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Q&A with Tom Kanji, starring in Julius Caesar at Shakespeare's Globe

Watford Observer:

9:45am Friday 25th July 2014

Q&A with Tom Kanji, starring in Julius Caesar at Shakespeare's Globe

St Albans' theatre group unwittingly echo Thor controversy by turning gods into goddesses

Watford Observer:

10:02am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Girl power, Greek-style, will be out in force at Abbey Theatre this week when The Company of Teens performs epic tale The Odyssey.

Q&A - Jen Pringle from Milkshake Live!

Watford Observer:

3:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

Q&A with Jen Pringle ahead of Milkshake Live! at Watford Colosseum

Calling all arts and culture lovers aged 65 and above!

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

artsdepot in North Finchley wants arts and culture lovers aged 65+ to take part in an online survey

How I met your grandfather: St Albans actress heading to Edinburgh with tale of grandparents wartime romance

Watford Observer:

9:49am Wednesday 9th July 2014

One afternoon back in 1994 student Lisa White switched on her tape recorder and asked her 74-year-old grandmother to recount the tale of how she met her husband.

The Pump House Children and Youth Theatre celebrates 40 great years of shows and plays with its new show Ruby

Watford Observer:

3:36pm Friday 4th July 2014

The Pump House Children and Youth Theatre celebrates 40 great years of shows and plays with its new show Ruby

The sounds and memories of South Oxhey brought to life in a new play

Watford Observer: At work on the estate

12:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Former South Oxhey resident John Schad talks to Rosy Moorhead about the dramatisation of his novel being staged at Watford Palace Theatre

’Allo ’Allo! something’s up at Abbey Theatre

Watford Observer: ’Allo ’Allo! something’s up at Abbey Theatre

11:50am Thursday 26th June 2014

Like the hit TV show – which ran in Britain from 1982 to 1992 – this theatre production will follow the misadventures of Parisian café-owner René Artois

Who's Who?

Watford Observer: Catch Doctor Who musical I Need A Doctor before it regenerates

3:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

This unauthorised Doctor Who musical comedy is bound to satisfy both Doctor Who novices and super fans alike.

How Monty Python kept its naughty bits

Watford Observer: Who want to see all the Naughty Bits?

3:10pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A play revealing the Python's US legal battle and written by Sherlock scriptwriter Steve Thompson will be performed at Barn Theatre this month

D-Day Darlings coming to Harpenden

Watford Observer: D-Day Darlings coming to Harpenden

4:25pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

This show is set in the heart of wartime Britain and follows a vocal-harmony trio seeking to get their big break

Blofeld and Baxter come to town with tales of leather on willow

12:00pm Sunday 1st June 2014

Blofeld and Baxter come to the Watford Colosseum with tales of leather on willow

"I gave up a law job to run a circus"

Watford Observer: Gary Stocker (centre) with Mark Foot and Charlie Padkel

11:33am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Chaplin's Circus is bringing one of the world's largest big tops to Highfield Park

Welwyn Drama Festival has been going longer than Dame Judi Dench

Watford Observer: Woodhouse players

12:30pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

An array of one-act plays will battle it out in the friendly but highly dramatic competition

Uncovering the real Marilyn Monroe

Watford Observer: Lizzie Wort stars as the ultimate screen legend

11:00am Sunday 25th May 2014

Actor Lizzie Wort talks to Rosy Moorhead about starring in The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, coming to the Old Town Hall in Hemel

Getting to the heart of Africa

Watford Observer: Ery Nzaramba as Nhamo in 2013

2:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

Lucian Msamati discusses new play The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo, coming to Watford Palace Theatre

A real high-wire act as Chaplin's Circus comes to town

Watford Observer: Gary Stocker (centre) with Mark Foot and Charlie Padkel

2:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Watford showman Mark Foot rolls into town with Chaplin's Circus

Recalling a Watford childhood

Watford Observer: Yasmin Wilde as Tina

1:51pm Friday 16th May 2014

Playwright Gurpreet Khaur Bhatti talks to Rosy Moorhead about how growing up in Watford inspired her new play Fourteen, at the Watford Palace Theatre

Penning a musical about Penn

Watford Observer: William Penn lived in Rickmansworth for many years

2:49pm Friday 16th May 2014

The Perfect City is a new musical about the life of William Penn, the early Quaker from Rickmansworth who founded Pennsylvania

Tree takes starring role in new Company of Ten production

Watford Observer: Tree takes starring role in new Company of Ten production

4:48pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Abbey Theatre stage will be in full bloom for Round and round the Garden

Win free tickets to St Albans burlesque show

Watford Observer: Amber Topaz

11:18am Wednesday 7th May 2014

The sultry star of An Evening of Burlesque talks about getting smacked on the bottom and being sent diamond rings by admirers

A Q&A with Lesley Joseph

Watford Observer: Lesley Joseph

11:15am Friday 2nd May 2014

Lesley Joseph talks to the Watford Observer about her new show, Hot Flush!, coming to the Watford Colosseum

Journalists who put their lives on the line

Watford Observer: Actors: Chris Higgins, David Ganly and Barbara Gellhorn 	PICTURE: Simon Richardson

11:38am Friday 2nd May 2014

ComposComposer Helen Chadwick talks to Laura Enfield about War Correspondents, a play coming to Hemel Old Town Hall

The Odd Couple revived after 21 years

Watford Observer: Neville Price, from Bushey, directs the production

11:21am Friday 2nd May 2014

Oaklands Drama Group in Northwood re-presents The Odd Couple

Romeo and Juliet in masks

Watford Observer: Romeo and Juliet in masks

3:52pm Thursday 1st May 2014

The re-telling comes to Trestle Arts Base next week

Jenny Éclair says Grumpy co-star is 'obsessed with hot vegetables'

Watford Observer: Quite a mouthful

10:54am Wednesday 30th April 2014

The comedian talks to us about bringing Grumpy Old Women to Alban Arena

C'mon England!

Watford Observer: England Away

10:51am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Comedian and Hemel Town and Watford FC supporter Eddy Brimson talks to Rosy Moorhead about his new play, England Away, at The Old Town Hall in Hemel

An August Bank Holiday Lark

Watford Observer: Barrie Rutter & Emily Butterfield

11:02am Tuesday 29th April 2014

A Q&A with Barrie Rutter, who directs and acts in An August Bank Holiday Lark, coming to the Watford Palace Theatre

Young north London actors warm up for National Theatre Connections

10:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Young north London actors warm up for National Theatre Connections, with the plays to be staged at artsdepot in North Finchley

Uncovering the real Marilyn Monroe

Watford Observer: The unremarkable death of Marilyn Monroe

9:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Alone in her bedroom, in her dressing gown and slippers, no make-up on – and overdosed on pills, just an hour and a half away from the end of her life.

The sensual sounds of Portugal

Watford Observer: A Darker Shade of Fado - Nuno Silva photo by Chris Nash

9:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Dancer and choreographer Nuno Silva talks to Antony Blake ahead of his show, A Darker Shade of Fado, at artsdepot in North Finchley

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap goes on tour

Watford Observer: Joanna Croll (Molly Ralston) and Henry Luxemburg (Giles Ralston) appear in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at The Beck Theatre in Hayes.

11:45am Friday 25th April 2014

Five people and their hosts are snowed in at a guest house and read about a murder that has just taken place in London. A detective arrives, on skis, announcing that the killer may be on his way to the hotel. When one of their party is killed, they realise he is already among them.

The Tudor period - 'the most glorious soap opera'

Watford Observer: David Starkey is one of the UK's leading constitutional historians

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Leading historian David Starkey comes to Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar to talk about The Tudors and Us

Suggs: ‘Dysfunctional but together’

Watford Observer: Suggs: ‘Dysfunctional but together’

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Suggs talks about his unconventional childhood, fatherhood and Madness, ahead of his gig at Watford Colosseum

"A body can be anything"

Watford Observer: PICTURE: Petter Hellman

10:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Swedish circus company Sisters brings its show Clockwork to artsdepot in North Finchley as part of Roundhouse CircusFest 2014

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

Watford Observer: The unremarkable death of Marilyn Monroe

5:40pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Monroe as we’ve never seen her before; alone in her bedroom, in her dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.

Celtic Flames

9:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

Mixed music and dance group Celtic Flames are set to take Hayes by storm, when they come to town for a special concert.

Good moaning...Rene's cafe sets up in Watford

12:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Pump House Theatre Company in Watford presents its version of the BBC classic 'Allo 'Allo!

Stars of the future in High School Musical

2:23pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

St Albans Youth Music Theatre will perform the show at Abbey Theatre on April 10-12

Star of ITV's The Bletchley Circle comes to Watford in a new play

Watford Observer: An Intervention stars John Hollingworth and Rachael Stirling

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Bletchley Circle star Rachael Stirling appears in the new Mike Bartlett Play, An Intervention, at Watford Palace Theatre

The Dreamboys in your workplace? Dream no more...

Watford Observer: Calm yourselves, it's The Dreamboys

11:43am Friday 28th March 2014

Win the chance to have The Dreamboys come to your workplace or home, as the Watford Observer teams up with the Watford Colosseum

Double drama treat from Irrational Theatre

3:37pm Thursday 27th March 2014

The company will bring Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? and Till the Pips Squeak to the stage at The Maltings in April

'I feel a kinship with her'

Watford Observer: Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone

9:55am Friday 21st March 2014

Maureen Nolan talks to Rosy Moorhead ahead of her appearance in Blood Brothers at the Watford Colosseum

A new Passion play comes to Chorleywood

Watford Observer: A new Passion play comes to Chorleywood

10:20am Friday 21st March 2014

A new Passion play, Inheritance, to play at Chorleywood Primary School

Alex stars in Nunn’s West End play

Watford Observer: Alex Lowe (photograph: Helen Murray)

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

It’s one of the most iconic film scenes of the 1980s – the mother cautiously approaches the unexplained pot boiling on the stove, as her young daughter hares across the garden to the rabbit hutch. We all know what’s in the pot before the characters do, but it’s no less distressing when the mum lifts the lid and we see what’s inside.

Goldie treads the boards in Kingston 14

Watford Observer: Goldie by Robert Day

2:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Goldie answers the phone sounding like a bizarre mix between Brian Blessed and Richard Burton.

Oxhey actor Alex stars in the new West End version of Fatal Attraction

Watford Observer: Alex Lowe (photograph: Helen Murray)

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Oxhey actor Alex Lowe, better known as Barry from Watford, stars in the new West End production of Fatal Attraction

Picasso's artful occupation

Watford Observer: A scene from Picasso's Artful Occupation

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Watford playwright Ian Buckley on his latest London show, Picasso's Artful Occupation

Audiences are crazy for Ruthie

Watford Observer: Audiences are crazy for Ruthie

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

West End star Ruthie Henshall brings her personal, intimate show to the Radlett Centre

Recreating Queen

9:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Forty years ago Freddie Mercury and his band Queen had begun the year gigging at relatively obscure venues like the Greyhound pub in Croydon, the Paddocks in Canvey Island and the Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes.



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