December 4 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
THE first Barn Fringe continues in Welwyn Garden City this week with a feast of delights for arts lovers to savour.
After opening last Thursday, the 10-day festival of entertainment features comedy, live music and dramatic plays over the coming days.
One of the Fringe’s must-see acts is the fabulous Red Stripe Band, who will play the Handside Lane venue tomorrow (Thursday) night.
A seven-piece boogie woogie rock band, their style is like a smaller version of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
They have been stomping boogie woogie rhythms now for more than 15 years and have played all over the world, from Monte Carlo to Tokyo and New York to Milan.
“You really shouldn’t miss their visit to Welwyn Garden City,” said Barn Fringe organiser Coral Walton.
“It’s the fact that the Red Stripe Band are not only brilliant musicians but they are simply fantastic entertainers.
“Attracting audiences who nostalgically remember the 60s jazz clubs along with much younger folk who are out for a good time, Red Stripe will not disappoint.”
The band’s infectious energy and on and off stage antics can be seen at the Barn Theatre on Thursday from 8pm. Tickets cost £12.
Friday night features Welwyn Garden City’s Phoenix Youth Theatre Company with Jekyll and Hyde and Hancock’s Last Half Hour from White Cobra.
And there’s a grand finale from Barn members on Saturday with RAW Talent 2 returning with their successful show of showstoppers from the musicals.
Tickets are available from www.barntheatre.co.uk, the box office on 01707 324300 or on the door.