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A funny, festive treat!
Saturday 19 through to Thursday 24 December
See the Families section below for details
For 3 to 7 year olds and their grown-ups

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Fun festive folk

Belshazzar's Feast

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.

Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Friday 4 December, 8pm
All tickets £13

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Cellar Club Jazz

Matt Wates Sextet

Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykovich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King. He won the Rising Star award in the 1997 BT British Jazz Awards, and the Matt Wates Sextet won the Best Small Group award in 2001.

The line up: Matt Wates - Alto, Martin Shaw - Trumpet, Steve Main - Tenor, Leon Greening - Piano, Matt Home - Drums, Malcolm Creese - Bass

This is quite simply the best British band in years” Steve Voce, Gramophone Jazz

Thursday 17 December, 8pm
£12, £10 concession, £8 Herts Jazz Members/Dacorum Card, £5 Students and Under 21s

On this week

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is a powerful coming-of-age story which tackles love, war, loss and remembrance. The film is based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which was a bestseller on publication, heralded as the voice of a generation and has become the classic testimony of that war, from a woman’s point of view.

Through her wartime experiences, we understand how she went on to write one of the defining memoirs of her age. Starring Kit Harington, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson and Miranda Richardson and from director James Kent, this film is a powerful and beautiful dramatisation of Brittain’s life’s work. 
Wednesday 2 December, 7.30pm
£3 (12A) 127 minutes

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Award-winning show

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at every single performance of this award-winning show. Each night, audience suggestions are instantly transformed into an all-singing, all-dancing production, always with unpredictable and hilarious results!

With seven years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, four sell-out West End seasons and an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

Whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift, or Cole Porter in Poundland – you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!

Friday 19 December, 8pm
£15, £12 concession

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