Our most accessible show ever – Jack And The Beanstalk!
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
5d ago
The team behind the smash hit Peter Pan are back with a GIANT pantomime extravaganza! Jack and the Beanstalk is going to be bigger and better than ever before. And we’re kicking things off with our widest Access provision yet, including a new Assisted Performance format – a Chilled Performance. The Cornwall Playhouse Production of Jack And The Beanstalk runs throughout December 2024 and promises to be a festive feast for Cornish audiences. Assisted Performances for Jack And The Beanstalk will include BSL Interpreted, Captioned, Audio Described, Touch Tours, Relaxed Performances ..read more
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JOIN OUR PANTOMIME CAST!
Hall for Cornwall
by Will Dorrell
5d ago
Well here’s a giant opportunity to gain real theatre industry experience! We’re putting a casting call out to young people across our region who love performing. Here’s a chance to get in on the fee fi fo fun (gedit?). Be the sparkle on our stage, performing with professionals, in the youth ensemble of this year’s Christmas show at Hall for Cornwall…  It’s panto’ time, and Cornwall Playhouse Productions 2024 festive extravaganza will be a giant production of Jack And The Beanstalk. We’re casting two teams of young people to make up our Youth Ensemble, joining our professional cast for the ..read more
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Hall for Cornwall strengthens senior team with appointment of Jack Morrison
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
1M ago
Jack Morrison has been announced as Deputy Theatre Manager, as Hall for Cornwall (HfC) continues to strengthen the team which operates the Cornwall Playhouse. Photo by Hugh Hastings Jack Morrison joins the Cornwall Playhouse team, led by Theatre Manager Polly Dent, supporting our busy stage programme which sees more than 300 performances each year and audiences of up to 300,000. Previously, Jack has worked with artists and creatives across the region, including Kneehigh Theatre, Eden Project, The Works and most recently Creative Kernow, where he oversaw the FEAST programme. HfC Chief Execut ..read more
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Strictly Judge Craig Revel Horwood Reveals All about Upcoming Musical
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
1M ago
A Q&A with Craig Revel Horwood, Director and Choreographer of NOW That’s What I Call A Musical. Image credit: https://www.craigrevelhorwood.com/index.php What sort of night are audiences in for when they come to see NOW That’s What I Call A Musical? They can expect some fantastic tunes, a blast from the past, some amazing dancing, some great singing and a great story. It’s a little bit like Stephen Sondheim’s Follies in the fact that it’s set at a reunion and there are flashbacks. The main characters flash back to how they were as teenagers, the music they listened to back in the 80s and ..read more
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Shining the Spotlight on our 200 Volunteers
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
1M ago
“Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation… They’re part of our big Cornish welcome to our building.” – Julien Boast, Chief Executive and Creative Director of Hall for Cornwall It’s National Volunteer’s Week, and we’re taking a moment to thank every single one of our 200 volunteers who give their time to Hall for Cornwall. As a charity, we simply wouldn’t be here without our volunteers. As Cornwall’s only largescale theatre, we’re proud to provide a warm Cornish welcome to everyone who walks through our doors – and that starts with the people who greet you the moment you arrive. Whether ..read more
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HfC Associate Artist Celebrates Triumph at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
1M ago
Falmouth-based sound artist Justin Wiggan – one of our associate artists – wowed the judges at RHS Chelsea Flower Show with his latest audio instillation. For the past 6 months, Justin has been using technology to convert energy from plants into sounds to form a soundscape which is played within the garden. Justin Wiggan, HfC Associate Artist, by Hugh Hastings Photography Inspired by National Trust founder  The Octavia Hill Garden is designed and led by Anne-Marie Powell Gardens, Blue Diamond Garden Centres and the National Trust. The garden pays tribute to National Trust founder Octa ..read more
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GETTING CREATIVE ACROSS CORNWALL…
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
2M ago
Catch up with our Get Creative youth groups Our popular Youth Theatre and Youth Dance groups are the cornerstone of HfC’s Get Creative outreach work, which engages more than 10,000 young Cornish people each year. In this piece, we’re catching up with all the goings on within our youth companies… International Dance Day At the end of April we threw the spotlight on International Dance Day, which seemed like the perfect excuse to celebrate the power of dance – on and off the Cornwall Playhouse stage. A Youth Dance performance on the Cornwall Playhouse stage, mage by Hugh Hastings “Dance has the ..read more
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FROM PLEN-AN-GWARI TO THEATRE CORNWALL
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
2M ago
By HELEN GRASSLY Burrell Foley Fischer Photo by French & Tye What a dream moment – the opportunity to be architects for the refurbishment of a well-loved theatre – to increase its capacity, improve the sight lines and give it a sustainable future. At Hall for Cornwall, this was wrapped up in a fine collection of Grade II* listed buildings and a mission aligned with the values of our architectural practice – to encourage the arts, celebrate the heritage of listed buildings and enable access for all without distinction. The Green Room Café by Hugh Hastings The seeds of the project were all ..read more
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HfC resident photographer reveals his childhood connection
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
3M ago
By Hugh Hastings Funny how some memories stick around a whole lifetime: I can still recall the day in 1968 when I was an eleven year old schoolboy at Colet Court in Hammersmith, London and the headmaster brought the morning assembly to an abrupt halt to introduce the school to two young men who would be writing an end-of-term musical for us to perform. From beneath the balcony where I was sat with my classmates ambled two young men towards the headmaster who introduced them as Tim and Andrew and we were told to do whatever they required in the creation of their second ever work, ‘Joseph & ..read more
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If Music Be the Food of Love… ‘Shakespeare Nation’ Plays On!
Hall for Cornwall
by Rhianna Gibbs
3M ago
By Sam Rankin Shakespeare Nation Producer at Hall for Cornwall All good things must come to an end… Now that the dust has settled on what was a busy production weekend, I find myself reflecting on the rehearsal process from the last couple of months. Twelfth Night was perhaps the most ambitious Shakespeare Nation project to date. Under the masterful direction of Alister & Miranda from Prodigal UPG, we all knew we were in safe hands from the off. The focus very much on the text itself this time round, and a group of community actors have spent the last three months working on wha ..read more
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