The Hall for Cornwall is screening three West End productions in a bid to provide Cornish audiences with world class theatre even whilst the building is closed for redevelopment.

Julien Boast, the venue's Chief Executive and Creative Director, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer audiences in Cornwall the unique opportunity to see and hear, in person, three of the theatre industry’s leading creatives who will discuss their roles in delivering critically-acclaimed West End productions prior to watching their work on screen – all from the comfort of Truro’s Plaza Cinema."

On Thursday November 15, multi Tony award-winning director Michael Grandage, who lives in Cornwall, will be at the Plaza Cinema at 6.15pm to talk about directing his production of John Logan's Red ahead of a 7pm screening.

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina will reprise his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko.

The production, awarded five stars by The Times and described as "exhilarating" by the Daily Telegraph, is the first ever UK revival since the production won six Tony awards, including Best Play, in 2009.

Currently Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company, Michael has directed many of the biggest names in stage and screen, including Dame Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Derek Jacobi, Colin Firth and Sheridan Smith. Appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2011, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama.

His most recent production was Disney’s Frozen which opened on Broadway in March 2018.

On Wednesday November 28th the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I will receive its UK Screening Premiere at Truro Plaza cinema in an unmissable event presented from London’s iconic Palladium.

Ahead of the 2pm and 7pm screenings, leading theatre industry General Manager and Executive Producer, Joanne Benjamin will discuss the show, its history and the role she played in bringing the production to the stage.

As well as working on The King and I, Joanne has also been involved with a number of leading West End shows, from Jonathan Miller’s Three Sisters, Journey’s End, with Jason Connery, and Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know with Derek Jacobi, to the multi-award winning musicals She Loves Me and Crazy For You .

She was also Chief Executive of the first ever International Festival of Musical Theatre, working with musical luminaries such as Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Page and Ruthie Henshall.

With The King and I also given five stars by The Times, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk face to face with one of the West End’s most acclaimed General Managers.

On Monday December 10, award-winning actor, writer and director Simon Callow will discuss his much-anticipated production of his one-man theatrical extravaganza and Christmas must see, A Christmas Carol. He will be taking part in three sessions - a post matinee show talk at 12 midday, a pre-show talk at 1.30pm and 6.15pm ahead of the evening screening.

Simon joined the National Theatre in 1979, where he created the role of Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus.

Since then he has performed in a number of one-man shows, including The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Being Shakespeare, A Christmas Carol, most recently, The Man Jesus, and appeared in many films including A Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Phantom of the Opera.

He is currently playing The Duke of Sandringham in the television series Outlander. He has also directed Shirley Valentine in the West End and on Broadway, Single Spies at the NT and Carmen Jones at the Old Vic, as well as the film of The Ballad of the Sad Café.