Hitchin Thespians are presenting 'Christmas at Woodside', described as "an annual feast of words and music", next week.

Performances take place at Woodside Hall at 7.30pm on Friday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, and at 3pm on Sunday, December 10. 

Tickets cost £12.50 and are available at https://www.hitchinthespians.org.uk/events/christmas-at-woodside-2023/.

The evening will feature a mix of carols, old and new, aiming to encapsulate a variety of festive feelings and moods.

These range from familiar favourites like 'Joy to the World' and 'In the Bleak Midwinter' to lesser-known songs such as 'The Carol of the Huron Indians' and 'Beautiful Snow'.

Audience members will have the opportunity to join in and sing a selection of well-known carols.


The concert is devised and directed by John Edwards, and features Robert Day on the piano.

As well as music, seasonal readings will add to the festive atmosphere - and the ticket price includes a mince pie and a glass of punch or spiced apple juice.

A spokesperson for Hitchin Thespians said: "The choir is delighted to be back singing its favourite Christmas carols and looks forward to sharing them with audience members, many of whom return every year."