The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Even Ensler which took Broadway by storm before embarking on its first UK tour in 2004. The play, which sees 3 women perform a collection of stories about women, was staged at Hall for Cornwall on the 29th and 30th of January 2004.
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 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.
The multi award-winning West End production of J.B. Priestley’s classic was staged at Hall for Cornwall between the 1st and 5th of March, 2016. Directed by Stephen Daldry, it follows the storyline of when Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly at the Birling family household under the pretence of investigating the suicide of a poor young local woman.
Originally a book by Roald Dahl, The Witches was adapted for stage by David Wood and directed by Nikolai Foster. The co-production between Curve, Leicester and The Rose Theatre, Kingston embarked on a national tour in 2016 after opening in Hong Kong to acclaimed success. The show was then staged at Hall for Cornwall between the 23rd and 27th of February.
The American playwright Arthur Miller wrote the stage play Death of a Salesman in 1949. The play is a collection of the memories, dreams, confrontations and arguments which make up the last 24 hours of Willy Loman’s life. It addresses the themes of identity loss and man’s inability to accept individual and societal change. The Royal & Derngate touring production of the play was staged at Hall for Cornwall between the 27th of June 1st July, 2017. It was directed by Abigail Graham and choreographed by Jennifer Jackson.
One Man, Two Guvnors is the English comedic adaptation of the original Italian play by Carlo Coldoni called Servant of Two Masters. Written by Richard Bean and set in Brighton in 1963, it follows the events which happen to Francis Henshall after he is fired from his band. The play opened at the National Theatre before embarking on a national tour and then opening on the West End in 2011. The play then made its Broadway debut in April 2012. It again embarked on a national revival tour in 2014 and was staged at Hall for Cornwall between the 21st and 25th of October, featuring Gavin Spokes, Norman Pace, Emma Barton and a live band.
The front cover of the programme produced for the performance of MINImalism at Hall for Cornwall, 2011.
The History Boys is a play written by the British playwright Alan Bennett. The much loved tale follows eight bright students as they prepare to sit their the Oxbridge entrance exams at a Northern grammar school in the early 1980s. It explores the characters of both the students and their teachers and the relationships that develop between them. The play premiered in London in 2004 before debuting on Broadway in 2006, where it ran for 185 performances. The West Yorkshire Playhouse production of The History Boys ran at Hall for Cornwall between the 28th of February and the 5th of March 2011 and was the first major revival of the play since the 2004 original.
Spider’s Web is Agatha Christie’s second most successful play, having ran for 744 performances in London’s West End since its debut in 1954. The play follows the events that unfold in aftermath of a murder which takes place in the drawing room of a diplomat’s wife. The play was staged by Bill Kenwright at Hall for Cornwall between the 7th and 12th of September, 2009.