.
Miracle Theatre, Thursday 25th August, never fail to delight their audiences. Their brand new tale ‘The Case Of The Frightened Lady ‘is crammed full of dodgy criminals, false clues and secretive toffs. With music by Jim Carey and directed by Bill Scott, Miracle asks the questions “Why is the lady so frightened? Who dropped the red scarf? Join Detective Tanner to help solve the mystery.
After the success of Cirque du Ciel’s Circus Showcase at the Acorn, some of Cornwall’s finest young acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers, and unicyclists will help bring out the magic of a summer’s night, on Tuesday 23rd August. Please do join us and help support our local talent.
Film fans won’t be disappointed with this years open air screenings. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the park, the charming and gentle comedy Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot on Thursday 18th August and the breathtaking dance movie The Tango Lesson on Thursday 1st September to complete Penlee Park 2005.
For booking enquires for pre-theatre suppers please contact The Orangery on 01736 361325. For more information and tickets please contact the Acorn box office: 01736 365520.