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A chorus line up, 1958

Photo Courtesy of Kingsley Wright

A chorus line up, 1958

Made: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:14

Those prepared to look beneath the surface, may well be rewarded to find in Carousel, the most thoughtfully moral musical of the century'. TAODS production of Carousel was performed at City Hall between November 10th-15th 1958. Production and Chreography was by Mavis Ward, Musical Director was by G. Trehane Collins, Ballet Mistress Vera Gatley and Chorus Mistress, Gladys Hiley.

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A scene from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1994 (2)

The TAODS performance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ran at City Hall Truro between the 31st of October and the 5th of November 1994. It was directed by Joan and John Boreham who were accompanied by Hubert Julian as musical director. Together, this collaboration staged a number of TAODS productions throughout the 1990s. The society even won the South West Regional Excellence award for their performance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers during the 1994-1995 season.

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A scene from Showboat, 1992

First produced in 1927, the Showboat musical follows the lives and loves of the workers aboard the Cotton Blossom travelling showboat. The TAODS performance of the musical ran at City Hall Truro between the 2nd and 7th of November 1992, although it had been produced by the society for decades. Joan and John Boreham produced this particular performance, with Joan also directing the choreography.

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A scene from The Sound of Music, 1990

The Sound of Music first opened on Broadway in 1959 and won 5 Tony awards including best musical. By 1961 it had reached British theatres and first opened at the Palace Theatre, London. This photograph is from the 1990 T.A.O.D.S production of The Sound of Music at City Hall in 1990.

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A scene from West Side Story, 1992 (1)

West Side Story is a musical by Laurents, Bernstein and Sondheim set in the mid 1950s in New York City's Upper West Side. Inspired by Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet, it follows the unfolding rivalry between two teenage street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The original 1957 production of the musical was Sondheim's Broadway debut. Running for 732 performances before touring, the production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1958. The musical's London production ran for even longer before it was eventually adapted into film in 1961. This photograph captures a scene from the TAODS production of the musical at City Hall in 1992.

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A scene from West Side Story, 1992 (2)

West Side Story is a musical by Laurents, Bernstein and Sondheim set in the mid 1950s in New York City's Upper West Side. Inspired by Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet, it follows the unfolding rivalry between two teenage street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The original 1957 production of the musical was Sondheim's Broadway debut. Running for 732 performances before touring, the production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1958. The musical's London production ran for even longer before it was eventually adapted into film in 1961. This photograph captures a scene from the TAODS production of the musical at City Hall in 1992.

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A scene from Blondel, 2000

Written by Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver, Blondel is a rock opera musical set in the period of the Third Crusade. It tells the story of the medieval entertainer Blondel who travels across Europe to stop Prince John from taking King Richards throne, although Blondel himself is being pursued by an assassin. Blondel opened in London in 1983 and played across two West End theatres. Although eventually closing less than two years after opening, community amateur dramatic society's still produced their own performances of the musical at local theatres across the country for decades after. This photograph was taken at the TAODS performance of Blondel at Hall for Cornwall in 2000.

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A scene from Hot Mikado, 2009

Hot Mikado is a musical comedy based on Gilbert and Sullivan's 1885 comic opera 'The Mikado'. In the 1980s, Bell and Bowman readapted the musical from its original 1939 incarnation. It was then produced in its new form in 1987 before again being revived in London's West End in 1995. The story is set in 1940s Japan where flirting is punishable by death. The 2009 TAODS production of Hot Mikado ran between the 22nd and 26th of September and was directed by Trevor Hitchens, who is well known for his original twists on well established shows.

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A scene from the Witches of Eastwick, 2007

First produced in London's West End in 2000, the Witches of Eastwick is a musical based on John Updike's 1984 novel of the same name. The story centres around the 3 female protagonists, the 'Witches', and the events that take place in the aftermath of the miraculous arrival of the man of their dreams. The T.A.O.D.S production of the musical was staged at Hall for Cornwall in 2007.

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A scene from Beauty and the Beast, 2012 (1)

Adapted from the 1991 Walt Disney film of the same name, the Beauty and the Beast musical follows the unfolding love story between Belle and a cold blooded prince who has been transformed into an ugly beast as punishment for his selfishness. The musical first opened in 1994 and ran until 2007, becoming Broadway's 10th longest running production in history. The TAODS staged their own production of Beauty and the Beast in 2012 at Hall for Cornwall. This photograph of a scene from the performance captures the production's extremely detailed set and costume designs.

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A scene from Beauty and the Beast, 2012 (2)

Adapted from the 1991 Walt Disney film of the same name, the Beauty and the Beast musical follows the unfolding love story between Belle and a cold blooded prince who has been transformed into an ugly beast as punishment for his selfishness. The musical first opened in 1994 and ran until 2007, becoming Broadway's 10th longest running production in history. The TAODS staged their own production of Beauty and the Beast in 2012 at Hall for Cornwall. This photograph of a scene from the performance captures the production's extremely detailed set and costume designs.

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A scene from The Busy Body, 1967

One of Susanna Centlivre's greatest successes, The Busy Body was written in 1709 and centres on two intertwining love plots. The T.A.O.D.S staged their own production of the play in 1967 at City Hall Truro. This photograph was taken during one of their performances of the show.

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A scene from Doctor at Sea, 1965

Written by Ted Willis, Doctor at Sea is a farsical comedy in three acts. It was performed at City Hall Truro by the TAODS between the 10th and 13th of March, 1965 and was directed by John Knight. This photograph was taken during a performance of the play.

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A scene from Goodnight Mrs. Puffin, 1966

Written by Arthur Lovegrove, the play follows the story of the Fordyces family and the events that unravel after Mrs. Puffin, a complete stranger, walks into their lives with predictions of the future. This image is a photograph that was taken of the TAODS production of they play at City Hall in March 1966.

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Ticket stub for Goodnight Mrs. Puffin

Written by Arthur Lovegrove, the play follows the story of the Fordyces family and the events that unravel after Mrs. Puffin, a complete stranger, walks into their lives with predictions of the future.

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Inside City Hall 1995 (1)

City Hall is a grade II listed building that was completed in 1846. Built to house the headquarters of the local council, the north end of the complex accommodated the municipal buildings, which included a courtroom and a council chamber, while the south end accommodated a market hall. In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make the market hall available for public use. In 1907, it operated as a skating rink and then as a cinema in 1912. In 1925, the market hall was remodelled as a theatre with a stage after a fire had gutted the building in 1914.

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Inside City Hall 1995 (3)

City Hall is a grade II listed building that was completed in 1846. Built to house the headquarters of the local council, the north end of the complex accommodated the municipal buildings, which included a courtroom and a council chamber, while the south end accommodated a market hall. In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make the market hall available for public use. In 1907, it operated as a skating rink and then as a cinema in 1912. In 1925, the market hall was remodelled as a theatre with a stage after a fire had gutted the building in 1914.

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A scene from the annual TAODS Christmas Carolare production, 2004

The TAODS Carolare productions were staged every year at Hall for Cornwall until the society found a new home at Redannick Theatre, Truro. The society's Carolare productions at HfC consisted of festive showcases, poems and songs from a range of performers.

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A scene from the annual TAODS Christmas Carolare production, 2005

The TAODS Carolare productions were staged every year at Hall for Cornwall until the society found a new home at Redannick Theatre, Truro. The society's Carolare productions at HfC consisted of festive showcases, poems and songs from a range of performers.

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A scene from the annual TAODS Christmas Carolare production, 2006

The TAODS Carolare productions were staged every year in December at Hall for Cornwall until the society found a new home at Redannick Theatre, Truro. The society's Carolare productions at HfC consisted of festive showcases, poems and songs from a range of performers.

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A scene from the annual TAODS Christmas Carolare production, 1985

TAODS Carolare productions were staged every year at Hall for Cornwall until the society found a new home at Redannick Theatre, Truro. The society's Carolare productions at HfC consisted of festive showcases, poems and songs from a range of performers.

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A scene from The King and I, 2006

Following their acclaimed 2006 production of Oklahoma!, Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society staged Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King & I at Hall for Cornwall between the 26th and the 30th of September. The production was professionally directed by Ray Jeffrey.

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The Cast of The King and I, 2006

Following their acclaimed 2006 production of Oklahoma!, Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society staged Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King & I at Hall for Cornwall between the 26th and the 30th of September. The production was professionally directed by Ray Jeffrey.

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A scene from Oliver, 2002

TAODS staged their own production of the Dickens classic 'Oliver' at Hall for Cornwall in 2002. The cast for the production featured a large number of child actors as featured in this photograph.

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Programme cover for Aladdin at Hall for Cornwall, 2007

The modern pantomine took form with Henry James Byron's Aladdin, or the 'Wonderful Scamp', in 1861. Since then, Aladdin has become a regular feature at theatre's across the U.K. during the Christmas pantomine season. Aladdin was staged at Hall for Cornwall in association with the Hiss & Boo Company Ltd between the 12th of December and the 6th of January 2007/08. The production featured the former Generation Game host Isla St Clair as the Genie and BBC Radio Cornwall’s David White returned to the HfC stage as the Emperor. The cast also featured Cornish actors Mark Buffery and Andrew Beavis, who played Aladdin.

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Cinderella at Hall for Cornwall, c. 1997

City Hall Truro's theatre opened as the newly refurbished Hall for Cornwall in November 1997. During its first Christmas season, Hall for Cornwall, in association with Albemarle Montrose Productions and C&A, staged the Cinderella pantomine. The production ran between the 19th of December and 10th of January and featured Heather Jay Jones as Cinderella and Robbie Dee as Buttons. The newly refurbished Hall also included a restauraunt called Stars which was housed on the mezzanine level overlooking the main entrance and boasted 'an enviable reputation for first class cuisine.'

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Flyer for 'An Evening to Remember' at Hall for Cornwall, 1997

Fundraising events for Hall for Cornwall had been held throughout the 1990s in order to raise enough money to fund the refurbishment project at City Hall. This flyer advertises the Music Theatre Kernow's 'An Evening to Remember' event that was held at Truro School Chapel in February 1997. The event comprised of selections from opera, operetta and musicals and promised a few surprises along the way. Featuring in the performances were Lynette Carveth, Suzanne Manuell, Julian Jensen and Anthony Seddon.

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Ticket stub for The Mousehole Cat, 2014

The Duchy Ballet’s production of The Mousehole Cat and Other Ballets at the Hall For Cornwall, Truro ran between the 28th and 29th of March, 2014. The Mousehole Cat is an original ballet based on the children's story by Antonia Barber. Barber's story tells the tale of Old Tom, the fisherman, and his cat Mowzer, who face the the Great Storm 'Cat' head on to save their village.

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A music event at City Hall (1)

In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make City Hall's market hall available for public use. Since then, the Hall has operated as an extremely flexible and versatile arts, performance and events venue and has held many a function during its 100 year history as a public space. This photograph is from a music event which was held at the Hall in the period 1993-94. Taken from the back of the theatre space, it showcases the interior architecture of the Hall's vaulted roof on Doric columns whilst also conveying the electric atmosphere of the packed space.

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A music event at City Hall (2)

In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make City Hall's market hall available for public use. Since then, the Hall has operated as an extremely flexible and versatile arts, performance and events venue and has held many a function during its 100 year history as a public space. This photograph features the bar staff replenishing the till during a musical performance in the former market hall space, c. 1993-94.

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A music event at City Hall (3)

In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make City Hall's market hall available for public use. Since then, the Hall has operated as an extremely flexible and versatile arts, performance and events venue and has held many a function during its 100 year history as a public space. This is photograph features the bar in the market hall space during a music event in the period 1993-94.

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A music event at City Hall (4)

In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make City Hall's market hall available for public use. Since then, the Hall has operated as an extremely flexible and versatile arts, performance and events venue and has held many a function during its 100 year history as a public space. This photograph is from a music event which was held at the Hall in the period 1993-94 shortly before the space was overhauled entirely to become Hall for Cornwall. These music events were relatively low key and followed on from the popular Rock N Rhythm and skiffle competitions held at the hall in the 1970s which attracted audiences from all over Cornwall.

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A music event at City Hall (6)

In the early 20th century, civic leaders decided to make City Hall's market hall available for public use. Since then, the Hall has operated as an extremely flexible and versatile arts, performance and events venue and has held many a function during its 100 year history as a public space. This photograph is from a music event which was held at the Hall in the period 1993-94.

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