What's On: April 2020


Saturday 15 February 6 days

Event:Sunday Opening at Hertford Museum
Details: From February 2020 Hertford Museum will be open on Sundays. Come along and visit us on the first and third Sunday of the month - 2nd & 16th February, 1st & 15th March and 5th & 19th April. The museum will be open 12.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue:Hertford Museum
Contact:Hertford Museum
Tel:01992582686

Saturday 4 April

Event:Hertford Choral Society Concert: St Matthew Passion
Details: Join HCS for its performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion, the crowning achievement of one of the greatest composers of all times. As usual, HCS will be joined by professional soloists and orchestra. Conductor: Derek Harrison

Start: 7.30pm
Tickets: £16 (reserved), £12 (unreserved), £4 for students under 25.
Email: tickets@hertfordchoral.org.uk
Phone: 07936 719498
Online: ticketsource.co.uk
Venue:All Saints Church, Hertford SG13 8AY
Tel:07936719498

Monday 20 April 1 day

Event:HERTFORD THEATRE WEEK - Day 1: Waiting in the Wings
Details: A classic but little known play by Noel Coward set in a retirement home for actresses. It focuses on a feud between residents Lotta Bainbridge and May Davenport, who once both loved the same man. Sheridan Morley said it had 'moments of near-Chekovian dignity and melancholy' while Sybil Thorndike, who played Lotta, called it 'cruel, but awfully funny'.
Venue:Hertford Theatre
Contact:Hertford Theatre
Tel:01992 531500

Tuesday 21 April 1 day

Event:HERTFORD THEATRE WEEK - Day 2: The Women of Troy
Details: A new interpretation of Euripides' famous tragedy, adapted by Chrissie Waites.
In a women's psychiatric hospital, Troy ward has been shut down, and the women are being re-assigned elsewhere. Reeling from the news that they are to be ripped from their home, the Women of Troy are waiting. Clinging to each other for comfort, the women try not to fall apart as they wonder what might be in store for them. One by one they are taken away to their new wards, with no idea what to expect.
The Women of Troy is a story of love and loss, strength and despair, loyalty, cruelty and madness.
Curtain up 7.45pm
Tickets £15 per night, or £47 for all 6 days of Hertford Theatre Week.
Venue:Hertford Theatre
Contact:Hertford Theatre
Tel:01992 531500

Wednesday 22 April For 1 night

Event:HERTFORD THEATRE WEEK - Day 3: In Praise of Love
Details: A moving and powerful drama by Terence Rattigan, about concealed within a marriage based, in part, on the real-life situation of actor Rex Harrison and his wife, Kay Kendall.
Set during the nineteen seventies, the play takes place in an Islington flat which is the home of Sebastian Crutwell, a distinguished literary critic, and his wife, Lydia, a former Estonian refugee and concentration camp survivor.
Lydia confesses to a family friend that she has been keeping a secret from Sebastian. However, Sebastian is so absorbed in his work and his own opinions that he doesn't appear to be interested in Lydia or his grown-up son, Joey.
But Sebastian is also keeping a secret...
Curtain up 7.45pm
Tickets £15 per night, or £47 for all 6 days of Hertford Theatre Week.
Venue:Hertford Theatre
Contact:Hertford Theatre
Tel:01992 531500

Thursday 23 April For 1 night

Event:HERTFORD THEATRE WEEK - Day 4: It Runs in the Family
Details: A farce by Ray Cooney, set in a hospital. The play contains the usual farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everyone for everyone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a long forgotten son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture at an international conference.
Curtain up 7.45pm
Tickets £15 per night, or £47 for all 6 days of Hertford Theatre Week.
Venue:Hertford Theatre
Contact:Hertford Theatre
Tel:01992 531500

Friday 24 April For 1 night

Event:HERTFORD THEATRE WEEK - Day 5: Rabbit Hole
Details: A Pulitzer Prize winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Becca and Howie are a happy suburban couple with everything they could want for until a sudden, shocking event turns their world upside down and leaves them drifting perilously apart.
The play is a painstakingly beautiful, exquisitely human work, following a family's search for a way back from tragedy. Quietly elegant, aching with sadness, and yet full of wit, grace and humour, the play charts the path back from grief to its antidotes - love and hope.
Curtain up 7.45pm
Tickets £15 per night, or £47 for all 6 days of Hertford Theatre Week.
Venue:Hertford Theatre
Tel:01992 531500

Saturday 25 April For 1 night

Event:HERTFORD THEATRE WEEK - Day 6: Going Green
Details: In this play by David Tristram the country is in a mess - expenses scandals, cash for questions, austerity, global warming, Brexit! Step forward John Brown, potential new leader of the Green Party. A man with charisma, a man with vision, a man with a problem.
John is suffering from a rare, mysterious illness which will affect his future. At the Annual Party Conference, in his farewell speech, he delivers the stark message "Go green... or die".
Little could he know just how profound and life changing those words would be.

Followed by the presentation of the awards
Curtain up at the earlier time of 7.15pm - to allow time for the awards ceremony.
Tickets £15 per night, or £47 for all 6 days of Hertford Theatre Week.
Venue:Hertford Theatre
Contact:Hertford Theatre
Tel:01992 531500


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