Two new theatre shows are touring the UK and will come to Hertfordshire this month.

Mikron Theatre’s All Hands on Deck and Redcoats are touring Hertfordshire as part of the company’s 48th year of touring. Mikron delight audiences with their dramatic and musically jam-packed British-themed shows.

All Hands On Deck

New WRNS recruits Ginger and Lily are looking for wartime adventure. Lily wants to serve on dry land, but Ginger is desperate to serve at sea - and the sailors can’t believe their luck! Full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song, Ginger and Lily find themselves in uncharted waters on a journey they’ll never forget.

Playwright and former Mikron actor, Vashti Maclachlan, who penned last year’s ‘Revolting Women’, has had a great time steering the ship on All Hands On Deck.

She said: “It’s been a pleasure to write again for Mikron in its 48th year and an honour to shine a spotlight on the tireless women who gave their all to shape a Women’s Royal Navy Service fit for the future.”

Marianne McNamara, Mikron’s Artistic Director, explains why the Wrens show means a lot to many Mikron followers: “I’ve always been interested in the Wrens. It’s been fascinating to research their story and to celebrate their endeavours.”

The Rising Sun, George Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2EG, Tuesday, June 25, 7.30pm. Details: 01442 864913

The Three Horseshoes, Winkwell, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RZ, Thursday, June 27, 7.30pm. Details: 01442 862 585

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Billy Butlin used Shakespeare to sell a seaside dream to the great British public. Join Mikron as they delve into holiday huts and bonny baby contests with guest appearances from Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields and Laurel and Hardy. Watch Mikron celebrate Butlins splendour with their trademark mix of fun, pathos and songs.

This show is written by Nick Ahad, playwright, journalist and broadcaster on BBC Radio Leeds.

Nick said: “I bet lots of people have happy memories of Butlins. I bet none of them have memories of going to the same Butlins 14 years in a row. I do - and not once did I mind. Some of my happiest memories were created in that seaside haven in the eighties and early nineties. What a delight it’s been to revisit those memories while writing Redcoats.”

Jonny Kelly, Director of Redcoats, who directed last year’s ‘Revolting Women’, said: “It’s a pleasure to be back with Mikron for my second season, I know audiences will love the show, it’s full of humour, history and seaside shenanigans!”

The Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne Road, Bulborne, Tring, HP23 5QE, Friday, June 21, 7.30pm. Details: 01442 891400

The Rising Sun, George Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2EG, Wednesday, June 26, 7.30pm. Details: 01442 864913