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.
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.
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.
On the 15th of November 2007, Hall for Cornwall celebrated it’s 10th birthday with a year of celebration including a specially commissioned work, a very successful Open Day in August and a Gala Concert in November which was attended by Prince Edward. This a page from the programme that was produced to reflect on the 10 years of artistic achievement at HfC.
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.’
The Dick Whittington and his Wonderful Cat pantomine was staged at Hall for Cornwall between the 18th of December and 9th of January 1999/2000. The pantomine follows Dick Whittington as he leaves his rural home for London in search of riches.
An advertisement inside the programme for the Christmas production of Dick Whittington and his Wonderful Cat, detailing the upcoming production of ‘Bananas in Pyjamas – Live on Stage’ at Hall for Cornwall, February 2000.
An advertisement inside the programme for the Christmas production of Dick Whittington and his Wonderful Cat promoting Stars restaurant’s pantomine menu, Christmas 2000.
An advertisement inside the programme for the Christmas production of Dick Whittington and his Wonderful Cat, detailing the upcoming performances of Pride and Prejudice and Murder at the Vicarage at Hall for Cornwall in February and March, 2000.
Kind Hearts and Coronets is a 1949 British black comedy film featuring Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson and Alec Guinness. The plot, which concerns the revenge sought by the son of a woman whose aristocratic family disowned her for marrying outside of her class, draws on Roy Horniman’s 1907 novel called ‘Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal.’ The film has since been adapted for both radio and stage and in 1998 it was produced at Hall for Cornwall by Charles Vance.