Rabbi Lionel Blue comes to the Palace on Sunday, June 1. Rabbi is known to millions through his BBC Radio broadcasts. Many know him from his numerous TV appearances and his books: Bolts from the Blues and Simply Divine. In this performance he will tell a selection of stories, incidents and conversations which will appeal to people everywhere, religious and non-religious.
Next in the summer line-up is Jimmy Carr: Work in Progress on Wednesday June 25. The British Comedy Award winner and 8 Out of 10 Cats host will present an exclusive sneak-preview of his new live stage show as he prepares for his 2008/2009 national tour.
The following night, Thursday, June 25, The Cavern Beatles will perform on the Palace stage. Drawing on an extensive repertoire of The Beatles’ hits and album tracks, they will perform totally live, and produce a fully authentic representation of the music with careful attention to detail. The Cavern Beatles are all accomplished musicians, but it is their vocal abilities that have impressed critics over the years.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown presents Nowhere to Belong: Tales of an Extravagant Stranger on Friday, June 27. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist and political commentator who is well known for her regular radio and television broadcasts and columns in the Evening Standard and The Independent. Provocative and powerful, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a searing cultural presence and Nowhere to Belong captures with warmth and grit how theatre and Shakespeare helped change her life.
On Saturday, June 28 IDance: Platform One will perform a showcase of Urban and Contemporary Dance Theatre featuring some of the top emerging talent in Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance Theatre in the region. It includes performances from idance, peridot, sincru, chung si, plus a mini showcase of local dance theatre groups.
Street Scene, an American music theatre production by Kurt Weill, will end the summer season at Watford Palace Theatre on Friday, July 4 & Saturday, July 5. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene is a musical melting pot of working class New York – scintillating show tunes, operatic arias, jazz, the blues, spirituals. This exciting new production includes a cast of 15, an orchestra of 20, two choruses of young people and a dog. Street Scene is directed by John Fulljames with musical director Patrick Bailey, design by Dick Bird, light by Jon Clark and choreography by Arthur Pita. It is a co-production between The Opera Group, Watford Palace Theatre and the Young Vic.
To book tickets for any of these events please call the box office on 01923 225671.
For further information, photos or to arrange interviews please contact Julia Kouyoumdjian, Press and PR Officer for Watford Palace Theatre on 01923 810306 or firstname.lastname@example.org