French circus puts a fresh spin on domestic scenario
Circus takes on a Gallic perspective when four talented contemporary artists from Compagnie Hors Pistes, from Carcassonne in France perform at two locations in Cornwall in the coming week.
Their Ordures et Menagère has been created to be performed outdoors and is captivating in its simplicity as everyday objects become part of an energetic, thrilling and humorous performance. It is the story of Mr and Mrs Anybody who have a quiet life with a nice, orderly routine. But things are not always as they seem. As the story unfolds we begin to see who the characters really are, and as new uses are found for everyday objects and fantasies are intensified, their lives are transformed into a contemporary circus by the use of inventive choreography and memorable music.
Compagnie Hors Pistes can be seen at 2pm and 7pm on Thursday, September 19 at Events Square, Falmouth, as part of the Splash Festival, and at 7.30pm on Friday, September 20 at Sterts Theatre, at Upton Cross, near Liskeard.
The Vicar's Wife seeks solutions for burning issues
With a title like In Pursuit of World Peace and Thin Thighs Gayna Cooper's observational comedy is guaranteed to tickle multiple funny bones when she returns to her old stomping ground of Plymouth for a show at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on Friday, September 27. Gayna is an award-winning speaker and her evening will be a cocktail of amusing vignettes and, comedic thoughts and observational humour, with accompaniment from singer songwriter Matthew Moody and the compering skills of Bob Ferguson. Gayna is a great communicator and entertaining public speaker. Married to Noel Cooper, who is a vicar in Bedford, she is sometimes known as The Vicar's Wife and her links to Plymouth go back to the late 1980s when Noel had his first curacy at St Judes Church in the city.
For tickets visit gaynaplymouth-eorg.eventbrite.co.uk.
Nina's no dummy when it comes to ventriloquism
Multi-award winning comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti, is bringing her hit show Dolly Mixtures to Tiverton Comedy Hall, Devon on Saturday, September 21 as part of her nationwide tour. Nina has been seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, QI and HBO's Family Tree and received a Bafta nomination for the 2012 documentary A Ventriloquist's Story: Her Master's Voice, a unique and brave requiem for her ex-lover and mentor, the late Ken Campbell. Visit comedyhall.co.uk for more details of the show.