As Hall for Cornwall celebrates 500 shows in the Truro venue’s new Cornwall Playhouse auditorium, the theatre has announced 23 star-studded shows to their lineup.

Stand-up sensations, nail-biting drama and musical moments are set to thrill audiences in the new 1,350-capacity Cornwall Playhouse, which opened in the autumn of 2021 and marked its 500th show during the recent run of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

They include West End smash hits including 'Do You Believe In Ghosts'? and 'And Then There Were None' joining the previously announced 'Life of Pi', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and '2:22 A Ghost Story'.

Meanwhile, fans of classical music will enjoy the return of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Welsh National Opera.

Tickets for new shows and the classical music series are on general sale from this Monday (July 10), with Hall for Cornwall Members already able to book through priority access. 

Theatre Highlights

Joining Life of Pi, The Mousetrap, The Woman in Black and Noises Off are:

 And Then There Were None - the bestselling crime novel by Agatha Cristie will keep you on the edge of your seat.

West End hit Do You Believe In Ghosts? Is a dark, experimental ghost story that will send chills down your spine.

Falmouth Packet: Agatha Christie’s bestselling crime novel And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie’s bestselling crime novel And Then There Were None (Image: Supplied)


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Classical Music Series

The classical lineup becomes a full-blown concert series, complete with a new concert subscription offer plus the return of BBC Proms in August.

Also coming to Truro will be:

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra whose last concert was a near sell-out, return. The September 2023 concert celebrates Rachmaninov with rising star Alim Beisembayev at the keys.

The March 2024 concert includes Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and a Chopin piano concerto played by Ethan Loch.

The Academy of Ancient Music will return, bringing Handel’s Music For the Royal Firework days before Bonfire Night.

The Welsh National Opera return with their Viennese New Year Concert, performing a sparkling selection of Straussian waltzes and Viennese hits.

The Band of HM Royal Marines Plymouth return with marches, overtures, soloists, a spectacular finale, and the ever-present Corps of Drums.

A Percussionist’s Songbook Percussionist Joby Burgess performs his new album A Percussionist’s Songbook - a collection of specially commissioned pieces from John Metcalfe, Tunde Jegede, Dario Marianelli, Yazz Ahmed, Dobrinka Tabakova, Gabriel Prokofiev and Cornish composer Graham Fitkin.

Falmouth Packet: Band of HM Royal Marines PlymouthBand of HM Royal Marines Plymouth (Image: Supplied)

BBC Singers visit in their centenary year, performing choral favourites linked to the life and poetry of Sir John Betjeman.

The concert will be hosted by Petroc Trelawny, who will read a selection of Betjeman’s poems. Comedy James Acaster and Al Murray join the sensational selection of stand-up stars Sarah Millican, Ross Noble, Jimmy Carr and Dawn French.

James Acaster performs Hecklers Welcome. Described by the Guardian as ‘A comedy genius at the peak of his powers'.

Al Murray lights up the stage with his new stand-up show Guv Island, described by the Telegraph as ‘Wickedly Witty Stuff’.

Falmouth Packet: Al Murray will 'light up the stage' with his Guv Island stand-up show Al Murray will 'light up the stage' with his Guv Island stand-up show (Image: Supplied)

Live Music Highlights

Earlier this year, Hall for Cornwall announced a multitude of musical treats for 2023 and 2024. Polishing up this stellar programme are the UK’s best touring tributes to The Blues Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, ABBA, The Eagles and The Beegees.

Musical Theatre Highlights

• The award-winning, parody musical 'Stranger Sings' is a wild twist on the hit Netflix series. Gather your favourite gang for a night of heavy synth, poor parenting, dancing Demogorgons and a stellar soundtrack.

• Following his sellout Meatloaf tribute, Steve Steinman returns with Vampires Rock, a laugh-out-loud show with an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians.

Family Highlights

Joining Dragons and Mythical Beasts, Hey Duggee and Peter Pan comes Tom Fletcher’s There’s A Monster In Your Show! Based on the bestselling books, this high-energy 50-minute adventure featuring lively original music, this show is the perfect introduction to live theatre.

Stars of Page and Screen Joining Steve Backshall, James Martin, Lucy Worsely, and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham are...

Falmouth Packet: Professor Brian Cox, with his show Horizons: A 21st Century Space OdysseyProfessor Brian Cox, with his show Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey (Image: Supplied)

• World-famous physicist Professor Brian Cox, with his show Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey. Using state-of-the-art screen technology, Horizons is a celebration of our civilisation, of our music, art, philosophy, science and much more.

• Former host Soccer Saturday, and Sunday Times bestselling author, Jeff Stelling, takes to the stage for an evening of entertaining anecdotes and football fun.

• Comedian Adrian Edmondson joins the bill, taking audiences on his journey to comedy in this riotous evening of storytelling to celebrate the release of his upcoming memoir, Berserker!

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