From fairy tale classics with a twist to award-winning comedy, there’s a whole host of entertainment this coming March to help you shake off those late winter blues.
Wednesday 1st March
Cornwall’s favourite folk superstar, Seth Lakeman returns to Hall for Cornwall to perform his latest album, Ballads of a Broken Few. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
Thursday 2nd March
Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is back on a nationwide tour. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His talents range from Hollywood to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1), Lucky Man (Sky1) and Going Forward (BBC4) with Jo Brand. Age recommendation 16+
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March
Brendan Cole returns with a show that will keep you dancing all night long. A brand new show for 2017, Brendan hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers, a new leading lady as well as a 14-piece band and singers live on stage. With stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography, it’s going be a party – Don’t miss it!
A Judgement in Stone
Monday 6th to Saturday 11th March
Eunice struggles to fit in when she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper. The very reason for her awkwardness – long hidden and deeply buried – leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood, on Valentine’s Day. Hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings about a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th March
Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. Join the HfC team for an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film comes alive, with plenty of laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry, original music and a West End cast of eight actor-musicians. Adapted by Olivier Award winner David Wood (Goodnight Mister Tom, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG), follow the incredible story of one piglet’s rise to become the world famous sheep-pig.
The Sleeping Beauty: Duchy Ballet
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March
The entrancing tale of Princess Aurora, who sleeps for 100 years before being awakened by a handsome prince, is the new production by Duchy Ballet. Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s score, choreographer Terence Etheridge has adapted and invented a bewitching spectacle. Cornwall’s talented dancers will, as always, entertain with sparkling performances, honed to perfection.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Thursday 23rd February and Saturday 25 March
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers; see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure, head along both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Age guidance 12A
Rambert: Ghost Dances and Other Works
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March
Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances is one of the most celebrated works in Rambert’s repertoire, back on stage for the first time in 14 years. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic ‘ghosts’ – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Ghost Dances is presented in a triple bill, alongside two new creations by Rambert. Each of the pieces is accompanied by live music and together they showcase the range, dynamism and virtuosity of Britain’s national dance company.
The Solid Silver 60s Show
Thursday 30th March
For over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history’s most successful decade of music. Returning to HfC by popular demand, the theatre welcomes back Solid Silver 60s favourites The Merseybeats, Dave Berry, Wayne Fontana and Vanity Fayre, as well as a very special guest from the USA, Chris Montez.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Friday 31st March
Described in the national press as ‘one of this country’s cultural miracles’, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns to Truro to perform a programme of core symphonic music. Enjoy Elgar’s autumnal ‘Cello Concerto’, alongside Beethoven’s ‘Egmont Overture’ and Sibelius’ sounds of the north from Finland.
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