What's on in Watford this weekend, 18th and 19th May, 2019

The King is Back

Ben Portsmouth is the world’s number one Elvis tribute artist. In August 2012, he made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest, crowning Ben as the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Ben will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, May 19, 8pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk


Free live music at Watford's oldest pub. Hatching in 2009, DodoBones have since been attracting attention with raw and heartfelt lyrics, seducing vocals, pulsing and gritty acoustic guitar, double bass and percussion. They have a good sense of humour when it comes to the darkness of life and it comes across in their performances, which are tight and full of passion. Their combination of natural acoustic instruments and powerhouse performances features their material, as well as clever interpretations of other people's.

The One Crown, 156 High Street, Watford, Saturday, May 18, 9pm. Details: 01923 388650


Jade Byrne is 29 years old, she's been an actress for nine years and a type 1 diabetic for 29 years. This urgent, funny new show blends warmly engaging storytelling with poetry and an original soundscape. It tells a surprisingly moving and uplifting story about families and learning to care for each other better.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, May 18, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Royal Ballet Mixed Triple Bill

Delayed Live from the Royal Ballet. The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, May 19, 2pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Life Goes On

An evening of song and dance that will take you on a journey through life. MPAA will present a cornucopia of dance styles as well as an array of well-known songs. This promises to be an entertaining evening for all the family to enjoy.

Watersmeet Theatre, High Street, Rickmansworth, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 711063 watersmeet.co.uk

Russell Kane

The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, May 18, 8pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Reginald D Hunter

Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland with his highly anticipated new show. Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Saturday, May 18, 8pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Watford Colour Run

Join hundreds of others at this fantastic event where you can expect to be covered in coloured powder as you make your way around the 5k route and through the famous Hundred Acre Woods hitting six colour stations along the way.

Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham Road, Radlett, Sunday, May 19, 10.30am. Details: 01923 335365 events@peacehospicecare.org.uk