CARN to Cove has launched its Spring Season 2019.

From now until June more than 70 performances, by professional touring artists, will be taking place in village halls and community centres across Cornwall.

Audiences can expect a huge variety of shows on offer, from ghost stories with technical wizardry to interactive storytelling, fierce contemporary dance, comedy, clowning and outstanding classical music.

“From the sublime to the ...well if not actually ridiculous ….at least side splittingly funny, this season (bookable now) offers theatrical drama of all types: horror (Jekyll & Hyde), nostalgia (1966 World Cup night nuptials) to rebellious female Romans (Womans) and gender fluid stand up (James McDermott),” said project director Tim Smithies.

“Musical traditional the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will do the splits on Valentine’s Day evening and play two afternoon tea dances and four concerts on the same night like a string of romantic pearls in Launceston, St Agnes, St Germans and St Ives. To encourage new audiences anyone bringing a friend or neighbour to our Valentine’s Day concerts, who has not attended a Carn to Cove gig before, will be given a special little gift.”

The spring season begins later this month (January 26), when Coppice Theatre will be inviting families to join them for an evening of marvellous Science Adventures with interactive technology, storytelling, puppets, music and a band of mad scientists at Launceston Town Hall. Join them on their quest to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories.

February kicks off with a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale Hansel & Gretel by Uchenna Dance at Devoran Village Hall (Sunday 3).

Watch as two young heroes find themselves lost in London, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together they must outwit the adults to find their way back to their loved ones.

On February 9 Daria Kulesh will take audiences at Grampound Village Hall on an enchanting and uplifting journey with captivating songs from her new album Long Lost Home.

At AMATA in Penryn on the same night, Scratchworks Theatre rewind to 46BC in Ancient Rome for their latest production, Womans.

Produced last year to coincide with the centenary of the first votes for women in the UK, this is the raucous tale of the first female resistance with physical comedy, clowning and original music. February 13 and 14 offer six different performances across Cornwall by the unbelievably talented Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

These are the first in a whole line up of incredible classical music performances not to be missed this season.

Other highlights in February include The Winding World by Bagas Degol, the true tale of a baby found in the snow in a Cornish cove, a laugh out loud one man play (Rubber Ring) about learning to love yourself by James McDermott at AMATA and more Science Adventures from Coppice Theatre.

In March enjoy an evening of romance, drama and the sounds of the swinging sixties at It Is Now by Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company or be captivated by the memories, myths and songs of smuggling, shipwrecks and survival in Peril at Sea by Up The Road Theatre.

There’s a fascinating documentary about Trengwainton Garden and a one-off performance of The North by Joan Cleville Dance that is full of magic and dark humour. Plus, rip-roaring thriller Hyde and Seek, by Flat Packed Theatre, uses innovative lighting and chilling soundscapes to create an intimate and lavishly visual storytelling experience for everyone aged 12+.

That really is just a small sample of what is to come – the season continues with lashings of comedy, theatre, dance and live music all brought into the heart of Cornwall’s rural communities. All Carn to Cove shows (and booking information) can be found on our website: