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JAN - APR 2018


BOX OFFICE: 01992 531 500 @HertfordTheatre


Welcome Welcome to Hertford Theatre and to your new info-packed Spring brochure. I am delighted to be able to share with you another wonderful season of shows, events and activities all taking place in your local theatre. There really is something for everyone and I hope that you find something to spark your imagination! As ever, we owe you - our loyal audience - a huge vote of thanks for turning up in such numbers to enjoy all that Hertford Theatre has to offer. We couldn’t do what we do without you – so thank you! Hertford Theatre is the hub of all things arts for all people living in the district of East Herts and beyond. This season sees the launch of our Pay What You Can Scheme. This exciting scheme has been introduced to enable you to see selected shows without making any financial commitment! You book in exactly the same way and receive your tickets in exactly the same way – the only difference being that you will be

invited to make a donation (you decide how much) towards the costs of the event at the end of the performance. Now you’ve really no excuse not to get involved and see something a bit different! Testosterone is not to be missed! In other parts of the programme, I can’t wait for the arrival of Gangsta Granny and Ronnie Scott’s All-Stars as well as welcoming a new daytime stand-up comedy event, Bring Your Own Baby, for new parents and their babies- but grandparents and friends are also welcome! As I said - there really is something for everyone! So enjoy scanning the pages of your new brochure and I hope to see you at Hertford Theatre very soon.

Happy picking! Rhys Thomas Director

Look out for... Testosterone

Thursday 15th March, 7.45pm Suitable for ages 16+ 90mins, no interval Pay What You Can

Katie Piper: What’s In My Head Friday 20th April, 7.30pm

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Jenny Eclair

How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) Friday 26th January, 8pm Following a complete sell-out tour, Jenny extends her hit tour for the final time. Professional grumpy old woman, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter Jenny is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! Suitable for ages 16+ Approx. 90mins £18.50


Stephen K Amos Bread & Circuses

Friday 9th February, 8pm Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter. Suitable for ages 16+ Approx 2hrs £18.50


Mark Steel Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

Saturday 17th February, 8pm This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute shit! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright. Suitable for ages 14+ Approx. 2hrs £16

To Helen Back Friday 16th February 7.45pm Analysing sickness, health and what it really means to recover, Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience. Directed by Hannah Silva, To Helen Back blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art. So come on, be on the look-out while Helen sneaks around wards, X-Ray Rooms and cupboards to discover the bizarre, the bemusing and the ba….ah, well that would be telling. “Humorous, witty, dark and thought provoking.” Suitable for ages 14+ No duration given when going to print. £12 Studio Show

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Guess How Much I Love You Friday 9th February, 11am & 1pm School Shows Saturday 10th February, 11am & 2pm Sunday 11th February, 11am & 2pm ‘I love you right up to the moon – and back’ Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and ‘I Love You All Year Round’ collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons. Watch Little & Big Nutbrown Hare settle down after a bedtime story and re-awaken to discover the delights and colours of each season as they compete to measure their love for each other in this timeless loveable story. Explore this playful story of love and nature as it unfolds on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play for children 3 years and up.

This family favourite is brought to life by Selladoor Family, the Producers behind James and the Giant Peach, Seussical and The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat for our family adventures.

Suitable for ages 3+ Approx. 1hr, no interval £12 or £44 for a family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child) Babes in Arms tickets can be obtained from the Box Office free of charge. Please pick one up on the day.

Teachers! Schools/Nurseries! Bring your group along on Friday 9th February as part of a school trip to the theatre!

Tickets cost £10 for children and adults. Please email to make a reservation.

Cinema broadcasts from The National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company Live/Encore screenings £16, £13 concessions or £10 for school groups Book 1 or more different live/encore screenings from the National Theatre or RSC at the same time and save £1 per ticket!

NT Encore

Young Marx

Tuesday 9th January, 7pm Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

NT Encore


Thursday 25th January, 7pm Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke.

RSC Live

Twelfth Night

Wednesday 14th February, 7pm Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.

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NT Encore

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Tuesday 13th March, 7pm Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

RSC Live


Wednesday 11th April, 7pm This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

NT Encore

Julius Caesar Wednesday 18th April, 7pm Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony in Nicholas Hytner’s production that thrusts the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return.

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Saturday 27th January, 7.45pm Enter the circus of your mind as a young girl lets her imagination run wild and discovers a mysterious world of Enchantment. This concert-style cirque production features stunning choreography, live vocals and mesmerising circus performers and acrobats. With an eclectic musical soundtrack, Cirque Enchantment is a magical family show that will delight you this Winter. Suitable for ages over 7 yrs old 2hrs £23, £19 concessions

Morgan & West More Magic for Kids! (Bigger, bolder, and more brilliant than before!) Saturday 17th February, 2pm Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a brand new marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West! Suitable for ages 5+ 60 minutes with no interval £14, £12 concessions or £48 for a family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child)


The Close-Up Show Saturday 20th January, 8pm Saturday 17th February, 8pm Saturday 24th March, 8pm

An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand with 3 different magicians each month. Audiences get to experience the magic in the intimate setting of our Studio. Magicians of contrasting styles perform a 25-minute set in turn. Prepare to be amazed! Suitable for 531500 ages 10+, 80mins (Studio £17.50 8 | 01992 | Each ticket price Show), includes a £1 booking fee



Theatre of Widdershins:

Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tales Saturday 17th February, 11am & 2pm Sunday 18th February, 11am & 2pm Are you really sure what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs? What about Goldilocks? Why was she walking in those woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll? Suitable for everyone aged 3 and up and their pet trolls. 60mins (Studio Show) £9

Norwich Puppet Theatre:

The Pied Piper Sunday 11th March, 11am & 2pm When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance… Norwich Puppet Theatre’s humorous and irresistible one person show combines a skilful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling and will have audiences young and old entranced. Suitable for ages 3-7 years and their families. 45mins (Studio Show) £9

Lyngo Theatre:

Tom Thumb Saturday 7th April, 11am & 2pm Sunday 8th April, 11am & 2pm One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his brothers in the forest!

Cbeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest.

Suitable for ages 3+ 60mins (Studio Show), £9



Bring Your Own Baby Comedy Tuesday 20th February, 12pm Tuesday 17th April, 12pm The UK’s number one baby friendly comedy club! With the funniest stars from TV and the comedy circuit for you, and soft flooring, toys and more for baby, our shows are the perfect treat for both of you. We also provide buggy parking, baby changing facilities and helping hands, so that you can relax and enjoy the show (and maybe a G&T). Our lunchtime shows feature a brand new line up of acts each month, so bring your baby and come and have a giggle with us. Grown Up Comedy...Babies Welcome! Suitable for adults with babies under 12mths. Please note that we have room for buggies but it is limited. If you are able to bring your baby in a sling or car seat, that would be fantastic! 75mins £11

Parent & Baby Screenings Each month, we screen a popular, current film specially with new parents in mind (but grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends also welcome!) Enjoy a new cinema release without worrying about baby crying or having to leave to feed. We leave the lights slightly on and the sound turned down a bit for a more relaxed environment. It’s a great way to catch-up with new parents or meet families with children of a similar age. See our current cinema guide for listings or take a look online under Cinema. Suitable for babies under 18mths. £7, £5 concessions 10 | 01992 531500 | Each ticket price includes a £1 booking fee


The Blues Band

39 Years and Back for More Friday 23rd February, 8pm The Blues Band Celebrate their 39th year together, starring Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher. Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. With this line-up, it’s hardly surprising. Suitable for ages 8+ 2hrs, 15mins £25

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars


‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’ Thursday 29th March, 8pm Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images and footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’. Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has showcased the music of some of the world’s greatest and most influential Artists. Hosting landmark performances from the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Michael Bublé – and not forgetting surprise appearances by the likes of Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Prince! Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside narration and projected archive footage from the club, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Songbook’ is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan. Suitable for ages 10+ 2hrs, 20mins £21


Welcome to our Pay What You Can Season! Three fantastic, exciting productions to choose from. Simply book as normal for your ticket and then pay what you can on the night. We hope you’ll want to try something new!


Testosterone Thursday 15th March, 7.45pm What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured? Kit is in an amusing and unique position; having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society - what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man. However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms - the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing? With this refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when trying to forge an identity. What kind of ‘man’ are you? Winner of the best theatre show award at the Pleasance 2017 & nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2017 Suitable for ages 16+ 90mins, no interval Pay What You Can

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Write Here, Write Now Festival Wednesday 7th February, 7.30pm Ever wanted to try your hand at playwriting and have it performed? The Herts & Essex Festival of Playwriting helps to inspire and develop new writing talent across our region, culminating in this very special showcase. After two successful years in Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow, the Festival now comes to Hertford Theatre for the first time. See the short listed plays of your local playwrights and vote for the one that will progress to the grand final in Harlow on 27th February. Suitable for ages 14+ Approx. 2hrs, 30mins Pay What You Can

You’ve Got Dragons Tuesday 3rd April, 1.30pm & 4pm Based on the book by Kathryn Cave “Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.” Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do? An intergenerational show, performed by Taking Flight Theatre Company and featuring creative captioning, interwoven BSL and audio description. You’ve Got Dragons is a treat for the whole family. And remember… “No dragon is more powerful than YOU!” Suitable for ages 3+ 50mins, no interval Pay What You Can

Accessible cr aft activity in the foyer

Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011 Cover lettering of author’s name ©Quentin Blake, 2010

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

Thursday 22nd March, 7pm £20, £16 concs, £68 family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child) Friday 23rd March, 7pm £21, £17 concs, £72 family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child) Saturday 24th March, 11am & 3pm £21, £17 concs, £72 family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child) Suitable for ages 5+ and all the family Approx 2hrs, 10mins, including a 20mins interval


School shows are on Thursday 22nd March, 1.30pm & Friday 23rd March, 10.30am Tickets for schools are £12 each, which includes a free ice-cream during the interval for members of school parties. To make a school booking please email

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“Kids loved this show. Every comic opportunity is grasped” Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011 Cover lettering of author’s name ©Quentin Blake, 2010

The Daily Telegraph




The Amazing Bubble Man Saturday 31st March, 11.30am & 2pm Bubble Art, Tricks, Science and Fun! Louis Pearl, the Amazing Bubble Man and the world's leading ‘Bubbleologist’ is back by popular demand having sold out at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Fest and last year at Hertford Theatre! Pearl has been thrilling family audiences around the world with bubble art, magic, science and fun since 1983. He explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. Suitable for all ages Approx 1hr £12, £46 for a family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child)

Friday 13th April, 2pm Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, The Jungle Book! Filled with catchy music, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan! Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this larger-than-life musical will have you howling with laughter; The perfect treat for the whole family! Suitable for ages 4+ 90mins plus a 20mins interval £13, £11 concs or £44 family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child)

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Dogs don’t do Ballet Sunday 15th April, 1.30pm & 3.30pm The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream!

doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!

Based on the award- winning children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!

Brought to the stage by acclaimed Little Blue Monster, this happy, funny tale will have you laughing out loud and dancing in the aisles.

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff

Suitable for little pups aged 3+ and their grown-ups. £13 or £48 for a family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child)


Shappi Khorsandi Mistress and Misfit Friday 13th April, 8pm Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in. Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell out show. She has whipcrack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. Shappi Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016. Shappi was also recently elected president of the British Humanist society. Suitable for ages 15+ Approx. 2hrs £16, £14 concs 18 | 01992 531500 | Each ticket price includes a £1 booking fee


Vienna Festival Ballet: Swan Lake Saturday 14th April, 5pm One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed. Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Don’t miss this magical evening. Suitable for most ages, but we recommend most suitable for children aged 8+ 2hrs, 30mins, which includes an interval £21, £19 concessions or £76 for a family ticket (4 tickets, must include at least 1 child)


“DISCOVER HOW TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU.” Katie Piper – What’s In My Head Friday 20th April, 7.30pm In a time of glossy magazines, Photoshop, Instagram filters and app dating remaining in touch with reality has never been harder. Katie embarks on her debut theatre tour to share what she has learnt and what helped her remain positive even through the toughest of times. She will discuss her own battles with anxiety and explain how she has overcome its crippling clutches. Katie is opening her own diaries, photo albums and personal memories in this most intimate and revealing talk about her life. Insecurities exist in us all and adversity in life is unavoidable, but how can it be managed? How can we find the light in the darkest of times? Katie believes no matter how big or small your challenges might seem, there is always a confident way forward and she will show you how. This is her story, this is her life, this is her wisdom. This is ‘What’s in My Head’.

A very limited number of exclusive Meet and Greet tickets are available. The package includes: • A  seated ticket in the front of the theatre • A  n exclusive meet and greet after the show with Katie • A  copy of Katie’s new book ‘From Mother to Daughter’ • A  n opportunity to have your book signed by Katie At least £10 from the meet and greet package ticket price will come straight to The Katie Piper Foundation. Suitable for ages 14+ Approx 2hrs.This does not include the Meet and Greet, which will happen after the show. £22.50 or £51 for the Meet and Greet package

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A Brave Face Tuesday 1st May, 7.45pm Afghanistan: 2009. Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training’s complete, combat is a buzz. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And when he returns home, the trouble really begins. A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, Vamos continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity. Suitable for aged 12 years up and accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences. Approx 1hr, 15mins £15, £13 concs, £12 Groups/Schools Please note this is a Relaxed performance.

Courtyard Arts at Hertford Theatre Jeanie Sondheimer & Oliver Smith

27th February– 25th March

Hertford Regional College HND Photography (Year 2) 3rd-28th January Year 2 HND photography students showcase their individual project work.

Jeanie is a Hertford-based artist, mostly self-taught with a predominant interest in colour and texture. Her work includes land and seascapes. Oliver Smith recently graduated from Brighton University and is an experimental artist and designer exhibiting his latest illustrative ideas.

Fiona Stevenson

27th March-22nd April Fiona Stevenson works in oils in a colourful and abstract way using the brush to tell a story. She has exhibited in London, North of England and New York.

Helen Lack

30th January –20th February Helen is a contemporary artist who has made a name for herself in London and Hertfordshire with her vivid and energetic abstract artworks. Our gallery is managed by Courtyard Arts. To exhibit, please email Peer Tower on For sales or gallery enquires, please call 01992 509596

Rose Gooding, Peggy Quinn and Maureen Masterman 24th April– 25th May

This show reunites three artist friends who studied at Oaklands College. This exhibition is an expression of three women’s inspiration and passion for art in all its various forms, from figurative portraits to encaustic abstracts and other mixed media pieces.

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Resident Classes For Pre-Schoolers

For Adults


Ballet Barre

Little Bees Music Classes

BusyLizzy: Ante and Post Natal Yoga, Pilates & Fitness Classes

Fridays, from 9.30am Musical sensory groups for various ages. Tuesdays & Fridays Specialist music classes for under 5yr olds. Katie -


Thursday mornings Music and dancing for children aged 0-3yrs and their parents. Ana on 07861399763

Dance/Musical Theatre Elite Performers Academy

Mondays, 4.15pm Musical Theatre classes for ages 7+

Tuesdays, 9.30am Starting 9th January!

Thursday afternoons Classes for babies and also mums to be yoga.

Somewhere 2 Sing Choir Thursdays, 7.30pm An informal adult choir, singing popular songs. Duncan—01438 861968

We Do Care Yoga Classes

Fridays, 5pm For people with learning disabilities 01992 422268

Georgina Pay School of Dance

Tuesdays from 7pm Royal Academy of Dance & Ballet Classes for children aged 4+ to Advanced 2

Stagelight School of Dance

Wednesday evenings Dance classes for children, teens & adults

Graham School of Dance

Tuesday afternoons & all day Saturday Ballet, street dance and tap classes for children of all ages. 01279 654423


Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Jazz/Street dancing & singing for children/teens

With loads of classes on offer, why not take up something new this year?

Local Talent HD&OS: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Directed by CHERYL NICHOLSON Musical Director JOANNA PIERCE • Choreographer ELLA MARTIN


17th– 20th January, 7pm 20th & 21st January, 2pm


Join this talented local cast for their traditional family pantomime. With toe tapping tunes and lots of laughs, this will be a favourite for all ages – oh yes it will!! The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS

Tickets: 01992 531500 or All tickets £11 on Wednesday evening

Suitable for children aged 3+ Approx 2hrs, 30mins Various ticket prices, please see online

All at Sea! The Robert Kiln Concerts for Children Sunday 28th January, 2.30pm & 4.15pm All aboard for this short and enchanting concert especially devised to appeal to HSO’s younger fans! Audience participation is guaranteed! Feel free to wear sea-themed fancy dress! HSO’s Children’s concerts usually sell out so book early to avoid disappointment. Suitable for children aged 3+ and their families Approx 60mins £8 adults, £5 children/students

English Gems Saturday 17th March, 7.45pm

Featuring Ellie Lovegrove as the soloist for Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, HSO will also perform Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite and Elgar’s Symphony No.2. Suitable for ages 7+ Approx 90mins + interval £18 adults, £15 concessions £6 for children/students


Impress Theatre Arts: Beauty and the MPRESS Beast Friday 2nd February, 7pm Saturday 3rd February, 3pm The familiar story will be performed by the actors/actresses from Impress Theatre Arts Friday Musical Theatre Workshop Class. Together with beautifully choreographed dances from their Ballet, Tap, Modern, Chart, Twirl and Gymnastic classes. Duration approx. 2hrs Suitable for all ages £13

Diverse Performing Arts: Showcase 2018 Saturday 24th February, 7pm Diverse Performing Arts return with a lively evening of musical theatre from the students of this Sawbridgeworth based performing arts group. Suitable for most ages, we recommend most suitable for ages 4+ Approx 2hrs, 15mins £13.50 adults, £11 concessions

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HD&OS : Hertford Theatre Week 2018 23rd—28th April, 7.45pm The 57th year of Hertford’s nationally acclaimed drama festival for full-length productions! Six productions, performed in competition, adjudicated each evening by Mike Kaiser, GoDA. Suitable for ages 12+ (dependant on play) Approx 2hrs, but will vary each night £15 a night or £42 for a Weekly ticket

RARE Productions: Bugsy Malone 1st-3rd March, 7.30pm Saturday 3 March 2.30pm

Ware Operatic: Kiss Me Kate

Expect Splurge, custard pies, flour bombs and great songs from this local youth cast.

6th - 10th March, 7.30pm 10th March, 2.30pm

Suitable for ages 5+ 2hrs, including an interval £16,£14 concessions

Kiss Me Kate recounts the back stage and on-stage antics of two feuding couples during a musical version of The Taming of The Shrew. With misunderstandings, mistaken identities and memorable music, award-winning Ware Operatic returns for a riotous evening with Cole Porter’s hilarious tale.


Best Theatre Arts: Daydreaming

Sunday 25th March, 7.30pm Celebrating their 20th anniversary with a show featuring the very best bits from its shows over the years. Packed with songs, dances and very strange and silly characters it will be a treat for dreamers of all ages. Suitable for ages 5+ Approx 2hrs £15, £10 concessions

Suitable for all ages Approx. 2hrs, 30mins Various ticket prices, including a group rate. Please see online.

Booking and Infor How to book Box Office: 01992 531500 Tues - Sat: 10am-5pm The Box Office closes at 5pm on nonperformance days or 15mins after the evening performance has started. The Box Office is open on a Sunday only if there is an event on.


Hertford Theatre is dedicated to providing excellent service to all. Our Theatre, CafĂŠ and Studio are all wheelchair and pushchair friendly. If you use a wheelchair and would like to see a show, please call 01992 531500 to book a wheelchair space at least 72hrs before a show. There is no public carpark at Hertford Theatre.Please see our website for more information.

In person: Hertford Theatre The Wash Hertford SG14 1PS

Hertford Theatre has a hearing loop in place and our Box Office will be able to help you use this upon arrival.

Opening Times

Our new size cinema guide is now out! Look out for it when you next pop in or download it via our website.

Our cafe is open Tues- Sat from 10am until the start of the evening event or the end of an interval, if there is one.

Cinema Guide

If there are events on a Sunday, our cafe and Box Office will be open to cover these.

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nformation Terms and Conditions All tickets and booking fees are nonrefundable. Tickets can only be offered for re-sale when an event is sold out. A credit voucher will be issued and the booking fee retained by Hertford Theatre. A £1 administration fee will be applied to the following: · Ticket exchange for an alternative performance of the same production or film. · Seat changes within the same performance · Reprinting of tickets for any reason. Hertford Theatre does not take reservations. If you are booking for a group, please contact the Box Office. More information and our Bad Weather Policy can be viewed on our website.

Schools School groups need to go directly to our Marketing Team on 01992 531593.

How to get here? Car Hertford Theatre is in the middle of Hertford town centre and can be accessed easily from the A414 or A10. Train Hertford East or North Stations are less than 20mins walk away and go straight to London. (60mins to Moorgate or Liverpool Street). Hertford Theatre has no parking available, including disabled bays. The nearest carpark is on St Andrew Street, a 2 minute walk away or at various other town centre carparks.

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What’s On

January CINEMA NT Encore: Young Marx 9th January, 7pm £16, £13 concs

LOCAL TALENT HD&OS: Snow White & 7 Dwarves 17th-21st January Prices/times vary MAGIC The Close-Up Show 20th January, 8pm £17.50 CINEMA NT Encore: Follies 25th January, 7pm £16, £13 concs COMEDY Jenny Éclair 26th January, 8pm £17.50 MUSICAL CIRCUS Cirque Enchantment 27th January, 7.45pm £23, £19 concs MUSIC FOR CHILDREN HSO: A Robert Kiln Concert: All at Sea! 28th January, 2.30pm & 4.15pm £8, £5 children


CHILDREN’S THEATRE Impress Theatre Arts: Beauty and the Beast 2nd February, 7pm 3rd February, 3pm £13 LOCAL TALENT New Writing Festival 7th Feb, 7.30pm Pay What You Can CHILDREN’S THEATRE Guess How Much I Love You 9th–11th February, various times £12 or £44 family ticket

Coming Soon

COMEDY Stephen K Amos 9th February, 8pm £18.50 CINEMA RSC Live: Twelfth Night 14th February, 7pm £16, £13 concs MAGIC FOR CHILDREN Morgan & West 17th February, 2pm £14, £12 concs, £44 family ticket MAGIC The Close-Up Show 17th February, 8pm £17.50 COMEDY Mark Steel 17th February, 8pm £16 CHILDREN’S THEATRE Three Billy Goat’s Gruff 17th & 18th February 11am & 2pm £9 COMEDY Bring Your Own Baby Comedy 20th February, 12pm £11 MUSIC The Blues Band 23rd February, 7.45pm £25 LOCAL TALENT Diverse Performing Arts Showcase 24th February, 7pm £13.50, £11 concs EVENT Natural Health Centre 20th Anniversary 25th February, 9.30am - 4 30pm £6, under 16s free

Vamos: A Brave Face 1st May, 7.45pm 4 25-28 July Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part



LOCAL TALENT Ware Operatic: Kiss Me Kate 6th-10th March Prices/times vary

CHILDREN’S THEATRE Tom Thumb 7th & 8th April, 11am & 2pm £9

LOCAL TALENT RARE Productions: Bugsy Malone 1st-3rd March, 7.30pm £16, £14 concs

CHILDREN’S THEATRE The Pied Piper 11th March, 11am & 2pm £9 CINEMA NT Encore: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof 13th March, 7pm £16, £13 concs DRAMA Testosterone 15th March, 7.45pm Pay What You Can

CHILDREN’S THEATRE You’ve Got Dragons 3rd April, 1.30pm & 4pm Pay What You Can

CINEMA RSC Live: Macbeth 11th April, 7pm £16, £13 cons CHILDREN’S THEATRE The Jungle Book 13th April, 2pm £13, £11 concs, £44 family COMEDY Shappi Khorsandi 13th April, 8pm £16, £14 concs

LOCAL TALENT HSO: English Gems 17th March, 7.45pm £18, £15 concs, £6 children

BALLET Vienna Festival Ballet: Swan Lake 14th April, 5pm £21, £19 concs, £76 family

CHILDREN’S THEATRE Gangsta Granny Live on Stage 22nd-24th March Various times & prices

CHILDREN’S THEATRE Dogs Don’t Do Ballet 15th April, 1.30pm & 3.30pm £13, £48 family

MAGIC The Close-Up Show 24th March, 8pm £17.50

COMEDY Bring Your Own Baby Comedy 17th April, 12pm £11

LOCAL TALENT Best Theatre Arts: Daydreaming 25th March, 7.30pm £15, £10 concs MUSIC The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars 29th March, 8pm £21 CHILDREN’S THEATRE The Amazing Bubbleman 31st March, 11.30am & 2pm £12, £46 family ticket

CINEMA NT Encore: Julius Caesar 18th April, 7pm £16, £13 concs AN EVENING WITH... Katie Piper: What’s In My Head 20th April, 7.45pm £22.50 or £51 VIP package LOCAL TALENT HD&OS: Hertford Theatre Week 2018 23rd– 28th April, 7.45pm £15 a night or £42 for the week

Hertford Theatre Spring Season 2018  
Hertford Theatre Spring Season 2018