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“Grapes of Wrath” at Hall for Cornwall, Truro: last night cancelled, this night a go

Posted in grapes of wrath, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 20 November, 2009 by ambarussa

From the Hall for Cornwall’s blog:

THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

“Unfortunately, during last night’s performance one of the below-stage sprinklers was triggered.  Due to the location, water collected very quickly and for safety reasons power in the theatre had to be shut off and the performance cancelled.”

“All audience members are being offered the choice between a refund or an alternate performance, with Box Office staff working today to re-accommodate many of last night’s audience into the remaining performances.  The play is well worth  seeing and we hope to be welcoming most of our disappointed audience members back tonight and tomorrow.”

Having worked 48 hrs in a row once because the pyrotechnics of a band triggered the sprinkler system at a venue, I know only too well how staff and technicians must have slaved away to get everything going again. Very disappointing for the audience, and a nightmarish experience for cast and crew of the production. But nobody was injured, that’s what really counts.

Please exchange your ticket and watch “The Grapes of Wrath” today or tomorrow; don’t miss this great production. And while you’re there, give the staff a  smile and a thank you – I’m sure it would be appreciated. 🙂

Box Office can be contacted on 01872 262466

Fluctuat nec mergitur.

Aaand it’s in the news already:

The Falmouth Packet: Hall for Cornwall flooded by sprinkler system

BBC: Hundreds evacuated from theatre

This Is Cornwall: Alarm bells ring at Hall for Cornwall

“The Grapes of Wrath”: review(s) of performance at Hall for Cornwall / Truro

Posted in grapes of wrath, reviews, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 18 November, 2009 by ambarussa

Reviews will be updated in this entry as they come.

Damian O'Hare as Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath".

THIS IS CORNWALL: Epic rings true in 2009

“(…) The ensemble cast, including a number of local actors, is superb. Sorcha Cusack as Ma Joad, the steadfast, moral glue battling to keep the Joads together is powerfully understated while Damian O’Hare shines as her righteous son, Tom. Oliver Cotton – immensely watchable in everything he does – is a force to be reckoned with as the former preacher, forever thinking about the right thing to do. (…)”

TWITTER SAYS…

“(…) Fantastic,huge dramatic sweep. (…)” – @ TJBrinkman

“The Grapes of Wrath”: now at Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Posted in grapes of wrath, previews, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 17 November, 2009 by ambarussa

The last station of the tour, and hopefully sold-out evenings before (hopefully again!) everybody onstage and backstage will get some well-deserved holidays.

17 – 21 November at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro

There will be a free post show talk on the 17th.

Reviews will follow.

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