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The Big Give is now on - donate before midday on December 7th!

As a charity, The Corn Hall has been selected to take part in the 2021 Big Give Christmas Challenge.  This means that donations you make to the Corn Hall through the Big Give charity website, will… read more
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Elvis McGonagall returns to the Corn Hall as funny, and as angry, as ever

Luke Wright hosted his poetry night with his usual charm and good humour, but otherwise seemed in reflective mood. Perhaps conscious that this quarterly treat is packed with a regular audience, he was keen to… read more
Posted in Comedy, Review, Word

A View From the Bridge marks Open Space's triumphal return to the stage

After interminable covid rescheduling, Open Space Theatre Company have finally been able to tour with their production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge. Judging from the number of people that had come along… read more
Posted in Theatre

Common Grounds handsome adaptation of Dostoevsky is a bold triumph

One thing you can’t say about Common Ground Theatre Company is that they lack ambition. Taking on Dostoevsky is bold under any circumstance. Adapting him for the theatre is brave indeed. The Dream of a… read more
Posted in Theatre

Start with Art gets ship-shape, inspired by James Dodds

On Monday 25th October, the Corn Hall staged its latest Start with Art event, organised by Rachel Baker of IMPS creativity. The auditorium hosted a series of creative activities for children inspired by the current… read more
Posted in Art, Family

The Courier is a Ripping Yarn - but is so much more as well

We are so used to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch play dysfunctional geniuses that it’s a little disorientating to discover he’s more than capable of playing a man distinguished by his ordinariness. Greville Wynne, a salesman with… read more
Posted in Film, Review

Promising Young Woman is an engaging, thought provoking and gripping examination of date rape.

Given the films industry’s focus on  the #MeToo movement, it’s surprising that  a move exploring the issues raised hasn’t come along earlier. It’s also surprising that it should be marketed as a revenge thriller. Director… read more
Posted in Film

First Cow is a triumph of gentle story telling

Based on screenwriter Jonathan Raymond’s novel, director Kelly Reichardt film is not a story that gets told in a hurry. As much a collage of scenes as a narrative, it is shot with simplicity and… read more
Posted in Film

The Killer Question answered in this funny, inventive mystery

It is always a pleasure and a treat to see new writing performed, and all the more so when the text is as sharp and witty as Dave Payne’s comedy thriller. Payne readily acknowledges a… read more
Posted in Comedy, Review, Theatre

Kathryn Tickell lights up the Corn Hall with the Darkening

Kathryn Tickell is a composer, a recording artist, a Radio 3 presenter, and probably one the country’s best pipe players. She’s made a career out of exploring the musical heritage of her native Northumbria (from… read more
Posted in Music