Fringe festival at Welwyn Garden City theatre

29 September, 2013 - 12:07
The Barn Fringe is running at The Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

The Barn Fringe is running at The Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City


TEN days of one-off comedy, music and theatre events will be taking place on stage in Welwyn Garden City next week.

Comedy hypnotist Matthew Hale will be appearing at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden CityComedy hypnotist Matthew Hale will be appearing at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

For those that missed the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, The Barn Fringe 2013 takes place at the Barn Theatre from Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 12.

There will be something for most people’s taste at the theatre in Handside Lane, with the programme including dramatic plays, a comedy hypnotist, live music, comedy and singing.

The arts week opens with My Sister’s Investigation, a new play from theatre company KATS ACT.

Tickets cost £8 and the show, which starts at 8pm, is not suitable for children under-12.

Rachel Dawson & Friends with Victor & Albert, a musical comedy with adult content, will entertain theatregoers the following night.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets cost £10.

Comedy hypnotist Matthew Hale will return to his hometown of Welwyn Garden City – via Las Vegas – on Saturday, October 5.

Having previously hypnotised former world boxing champion Mike Tyson, expect a knockout show from this now Australia-based award-winning hypnotist.

Matthew Hale will have the Barn audience under his spell from 8pm and tickets cost £12.

On Sunday, October 6, Singers at the Barn will be performing in the bar area from 7pm.

There’s no advance tickets for this night, pay on the door.

Admission is £7 and £5 for performers.

Barn Youth members will strut their stuff on Monday, October 7, and there will also be White Cobra’s production of Scaramouche Jones. Tickets are £8.

There are two plays to enjoy on Tuesday, October, 8 – Bob Thompson and Adam Dryer’s festival hit Just A Straight Man, and Caryl Churchill’s A Number by Hitchin-based Walking Shadow Theatre with Keith Swainston and Martin Jolly.

Tickets are again £8.

It’s a comedy night on Wednesday, October 9 from 8pm, with stand-up comedians Marian Pashley and Stephen Carlin live at the Barn.

Musical comedy The Loves I Haven’t Known, a four star Edinburgh Festival piece about unrequited love, will also take the stage.

Tickets for this evening are £10.

The unmissable The Red Stripe Band will be entertaining the audience with their slice of rock, boogie and jazz on Thursday, October 10 from 8pm. Tickets are £12.

Excerpts from Jekyll & Hyde by the award-winning Phoenix Youth Theatre Company and White Cobra’s new production of Hancock’s Last Half Hour will take the stage on the penultimate night of the Barn Fringe on Friday, October 11.

Tickets for this event cost £10.

Raw Talent Two, a popular show of musical hits, returns on Saturday, October 12, to round off the festival, with Lou Wallace, Tammy Wall and crew entertaining the audience.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are £10.

Tickets for all Barn Fringe events are on sale now online at and from the box office on 01707 324300.

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