Cornwall Living 2016

October at HFC

Autumn is definitely here and the Hall For Cornwall has a programme of entertainment that is sure to delight.

The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show

Thursday 20th October 

The Greatest Love of All celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that 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 not just a brilliant tribute but also a spectacular concert experience in its own right.

Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere

Saturday 1st October

Dennis Locorriere is touring the UK under the original Dr Hook name. From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of their success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band’s biggest hits and best loved songs including Sylvia’s Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More and Sharing The Night Together.

That’s Entertainment

Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th October

From the producers of the sell-out smash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzling song and dance extravaganza, featuring Hollywood’s greatest hits including That’s Entertainment, Puttin’ On The Ritz and I Got Rhythm. West End stars, glorious costumes and fabulous dancing – as well as a right royal knees up with a special tribute to London’s Pearly Kings and Queens!

The Sensational 60s Experience

Monday 10th October

For one night only, enjoy three hours of pure 60s nostalgia when The Sensational 60s Experience returns by popular demand.  Seven legendary names, including Herman’s Hermits and Chris Farlowe, take to the stage and deliver a night never to be forgotten.

Raphael Wallfisch and
John York

Tuesday 11th October

The International Concert Series 2016/17 continues with Raphael Wallfisch and John York, offering a fascinating programme of cello and piano performed by surely one of the most celebrated cello and piano partnerships in the world. Alongside Bach and Beethoven an opportunity to hear two more rarely played masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Grieg.

Julian Clary:
The Joy of Mincing

Wednesday 19th October

The Joy of Mincing is Clary’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart-stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life, and don’t start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit.

The Hollies 

Friday 21st October

With over 50 years of rock ’n’ rolling the world, The Hollies will be performing classics including The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Long Cool Woman, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more. With their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs, and cultivated musicianship, this is an evening of great hits no Hollies fan should miss!

Sister Act

Monday 24th to Saturday 29th October

An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical Sister Act. Starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco. Please note that during matinee performances, the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ will be performed by West End performer Joanna Francis (The Lion King, The Harder They Come).

Ellen Kent’s Opera & Ballet International 

Wednesday 12th to Saturday
15th October

A trio of stunning operas, all with international soloists, an acclaimed chorus and full orchestra.

Puccini La Bohème 

Wednesday 12th October

La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written; the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog.

Verdi Nabucco 

Thursday 13th October

This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy. Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.

Verdi Aida 

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October

Starring Olga Perrier, the International French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated Mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris, this tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge is traditionally staged, featuring a temple dance and the classic Triumphal March with cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.

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