November 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.

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....


Tuesday 7
to Saturday 11 November
St Albans Musical Theatre Company
West Side Story
Alban Arena, St Albans

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the “rumbles”, romance, and resentment lead to the lovers’ ...


Tuesday 7
to Saturday 11 November
Green Room
Zorro the Musical
Wyllyotts Theatre

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 10
to Saturday 18 November
Company of Ten
Jerusalem
Abbey Theatre, St Albans

Council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, a thug wants to give him a serious kicking and his mates want to get their hands on his drugs stash....


Wednesday 15
to Saturday 18 November
Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society
Nell Gwynn
Hertford Theatre (formerly Castle Hall)

It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded on to the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. At Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who is watching....


Wednesday 15
to Saturday 18 November
web page Welwyn Thalians
South Pacific
Hawthorne Theatre Welwyn
Friday 17
to Saturday 25 November
web page Barn Theatre Club
Handbagged by Moira Buffini
Barn Theatre, Welwyn

The relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher. With Mrs Thatcher’s death occurring while the piece was being created, Buffini was able to give full rein to creating a character whose real-life actions so split the nation. Here we have a Mrs Thatcher who is desperate to be liked and understood by a monarch who not only disagrees with many of her policies but also finds her dull....


Friday 17
to Saturday 25 November
Company of Players
Our Man in Havana by Clive Francis
Little Theatre, Hertford
Sunday 19
to Saturday 25 November
web page Incognito Theatre
The Odd Couple - Female version by Neil Simon
Incognito Theatre, Friern Barnet

Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same....


Tuesday 21
to Saturday 25 November
web page Potters Bar Theatre Co
Chess
Wyllyotts Theatre

Two of the world's greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championships, but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence in a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War. ...



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