West End stars head to Watford for Stage in the Park

More shows have been announced for The Stage in the Park in Watford including West End in the Park with Kerry Ellis, Oliver Tompsett, Nadia Naarman and Siubhan Harrison

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Kerry Ellis, Siubhan Harrison, Nadia Naarman and Oliver Tompsett

West End stars including Kerry Ellis and Oliver Tompsett have been announced for The Stage in the Park in Watford alongside more shows at the open-air theatre.

Ellis and Tompsett will appear alongside Nadia Naarman and Siubhan Harrison in West End in the Park, a night of songs from the musicals, on 5 August 2021, presented by Paul Morrissey Ltd.

Other additions to the programme, which runs from 23 July to 8 August in Cassiobury Park, include Martin Kaye, the star of Million Dollar Quartet, in his musical love letter to Elton John, It’s A Little Bit Funny, and Heartbreak Productions’ touring adaptation of David Walliams’ bestselling children’s book, Mr Stink.

The line-up, which features theatre, comedy and music, has also been joined by Joe Stilgoe, the singer, pianist and songwriter who has received acclaim for his jazz album Stilgoe in the Shed.

They join previously announced shows such as Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt, musical theatre improv Showstoppers!, children’s shows The Lion Inside and Errol’s Garden, and Brendan Murphy’s show celebrating Friends, Friend (The One With Gunther).

The new 500-capacity open-air performance space, which also offers food and drink, has been created by Watford-based theatre-makers Harlequin Theatricals with Watford Palace Theatre and Watford Borough Council.

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