Hall for Cornwall - September 2017

1 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017
Here's what's on at the Hall for Cornwall in September 2017

Wed 6 September
Peace Train: A Tribute to Cat Stevens


Peace Train tells the story of Cat Stevens in a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more. Journey back in time and recreate the sights and sounds of Cat Stevens with all his greatest songs, including First Cut is the Deepest, Father & Son, Peace Train and Where do the Children Play.


Thu 7 September
Ocean Film Festival World Tour


The Ocean Film Festival showcases the world’s most amazing ocean films from above and below the surface. Celebrate the divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.  Age Guidance: 12A


Fri 8 September
Janis Joplin & Friends: The Woodstock Experience


Experience the Summer of Love in a celebration of music from the concert that changed the world. Enjoy some of the greatest music from the festival, including Bad Moon Rising, I Want to Take You Higher, America, Summertime, Hey Joe and many more! Performed by singers and musicians from London’s West End, including X Factor finalist Melanie Masson.


Sat 9 September
Macca The Concert


Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (Let It Be) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the music of a legend. Macca The Concert celebrates McCartney’s solo career, including all his best loved hits, and a selection of Beatles’ favourites. Experience the drama of Live and Let Die, the pathos of No More Lonely Nights and the nostalgia of Band on the Run.


Tue 12 & Wed 13 September
The Gruffalo

10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!


Thu 14 September
ELO Again


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO’s iconic album Out of the Blue, ELO Again give a dramatic taste of the classic ELO in their heyday. A professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with great hits including Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Showdown, Telephone Line and many more. With great sound reproduction and visual effects, this is an evening not to be missed!

Fri 15 September
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra


One of the UK’s favourite classical orchestras described in the national press as ‘one of this country’s cultural miracles’ return to Hall for Cornwall.

Mozart                   Overture, Marriage of Figaro
Brahms                  Violin Concerto in D Op.77
Beethoven            Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’


Sat 16 September
Mad About The Musicals


All the very best songs from the shows we all know and love, including Les Misérables, Phantom of The Opera and Miss Saigon!  Experience an evening of musical classics brought to you by a West End cast, including the winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Jai McDowall and Musical Theatre’s favourite, Michael Courtney.


Tue 19 September

The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show


The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits Houston made famous, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You and many more. Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids, plus full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is a brilliant tribute and a spectacular concert experience.


Wed 20 September
My Mountain Life: Simon Yates


Simon Yates, an accomplished exploratory mountaineer, is an engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires. Best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Touching The Void, Simon has been increasingly drawn to places where few others have trod. This illustrated lecture features spectacular images of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world.


Thu 21 September
Aquarelle Guitar Quartet


The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is renowned for music from a range of styles, periods and cultures.

An evening of music from around the globe, featuring their most popular pieces, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s familiar and exciting Capriccio Espagnol and Cumba-Quin by Carlos Rafael Rivera, where Afro-Cuban rhythms are explored using the guitars as percussion instruments, imitating conga drums, claves, and palitos! The finale is an exhilarating rendition of Tarantella.


Fri 22 September
The World Famous Elvis Show


Starring world renowned Elvis performer Chris Connor, with his 12 piece live band The Steels, and backing vocals by The Sweet Harmonies, this show authentically recreates Elvis at his very best. A magnificent theatre production, of two popular Elvis Presley concerts.


Sat 23 September
YolanDa Brown


Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul and reggae. She has toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Matt Cardle, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. YolanDa has played to Presidents and Heads of States and is a celebrity ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, Children and the Arts, as well as the Mayor’s Music Fund. Fresh off her critically acclaimed Reggae Love Songs Tour, YolanDa will perform songs from her new album Love Politics War, a delicious fusion of reggae and jazz melodies.


Mon 25 – Sat 30 September

5pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm

He’s the one that you want! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, ‘The No.1 Greatest Musical’ (100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4). Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton* as Rizzo!

It’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and come along to the biggest party in Truro, as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.  So hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wopbop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

* Louisa Lytton will not be appearing at either performance on Fri 29th

For more information on any of these shows go to www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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