October 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.

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!...


Monday 2
to Saturday 7 October
web page FFBOS
Singin' in the Rain
Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Set in the late 1920s, talking pictures are now taking over from silent movies, and silent movie star Don Lockwood must make the big leap into this new chapter of cinema. Aided by his good friend and co-star Cosmo Brown, he and Cosmo find the transition to talkies a difficult move and encounter a number of obstacles along the way, including their female co-star Lina Lamont, whose shrill tones are not well suited to this new era of sound in pictures....


Tuesday 3
to Saturday 7 October
Harpenden Light Operatic Society
Sister Act
Harpenden Public Halls

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and th...


Wednesday 4
to Saturday 7 October
web page Putteridge Bury G&S Society
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin
Thursday 5
to Saturday 7 October
Cheshunt Dramatic Society
Dad's Army
Goffs Oak Village Hall
Friday 6
to Saturday 14 October
Company of Ten
Juliet and her Romeo
Abbey Theatre, St Albans

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet viewed afresh through older eyes. The star-crossed lovers are not young teenagers but residents of the Verona Care Home seeking passion and fulfillment before time runs out....


Tuesday 10
to Saturday 14 October
Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society
Made In Dagenham
Hertford Theatre (formerly Castle Hall)

Set in 1968, Rita lives in Dagenham and like many local women, she works at the Ford plant performing the specialised task of sewing upholstery for car seats. It's intricate work carried out in sweltering conditions. So why, she wonders, are the workers paid the same as unskilled labourers? Is it because the work is unskilled. Or is it in fact because they are women....


Tuesday 10
to Saturday 14 October
web page Berkhamsted AODS
All Shook Up
Court Theatre, Pendley
Tuesday 10
to Saturday 14 October
Radlett Light Opera Society
The Producers
Radlett Centre
Tuesday 24
to Saturday 28 October
web page Potters Bar Theatre Co
Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn
Tilbury Hall, Potters Bar
Friday 27 October
to Saturday 4 November
web page Barn Theatre Club
Glorious! by Peter Quilter
Barn Theatre, Welwyn

Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite, wanted to be a great operatic diva despite having one of the worst singing voices in history. She used all her money, charm and unstoppable willpower to make it happen. The soprano voice she heard in her head was beautiful and pure and it never occurred to her that this was not the sound issuing from her mouth....



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