Past Productions

Our Past Productions

Acorn Antiques: The Musical

16th – 20th May 2017

 

Based on Victoria Wood’s parodic soap opera, this all-singing all-dancing extravaganza will leave you feeling brighter and sunnier than David Dickinson’s forehead! Join Miss Babs, Miss Berta, Mr Clifford and of course the indomitable Mrs Overall – amongst a whole host of hilarious new characters – in their hilarious struggle to save Acorn Antiques from closure… and to remember their lines! The only question is what will come down first: the final curtain or the set?!

“Absolutely hilarious – my stomach hurts!” – Audience Feedback

A Musical Night from Stage and Screen

17th March 2017

 

An energetic and joyful production of song and dance numbers covering a selection of your most loved musicals and movies, for one night only! Including hits The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Sister Act, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Les Miserables, Meet Me in St Louis and many more – including a sneak peek of upcoming production Acorn Antiques – A Musical Night From Stage and Screen is an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza! Directed and choreographed by Jason Lane with musical direction by Alex Ainley.

“West End standard performers!” – Audience Feedback

Annie

22nd-26th November 2016

 

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Set in New York during the Great Depression, Annie escapes a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage on an adventure when she is adopted by the billionaire Daddy Warbucks for two weeks over Christmas. When Warbucks learns that she is looking for her original parents, he agrees to help her search. However the spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas.

“Brilliant! What an amazing cast!” – Audience Feedback

Avenue Q

13th-16th July 2016

 

13690906_1772136686365499_8327646369724099378_oAvenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Winner of Three Tony Awards including Best Musical, this rude and affectionate spoof of Sesame Street has been a sell-out success both on Broadway and the West End!

“Absolutely fantastic! So, so funny!” – Radio Verulam

Jesus Christ Superstar

17th-21st May 2016

 

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s groundbreaking rock opera tells the story of the last days of Jesus, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. Bursting onto the scene as a concept album in the early 70s, it transferred to the West End and Broadway, became a successful film, and has been frequently revived ever since. Fresh and thought-provoking, the show combines fun and humour with wonderful music and serious, timeless themes.

“Fabulous! You must go and see it!” – Radio Verulam

A Night at the Musicals

18th March 2015

 

10304974_1722228941356274_7196804315949375010_nAccompanied by the magnificent Nightingale Jazz Quartet, this one-night only musical revue features some of the finest songs in musical theatre. Including show tunes from ‘Oliver’, ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, and many more!

Hello, Dolly!

17th-21st November 2015

 

hellodolly1In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous ‘half-a-millionaire’ Horace Vandergelder and a young artist named Ambrose, who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde. Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.

“I absolutely loved it – Dolly was phenominal!” – Audience Feedback

Company

20th-22nd August 2015

 

company1Robert is a bachelor living in New York, and the only member of his social circle who isn’t married. All his friends are wanting for him to commit to someone, and Robert’s three girlfriends are all hoping for something more. Through a series of vignettes, all linked by Robert’s 35th birthday party, Robert weighs out the pros and cons of relationships and marriage. For better or for worse.

“Radlett hit the jackpot, with Sondheim’s non-chorus, episodic work receiving an ovation from the packed audience” – NODA

Children of Eden

13th-16th May 2015

 

coe1 Based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden tells the story of Adam, Eve, Noah and the Father who created them, who must deal with the headstrong, cataclysmicactions of their children. Stephen Schwartz’s rarely-performed musical is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children.

“A triumph! Radlett showcase their exceptionally strong singing, their solid chorus, and the tremendous talent of their individual stars” – Watford Observer

Oh, What A Lovely War!

18th-22nd November 2014

 

owalw1Performed in commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of World War One, Oh! What A Lovely War summarises and comments on the war through a series of sketches and by utilising the popular songs of the era. Throughout it follows the Smith family, stand-ins for the British working class, who initially view the war with sunny optimism. However after the horrors of trench warfare, the best they can hope for is survival.

“A superb performance!” – NODA

Oliver!

13th-17th May 2014

 

oliver1Bringing Charles Dickens’ novel to life, Lionel Bart’s much-beloved Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Young orphan Oliver Twist is recruited by the Artful Dodger into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. But when Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes.

“Sensational! Radlett have proved they have tremendous ability as dancers, singers and actors. Can we have some more?” – Watford Observer

Further Back

 

2013: Oklahoma!, The High School Mikado   2012: What A Song And Dance, Crazy For You   2011: Guys and Dolls, Ruddigore

2010: The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes, Annie Get Your Gun   2009: Iolanthe, My Fair Lady   2008: The Matchgirls, Patience

2007: Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof   2006: The Gondoliers, Jack the Ripper – The Musical   2005: The Music Man, The Pirates of Penzance

2004: Kiss Me Kate, HMS Pinafore   2003: Orpheus in the Underworld, Me and My Girl   2002: The Yeomen of the Guard, Carousel

2001: Oh! What A Lovely War, Calamity Jane   2000: The Mikado, Guys and Dolls   1999: Iolanthe, The Pyjama Game

1998: Merrie England, My Fair Lady   1997: The Gondoliers, Oklahoma!   1996: Fiddler on the Roof, The Merry Widow

1995: The Pirates of Penzance, Summer Song   1994: Ruddigore, Show Boat   1993: Kiss Me Kate, HMS Pinafore

1992: Tom Jones, Princess Ida   1991: Carousel, Patience   1990: Passion Flower

1989: La Belle Helene, Calamity Jane   1988: The Mikado, The Pyjama Game   1987: The Count of Luxembourg, The Yeomen of the Guard

1986: Brigadoon, Oklahoma!   1985: The Bartered Bride, Iolanthe   1984: Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance

1983: La Vie Parisienne, The Sorcerer   1982: Gypsy Princess, The Gondoliers   1981: Autumn Revue, Summer Song

1980: Ruddigore, Merrie England   1979: Jolly Roger, The Mikado   1978: Orpheus in the Underworld, The Quaker Girl

1977: The Yeomen of the Guard, Waltzes from Vienna   1976: Passion Flower, HMS Pinafore   1975: The Merry Widow, Patience

1974: La Belle Helene, Iolanthe   1973: Die Fledermaus, The Pirates of Penzance/Trial by Jury   1972: The Gondoliers