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Winter wonders in Penzance


Scary Little Girls plans a month packed with entertaining yuletide shows, in and around the Acorn Theatre

Renowned entertainers Scary Little Girls will be treating Penzance to a whole host of shows this festive season. From interactive storytelling walks to intimate evenings of song, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The calendar of seasonal events commences Thursday 8th December, with a Yuletide Hootenanny. Led by Rebecca Mordan and Bec Applebee, guests can join in with their favourite Christmas songs – both traditional Cornish and pop classics – watch Cornish dance, and maybe even play a festive game or two! To make things especially festive, there will be delicious mulled wine available, too.

December also sees the much-anticipated return of It’s Your Round. An exciting alternative to tedious office Christmas parties, this pub quiz, with a cabaret twist, sees teams compete across a series of rounds – both conventional and otherwise. And, of course, it wouldn’t be much of a pub quiz without a variety of beverages available! The series of seasonal treats continues with Warm Hearths and Frosty Shores, an interactive walk. Guests will set off in small groups, along a specially prepared route through the town, encountering performers hidden along the way. Through music, performances, and readings from Cornish literature, the towns secret stories will be revealed.

Fancy an adventure? From Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December, children aged 10 and under will love Duffy Beats the Devil Christmas Wander, in which they will explore the many floors of the Acorn, encountering a host of colourful characters along the way.

Rebecca Mordan, Artistic Director of Scary Little Girls said: “Amid the cold weather and dark days, what could be better food for the soul than some good quality, heartwarming entertainment. With something for the whole family to enjoy, the Acorn Theatre is the place to be this December.”

For further information or to book tickets, visit the Cornish Riviera Box Office (www.crbo.co.uk).

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Full schedule:

Thurs 8th December – Yuletide Hootenanny – 19:30

Wed 14th December – It’s Your Round – 19:30

Thurs 15th December – Yuletide Hootenanny – 19:30

Sat 17th December – Warm Hearths and Frosty Shores – groups depart every 20 mins; 13:40 til 16:00

Fri 23rd December – Warm Hearths and Frosty Shores – groups depart every 20 mins; 13:40 til 16:40

Tues 27th December – Duffy Beats the Devil – 10:00 and 15:00

Wed 28th December – Duffy Beats the Devil – 10:00 and 15:00

Thurs 29th December – Duffy Beats the Devil – 10:00 and 15:00

Fri 30th December – Duffy Beats the Devil – 10:00 and 15:00