The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates do the Twist! Comic masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance returns to Plymouth in a new production set in the late 1950s.

The Infamous Pirates of Penzance return to Plymouth with the international-award-winning PGS Theatre Productions at the Devonport Playhouse from 24th – 28th March. In recent years this company has presented ‘Chess – The Musical’, Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Evita’.

As with many of the comic duo’s plots, the fun and farcical story involving...

The South head South West!

Having celebrated their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released ‘Song For Whoever’ in 2019’, The South are back with a 2020 UK Tour and will be playing the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 19 and 20 March 2020!

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player...

Rail line disruption faces dramatic increase

Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 per cent of each year by 2040 and almost a third by 2100, a new study suggests.

The cost of maintaining tracks and sea defences could also soar as predicted sea level rises, coupled with coastal storms and floods, pose major challenges for rail operators and governments.

The research,...

CCTV appeal following sexual assaults on Plymouth to Penzance train

British Transport Police would like to speak to the man in this CCTV image after a woman and a teenage girl were sexually assaulted on a train in Cornwall – do you know him?

The two separate assaults took place on the 12.39pm Plymouth to Penzance train on Friday, 20 November.

A man asked to sit next to a 16-year-old girl, who he then went on to touch inappropriately. After the...

Labour to deliver new trains for Great Western line

Labour has today announced that the south west will get new trains on the Great Western line between Penzance and London Paddington if Labour wins the General Election.

On a visit to Plymouth Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Michael Dugher, said he would take a decision on new trains on day one of Labour being in power.

The new franchise for the Great Western Line...

FGW announces SAD Therapy train carriage

Passengers enjoyed the first ever SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) therapy train carriage on the First Great Western 7.06am train from London Paddington Station to Penzance, Cornwall on Monday 2 January.

First Great Western collaborated with charity SADA, the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association, to see how they could brighten passenger’s journeys as the winter blues take their...