Fringe arts festival returns to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:25 26 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:14 26 September 2014

Red Stripe Band will be appearing at The Barn Fringe in Welwyn Garden City

Red Stripe Band will be appearing at The Barn Fringe in Welwyn Garden City


An arts festival returns to Welwyn Garden City next week – bigger and better than ever, with an exciting line-up of musical and dramatic events.

The Barn Fringe in Welwyn Garden CityThe Barn Fringe in Welwyn Garden City

The Barn Fringe, at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City, will this year run over two weeks.

The first batch of shows will take place from Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, October 5 at the Handside Lane venue, followed by another series of shows from Thursday, October 9 to Sunday, October 12.

Among the highlights are an evening with Steve Thompson, who has written episodes of hit BBC One shows Sherlock and Doctor Who. OK, The Tardis Needs You! is on Friday, October 3.

The full programme of events is:

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* Thursday, October 2 at 8pm

A double bill of Bill & Ben and Reunion

* Friday, October 3 at 8pm

OK, The Tardis Needs You!

* Saturday, October 4 at 8pm

Lavender Junction + Ear Candy Strings

* Sunday, October 5 at 8pm

A View from the Glass Crucible: An Evening of American Drama

* Thursday, October 9 at 8pm

Days of Wine and Roses

* Friday, October 10 at 8pm

Red Stripe Band

* Saturday, October 11 at 8pm

The Americans

* Sunday, October 12 at 7.30pm

Singers at the Barn present The Bewitching Hour

Tickets are available individually for each night but, as a special offer, audience members are being given the chance to buy tickets for three different shows for just £25, excluding the Red Stripe Band concert.

The Barn’s artistic director Coral Walton said: “This year’s Barn Fringe will be different.

“For a start, it’s running over two weeks and for just the end of the week as we start to unwind for the weekend.

“We want you to come to whatever attracts and not to be put off by prices. Each evening is individually priced but you can get a special ticket for three productions for just £25, which we think is a pretty good deal.

“However we don’t expect everything to be your cup of tea.

“Dip in and out of the Fringe as you want, enjoy what’s familiar and try what’s new, it’s all on your own doorstep.”

* See next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for more on The Barn Fringe.

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