Diverse drama aims to engage OTH audiences

JPTG-11-01-13-006  CORRECT USE THIS ONEThe Trench The Berry Theatre''The Trench is being performed at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End.
JPTG-11-01-13-006 CORRECT USE THIS ONEThe Trench The Berry Theatre''The Trench is being performed at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End.

Two drama productions heading to Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town Hall over the next couple of weeks reinforce the venue’s reputation for serving up something different.

First up on Friday night is Backgammon For Beginners, billed as the tale of a bemused Iranian man finding his feet in London and featuring live arobatics and Farsi music.

The touring production has been created by So & So Circus Theatre and if you can’t quite visualise what’s in store you can check out a preview online at soandsocircus.co.uk

Tickets are £11 (£9 concessions, £6.50 Dacorum Card).

Next Friday, March 22, is set aside for The Trench, based on the true story of miner William Hackett, who won a Victoria Cross for his bravery when he was entombed in a tunnel during the First World War but refused the chance of rescue to stay with injured comrades.

It’s a fantasy blend of physical storytelling, verse, puppetry and live music from Alexander Wolfe and was a big success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions, £6 Dacorum Card) from 01442 228091.