WatFringe 1st to 25th October 2020
The Watford Fringe is still going ahead. The worsening general COVID-19 situation has meant that we had to make changes to our Fringe plans to enable it to go ahead safely. So reluctantly, at short notice, we have implemented some of our contingency plans, which does mean some major changes to the schedule. There are 12 online only shows continuing online between 1st – 4th October, and 22 shows move to dates between 9th – 25th October that will have socially distanced audiences.
All existing ticket holders will be contacted and full refunds will be given for any cancelled show. Thank you for your support.
The Watford Fringe is back from Friday 1st October 2020 with
Music | Drama | Comedy | Improv | Dance | Poetry | Musical Theatre
We have worked hard to plan a flexible set of safe festival that incorporates social distancing and other safety considerations. We have added online streaming facilities so that the events can additionally reach an audiences that cannot or are reluctant to attend live events in person. We also contingency plans to cope with any last-minute changes in government or health advice.
Victoria Sponge is a housewife like no other! To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victoria is giving a special online performance to help celebrate the heroes of yesteryear as well as the heroes of today. So why not join her for an extra special slice of Victoria Sponge!
The event is absolutely free but if you would like to, please make donation to Raise, who are the fundraising group for West Herts hospitals which is the area I live in and that’s why I’ve chosen them 😊
Hosted by Watford Museum. Information on how to join and view the event will be published on Facebook and other places soon.
Based on the hits movie “Legally Blonde” follows the famously perky Elle Woods who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner . In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.
Thursday 27th August-Saturday 29th August
Show starts 7.30pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)
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A romance on the rocks, an artist’s vision stalled, and a graduates thesis in peril lead four young New Yorkers through a series of humorous and touching musical, intersecting vignettes, as they search for fulfilment, happiness, love and cabs.
This melodious one act musical, performed by an award winning cast, will reveal the simple beauty of letting go to truly live. Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days musical is a hidden gem. (contains small amount of swearing)
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance and change the world. Hairspray JR is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs . Hairspray JR. is a show that celebrates diversity and brings audiences to their feet with it’s positive message and uproarious sense of humour.
Thursday 25th July – Saturday 27th Eves – 7.30 pm Saturday matinee -2.30 pm
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Based in 1980s Camden Town, the Our House tells the story of London lad Joe Casey, who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mister Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.
Featuring a collection of Madness hits including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car, It Must Be Love and of course Our House, the show is a huge British musical hit.
Little Shop of Horrors” is a delectable sci-fi horror musical comedy which tells the story of Seymour, a meek flower shop assistant who happens upon a strange plant. Little does he know that this extra-terrestrial plant will develop a thirst for blood and a drive for world domination.
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Cursed by a once beautiful witch a Baker and his wife are childless. They venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.
The Iconic West Side Story, the musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondeim which was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet, is coming to the Pump House in a new adaptation. Set in the Upper West Side of New York City in the mid-1950s , it eplores the rivalry between the Jets & the sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, but with the love story of Maria and Tony at its heart.
The epic musical is one not to be missed.
Very many know the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but in this new super soul musical version it’s a fantasy for today – mysterious, opulent and fanciful – a dream conjured up by a space-age child with Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul. “Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat … Great fun.” New York Post