September 2017 Shows presented by Hertfordshire local theatre and musical groups

Follow the links for playing dates, photographs and further details.
Each site is the responsibility of the theatre or theatre group presenting the show.

Important: Some of these shows may be fully booked in advance. You should always contact the Box Offices to confirm dates and times, and reserve seats before travelling.

Monday 18
to Saturday 23 September
web page Pump House TC
The Dresser by Ronald Harwood
Pump House, Watford

Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, is in a bad way tonight, as his dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines, as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last....

Thursday 21
to Saturday 23 September
web page East Herts Operatic Society
American Idiot
Spotlight Hoddesdon (formerly Civic Hall)

American Idiot takes Green Day’s chart-topping 2005 punk rock album and brings it vibrantly to life. American Idiot follows a young anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia”, and his two buddies, Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence....

Friday 22
to Sunday 24 September
Corvus AOS
Pygmalion by G B Shaw
Venue unstated

The thrills and excitement of the legendary masked hero ZORRO have kept readers, film-goers and audiences enthralled for almost 100 years. That exhilaration is now brought to life on stage, in a lavish spectacle of foot-stomping, skirt twirling and sword fighting - set to the pulsating and passionate Flamenco beats of the world-famous Gipsy Kings. In this classic tale of good versus evil, the dashing black-clad outlaw defends the people of Spanish California against injustice and hate, whilst al...

Friday 22
to Saturday 30 September
Company of Players
Writer's Block by Woody Allen
Little Theatre, Hertford

Two separate one act wry comedies with lots of trademark Woody Allen one liners. Both plays revolve (vaguely) around the theme of writer's block but they delve as ever with Woody into love, marriage, sex, infidelity and chicken soup....

Sunday 24
to Saturday 30 September
web page Incognito Theatre
The Anniversary by Bill MacIlwraith
Incognito Theatre, Friern Barnet

Since Dad died, Mum has carried on the family business and profits have increased two-fold. Keeping a tight rein on her three sons, Mum's plans for an anniversary celebration (despite her late husband's absence) bring out rebellion among the sons and her long-held reign is ended at last....

Thursday 28 September
to Saturday 7 October
web page Barn Theatre Club
A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn
Barn Theatre, Welwyn

Innocent northerner Guy Jones decides to join the local amateur dramatics society. He is enthusiastically welcomed by eccentric Welsh director, Dafydd, and given the one line character of crook fingered Jack in The Beggars Opera. However it is not long before Guy realises that the action on stage is nothing compared with the jealousy, suspicions and sexual activity that carry on when rehearsals are finished!...

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