The Hall for Cornwall has announced the date for the world premiere of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical – and when tickets will go on sale.

The brand new musical will run from Wednesday, October 13 to Saturday, October 30 and will be the first major show to take the stage following the ongoing multi-million pound transformation of the building in the centre of Truro, including an extended and newly named Cornwall Playhouse auditorium.

Tickets will now go on sale to the general public on May 11, but Hall for Cornwall Members will have priority booking from April 27.

A brand new membership scheme is being launched next Wednesday, with the first 500 sign ups receiving 18 months membership for the price of 12. Memberships start from £35 and costs can be spread across instalments.

Julien Boast, CEO and creative director at Hall for Cornwall said: “We’re thrilled to be able to confirm the dates for Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical in October. Since we announced the show in January we’ve had thousands of people sign up to our mailing list and we can’t wait to raise the curtain on our spectacularly transformed theatre.

“With the launch of our new membership scheme we’ll be able invest in supporting more young people, nurturing more local talent and working with partners on new co-productions when the theatre reopens.”

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical charts the rise of Port Isaac’s famous sea shanty group and their major record deal signed in 2010. Since then Fisherman’s Friends have performed for the Queen, played Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage and entertained hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad, winning numerous awards along the way.

The musical has been adapted from the 2019 hit film Fisherman’s Friends, which grossed $11.5m worldwide. It will feature many of the much-loved sea shanties made famous by the group, including Keep Haulin’, Nelson's Blood, No Hopers Jokers & Rogues, Sweet Maid Of Madeira and many more.

It will be the first co-production for Hall for Cornwall’s new in-house producing company, Cornwall Playhouse Productions, and produced in association with West End producers Royo.

The Grade II listed Hall for Cornwall in the heart of Truro closed its doors in 2018 for the start of a major multi-million-pound transformation. Three hundred new seats in the totally redesigned three-tiered Cornwall Playhouse auditorium will take its capacity to 1,352, meaning it can attract bigger shows.