Watford Fringe is here and there's something for everyone

Taking place this weekend the festival has something for everyone.

Now in its third year the weekend packed full of acts is set to impress and entertain locals. 

The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre started the event to showcase the talent in the area. 

This year there are around 60 acts performing across 11 venues across Watford Town Centre. 

Forming part of the Cultural Strategy for Watford, The Pump House has established themselves as the Hub for emerging talent.

WatFringe forms an essential part of this and as part of the festival the community theatre group will be opening its three spaces for performances. 

Joining them will be Watford Museum, The Palace Theatre, The One Crown, The LP Cafe, The Hidden Bar and the D20 Board Game Cafe. 

Entertainment will be provided by comics, musicians, dancers, choirs, poets and much more.

Here are just a few for you to look forward to.

Theatre/Comedy

  • Mourning Overnight is about two brothers who discover a mystery suitcase that ends up belonging to deadly criminals. It's a fast paced 1 act comedy and will sell out shows at the Camden Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Watford is in for a good show. Tickets are £10 and you can catch it Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th at 7pm.
  • Real Eyes is another story about two brothers, these two immerse themselves in a dialogue of memories they will never forget. The two cover family hardships, roaring ambition and the criminal involvement of one which impressed at Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are £8 and can be seen Saturday 12th at 8.30 pm and Sunday 13th at 12.50 pm.
  • 100% My Type of Comedy is a piece based on performer Ruby's life, focusing on university and what happens when you move home after 3 years of performing arts. There's a mix of TV impressions and observational comedy in the half an hour show. It's free to see at the Pump House Charles Room Saturday 12th at 3pm.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole is an immersive and relaxed theatre production brought to you by Imajica Theatre group and is based on the classic adventures of Alice. With the audience encouraged to join in with singing and dancing its perfect for a family afternoon out. Tickets are £6/£5 and the magical tea party will be hosted by the Mad Hatter at 2pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th at Pump House Theatre.

Music

  • Nicole Blakk is an upcoming artist signed to YCT and at only 14 years old has won Britain Does Variety and is set to represent England in Italy for the European music tour festival. Showcasing some covers as well as original music you can see Nicole for free at the Pump House Charles Room for free on Saturday 12th at 6pm.
  • Lemon Tuesday Choir is bringing their 40 strong group this weekend to perform a mix of jazz, show tunes and pop. Aiming to have your feet tapping the choir is asking for donations in aid of another local choir Electric Umbrella. You can come along to Watford Museum and even join in with the choir if you want on Sunday 13th at 2.30pm.

Try it out

  • Fancy trying out Clog Morris dancing? Head down to Pump House Colne for 4.15pm on Saturday October 12th for a free hour taster.
  • Stay on after to attend internationally renowned composer and performer Helen Chadwick's singing workshop. It will be at 5.30 on Saturday October 12th and is £8.50 for the hour.

For all the acts and information about booking check out the WatFringe website. 

Watford Fringe is run 90% by volunteers, so if you are free pop along and support the performers and the locals!

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