The Boat Reel, Friday 5th April, – Kings of Thieves (15) 2018

King of Thieves is the incredible true story of the spectacular Hatton Garden diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history, humorously told through career best performances from a stellar cast.  What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.  

Starring  Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox Friday 5th April | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £6/£4 | 
Eventbrite or from Boat of Garten Community Hall
Contact: | 01479 831123

‘Owdyado Theatre presents: Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales is an hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love, and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet. Why have three strangers; a brash Bristolian, a Cockney wide-boy and an introverted blogger been summoned to play a deadly locked-room mystery? Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for HER to return and the “thing I can’t say” to begin? How will two childrens’ TV presenters dispose of a corpse before time runs out? All they have is their wits, their arts & crafts skills & a foul-mouthed, criminal genius glove puppet. Join us for an anarchic night of Twisted Tales and consider “how far would you go to get what you want?

For their fifth outing ‘Owdyado Theatre brings you three twisted tales from three distinct voices. Inspired by cult series The Twilight Zone and Inside Number Nine this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister (A View from the Edge, Above Bored) as well as distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey (Brown Willy, Weekend Retreat) and Jon Welch (Spillikin, Swivelhead).

Suitable for age 14+

The Touring Network is providing funding to enable us to bring new theatre to the village. 

Saturday 16th March | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £10 | Eventbrite or from Boat of Garten Community Hall
Contact: | 01479 831123


Ashley Fripp is certainly ‘young’, and he is ‘new’ to the stage in Boat of Garten Community Hall – but there ends the analogy!  Ashley is a young pianist who has performed in prestigious concert halls across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia – that adds up to performances in all 5 continents!  In addition, he has won prizes in more than a dozen national and international competitions and has appeared on BBC television and radio as well as radio networks across Europe.  So, with that pedigree, he is by no means new to the classical music scene.

So how did this young musician come to the attention of Ann Napier, leader of The Osprey Music Society (TOMS) in Boat of Garten?  It happened in 2017, when Ann attended the St Magnus Festival in Orkney.  In Ann’s words, “This diminutive figure walked onto the stage, sat down at his grand piano and then proceeded to flood the auditorium with wonderful, powerful music”.  Ann’s first thoughts on hearing his performance was to question how she had not heard of him previously – and of course she recognised an opportunity to pounce and sign him up to perform in the strath.

Ashley Fripp has just recorded his first CD, which is identified as “essential listening” by the Sunday Times and which has been received with accolades from BBC Music, amongst which, “His Chopin breathes and dances” – and Chopin is one of the composers who will feature in Ashley’s performance in Boat of Garten on 16th September, together with music by Bach, Schumann and Prokofiev.  So, come and hear for yourself and enjoy this prestigious talent of the keyboard.  The concert starts at 7.30pm and information on tickets is available from Ann Napier, at or on 01479 831213.

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