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A handbill advertising Babes In The Wood pantomime performance at the 'Regent Truro'

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:127

City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market and the Civic Rooms.

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Babes In The Wood handbill

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:130

Another poster detailing the forthcoming run of Babes In The Wood (see HFC:2020:128), the feature of the 'Magnificent Gala Christmas Pantomime'.

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A handbill advertising Babes In The Wood pantomime performance at the 'Regent Truro'

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:127

City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market and the Civic Rooms.

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Babes In The Wood handbill

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:130

Another poster detailing the forthcoming run of Babes In The Wood (see HFC:2020:128), the feature of the 'Magnificent Gala Christmas Pantomime'.

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A handbill advertising Babes In The Wood pantomime performance at the 'Regent Truro'

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:127

City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market and the Civic Rooms.

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Babes In The Wood handbill

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:130

Another poster detailing the forthcoming run of Babes In The Wood (see HFC:2020:128), the feature of the 'Magnificent Gala Christmas Pantomime'.

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Summer Show handbill, City Hall

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:125

A longform handbill, advertising the myriad variety acts performing as part of the two week Summer Show at City Hall (year unknown).

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A collection of handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:126

A collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre

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Close up of Regent Theatre handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:129

A close up detail of a collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre. City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market, Civic Rooms and County Theatre.

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Dick Whittington & His Cat poster

Year: 1952

Record Number: HFC:2020:123

Poster advertising the run of pantomime, Dick Whittington, performed on stage at City Hall between 7-14th January 1952 featuring actress Elsie Winsor. The pantomime was accompanied by a full orchestra and corps de ballet.

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The Sensational Hypnotist

Year: 1955

Record Number: HFC:2021:177

City Hall handbill from a 1955 performance by John Brendan, The Sensational Hypnotist

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Robert Moreton at City Hall

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2020:128

Another act performing on stage at City Hall post-WII.

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Jack & The Beanstalk poster

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:124

Full-colour poster advertising the well-loved pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. The pantomime was an annual event at City Hall and was frequently accompanied by numerous acts. During this pantomime, this included a corps de ballet and a group of ice-dancers, The Luzerne Skaters.

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Summer Show handbill, City Hall

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:125

A longform handbill, advertising the myriad variety acts performing as part of the two week Summer Show at City Hall (year unknown).

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A collection of handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:126

A collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre

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Close up of Regent Theatre handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:129

A close up detail of a collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre. City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market, Civic Rooms and County Theatre.

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Dick Whittington & His Cat poster

Year: 1952

Record Number: HFC:2020:123

Poster advertising the run of pantomime, Dick Whittington, performed on stage at City Hall between 7-14th January 1952 featuring actress Elsie Winsor. The pantomime was accompanied by a full orchestra and corps de ballet.

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The Sensational Hypnotist

Year: 1955

Record Number: HFC:2021:177

City Hall handbill from a 1955 performance by John Brendan, The Sensational Hypnotist

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Robert Moreton at City Hall

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2020:128

Another act performing on stage at City Hall post-WII.

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Jack & The Beanstalk poster

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:124

Full-colour poster advertising the well-loved pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. The pantomime was an annual event at City Hall and was frequently accompanied by numerous acts. During this pantomime, this included a corps de ballet and a group of ice-dancers, The Luzerne Skaters.

DISCOVER MORE

A collection of handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:126

A collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre

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Summer Show handbill, City Hall

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:125

A longform handbill, advertising the myriad variety acts performing as part of the two week Summer Show at City Hall (year unknown).

DISCOVER MORE

Dick Whittington & His Cat poster

Year: 1952

Record Number: HFC:2020:123

Poster advertising the run of pantomime, Dick Whittington, performed on stage at City Hall between 7-14th January 1952 featuring actress Elsie Winsor. The pantomime was accompanied by a full orchestra and corps de ballet.

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Close up of Regent Theatre handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:129

A close up detail of a collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre. City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market, Civic Rooms and County Theatre.

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Jack & The Beanstalk poster

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:124

Full-colour poster advertising the well-loved pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. The pantomime was an annual event at City Hall and was frequently accompanied by numerous acts. During this pantomime, this included a corps de ballet and a group of ice-dancers, The Luzerne Skaters.

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The Sensational Hypnotist

Year: 1955

Record Number: HFC:2021:177

City Hall handbill from a 1955 performance by John Brendan, The Sensational Hypnotist

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Robert Moreton at City Hall

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2020:128

Another act performing on stage at City Hall post-WII.

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Bob Geldof

Year: 2004

Record Number: HFC:2019:14

Signed Bob Geldof poster from a UK tour.

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Annie

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:21

Signed Annie poster, 2005.

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World View Tour 2008

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:73

A tour poster from Rambert Dance Company's World View Tour 2008.

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Barabas

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:56

Signed poster from Barabas, a play producted in Cornwall, 2008.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:68

Signed tour poster advertising the 2005 UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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View From The Shore

Year: 2007

Record Number: HFC:2019:69

Signed poster by the dancers of View From The Shore, a Jacky Lansley Dance Theatre production, 2007.

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Art

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:37

Signed poster from comedy, Art, 2005.

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The Meatloaf Trilogy

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:71

Signed tour poster for Meatloaf tribute act, Steve Steinman, c.2008

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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

Year: 2003

Record Number: HFC:2019:70

Signed tour poster for the first UK tour of Buddy, the Buddy Holly Store musical, 2003.

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Bob Geldof

Year: 2004

Record Number: HFC:2019:14

Signed Bob Geldof poster from a UK tour.

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Annie

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:21

Signed Annie poster, 2005.

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World View Tour 2008

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:73

A tour poster from Rambert Dance Company's World View Tour 2008.

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Barabas

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:56

Signed poster from Barabas, a play producted in Cornwall, 2008.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:68

Signed tour poster advertising the 2005 UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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View From The Shore

Year: 2007

Record Number: HFC:2019:69

Signed poster by the dancers of View From The Shore, a Jacky Lansley Dance Theatre production, 2007.

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Art

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:37

Signed poster from comedy, Art, 2005.

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The Meatloaf Trilogy

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:71

Signed tour poster for Meatloaf tribute act, Steve Steinman, c.2008

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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

Year: 2003

Record Number: HFC:2019:70

Signed tour poster for the first UK tour of Buddy, the Buddy Holly Store musical, 2003.

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Bob Geldof

Year: 2004

Record Number: HFC:2019:14

Signed Bob Geldof poster from a UK tour.

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Art

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:37

Signed poster from comedy, Art, 2005.

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View From The Shore

Year: 2007

Record Number: HFC:2019:69

Signed poster by the dancers of View From The Shore, a Jacky Lansley Dance Theatre production, 2007.

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The Meatloaf Trilogy

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:71

Signed tour poster for Meatloaf tribute act, Steve Steinman, c.2008

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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

Year: 2003

Record Number: HFC:2019:70

Signed tour poster for the first UK tour of Buddy, the Buddy Holly Store musical, 2003.

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World View Tour 2008

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:73

A tour poster from Rambert Dance Company's World View Tour 2008.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:68

Signed tour poster advertising the 2005 UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Barabas

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:56

Signed poster from Barabas, a play producted in Cornwall, 2008.

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Annie

Year: 2005

Record Number: HFC:2019:21

Signed Annie poster, 2005.

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Elkie Brooks, Live In Concert

Year: 2010

Record Number: HFC:2019:49

A signed show poster for Elkie Brooks on tour, 2010.

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Elkie Brooks, Live In Concert

Year: 2010

Record Number: HFC:2019:49

A signed show poster for Elkie Brooks on tour, 2010.

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Elkie Brooks, Live In Concert

Year: 2010

Record Number: HFC:2019:49

A signed show poster for Elkie Brooks on tour, 2010.

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