Co-ordinators of an arts festival have announced they have had to postpone some shows due to concerns about coronavirus.

Watford Fringe, a four-day festival of music, comedy, theatre across more than 45 events is set to return this week.

As part of Watford Borough Council's Watford Together scheme, the Pump House Theatre and Arts trust's Watford Fringe will start from October 1.

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Some shows in the festival were due to take place at the Pump House Theatre but co-ordinators have said it has had to postpone some performances after speaking with the local Environment Health Authority about the concerns of coronavirus.

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They said the event is still going ahead but 11 shows have been moved online between October 2 and October 4, with others being moved to later dates between October 8 and October 25.

The postponed shows will take place at the Pump House Theatre and Watford Museum. Those who visit will have to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Co-ordinators said some shows had to be withdrawn from the festival but ticket holders will be contacted and refunds will be given for any cancelled shows.

Here is the schedule for the shows which will feature online from October 1 to October 4:

•Available from Thursday 1st - Paved with Gold and Ashes

•Friday 2nd 4.30pm - Electric Umbrella Watford Fringe Singalong

•Friday 2nd 7pm & Sat 3rd 7pm - #txtshow (on the internet)

•Available from Saturday 3rd - Shackleton - introducing a new musical

•Sat 3rd 12pm and Sun 4th 12pm - A Country Way of Life

•Saturday 3rd 1.45pm - The Show Must Go On...Online

•Saturday 3rd 2pm – In the secret garden of Frances Hodgson Burnett

•Saturday 3rd 3pm - MCUsical: The Unofficial Parody Marvel Musical

•Sunday 4th 12pm – Songs with Andrea

•Sunday 4th 3pm – The Dream Speaks Back

•Sunday 4th 5pm – How to Space

•Sunday 4th 7pm – Rough Sleeper

Here is the schedule for live shows taking place from October 8 to October 25:

  • Thursday 8th 8pm & Fri 9th 8pm - Drama King (Pump House Theatre)
  • Friday 9th 7pm – Watford Folk (Pump House Colne River Room)
  • Saturday 10th 3pm - “SafeHaven - a place to call home” - Devised and performed by The Dan Tien Drama Company (Pump House Theatre)
  • Saturday 10th 6pm - Bonnie Shepherd (Watford Museum)
  • Saturday 10th 7pm - John Pendal: Monster (Pump House Theatre)
  • Saturday 10th 8pm - ConeBoy (Pump House Colne River Room)
  • Saturday 11th 12pm - A Year on (Pump House Colne River Room)
  • Monday 12th 8pm & Tue 13th 8pm - Mister Dusty Rose's GHOST SHOW (Pump House Theatre)
  • Thursday 15th 8pm & Fri 16th 8pm - Tom Seals: The Piano Man (Pump House Theatre)
  • Saturday 17th 5pm - Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes (Watford Museum)
  • Sunday 18th 4pm & 8pm - A Slice of Saturday Night musical (Pump House Theatre)
  • Friday 23rd 8pm - A Recital of Opera, Song & Musical Theatre (Pump House Theatre)
  • Saturday 24th 2pm - Women, Witches and the Wild Hunt (Watford Museum)
  • Saturday 24th 4pm - Audacious Mr Astley (Pump House Colne River Room)
  • Saturday 24th 7.30pm - Spotlight series – Episode 2 with West End Star Emma Hatton (Pump House Theatre)
  • Sunday 25th 3pm - Vinyl Encore (Pump House Theatre)
  • Sunday 25th 8pm - Two Singular Sensations - A Musical Theatre Revue (Pump House Theatre)

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