From raucous comedies to captivating ballet and opera, May at Hall for Cornwall is promising to be a show-stopping month, with something to suit everyone.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th May
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record-breaking tour, starring X Factor winner Joe McElderry. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs. Joe McElderry was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. He has since had three top ten albums, as well as notching up two more reality TV show victories, winning ITV’s Pop Star to Opera Star and Channel 4’s The Jump.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May
Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Truro with a sparkling triple bill. José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane distills the passion and tension of Shakespeare’s Othello into a thrilling one-act tragedy. In the beautiful Wink, Jessica Lang captures the poetry of five Shakespearean Sonnets. Finally, in Arcadia, the ancient god Pan is unleashed as Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Ruth Brill makes her first commissioned piece to a new score, composed by renowned saxophonist John Harle. Accompanied by the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Birmingham Royal Ballet present unforgettable performances of dance and drama.
The Endellion String Quartet with Guy Johnston Cello
Friday 26th May
The Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world. They have appeared at nearly all of the major series and festivals, have featured at the Proms and frequently appear on BBC radio and television. Joining them will be cellist Guy Johnston to perform a masterpiece of the string repertoire, the great Schubert C Major Quintet.
Out of Order
Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th May
Ray Cooney’s Olivier Award-winning comedy Out of Order returns to the stage in a gleeful new production. When Richard Willey (Andrew Hill), a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (Susie Amy), one of the Opposition’s typists, in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in a window. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Jane’s distraught young husband. Add an unscrupulous waiter, a frustrated hotel manager, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster and things really do come to a head!
Tuesday 23rd May
Following its triumphant premiere in London, Life is performed by an all-male company of ten amazing dancers and features two works by internationally acclaimed choreographers: Rabbit by Pontus Lidberg and Fiction by Javier Frutos. Life takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death, presented in the inimitable BalleyBoyz style. BalletBoyz have generated thousands of fanatical dance fans across the globe with their inventive, vivid and memorable shows.
Kernow King is Trevithick! Featuring The Oggymen
Tuesday 9th May
Born in Cornwall, Richard Trevithick revolutionised the use of steam as a successful and profitable means of energy. It was Trevithick’s passion and genius that led to steam power being put on rails and roads. Trevithick! is bursting with music, comedy and facts and is still relevant to the world we live in today. This is the gripping story of, not just one of Cornwall’s greatest sons, but one of the greatest men in history, steeped in accolade and loved by many but whose life was tinged with tragedy.
Leo Sayer: Live in Concert
Thursday 25th May
Following the success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award-winning and international chart-topper Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts. Known the world over for his army of hits, which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.
The Manfreds: Makin’ Tracks Tour 2017
Wednesday 31st May
Manfred Mann is considered one of the finest and most respected bands from the 60s. Their numerous hits were an unusual yet winning combination of R&B with an undercurrent of Jazz. The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including Do Wah Diddy Diddy, one of the most instantly recognisable songs of the 60s, along with a mix of jazz and blues covers from their new album.
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