The Keay Theatre

A space for Performance, Exhibition, Cinema, Forum and Conference for students, for the community, for all.

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THE FREDDIE & QUEEN EXPERIENCE are the UK’s premier, internationally and critically acclaimed Queen & Freddie Mercury tribute band. The band performs all over the world, including in the UK and recently, in the United Arab Emirates and throughout Europe. They deliver a passionate and energy packed show chock full of Queen’s greatest hits! Ian as Freddie Mercury replicates Freddie Mercury’s live shows with the looks, mannerisms, vocals, charisma, high energy and showmanship that Freddie was so famous for. The Freddie & Queen Experience is made up of some of the finest musicians in the UK, including one of the most established and accomplished professional Brian May tributes in Andy Wills. The fully live five piece band perform with replica outfits and instruments and the show features a full recreation of Queen’s live shows based around Queen at their very best; the 1986 Magic tour. It’s simply a great show, not to missed!

Date of Event – Fri 9 Jun 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £18 + booking fee

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As Seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’ MARK SIMMONS brings his brand-new show on the road.

Mark recently joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s Mock The Week as a semi-regular on the show and now brings you his hotly-anticipated show Setup, Punchline, Laughter, Repeat. He’s also been appearing on BT Sport’s DIY pundit and The Rugby’s On.

Mark has also appeared in other TV shows such as ITV’s Out There, BBC Radio 4ExtraStands Up, a Channel 4 pilot starring alongside Bridget Christie, as well as BBC3’s One For The Road. 

Mark also hosted News-ish and Film-ish on Fubar Radio alongside co-host Seann Walsh. And now is enjoying further success with his solo podcast, Jokes With Mark Simmons, where he invites a fellow comic, such as Gary Delaney and Milton Jones to discuss jokes that they’ve written but simply just haven’t worked.

This isn’t your average one-liner show as there is the running theme throughout. This year Mark’s parents have sold the house he grew up in and has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.

“Master of one-liners…his (show) consist(s) of literally one liner after one liner, with one or two breaks for the audience to catch their breath before another assault on the laughter and muscles with the next segment.” One4Review ★★★★★

“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ★★★★

“A lot of excellent funny one-liners.” Bruce Dessau

“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke writing.” Chortle ★★★★

DAVE’s Top 10 Joke of the Fringe 2019 (& 2017)

Nominee Amused Moose: Best Show 2017

Date of Event – Fri 16th Jun 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £17 + booking fee

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Cilla & The Swinging 60s is a highly entertaining show, stylishly celebrating the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black as well as a handpicked selection of her well-known contemporaries, including Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Beatles and many more.

Starring the unforgettable voice as seen on ITV and previous West End Singer, Sandy Smith as Cilla, the show will take you on a rollercoaster journey through many of the greatest pop songs of the 60s including Cilla’s own chart toppers ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ “Alfie” and ‘You’re My World’.
This show is selling out theatres around the country and the reviews speak for themselves.
Other great songs of the decade are featured including “Dancing in the Street” “Shout “and “Do You Love Me” “Proud Mary” which will leave you all with that “feel-good” vibe. Hit after hit brings you to your feet ‘Cilla & The Swinging 60s’ has everything – smash hit songs, great music, dancing, singing and a huge smiling memory with the unforgettable Cilla Black.

Date of Event – Saturday 8th July 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £15 + booking fee

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The Guns N Roses Experience NOBODY DOES IT BETTER The biggest and best and most in Demand Gn’R tribute in Europe. Not an over-hyped claim, we prove it time after time. 

 It does not get any closer than this people. 
Gn’Re have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with Classic Axl Rose.

 Gn’Re have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED by MARSHALL AMPS, just like the legend SLASH himself.

 Together with 4 other Gn’R clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.

 Since their very first gig the Guns N’ Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues in the UK. 

With a true GN’R sound and stage show, The Guns N’ Roses Experience meticulously recreates every visual detail and every musical note to capture that reckless spirit of the original Guns ‘N Roses legendary live performances. In a bone crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breathtaking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more… 

Don’t miss the chance to see the most authentic live Guns ‘N Roses experience touring today. Other Bands have tried but fail to deliver a true GnR experience. Gn’Re are the only Band to succeed in performing the high Octane Gn”R live show witnessed by millions in the 80’s/90’s to exacting standards. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

Date of Event – Fri 14 July 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £15 + booking fee

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The Sam Every Big Band are one of the most exciting young big bands in the UK today.

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 Known for their exciting fresh takes on the original jazz big band sound, they have a 100% sell-out at record at some of the worlds leading jazz clubs and concert venues. Fresh off the back of 3 sold-out headline shows at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, London, the band are embarking on a 5 date UK tour supported by Arts Council England.In tonight’s show, the band will celebrate music’s greatest Guilty Pleasures. All of the cheesiest hits from recent decades like you’ve never heard them before. Songs by the likes of backstreet boys, Take That and Katy Perry, all originally arranged in the style of Frank Sinatra swing, funky Latin, soaring ballads and more. This is a night of music not to be missed!

Date of Event – Saturday 2nd September 2023

Time of Event – 8PM – 10PM

Price of Event – £12 + booking fee

A Room of One’s Own

The award-winning Dyad Productions (Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Christmas Gothic, and Austen’s Women) return with a twenty-first century take on Virginia Woolf’s celebrated pre-TED talk.  

Take a wry, amusing, and incisive trip through the history of literature, feminism, and gender.  Meet Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, and Shakespeare’s sister – Judith!  Travel to the far-flung future of… 2028.  But whatever you do, Keep off the Grass.

Rebecca Vaughan (Female Gothic, Orlando, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) performs Woolf’s 1928 exploration of the impact of poverty and sexual inequality on intellectual freedom and creativity. 

 ‘If you haven’t seen Dyad Productions’ work before, you simply must’ British Theatre Guide

‘Some of the most electrifying character work available, up to and including Berkoff’ Fringe Review

 ‘Towering… luscious… assured… rich’ The Scotsman

THREE WEEKS Cumulative Body of Work Award-Winners, 2018 

★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed… entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)

★★★★★ ’Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative’ (Edinburgh Guide)

★★★★★ ‘Pure brilliant theatre.’ (TV Bomb)

‘Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime’ (Huffington Post)

Date of Event – Saturday 9th September 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £15 + booking fee

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Formed in 2019, True Foxes are a stunning, female duo from West Cornwall. 

Cousins Amie Parsons (Lead Vocals/ guitar) and Chloe Payne (Vocal harmonies/bass) blend together atmospheric harmonies to create hauntingly beautiful melodies.

This summer True Foxes are the ones to watch, hitting the major UK festivals such  as Boardmasters and performing on main stages at Tunes in the Dunes, Great Estate, Rock Oyster and RattlerFest   

After building up a fanbase through local open mics and social media. This year they have been featured on multiple radio stations, including BBC Radio Cornwall and Devon, appeared on BBC Spotlight and have performed at over 200 different venues and events in major cities across England, Scotland and Wales on a UK tour.

Date of Event – Saturday 30th September 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £10 + booking fee

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2023 sees Richard, still going strong and performing at selected venues as well as spending more time in his studio composing soundtrack music.

Richard Digance is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He has also won a Sony Award and is one of only three British folk singers mentioned in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his contribution to comedy songwriting. 

He has released 43 albums, written 22 books and composed the songs and music for Bill Bryson’s best-selling Audio CD book ‘The Road To Little Dribbling.’ He has worked in America with movie star Steve Martin and recalls two of his greatest moments as playing The London Palladium with Robin Williams and a guitar duet on TV with Queen guitarist Brian May.

Off-stage he composes soundtracks and incidental music for TV and movies plus audio CD books.

‘Richard Digance is brilliant’ – Bill Bryson, the world’s best-selling travel author
‘Richard Digance is a National Treasure’ Bob Harris, BBC radio presenter
”Richard is imaginative, inventive and brilliant’ – Dan Patterson, Producer – Whose Line Is It Anyway? / Mock The Week

Date of Event – Saturday 7th October 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £18 + booking fee

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“Gorgeous three-part harmonies, tight instrumental arrangements and lovely uplifting original songs”

Boundless Brothers are a three-piece alt/pop/rock band. Renowned for their piercing lyrics, timeless melodies and hypnotic harmonies, there’s a magic in the air when Boundless Brothers play live. Ever since being showcased by the likes of The Guardian and BBC Introducing, Sam Wilson (lead vocals and guitar), Seb Wilson (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals) and Bo Payne (drums, vocals) have built an impressive following across the south-west and beyond.

They’ve supported mainstream artists such as The Proclaimers, Newton Faulkner, and Top Loader, and performed at festivals across the land, everywhere from Tunes in the Dunes, Oceanfest and Port Eliot to Weyfest, Warwick, Shrewsbury, Clarence Park Festivals. 

With 8 Singles and 2 EP’s already under their belt, they have developed an admirable catalogue of original material. 2023 promises a summer single and their first full album later in the year.

Playing original music and some classic covers, they’ll surely put a smile on your face and get you singing and dancing.

Website: Boundlessbrothers

Date of Event – Saturday 28th October 2023

Time of Event – Doors open 7PM – Starts at 8PM

Price of Event – £11 + booking fee

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Since arriving on the tribute scene back in 2019, Moments Of Pleasure have rapidly emerged as one of the most acclaimed tribute bands in the UK.

This 5 piece band features the amazing vocals of Lisa-Marie Walters, as seen on BBC, ITV and heard on BBC 5 and various BBC regional stations.

Her passionate and spellbinding vocal performance is widely lauded as the next best thing to listening to Kate Bush herself!

Far from being about gimmicks, this 5 piece band performs the songs of Kate Bush accurately and affectionately and with stunning authenticity, capturing the tone and emotion of Kate’s songs perfectly.

The show will take you on an amazing journey through much of the incredible Kate Bush back catalogue – Moments Of Pleasure will perform many of the singles such as Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, Wow and Cloudbusting together with popular tracks from albums such as The Kick Inside, Lionheart, Never For Ever, The Dreaming and Hounds Of Love.

This is an event that no Kate Bush fan will want to miss.

Here are a few recent fan reviews

“Absolutely amazing, never seen a tribute band that sounded like the real thing. Total tribute to Kate. Definitely well worth going to see.”

“Wow! Absolutely Awesome gig last night. The lead singer Lisa-Marie Walters had Kate off to a T, with the look, facial expressions and hand gestures. The choreography was also mimicked throughout the performance. What a voice! A great likeness to Kate in range, pitch, tone, diction and delivery. Moments of Pleasure delivered an energetic show, a fitting tribute to Kate Bush both musically and theatrically. There were some spine tingling moments that made your hair stand on end and gave you goosebumps, well worth seeing.”

“Saw this band at Festwich with my daughter today and we were blown away!! Musically absolutely amazing and very engaging with the crowd”

“Saw them last night and was made to go by the Missus! Had no expectations at all and not even a Kate bush fan…..until I saw this group. Absolutely brilliant, note perfect, thoroughly entertaining and without doubt the best tribute band I have ever seen. In fact they are one of the best live bands I have ever seen and will travel to see again. The whole audience shared these thoughts too, I waited til the morning after to post a review and I’m still blown away. Stunning band.”

Date of Event – Friday 10th November 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £18 + booking fee

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Hotter Than Hell is Europe’s Ultimate Kiss Tribute Band, with its band members coming from all corners of Europe.
They are voted as one of the hottest Kiss Tribute Shows in Europe, they deliver the ultimate night out in tribute to the Hottest Band in the World!

Formed in 2003, Hotter Than Hell deliver the world-renowned classic 1970s style KISS stage show, by mimicking it in every way with amazing pyrotechnics; fire breathing; blood spitting; smoking guitars; theatrical costumes, the 7 inch platform boots, and of course the iconic greasepaint make-up.

Replicating songs from the KISS multi-platinum hits from the 70s to present such as: Detroit Rock City, Crazy Crazy Nights, Rock N Roll All Night and God Gave Rock and Roll to You.

Past gigs include a special appearance with Bob Kulick (Grammy Award winning producer and guitarist for MeatLoaf, Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album and of course KISS), headlining festivals from Azerbaijan and Cyprus to Dublin and top music venues across the UK, Ireland & Europe as well as a tour to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Rock is their passion, and their love of performing and re-living the greatest stage show on earth is what keeps Hotter than Hell so amazingly precise and truly entertaining.

Shock Rock at its best- get ready For a Crazy, Crazy Night!

Date of Event – Saturday 9th December 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £18 + booking fee

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UK’s No1 Peter Kay Tribute – Simon Mark with support act


A Big double header of comedy and entertainment. Join Simon Mark the UK’s most authentic TRIBUTE ACT to the comedy sensation Peter Kay with a fantastic support act to start the night.

With Peter kay coming back after 12 years and the world wanting tickets, We know we have all tried to “book it, pack it and” …well we know the rest.

So, if couldn’t get tickets, we bring you the next best thing right on your doorstep.

Delivering the iconic routines of the much loved funny man, Simons Tribute to Peter Kay will have you in fits of laughter from ‘Garlic Bread’ to his ‘Misheard Song Lyrics’. Simon really does have Peter Kay down to a tee.

With his mannerisms, faces and impeccable Peter Kay delivery, he will leave your audiences wanting more but don’t just take our word for it check out his reviews.

Simon’s performance will suit an audience of all ages whether it be family friendly or a bit more “He’s blue Alan, he’s blue”

Join us for a great, laugh out loud night of entertainment!

Date of Event – Fri 15th December 2023

Time of Event – 8.00PM

Price of Event – £20 + booking fee

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The Bowie Experience are the best Bowie tribute band in the UK. They have toured extensively throughout the world with their critically acclaimed shows. This is a 2 hour show and The Bowie Experience’s set will be a true reflection on David Bowie’s long and eclectic career, mixing deep cuts with all-time fan favorites. With costume changes & a huge sound, this gig really is one for the true ‘Diamond Dogs’ and the dedicated ‘Cat People’!

“Utterly, Utterly Brilliant” – Newcastle Evening Chronicle

“Absolute delight. Superb” – The Western Gazette.

“Unbelievable voice and spirit of Bowie” – Bristol Hippodrome Theatre.

“A breath taking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon” – Hackney Empire.

“Laurence Knight is absolutely amazing” – Liverpool Empire.

“It is an absolute must see for all Bowie fans” – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.

Since 1997 Laurence has been touring the UK, Europe, UAE, and Australia with his tribute to David Bowie, ‘The Bowie Experience’ from Brisbane to Dubai to The Indigo O2 London Laurence’s Bowie Experience is the only David Bowie tribute in the world that was regularly featured on David Bowie’s own web site when he was alive. The show has all the hits you would expect and some lesser-known surprises to delight and entertain.

Date of Event – Saturday 20th April 2024

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £18.50 + booking fee

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The Keay Theatre
Cornwall College St Austell, Tregonissey Rd, St Austell PL25 4DH

0330 123 2523