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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

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

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

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

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

'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.'


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

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

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

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

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

'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.'


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