Cornwall Living 2018

HFC in November

On a dark November night what could be better than a night at the theatre? And Hall For Cornwall has something that’s sure to entertain this November.

Pride and Prejudice 

Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th November

Following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice comes to Truro this November.  “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match. Pride and Prejudice features the Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. This production celebrates the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach the bicentennial year of her death in 1817.

Steve Backshall:
Wild World Tour

Sunday 6th November  

Wildlife TV presenter, adventurer, naturalist and children’s author, Steve Backshall, takes us on a Wild World Tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his books: The Falcon Chronicles, and his latest novel in the series, Shark Seas. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the ocean. Suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty.

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Monday 7th November

Celebrating its 23rd birthday in 2016, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top symphonic ensembles. They will perform two ever-popular works from Austria and Norway and a vibrant and warm-hearted Dvorák symphony from the orchestra’s native Bohemia.

Ross Noble: Brain Dump 

Saturday 12th November

As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out.  Famed for his super-quick, freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Age recommendation 15+.

Show of Hands:
Walk With Me 

Sunday 13th November

Show of Hands return with the exceptionally talented Miranda Sykes. Big sounds, uncompromising songs and stunning production make for an evening to remember. Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest forces in acoustic music, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song.

Owen Jones:
The Politics of Hope 

Sunday 20th November

How can we build societies run in the interests of working people, not run as a racket for the mean and the greedy at the top? The popular Guardian columnist and author of Chavs and The Establishment shines some light on a positive way forward.

Ministry of Science 

Tuesday 15th November

Warning! 100% educational. 200% entertaining. 300% explosive. 400% fun.

Please keep your head firmly on your shoulders, and your arms and legs inside the ride at all times! This show comes with a bang. It comes with a whoosh. It comes with a hovercraft built on stage… Oh, and a human cannon too! The super-talented presenters and the voiceover from above (X Factor’s Peter Dickson) will take you on a journey using brilliantly designed demonstrations with a few loud bangs on the way. Fingers in ears advised… Age Recommendation 6+.

Chinese State Circus 

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th November

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns with a spectacular new production, Dynasty. Thirty world-class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors. From start to awesome finale, thrill follows thrill and what seems impossible becomes reality.

La Serenissima: Concertos for Christmas 

Monday 21st November

The International Concert Series continues with La Serenissima, who’ve established themselves internationally as leading performers of music from the Italian baroque. Their Christmas programme brings familiar favourites, as well as introducing something new with a
festive flavour.

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November

Get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its brand new 2016
Christmas Show! The UK’s most popular rock ‘n’ roll show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!


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