1. NT Live: Amadeus
Delayed live screening from The National Theatre. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play.
The Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Tuesday, March 21, 1pm. Details: 01707 645005
2. Emily Carr in Bushey
As a contribution to Bushey Museum’s Canada Day Garden Party in July, joint art curator Pat Woollard explores the life of Emily Carr, one of Canada’s most esteemed artists, and her connection to Bushey.
Bushey Centre, High Road, Bushey, Tuesday, March 21, 8pm. Details: 020 8950 2283
3. Author Talk: The Krays
The Krays were kings of London’s underworld, ‘evil twins’ who resorted to violence with terrifying ease. Ronnie and Reggie’s crimes of fraud and extortion finally led to three bloody murders, yet life imprisonment in 1969 was just the beginning of the Kray legend. A talk by former defence solicitor James Morton.
Watford Central Library, Hempstead Road, Watford, Tuesday, March 21, 7.15pm. Details: 01438 864813
4. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Direct from a West End and international tour, the award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage.
The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Tuesday, March 21, to Thursday, March 23, various times. Details: 01923859291
5. It’s OK I’m Dealing With It
The Old Town Hall presents a preview of The Hiccup Project’s latest show. Meet Cristina and Chess, the two ‘okay’ experts. They welcome you to a fool proof, step-by-step guide in ‘how to be okay’. No tears, no problem, no stress. In a culture obsessed with quick fixes and a need for perfection, what do we do when things aren’t okay? With their multi-award winning combination of dance, theatre and comedy, Cristina and Chess unravel and blow the cover on what it is to be okay.
The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Tuesday, March 21, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091
6. Geoff Achison and the UK Souldiggers
It has been four years since Geoff Achison last toured in Europe but he is now ready to return with renewed zest and a brand new album. He is supported by his UK Souldiggers, Sam Kelly, Paul Jobson and Andy Hodge.
The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Wednesday, March 22, 8pm. Details: 01442 228091
7. Natalie McCool
Excelling in razor-sharp alt-pop production developed with Dave Berger from seminal alt-pop band Outfit, Natalie McCool’s recordings have every hallmark of great pop music with a fresh twist of modern alternative influences.
The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans, Wednesday, March 22, 8pm. Details: juiceboxindie.com
8. Totally Tina
An internationally acclaimed award-winning tribute to Tina Turner. The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of Tina’s live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul. From the early days of songs like River Deep, Mountain High, all the way through to Tina’s solo comeback with her cover of tLet’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like Simply The Best.
Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2UE, Wednesday, March 22, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8561 8371
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The story by Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969. Now the timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories.
The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23, various times. Details: 01727 844488
10. The Gresty-White Ragtimers
Much in demand and Pump House perennials, the Ragtimers bring a full Dixieland sound, reminiscent of Muggsy Spanier and Sydney Bechet. Led by Alan on trumpet and Brian on clarinet, expect tight ensemble playing and terrific solos.
Pump House Jazz Club, Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Thursday, March 23, 8.15pm. Details: 01923 467269