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Are you looking for an evening out or maybe something different to do at the weekend?

Well look no further. Here you'll find a range of events taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.

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11 February       Joe Brown 60th Anniversary Tour - Hawth Theatre

The 1950's rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.

With timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll Joe Brown's delivery and humorous reminiscences makes for a sensational show.

You can see Joe Brown at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley on 11 February.

 


14 February       Thinking Drinkers, Heroes to Hooch - Epsom Theatre

The Thinking Drinkers return with a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon - and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

You can see - and drink - with the Thinking Drinkers at the Epsom Playhouse on Friday 14 February.

 

15 February       Lucy Porter, Be Prepared - Hawth Theatre

Lucy Porter returns with another fantastic stand-up show at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated for Lucy Porter - than Brown Owl let on.

And you can find out why at the Hawth Theatre on 15 February.

 

17 - 22 February         Blithe Spirit - Richmond Theatre

The classic play - Blithe Spirit - is coming to Richmond Theatre.

Novelist Charles Con-do-mine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium - Madame Arcati - inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance.

When she appears, she's only visible to Charles. But Elvira, played by Jennifer Saunders - is determined to sabotage his current marriage, life - and the afterlife. And things get complicated.

Blithe Spirit is at the Richmond Theatre on 17 - 22 February.

 


21 February    Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club - Leatherhead Theatre

There's comedy at the Leatherhead Theatre.

You can enjoy some of the hottest new talent on the comedy circuit at the Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club on Friday 21 February.

 

NOTE re Roadworks If visiting the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford

From Mon 10 Feb - Sun 6 Mar there will be roadworks on the High Street & Quarry Street in Guildford which may affect your journey to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Please allow plenty of time for your amended journey.

24 - 29 February         The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson -        Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

It was the dinner that changed history. A night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’ and a nation’s future was sealed.

Fast forward to post-Brexit Britain, 2029.  For reasons that may be fact and/or fiction at the time of the performance, Boris, no longer in power, roams the political wilderness.  Unexpected events see him back in the spotlight and with a chance to “make Britain great again”. This play addresses the big questions: What will Britain look like in ten years’ time?  Is chlorinated chicken really bad for you? Who does the NHS belong to and what IS going on inside the head of the most divisive and controversial politician of our time?     

Featuring the ghostly spirits of past Prime Ministers including Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair the script will be updated - nightly if necessary - to reflect current events.

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson is at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from 24 - 29 February.

 

27 February       Russell Kane - Hawth Theatre

Russell Kane is back! His brand-new tour show is coming to Crawley. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.

Russell Kane's Fast and Furious show is at the Hawth Theatre on Thursday 27 February.


2 - 7 March                   Bang Band by John Cleese - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

John Cleese makes his stage writing debut with a new adaptation of Bang Band - a delicious blend of French farce and Fawlty Towers.

When Leontine, a respectable society lady, discovers that she’s been hoodwinked by her husband who’s chasing after other women. She vows to take revenge but whilst he's away - a lifelong friend comes calling – and he’s on the hunt too.

Secrets unravel as the devilish husband finds himself snared in a door-slamming, trouser-dropping, balcony-climbing night of chaos set amidst the stylish apartments of Paris.

Bang Band is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 2-7 March

4 March    Rob Brydon - Songs and Stories - Hawth Theatre, Crawley

Rob Brydon - perhaps best known for playing Uncle Bryn in the TV show Gavin and Stacey - swaps the screen for the stage as he takes his new show out on the road.

You can join the celebrated comedian, singer, actor, presenter and impressionist for an evening of toe-tapping tunes and side-splitting laughter!

The show -  Songs and Stories - tells Rob's personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back with hilarious tales from his distant and recent past. 

5 March     Teacups and Tiaras - Dorking Halls

In a world full of general ghastliness -  trusted authority on matters of etiquette - William Hanson - has embarked on an entertaining solo mission to gentrify the nation. As well as enlightening us with the history of customs, tastes and manners, William will invite carefully selected members of the audience to the stage to demonstrate the dos and don’ts of polite behaviour. If someone you know is more Crystal Palace than Buckingham Palace, more immoral than Balmoral, then bring them along to discover why we (and they) need good manners and civility more than ever.

William Hanson's History of Etiquette…for the socially less fortunate - is at the Dorking Halls on 5 March.

 


6 March     Count Arthur Strong 'Is There Anybody Out There?' - Dorking Halls

As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy.

In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as Are we alone in the universe? and Is there life on Mars bars?

You can see Count Arthur Strong on 26 February at Richmond Theatre and 6 March at the Dorking Halls. 

7 March     An Evening with Nick Butter  - Electric Theatre, Guildford

Nick Butter is best known for his global expedition - 'Running The World 196'.

In November 2019, he was crowned the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world. Along with this, he sets a number of world records and has stories to tell ranging from muggings, visits to war zones, dog attacks, extreme exhaustion, and the sheer scale and diversity of our planet.

His talk is accompanied with stunning photography and is at the Electric Theatre in Guildford on 7 March

9 - 14 March       Educating Rita - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Did you see the film Educating Rita? It's now a stage production and is coming to Guildford.

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drunk who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on but when these two people come together they soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

This comedy is at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 9-14 March.

11 March   Menopause The Musical 2 - Hawth Theatre

18 March   Menopause The Musical 2 - Dorking Halls

Menopause The Musical 2 is the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical where we fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

The play is at the Hawth Theatre on 11 March and also at the Dorking Halls on 18 March.

12 March   Friends the Musical - Dorking Halls

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends, celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.

It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

Friends the musical is at the Dorking Halls on 12 March.


20-22 March       Guildford Jazzfest - Electric Theatre Guildford

Guildford Jazzfest 20 takes place from Friday to Sunday 20 -22 March 2020 at the Electric Theatre in Guildford. A whole weekend of music from leading UK jazz, latin and funk artists plus a Gala concert featuring internationally renowned artist Iain Ballamy. There's also a history of jazz talk and a Buster Keaton film with live music accompaniment.

The full programme can be found on their website.  

23 March   Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor) - New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Adam Kay is performing his new show - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor) at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on 23 March.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt, is a Sunday Times bestseller and is currently being turned into an 8-part BBC series. 

23-28 March       Friendsical the Musical - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. When Ross's wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life... will he end up with his one true love?

Friensical the musical is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford on 23-28 March

24 March   Rob Brydon - Songs and Stories - New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Rob Brydon - perhaps best known for playing Uncle Bryn in the TV show Gavin and Stacey - swaps the screen for the stage as he takes his new show out on the road.

You can join the celebrated comedian, singer, actor, presenter and impressionist for an evening of toe-tapping tunes and side-splitting laughter!

The show -  Songs and Stories - tells Rob's personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back with hilarious tales from his distant and recent past.