Programme cover for Hell Fire Corner at Hall for Cornwall, 2014

Hell Fire Corner is a play by distinguished Cornish writer D.M. Thomas. The play is about the illiterate Redruth miner Bert Soloman who, a century ago, scored a winning try on the England rugby team before declining to play international rugby again. The play was staged at Hall for Cornwall in 2004 as a joint venture between HfC’s producer Tim Brinkman and John and Marie Macneill of Mundic Nation production company. The play ran between the 29th of April and the 8th May and featured Stephen Hose as musical director and Al Hodge as musical composer.

Hell Fire Corner at Hall for Cornwall, 2014

Hell Fire Corner is a play by distinguished Cornish writer D.M. Thomas. The play is about the illiterate Redruth miner Bert Soloman who, a century ago, scored a winning try on the England rugby team before declining to play international rugby again. The play was staged at Hall for Cornwall in 2004 as a joint venture between HfC’s producer Tim Brinkman and John and Marie Macneill of Mundic Nation production company. The play ran between the 29th of April and the 8th May and featured Mary Macneil as director, Stephen Hose as musical director and Al Hodge as musical composer.

NHS in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 50th anniversary concert, 1998

The NHS was established by Clement Atlee’s Labour government in July 1948. In 1998, the service celebrated it’s 50th anniversary which encouraged a series of celebrations to commence across the country. A concert was thus staged at Hall for Cornwall to commemerate this significant anniversary of the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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.’