We’ll meet again - popular singers return to 1940s favourites for Hitchin Festival showcase

Kelly Bibb, Charley Durrant and Pippa Johnson, Market Theatre 40s night

Kelly Bibb, Charley Durrant and Pippa Johnson, Market Theatre 40s night - Credit: Archant

There’s an evening of cabaret entertainment with a wartime feel at Hitchin’s Market Theatre next Wednesday night.

Lucy Porter

Lucy Porter - Credit: Archant

The 1940s night at the Sun Street venue will feature iconic songs from the period performed by Market Theatre stalwarts Kelly Bibb, Charley Durrant and Pippa Johnson.

The team have performed a number of different reviews over the years, showcasing songs from eras including the 1960s and the 1980s, but the 1940s has always gone down best with eager audiences.

Tickets are £12 each from 01462 433553 or online at www.markettheatre.co.uk.

In a busy week for the theatre, next Thursday night sees familiar Radio 4 voice and TV panel show regular Lucy Porter headline the monthly Mostly Comedy stand-up night.

Lucy’s bouncy and feel-good comedy has taken her all over the world and she’s currently on her third sell-out nationwide UK tour.

The first act takes to the stage at 9.15pm and £9.50 tickets can be booked in advance at www.mostlycomedy.co.uk.

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Also on the bill is Paul Harry Allen, and this won’t be Mostly Comedy’s only contribution to this year’s Hitchin Festival – a gala night featuring names yet to be announced is planned for the nearby Sun Hotel on Thursday, July 23.

Writer/director Kirk Foster’s latest Hitchin History play will make its debut at the theatre next Friday, July 10.

Annie Tomlin is set in 1909 and tells the tragic story of a young woman from Hitchin, and the fate that awaited her after having a child out of wedlock. Find out more at www.markettheatre.co.uk.