Anything Goes, Made in Tennessee, The Adult Panto and Britain's Got Talent finalist Ben Hart among the January highlights at South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford
You might still be eating the turkey leftovers and making your way through another box of mince pies, but the team at South Mill Arts are busy preparing for a bumper January featuring stars galore.
The Bishop's Stortford venue has a thrilling line-up of music, dance, theatre and magic, so get booking tickets now to start the new year in style.
The Adult Panto: Little Red Riding - Wed 5 Jan, 7.30pm (Not suitable for under 16s)
An adult panto with a difference. Oh yes it is!
Following the sell-out success of their 2020 show Peter Panties, the Market Theatre Company are out to corrupt another fairytale classic beyond recognition.
The fearless company of three actors bring you an evening of corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo using a minimum of set props and costumes.
Prolong that all-too-short seasonal spirit and get ready for another evening of slick, fast-moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo (did we mention the innuendo?) for adults only.
The Snow Queen - Sat 8 Jan, 7pm
Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale ballet The Snow Queen.
This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell.
Gerda's fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsies, enchanted reindeer and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman.
Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue traveling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen's Palace of Ice. Only Gerda's love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen's curse of eternal winter.
Ballet Theatre UK's renowned company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score.
Anything Goes - Fri 14 Jan, 7pm
Don't miss Anything Goes - described as "the show of the year" by the Telegraph and a "fizzing tonic for our times" by the Guardian - when it sails into cinemas nationwide.
Filmed live at the Barbican in London, this new five-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney alongside Robert Lindsay (My Family), Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and Gary Wilmot (Chicago).
A heart-warming romance with spectacular dance routines and some of theatre's most memorable songs.
Ben Hart: Wonder - Sat 15 Jan, 7:30pm (Ages 12+)
Britain's Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
Described by David Walliams as "the living embodiment of magic", Ben has recently played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV shows.
Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations.
With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.
Tosca: Royal Opera House live screening - Wed 19 Jan, 7pm
Into the romantic world of idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results.
Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in the Royal Opera repertory: Puccini's Tosca.
From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera's shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment.
Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent's intense production.
Made In Tennessee - Fri 21 Jan, 7.30pm
Country fans are given a taste of Nashville with Soul Street Productions' brand new show Made in Tennessee.
With a band made up of some of the UK's finest country musicians, Made in Tennessee takes you through the decades of the nation's fastest growing music genre, from country's origin in the southern states of America to modern-day country heard around the world. Featuring classics from Johnny, June, Dolly and Hank, legends like Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood and modern country superstars such as Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton.
Beyond the Barricade - Sat 22 Jan, 7.30pm
The UK's longest running musical theatre concert tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis.
The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras and resident director for the national tour of Les Miserables), Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.
Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment, but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience were watching the original performance.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Wed 26 & Thu 27 Jan, 7.30pm (Ages 11+)
Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted for the stage by Nick Lane.
A thrilling adaptation of the dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th-century London's fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn.
Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on, treat your dark side!
"One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English Theatre." - The Stage
Crocodile Mock - Sat 29 Jan, 7.30pm
Crocodile Mock is an amazing eight-piece band recreating the authentic sound of Sir Elton John, performing classics such as Sacrifice, Your Song and I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, to name just a few.
A tribute with a difference, this show isn't just about impersonating Sir Elton, it's a show in its own right. The band are stunning to watch and play the tracks with great energy, making them their own.
Crocodile Mock will have you singing and dancing all night long. Shut your eyes and you'll think you're listening to the Queen of Pop himself!