Saturday, 11 March 2023

AdLibretto create a Dial Up Musical!


We had a wonderful time bringing The Dial Up to Theatre Deli, Aldgate earlier this month. Thanks to our special guests AdLibretto who once again astounded by producing an entire improvised musical based on audience suggestions, and thanks also to Mark and Maja, otherwise known as rock band The Diarists, who performed with such passion. Maya was the inspiration for AdLibretto's musical plot, which flitted between her dream of engineering a new bridge and tackling her ant-phobia. Mark Kindly filmed the whole thing, video above, so do give it a watch!

Our next event: 2pm Sunday 26th March at The Garden Rooms Watford... hope to see you there! 

Much love, Alex xx

Sunday, 26 February 2023

LGBT History Month Special and March Dates


Thank you so much to everyone who came to support our LGBT History Month Dial Up last night! It was an amazing evening, the brilliance and diversity of the performances was a true testament to the beautiful diversity of our town! Thank you to the Pump House and WOM for their support, our next Diversity event is our Black History Month The Dial Up Open Mic in October, but hopefully see you back at one of our regular events in March!

The London Dial Up @ Theatre Deli Aldgate, 107 Leadenhall Street, 7pm Thursday 9th March

Watford Dial Up @ Garden Rooms Bar, 2 Market Street, 2pm Sunday 26th March

Thanks also to Scott Awcock for filming the LGBT event in its entirety! Video below :-) xx

Saturday, 28 January 2023

The Pump House celebrates LGBT History Month!

Following on from last year's LGBT History Month celebration, The Dial Up is delighted to be back at Watford's Pumphouse Theatre to fly the flag once more inclusion, diversity and community! So join us for a fantastic night of fun, frolics, music and merriment!

This is a free event supported by the Pumphouse for everyone to get involved in celebrating Watford’s wonderful diversity! For those who feel able to support, donations (suggested £5) will be gratefully received!
The Pumphouse Dial Up!

The Pumphouse Theatre and Arts Centre,
Local Board Road, Lower Watford High Street, WD17 2JP
(2 minutes from Watford High Street train station)

7.30pm Saturday 25th February: LGBT History Month Celebration

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Happy New Year!


Thanks to everyone who came to support our Christmas Eve Dial Up! What a wonderful afternoon and great way to lead up to the big day itself. Big thanks to Tina, Ian, Roy, Val, David, John, Charlotte, Simon, Bonnie, Sue, Boris, Sophia, Gabriella and of course everyone at the gorgeous Garden Rooms Bar and Kitchen! We'll be back at 2pm on Sunday 22nd January, so hope to see you then! Check out our Future Events tab for a list of all our confirmed dates for 2023. Big hugs and happy new year! xx

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Christmas Specials!


Thanks to everyone who came to support our Dial Up yesterday! In inauspicious beginning turned magically into one of the most exicitng and creative events we've had for a long time, with poetry, jazz, folk and our youngest performer a mere 6 years old! Next one is Kitchen Croxley Dial Up Christmas Special at 7.30pm on Friday 9th December, followed by Garden Rooms Dial Up Christmas Special at 10m on Saturday 24th December. As an early Christmas present, here's a blast from the past... Carousel at a WPT Dial Up back in 2013. Enjoy, and hope to see you for some festive cheer this December! xx

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Tiger Jazz @ Watford Garden Rooms, 7pm Thur 17th Nov


Tiger Jazz is my joy-filled journey through some of the best loved tunes of The Great American Songbook. Come along, sit back and enjoy a fun-filled, toe-tapping, heart-warming rendition of glorious melodies from the worlds of Hollywood, Broadway and Tin Pan Alley delivered with a roar!

My next event is a FREE night of music on Thursday 17th November 7pm - 9.30pm at the Garden Rooms Bar, 2 Market Street, Watford. This is a FREE EVENT so come along, grab a cocktail and enjoy the music!

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Tiger Jazz @ The Bossanyi Studio

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Thanks so much to everyone who came to support our Theatre Deli Dial Up last night, especially our wonderful performers Charli Eglinton, Elliott Wooster, Blér Kelly, errata, Peter St.James, Gavin Brock, AJ, Sai, Fifi, Neil Maxfield, Charlotte Harker and Matthew Wakefield! (Thank you Sai for the photo!)

This Friday’s Kitchen Croxley dial up is unfortunately cancelled as the venue will be closed that night, so our next open mic is Garden Rooms Dial Up November, then back at Kitchen Croxley on Friday 9th December for our Christmas Special. And catch me in concert at the Tiger Jazz @The Bossanyi Studio for a night of poetry and music! Much love xx