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Playhouse panto Jack and the Beanstalk hits the heights

Playhouse panto Jack and the Beanstalk hits the heights

Playhouse panto Jack and the Beanstalk hits the heights

04 December 2019

Reviewer Olivia Vandyk saw the opening night with her family, who were treated to a musical and visual experience to rival a tin of Quality Street.


Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

03 December 2019

Costumed appearances in Jackson Square, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted provide alarm call to community that Sleeping Beauty's opening night is near.


Sleeping Beauty heralds start of a new panto partnership at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty heralds start of a new panto partnership at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty heralds start of a new panto partnership at Rhodes

25 November 2019

The classic fairy tale – which opens Thursday December 5 for a month-long run – represents the Stortford theatre's first pantomime co-production.


Harlow Playhouse hopes its panto will be a giant hit with audiences

Harlow Playhouse hopes its panto will be a giant hit with audiences

Harlow Playhouse hopes its panto will be a giant hit with audiences

22 November 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk, featuring a professional cast and live musicians, opens on Friday November 29 for a five-week run.


Opening night review: BSMTC's Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at Rhodes

Opening night review: BSMTC's Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at Rhodes

Opening night review: BSMTC's Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at Rhodes

12 November 2019

'Jekyll & Hyde is not a musical I'll be revisiting. But it's a measure of the calibre of BSMTC that they made a decent fist of the show.'


A real Jekyll and Hyde performance

A real Jekyll and Hyde performance

A real Jekyll and Hyde performance

31 October 2019

Charlotte Tarran, one of Bishop’s Stortford Musical Theatre Company’s many talented performers, writes about the arts group’s next production.


‘Tour de force’ Danyah brings I Believe in Unicorns to life

‘Tour de force’ Danyah brings I Believe in Unicorns to life

‘Tour de force’ Danyah brings I Believe in Unicorns to life

14 October 2019

Cat Barkley talks to seasoned storyteller Danyah Miller ahead of her one-woman staging of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book at Rhodes this month


The wheels on the bus go round again as Dear Zoo rolls into town

The wheels on the bus go round again as Dear Zoo rolls into town

The wheels on the bus go round again as Dear Zoo rolls into town

12 October 2019

The theatrical version of Dear Zoo is returning to Rhodes this month, following the show's popular reception at the South Road venue in February.


Luke dazzles in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert role

Luke dazzles in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert role

Luke dazzles in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert role

29 September 2019

A Northgate Primary School pupil, 8, who landed a role in a hit Broadway and West End show is now looking towards the next stage in his acting career


Eco-conscious Shakespeare troupe the HandleBards ride in to Rhodes

Eco-conscious Shakespeare troupe the HandleBards ride in to Rhodes

Eco-conscious Shakespeare troupe the HandleBards ride in to Rhodes

06 September 2019

A company who cycle from venue to venue with their set, props and costumes are bringing tragicomedy The Tempest to Stortford on Tuesday (Sept 10)


Birchwood pupil joins Birds of a Feather star's drama school

Birchwood pupil joins Birds of a Feather star's drama school

Birchwood pupil joins Birds of a Feather star's drama school

30 August 2019

Lily Martin will be taking up a place at the Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy for the Performing Arts in London


Grab opportunity to be a Christmas star in festive spectacular

Grab opportunity to be a Christmas star in festive spectacular

Grab opportunity to be a Christmas star in festive spectacular

15 August 2019

There is a chance next month for budding performers to audition for the annual pantomime at Harlow Playhouse. Cat Barkley reports.


Others aren't a Patch on Elmer as he packs his trunk for Rhodes trip

Others aren't a Patch on Elmer as he packs his trunk for Rhodes trip

Others aren't a Patch on Elmer as he packs his trunk for Rhodes trip

05 August 2019

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show is coming to Rhodes on August 9. It is based on the classic book series by author and illustrator David McKee.


Young stars take audiences Under the Sea for a fin-tastic showcase of talent

Young stars take audiences Under the Sea for a fin-tastic showcase of talent

Young stars take audiences Under the Sea for a fin-tastic showcase of talent

02 August 2019

LucyKate Newland had a whale of a time when she set sail for Rhodes to see BSMTC Juniors' production of The Little Mermaid


There's an act for everyone in this year's Theatre in the Fields festival

There's an act for everyone in this year's Theatre in the Fields festival

There's an act for everyone in this year's Theatre in the Fields festival

18 July 2019

Cat Barkley looks ahead to the second Theatre in the Fields festival, more than 12 hours of drama, comedy, song, music and film in Furneux Pelham


Former Herts & Essex girl provides costumes for Wild West Shakespeare in Stortford

Former Herts & Essex girl provides costumes for Wild West Shakespeare in Stortford

Former Herts & Essex girl provides costumes for Wild West Shakespeare in Stortford

10 July 2019

Uni student Sam Hobart has designed and created bespoke outfits for Water Lane theatre group's Much Ado About Nothing on a budget of £20 per character


Performing arts pupils shine in Royal Albert Hall production

Performing arts pupils shine in Royal Albert Hall production

Performing arts pupils shine in Royal Albert Hall production

06 July 2019

The 64 youngsters aged between six and 18 are members of Theatretain in the town, Hertford and Ware.


78 youngsters battle it out for 18 spots in Rhodes Sleeping Beauty panto

78 youngsters battle it out for 18 spots in Rhodes Sleeping Beauty panto

78 youngsters battle it out for 18 spots in Rhodes Sleeping Beauty panto

18 June 2019

The brand new four-week production runs from December 7 to January 5 and features 40 public performances


100 Different Words for Love will break and mend Playhouse hearts

100 Different Words for Love will break and mend Playhouse hearts

100 Different Words for Love will break and mend Playhouse hearts

05 June 2019

An uplifting story of romance, despair, and friendship is coming to Harlow Playhouse on Friday, June 7.


Why did Stortford's dance community give VERVE the swerve?

Why did Stortford's dance community give VERVE the swerve?

Why did Stortford's dance community give VERVE the swerve?

17 May 2019

Polly Bloom wonders why 'gorgeous' show at Rhodes was not full of groups organised by local dance schools for their students to be inspired

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