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Fall in love with HfC's autumn bill

August 21, 2013


HALL for Cornwall's autumn programme kicks off with a fresh and riveting adaptation Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.

Full of romance, humour and period glamour - be sure to catch this classic on October 1 to 5 . On October 11 to 12, urban dance theatre stars Nobulus, make their first visit to Cornwall with Out Of The Shadow, a jawdropping mix of breaking, popping and locking, contemporary dance, acrobatics and ballet Three sublime operas are on offer when the Ellen Kent Opera Festival comes to Cornwall from October 17 to 19 with Verdi's Nabucco, Puccini's La Boheme and Verdi's Aida.

The British smash hit Stomp returns to the Hall on October 28 to November 2 with a fresh, new show.

The award-winning Spirit Of The Dance, heads to Cornwall on November 5 to 9. Moscow City Ballet will be at HfC from November 21 to 24 with a selection of three of the most loved ballets of all time - Don Quixote, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

Felicity Kendal and Simon Callow star in a revival of Francois Billetdoux' s comedy Chin-Chin from December 2 to 7. Set in 1950s Paris, this hilarious play centres on a couple brought together by the infidelity of their spouses - and who end up with more than they bargained for.

Following on from the success of last year's HfC pantomime Aladdin, with many people saying it was the best ever, this year's show will be the most popular title of all - the delightful Cinderella, running from December 13 to January 11.

Looking at the one night shows, the divine musical trio Tenor's Un Limited have now been booked in -- September 11, there is Poetry at the Hall on October 1, comedy favourite Jethro on October 7 and multi awardwinning singer Charlie Landsborough on October 8. One of the world's finest guitarists Albert Lee comes to the Hall on October 13, Barbara Dickson is on October 15 while Welsh harpist Cartrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita bring an evening of superb world music on October 20.

Truro School and Truro Prep School present a music extravaganza on October 22, with the hugely popular comedian Sarah Millican back on October 23 and Camborne Town Band with Last Night Of The Proms on October 24.

In Cornwall for the first time and not for the fainthearted, Puppetry Of The Penis is on October 25. Stewart Lee presents his new show on October 26, Alan Davies is back with an evening of stand-up on November 11 and the razor-sharp Sandi Toksvig appears on November 12.

Folk rock stars Steeleye Span make a welcome return on November 16 while new folk stars Bellowhead are at the Hall on November 18. Keeping on the theme of music, Reef rock out on November 19, while Nigel Kennedy presents an evening of Bach and Fats Waller on November 20.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live! is on November 25 featuring special guests.

BBC Big Band, together with award-winning vocalist Tina May will be at the Hall on November 28, while the Balletboyz, pictured, are set to dazzle on November 29. The glamorous and funny Ladyboys Of Bangkok are back with a new show on November 30.

Dr Phil Hammond looks at the humorous side of the medical world on January 15, Sing-a-Long-a Grease is on January 16 and top boogie woogie pianist Ben Waters plays on January 17.

Saxophonist Denys Baptiste mixes jazz, gospel, blues and Afro- Cuban music on January 18, while Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole is joined by 20 musicians and dancers in Licence to Thrill on January 21.

Golden voiced singersongwriter Paul Carrack is back on January 23, Abba Reunion is on January 24, followed by some shock'n'rock with Circus of Horrors on January 25.

TRextasy serve up the hits of Marc Bolan and co on January 31, while top comedian Russell Kane is in town on January 30.

This year's Classical Season features London Mozart Players on September 12, John Lill on October 16, London Handel Players on November 14, Sinfonia Classica Melvyn Tan on February 6, Endellion Quartet on March 13 and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera on May 2. Looking further ahead to shows on early pre-release for next year, here are some other shows on sale ...

Olympic champion Robin Cousins brings his new show Ice to the Hall from March 4 to 8. This dynamic and atmospheric show features some of the best ice skaters from around the world.

Starsky and Hutch star Paul Michael Glaser stars in Fiddler On The Roof from April 8 to 12. Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood, be sure to catch this adaptation of one of the best loved and longest running musicals of all time.

For more details on all these shows and many others or to make a booking, see www.hallforcornwall or call the box office on 01872 262466.

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