Belmont Theatre is an established multi-award winning resident theatre company based at The Pump House Theatre , Watford, Hertfordshire. Although an amateur company run entirely by volunteers, we strive for excellence in all theatrical matters and perform a wide variety of productions (classic dramas, comedies and thrillers) three times a year. Most of our members and audiences are from Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Greater London and our performances often sell out. We cater for all levels of experience from beginner to professional (unpaid). Besides the actors, an average production can need up to 30 people behind the scenes to put the production on so we always need new members with diverse skills. Please contact Sharon on 07954 390036 to learn more.
We Happy Few
Due to government advice to avoid public events during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing our May production of We Happy Few until October 2020. Anyone who has booked for the May show will be refunded by TicketSource or alternatively be contacted by our Belmont Theatre Box Office if you did not book this way.
For those wishing to book for October 2020, tickets are now available on TicketSource. Main box office for the show opens on 1st July 2020.
We Happy Few - by Imogen Stubbs is a 75th anniversary celebration of
VE Day celebration with music, comedy and drama.
It commemorates the triumph of theatre during times of adversity and so is very relevant at this time.
Oct 21st - 24th 2020 at Watford Pump House, Tickets available NOW via
or click HERE.
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We Happy Few was inspired by the true story of a group of actresses, who formed a travelling theatre company during the second World War to bring culture and entertainment to parts of the country that were war-torn and deprived of such events. The story follows the formation of the company and their life ‘on the road’. It includes excerpts from a number of plays, including Shakespeare and Shaw, as well as music, with a few songs and dance numbers.
Last month's Production
The Unexpected Guest
a murder mystery
by Agatha Christie
26-29 February 2020 at The Watford Pump House
Audience comments for The Unexpected Guest:
Another fabulous show last night, well done everyone. To anyone who hasn't seen it yet, you're in for another delightful Belmont production. I wish I could see it again! Thank you. (VJ)
Images from 'The Unexpected Guest'. Photography by ALICE BREZINSKA
Many congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Barnet Festival and NODA Awards.
At the Barnet Festival "Bothered and Bewildered" was our nomination and we won:
THE ANDREW FORNEY AWARD for The Adjudicators Award
The Adjudicator particularly praised the sensitive scenes between James (played by Charlie Seddon) and Irene (played by Carole Baynes) plus the dance scene and the final reading of the letter. The meeting of James and Irene he found really moving as James visits the house to search for his real mother. The audience know the situation, he doesn’t realise that he is speaking to his real mother. Very moving. Throughout his appraisal of all the plays Charles put great emphasis on moments and words that sum up the theme of the plays and obviously our production hit the right notes.
He appreciated the sensitive way this difficult subject was handled by all the characters, focussing on the desperation, anger, angst with touches of humour. Well done everybody.
THE STEPHANIE BRITTON TROPHY for Best Actor in a supporting role
This went to Charlie for his portrayal of James. Well done.
Louisa Swiergon was nominated in the category for best actress in a supporting role. Charles was particularly struck by the scenes with Irene which were handled with firm kindness and understanding.
Carole Baynes was rightly nominated in the category of best actress in a leading role her riveting performance of Irene. Certainly well deserved.
For the annual NODA Awards we had already been nominated for the following
Trophy for poster design for Journey’s End - National Winners!
Scenic award for Journey’s End.
Best Female in a play; Carole Baynes in Bothered and Bewildered.
Best Male in play; Elliott Campion in Journey’s End.
We capped an absolutely brilliant weekend by winning,
POSTER DESIGN. Over the years Mike and Maggie have put so much hard work and thought into producing our posters, leaflets and programmes and this is testament to their commitment and expertise to present a professional image to our publicity. Well done both of you.
BEST FEMALE IN A PLAY. Carole Baynes
BEST MALE IN A PLAY. Elliott Campion
These are prestigious national awards and we are rightly proud of all our nominees and winners
A 2021 Production Announced!
We plan to stage a production of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion next year. Keep checking our website and social media for updates.
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Group Bookings: Enjoy our shows with a group of friends, colleagues or club-mates. They'll thank you for organising it and extra concessions are sometimes available for pre-booked groups of more than 10 for certain performances. This is subject to availability so please contact the Box Office on 07917 324179 for further information.
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What can joining Belmont Theatre really do for me?
If you have ever considered taking a stab at the acting world, wait no longer and head in the direction of your performing dreams.
Why? The answer is simple, but powerful. Becoming a thespian, director, stage-hand, costumer, prop master, stage manager as well as promoting the show and ensuring the performances run smoothly. Being in an amateur theatre group has far more intrinsic benefits than many people realise. And who knows where joining amateur theatre society might take you!
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