May 2020 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 24 April
to Saturday 2 May
web page Barn Theatre Club
City of Tomorrow by Glyn Maxwell
Barn Theatre, Welwyn

Adam and Gemma, two opposites, meet at WGC’s birthday celebrations. As they quarrel and flirt their way through their strange green birthplace, they hear voices from those 100 years of English life… from dances and drama clubs, through blackshirts, Blitz and refugees, to the fading of community, the rise of celebrity culture, and the longer shadows of modern life until they see home – and each other – in a new light....


Friday 24 April
to Saturday 2 May
web page Company of Ten
Building the Wall
Abbey Theatre, St Albans

America, 2019. The President is impeached, a wall has been built on the border with Mexico and Rick is in prison awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview to Gloria, an African American historian. As this extraordinarily relevant new play unfolds, the truth is chillingly and inevitably exposed – or is it?...


Wednesday 6
to Saturday 9 May
web page Green Room
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Wyllyotts Theatre
Wednesday 6
to Saturday 9 May
web page Broxbourne Theatre Company
The Sound of Music
Spotlight Theatre (formerly Broxbourne Civic Hall)

After a gap of many years, Broxbourne’s hills will again be alive to The Sound of Music. It’s one of the best known family-friendly musicals. Suitable for all ages, it's sure to be another colourful and spectacular show. Do-Re-Mi ... Sixteen Going on Seventeen ... Edelweiss ... How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria ... are these a Few of your Favourite Things?...


Wednesday 13 May
to Thursday 16 April
Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society
Rock Of Ages
Hertford Theatre (formerly Castle Hall)

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in h...


Wednesday 13
to Saturday 16 May
Digswell Players
Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn
Digswell Village Hall
Friday 15
to Saturday 23 May
web page Company of Ten
A Bunch of Amateurs
Abbey Theatre, St Albans

Fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard but a sleepy Suffolk village. Jefferson’s ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself....


Wednesday 20
to Saturday 23 May
Belmont Theatre Co
We Happy Few
Belmont Theatre

A group of actresses who formed a travelling theatre company during the second World War to bring culture and entertainment to parts of the country that were war-torn and deprived of such events. The story follows the formation of the company and their life ‘on the road’. It includes excerpts from a number of plays, including Shakespeare and Shaw, as well as music, with a few songs (including a couple of solos) and gentle dance numbers (these will not necessarily involve the full company)....


Friday 29 May
to Saturday 6 June
Barn Theatre Club
The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard
Barn Theatre, Welwyn

The passionate but never fully satisfying love between Henry (a playwright) and Annie (an actor). When they start an affair Henry is already married to Charlotte and Annie is married to Max. Soon they both divorce their partners and marry each other. Unfortunately, this new relationship still does not ultimately fulfil their needs....



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