Friday, 24 August 2012

If you like French films you will enjoy the telling of this tale. It is a good story, give this one a go!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


We went to see Kneehigh's latest production a few days ago at their new venue in the middle of a Cornish field! It was brilliant, imaginative, creative, energetic, sad with funny moments.
Those who remember this hit sitcom from the '60s and '70s could enjoy the nostalgia but it was able to stand alone for younger members watching.A great evening.

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Monday, 16 July 2012


A slowly developing story with great character portrayal of the relationships between family members on a farewell get together. Beautifully shot on the delightful,Scilly isle of Tresco.

A quiet evening watch..................... loved this one..................don't miss it.

Thursday, 5 July 2012


Last evening I went with some girl friends to this play at the Hall for Cornwall and with this great cast made for a good evening. There is a dvd.

The story of two spinster sisters vying for the attention of a young Polish violinist in 1930s Cornwall, has been lovingly adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and what a great job he has made of it.
The two sisters, Janet and Ursula Widdington, live a cloistered existence in a remote fishing village, untouched by the outside world save for radio broadcasts about the impending threat from a “funny little man with a moustache in Germany.”
Janet’s one true love, Peter, was killed in The Great War, and Ursula doesn’t appear to have ever been in a relationship with a man. They live quietly in a stone cottage by the sea where the biggest decision in their lives is whether to stretch to a biscuit with their nightly cocoa.
Their lives are thrown into turmoil when Ursula spots a man washed up on the beach. The pair rescues him and nurses him back to health, both falling in love, in their own way, with inevitable consequences

Sunday, 17 June 2012


From a war-torn refugee camp to the deceptively idyllic Danish countryside, two fragile worlds are inextricably linked by conflict and violence. Anton is a doctor whose work bridges the divide between these two dramatically contrasted lands and who must confront an unavoidable moral dilemma. His son Elias, the victim of school bullies, forms a friendship with the troubled Christian, but this soon transforms into a dangerous alliance 

This was a great film, rent it and you will agree!.

Friday, 8 June 2012


Kristin Scott Thomas and her piece of Spanish rough (Sergi López) in Leaving


Starring Kirsten Scott Thomas as Suzanne
 and Segei Lopez as  Ivan

This fiercely emotional French film from Catherine Corsini, conceived on traditional, almost classical lines: a marital tragedy. It's comparable in some ways to  Scott Thomas plays Suzanne, an English-born woman married to prosperous and socially well-connected doctor Samuel  in the south of France. Their children having almost grown up, Suzanne has taken it into her head to train as a physiotherapist, a plan to which Samuel has assented with ill grace, and grumbles about paying to convert an outbuilding on their property into her treatment suite. Suzanne's consciousness of how disagreeable Samuel is being about this, and how much he appears to resent the new separateness in her identity, coincides with a spark  between her and the rugged Spanish workman they have hired: Ivan. The affair triggers an explosion of hate from the icily obnoxious Samuel, which in turn fosters a defiant passion in Suzanne. Scott Thomas gives an arrestingly transparent performance: at crucial moments dropping her social mask and revealing a girlish expression of shock, as if stunned by the realisation of what Ivan means to her, how much she is throwing away, and how little it matters. 

This a good relaxing film, for a night in with chocolates,wine and friends.

Sunday, 29 April 2012


This exciting collaboration between Miracle Theatre, English Touring Opera, including Ben Luxon and local community choirs is a heady mix of epic theatre, multimedia magic and top notch singing!
West Cornwall 1890. The shareholders are throwing good money after bad down their once glorious tin mine. Just when they manage to hoodwink an outsider into investing in the faililng enterprise, a troupe of windswept actors arrives in town to perform Beethoven's Fidelio.
As these two very different worlds collide, love stories unfold and melodrama spills over into everyday life as the villagers and actors seize an oportunity to transform thier lives...

We saw this at The Hall for Cornwall last week,.

Friday, 23 March 2012


Duchy Ballet brings Jules Perrot's spectacular ballet, Giselle, to Hall for Cornwall. First produced in 1841, it remains one of the most popular and romantic ballets ever performed. Young, beautiful Giselle is transported to another world where she dances until dawn in order to save her beloved Albrecht.

Dancers from former colony fly over to the rescue when Duchy Ballet's principals were obliged to withdraw.   Natalia and Phillip arrived at the Hall at 4.30pm Wednesday  after a flight and car journey from Heathrow lasting over fourteen hours.  After a cup of tea, they were on stage to learn their placing in DB/s production and  performed their roles of Giselle and Albrecht in the dress rehearsal which began at 7pm.  Their professionalism and dedication was hugely appreciated by the youthful cast of the company who rose to the occasion and responded  wholeheartedly.

Combining professional artists with young, Cornish talent, the Company returns with another spectacular series of performances. With a full cast of outstanding dancers, a beautiful musical score and dazzling costume design, this is sure to be an evening of romance and splendour. 



I went to Truro last night to see this production of Gisele by Cornwall's own ballet company - a great performance.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012



I had a wonderful evening last night watching these amazingly talented young dancers at 
The Hall for Cornwall.
It was a captivating and superlative performance.
 If they come anywhere near you treat yourself!

Thursday, 1 March 2012


I went to see The Artist after having treatment at my dentist. Great film forgot all about my tooth! 
Do make sure to go and see it, it is well worth it.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


A black-and-white study of a social environment in London, concentrating on a pair of 

unlikely new friends and the girl they both fancy.

This was good story well told I enjoyed it very much.