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No panto this year, so Revel in a new-style show at South Mill Arts for Christmas

No panto this year, so Revel in a new-style show at South Mill Arts for Christmas

No panto this year, so Revel in a new-style show at South Mill Arts for Christmas

23 November 2020

'Decadent and bawdy' cabaret-style show in Stortford features panto staples of comedy, song, dance and audience participation.


Brace yourself – magician Tom's got a host of new tricks up his sleeve

Brace yourself – magician Tom's got a host of new tricks up his sleeve

Brace yourself – magician Tom's got a host of new tricks up his sleeve

25 September 2020

How can a magician put on a live show when the dreaded coronavirus keeps getting in the way? Tom Brace has come up with the answer.


Open-air theatre production sails into Gibberd Garden

Open-air theatre production sails into Gibberd Garden

Open-air theatre production sails into Gibberd Garden

05 August 2020

The Harlow beauty spot will be hosting matinee and evening performances of Three Men in a Boat on the last Saturday in August.


Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company postpones its big Rhodes show in November

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company postpones its big Rhodes show in November

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company postpones its big Rhodes show in November

28 April 2020

The award-winning group has decided "with incredibly heavy hearts" to mothball Kipps, the updated Half A Sixpence musical, until November 2021.


How to watch dozens of West End shows from your sofa

How to watch dozens of West End shows from your sofa

How to watch dozens of West End shows from your sofa

10 April 2020

Never mind the front row, you can catch these shows from your front room as theatres make their productions available online.


Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company's brace of awards for Jekyll & Hyde

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company's brace of awards for Jekyll & Hyde

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company's brace of awards for Jekyll & Hyde

17 March 2020

Fellow Stortford am dram group Water Lane wins NODA East award for its paddle steamer set for Murder on the Nile.


Water Lane stage Agatha Christie's bestselling murder mystery at Rhodes

Water Lane stage Agatha Christie's bestselling murder mystery at Rhodes

Water Lane stage Agatha Christie's bestselling murder mystery at Rhodes

10 March 2020

A year on from its award-winning Murder on the Nile at Rhodes, the Bishop's Stortford am dram company is putting on And Then There Were None.


It Must Be Love: Madness musical Our House hits Stortford for the first time

It Must Be Love: Madness musical Our House hits Stortford for the first time

It Must Be Love: Madness musical Our House hits Stortford for the first time

09 March 2020

Award-winning BSMTC Youth, who last year wowed audiences with Hairspray, are staging the heart-warming, coming-of-age musical at Rhodes this week.


Circus Fantasia rolls into Stortford for five performances this weekend

Circus Fantasia rolls into Stortford for five performances this weekend

Circus Fantasia rolls into Stortford for five performances this weekend

02 March 2020

Family show includes musical clowns, magic and illusion, motorbike madness and mischief and mayhem from Alex the Fireman in a heated big top.


Stortford trio among four women contesting playwriting festival final Write Here! Write Now!

Stortford trio among four women contesting playwriting festival final Write Here! Write Now!

Stortford trio among four women contesting playwriting festival final Write Here! Write Now!

17 February 2020

Hilary Austin, Lucy Gray and Cat Quigley competing with Sarah Wragg at Hertford Theatre for chance to have winning play professionally developed.


Rhodes audience Braced for Tom's half term magic show for all the family

Rhodes audience Braced for Tom's half term magic show for all the family

Rhodes audience Braced for Tom's half term magic show for all the family

10 February 2020

Former Leventhorpe and Phoenix Theatre student brings his acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to Stortford for lunchtime performance.


Our first steps on the path to performing in Strictly Stortford

Our first steps on the path to performing in Strictly Stortford

Our first steps on the path to performing in Strictly Stortford

09 February 2020

Indie reporter Hollie Ryder and husband Rob are one of 10 couples being coached for a cha-cha-charity dance contest show at Rhodes in June.


One beast of a team and one beauty of a show

One beast of a team and one beauty of a show

One beast of a team and one beauty of a show

07 February 2020

Reviewer Paul Winspear is blown away by the community spirit of Little Hadham Panto Group's latest annual village hall production.


Short play festival Write Here Write Now returns to Rhodes

Short play festival Write Here Write Now returns to Rhodes

Short play festival Write Here Write Now returns to Rhodes

30 January 2020

Ten short-listed works in the annual competition showcasing local amateur playwrights will be staged at Stortford's theatre over two nights.


Herts and Essex High becomes Rydell High as school stages Grease

Herts and Essex High becomes Rydell High as school stages Grease

Herts and Essex High becomes Rydell High as school stages Grease

17 January 2020

Mocked-up American diner will be selling hot dogs, fries and shakes before all four performances, featuring 120-plus students.


World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

World Cup hero, music hall legend and TV comedy great headline Rhodes' new season

15 January 2020

Spring brings drama productions and comedy shows on Rhodes' own stage plus West End musicals, London ballets and Hollywood movies on its big screen.


Rhodes panto review: Sleeping Beauty audience in dreamland

Rhodes panto review: Sleeping Beauty audience in dreamland

Rhodes panto review: Sleeping Beauty audience in dreamland

10 December 2019

'A gem of a family show. It has most, if not all, of the elements of a traditional panto and yet seems to transcend the genre.'


Rhodes panto review: Audience in dreamland with Sleeping Beauty

Rhodes panto review: Audience in dreamland with Sleeping Beauty

Rhodes panto review: Audience in dreamland with Sleeping Beauty

10 December 2019

'A gem of a family show with most, if not all, of the elements of a traditional panto, and yet it seems to transcend the genre'.


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.


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