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Welwyn Drama Festival 2018

Welwyn Drama Festival 2018

The 84th Welwyn Drama Festival.

A week of 1 act plays from around the country, adjudicated by Paul Fowler GoDA

Book Tickets

Saturday 26 May 20187:00pm Book Now

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a Duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. She conquers not only the voice and behaviour patterns that Higgins is teaching her, but also the heart of a young aristocrat. Pygmalion is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British system of the day and a commentary on women’s independence.

Book Tickets

Friday 15 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Saturday 16 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Monday 18 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Tuesday 19 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Wednesday 20 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Thursday 21 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Friday 22 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now
Saturday 23 Jun 20182:30pm Book Now
Saturday 23 Jun 20188:00pm Book Now

The Game's Afoot

The Game's Afoot

It’s  December  1936  and  West  End  star  William  Gillette,  admired  the  world  over  for  his  leading  role  in  the  play  Sherlock  Holmes,  has  invited  his  fellow  cast  members  to  his  Sussex  mansion  for  a  weekend  of  revelry.  But  when  one  of  the  guests  is  stabbed  todeath,  the  festivities  in  this  isolated  house  of  tricks  and  mirrors  quickly  turn  dangerous.  Itis  then  upto  Gillette  himself,  ashe  assumes  the  persona  of  his  beloved  Holmes,  totrack  down  the  killer  before  the  next  victim  appears.  The  danger  and  hilarity  are  non-stop  in  this  glittering  whodunit  set  during  the  Christmas  holidays.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 17 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
Wednesday 18 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
Thursday 19 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
Friday 20 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
Saturday 21 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Brother and sister Martin and Hilda live together, leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden.

Book Tickets

Friday 28 Sep 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 29 Sep 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 1 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 2 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 3 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 4 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 5 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 6 Oct 20182:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 6 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)

Things I Know to be True

Things I Know to be True

As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, TIKTBT tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.

Book Tickets

Friday 19 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 20 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 22 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 23 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 24 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 25 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 26 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 27 Oct 20182:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 27 Oct 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)

Our House

Our House

May is moving out after 45 years in the same house, and as her son helps move boxes out to the van, we see memories playing out – snapshots of life shown against the backdrop of the changing social profile of the area, from working pit village to northern sink estate.

Book Tickets

Friday 16 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 17 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 19 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 20 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 21 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 22 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 23 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 24 Nov 20182:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 24 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now (Closed)

Honk

Honk

A musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling

Book Tickets

Friday 14 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Saturday 15 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Sunday 16 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Monday 17 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Tuesday 18 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Thursday 20 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Friday 21 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Saturday 22 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Sunday 23 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Monday 24 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Thursday 27 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Friday 28 Dec 20187:30pm Book Now
Saturday 29 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Sunday 30 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now
Monday 31 Dec 20182:30pm Book Now

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Henry II throws a Christmas feast for the newly crowned King of France. Also home for the holidays are Henry’s three sons, each eager to take the throne, and Henry’s manipulative wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. The need to appear a happy family for the King of France doesn’t stop each Plantagenet from secretly plotting to take the others down…

Book Tickets

Friday 18 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 19 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 21 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 22 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 23 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 24 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 25 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 26 Jan 20192:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 26 Jan 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)

The Priory

The Priory

Kate is delighted when she finds a house in the country to escape to for New Year’s Eve. Gathering together a select group of her closest friends, she’s keen to start the coming year afresh. But successful, stressed-out thirtysomethings in search of a good time can make for one very fearsome party… and some surprising resolutions.

Book Tickets

Friday 8 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 9 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 11 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 12 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 13 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 14 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 15 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 16 Feb 20192:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 16 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)

Dinner

Dinner

An artist, a scientist and a sexpot are coming to dinner. Paige, hostess extraordinaire, is celebrating the publication of her husband’s bestseller. The arrival of Mike, marooned after crashing his van, provides an unexpected addition. A silent waiter, sourced from an obscure website, completes the picture – let the dinner from hell begin.

Book Tickets

Friday 22 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 23 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 25 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 26 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 27 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 28 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 29 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 30 Mar 20192:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 30 Mar 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)

Kindertransport

Kindertransport

The ‘Kindertransport’ took place at the beginning of WWII, placing over 10,000 Jewish children in British foster homes. The play jumps back and forth between three time periods: Pre-war, War and Post-war, and depicts the agony of separating a child from her parents, an act of sacrifice that also wreaks devastating results.

Book Tickets

Friday 26 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 27 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 29 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 30 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 1 May 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 2 May 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 3 May 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 4 May 20192:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 4 May 20198:00pm Book Now (Closed)

Boudica

Boudica

A brand-new ancient-history play in verse about one of Britain’s most iconic women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel. AD 61, Britannia. On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire, rebellion is brewing. Queen Boudica returns. And this time she has an army. She will have revenge. She will have blood. She will make Rome quake in fear…

Book Tickets

Friday 31 May 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 1 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Monday 3 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 4 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 5 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 6 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Friday 7 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 8 Jun 20192:30pm Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 8 Jun 20198:30pm Book Now (Closed)