Blake, Belfast and Buddy Holly among February highlights at South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford along with Sindhu Vee, The Little Mix Show and Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt
South Mill Arts is putting on a fabulous feast of entertainment this February with something for everyone to enjoy.
The South Road venue's line-up includes plays, comedy, music, dance and films, plus there's a packed programme of half-term fun featuring a family science extravaganza and sing-alongs.
NT Live: Leopoldstadt - Thur 3 Feb, 7pm (12A)
Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.
Filmed live on stage in London's West End, the Independent said: "Tom Stoppard's masterpiece is magnificent and should not be missed."
Blake: Live In Concert - Fri 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Join Blake to hear an eclectic new selection of classical anthems, West End hits and contemporary covers, including intimate acoustic arrangements accompanied by virtuosic live piano, showing off their unique harmonic dexterity.
Diverse Performing Arts: Showcase 2022 - Sun 6 Feb, 12pm and 5pm
Sawbridgeworth theatre group Diverse Performing Arts is thrilled to bring its annual showcase to South Mill Arts.
Join students in a celebration of musical theatre songs, dances and scenes.
Live Midweek Music: Green & Matthews - Wed 9 Feb, 7.30pm
The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes.
Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century – and incorporating everything in between – this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of western musical history.
Rose and Crown Tour - Fri 11 Feb, 7.30pm
Enjoy Pure Queen and The Guns and Roses Experience for one night of musical indulgence.
The vocals, stage shows and flamboyance of the two legendary bands are all replicated with awe-inspiring accuracy.
Sindhu Vee: Alphabet - Sat 12 Feb, 7.30pm
Expect "outspoken, frank and funny stand-up" (Evening Standard) from Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Sindhu Vee.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, QI, Have I Got News For You and Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.
Morgan and West: Unbelievable Science - Mon 14 Feb, 2pm (Ages 6+)
Morgan and West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this fun-for-all-the-family science extravaganza!
Kids' Craft: Thaumatropes – Magic Spinning Pictures - Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb, 10am-2pm
Your images come together when you spin your thaumatrope. Make your own version of this popular, Victorian toy in a free craft session. Drop in between 10am and 2pm on either day.
Woman Like Me: The Little Mix Show 2022 - Tue 15 Feb, 7pm
A highly energetic show that follows in the footsteps of award-winning girl band Little Mix.
This five star-rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop video choreography.
Discover & Make: From Pics to Flicks - Thu 17 Feb, 10am & 1pm
Discover how pictures became film. Try out historical optical toys and make your own zoetrope. Sessions, which are suitable for accompanied children aged 6+, cost £5 per child. Booking is essential.
MARVELus - Thu 17 Feb, 7pm (Ages 14+)
Squeezing (almost) all the MARVEL movies into an action-packed evening of laughs, double act The Just Us League's short, punchy sketches and high-energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVEL fans, from those that have seen just one movie to aficionados who know the franchise inside out.
Join them for weapons-free comedy that takes no prisoners.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Fri 18 Feb, midday
On a grassy hill, in the middle of the countryside, there lived three billy goats gruff.
With catchy songs, funky dances to clap along to and a rapping troll, Lost The Plot Theatrical presents this fun, interactive family show. It's the perfect half-term treat for little ones and the big kids that bring them!
Shades Dance presents Shades of Love - Sat 19 Feb, 5.30pm
Join Shades Dance for an evening of fun-filled dancing with its Shades of Love show.
Experience the different genres of ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, show dance and street dance from students ranging in age from four to 18.
ROH: Romeo & Juliet, live screening - Sun 20 Feb, 3pm
In this screening from the Royal Opera House, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for the Montagues and the Capulets.
Belfast (12A) - Mon 21 Feb, 2pm & Wed 23 Feb, 7pm
A young boy and his working-class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s in Belfast.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the coming-of-age comedy/drama stars Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A) - Mon 21 Feb, 7pm & Wed 23 Feb, 2pm
English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seem to reflect his declining sanity.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy and Andrea Riseborough star in the extraordinary true story of the eccentric artist, directed by Will Sharpe.
Saving Britney - Thur 24 Feb, 7pm
Fresh from a sold-out, award-nominated run at London's Old Red Lion Theatre, Saving Britney is a hilarious but heart-breaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the early Noughties, featuring more nostalgia than you can shake a Tamagotchi at!
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers - Sat 26 Feb, 7.30pm
This breathtaking show has rock 'n' rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden.
It is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.
For more information and to book, visit https://southmillarts.co.uk.