Rush for the riverbank brings a second Saturday show

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You’ll have to make an early start if you want to catch a touring version of a classic tale at Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town Hall on Saturday.

Wind in the Willows, based on the evergreen tale of the riverbank by Kenneth Grahame, is the latest show by family-friendly experts Image Musical Theatre.

They specialise in presenting jolly versions of the classics, suitable for ages four and up and packed with bouncy musical numbers and the chance to get involved.

The afternoon performance, part of a spring tour, has long been sold out.

But the venue has reacted to the surge in demand by arranging a morning show as well.

That kicks off at 11.30am. If you want to be there, tickets are £5.50 each or £4 for Dacorum Card holders. Call the venue on 01442 228091.

There’s lots more family-friendly entertainment in store this summer from the OTH team, and you won’t have to travel to the venue to enjoy it.

The new Lookout Popup Festival will see productions popping up across the borough, bringing shows created with children in mind to your doorstep, as well as family films. Dates have already been set up in Apsley, Adeyfield, Berkhamsted, Highfield and Markyate with the story of Rumpelstiltskin the first off the blocks.

Again it’s designed for ages four and up, and will be popping up at Highfield Community Centre on Saturday, June 22.

A week later and it’s over to Adeyfield Community Centre for the story of Dotty The Dragon.

Markyate will be treated to the Three Little Pigs Balloon Show on Saturday, August 10 and there’s a popup theatre tent session scheduled for Berkhamsted on Tuesday, August 13. Find out more details about the summer programme online at‎