Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Watford Colosseum welcomes the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday (Nov 8), one of the leading Czech orchestras, with a performance of Dvorak’s much loved New World Symphony which is sure to be something very special. Outstanding cellist Natalie Clein will perform Dvorak’s epic Cello Concerto, believed by many to be the greatest cello concerto ever composed.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Tuesday, November 8, 7.30pm. Details: 02036 598914

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Natalie Clein from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, photo by Sussie Ahlburg.

Legally Blonde

After being dumped by her boyfriend, Elle decides she needs to be serious to win him back, and so follows him to Harvard Law School.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Tuesday, November 8, to Saturday, November 12. Details: 01923 225671

Laying the Ghost

Margot Buchanan is a witty ex-actress in a retirement home. She is visited by a young actress who is having an affair with Leo, Margot’s ex-husband, and by his current wife Judy. Leo arrives but suffers a fatal heart attack. Thus the scene is set for chaotic hilarity as Leo’s ghost appears, anxious to sort out matters between the three women.

The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Wednesday, November 9, to Saturday, November 12, 7.45pm. Details: 01923 859291

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An Elephant in the Garden

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother and an elephant from the zoo flee the Allied fire-bombing. Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West and also the advancing Russian armies from the East, this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, opportunistic, indestructible, Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Wednesday, November 9, 7pm. Details: 01442 228091

Fashion for All Figures

Local ladies are invited to come along to All Figures fashion show and shop from the catwalk event at Bushey Sports Club. The pop up clothing shop, All Figures, believes that everyone is unique and has their own style and with a collection of brands and labels you will definitely find your look.

Bushey Sports Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Wednesday, November 9, 7pm. Details: 01923 243947

Rickmansworth Historical Society

Ken Griffin will talk about the 90 or so convicts from Rickmansworth. What they did, what happened to them and who were their victims. Meet the highway robbers, pickpockets, burglars, arsonists, horse, cattle and sheep stealers who were transported, executed, died, pardoned or ended up in the asylum.

The Cloisters Hall, The Cloisters, High Street, Rickmansworth, Thursday, November 10, 8pm. Details: 01923 248581,

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Christmas Lights Switch On

The lights will be switched on by the Christmas Star of 2016, four-year-old Bella-Rose, who will be joined by Chris Stark who will be pressing the red button to light up the centre and kick off the fireworks display.

Intu Watford, Watford, Thursday, November 10, from 4pm. Details: 01923 250292,

Sarah Outen

An evening with rower and adventurer Sarah Outen, the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska.

St Helen’s School, Northwood, Thursday, November 10, 6.30pm. Details: 01923 283566

Pete Baker’s Half Dozen

Join Watford’s longest-running trad jazz club, as this week they welcome Pete Baker’s Half Dozen, who describe their style as eclectic! They aim to please all tastes with a mix of New Orleans, mainstream and Swing styles.

Pump House Theatre, Local Board Road, Watford, Thursday, November 10, 8.15pm. Details: 01923 467269

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Abigail’s Party

Beverly, an ex-department store cosmetics demonstrator, is married to Laurence, a successful but over-worked estate agent. They are part of the new suburban middle class, flush with money and pretensions of grandeur. They invite their new neighbours Angela, a nurse, and Tony a computer operator, over for drinks. They also ask Susan from next door. She is a divorcee, and her 15 year old daughter, Abigail, whom we never see, is having a party.

Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Friday, November 11 until Saturday, November 19, Details: 01727 857861