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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.

Details of some of the many pantomimes in Surrey and the surrounding area are listed here. 

Many book up very quickly so don't delay if you want to get your tickets.

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18 - 23 November       The Lovely Bones - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s one big difference though – Susie is dead.

Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a different life for herself. And her sister, Lindsey is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know.  Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them…

The Lovely Bones is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from 18 - 23 November.

 

21 November        Pam Ayres: Up In The Attic - Hawth Theatre

Pam Ayres has been making us laugh for over 40 years. On 21 November, she's at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley performing poems from her new book - Up In The Attic - along with classic poems and stories from her long career.

 

21 November     David Starkey: Six Wives, The Queens of Henry VIII - Harlequin Theatre

No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and made instant legends of six very different women. In this fascinating talk, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness -- and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevated a group of women to extraordinary heights and changed the way a nation was governed.

Weaving new facts and fresh interpretations into a spellbinding account of the emotional drama surrounding Henry's six marriages, David Starkey reveals the central role that the queens played in determining policy.

You can see David Starkey at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill on 21 November.

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23 November     Steeleye Span - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

1969 saw the birth of a band that would start as an idea to electrify traditional music and would go on to become one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond.

Fifty years on and Steeleye Span are set to mark this incredible milestone with new album and a tour that will celebrate a band that are as creative and vital now as ever. Led by the iconic Maddy Prior, the seven-piece line-up will draw on the group’s incredible history to provide a night of favourites and surprises from down the decades.

Steeleye Span are at Redhill's Harlequin Theatre on 23 November.


23 November   Christmas Fairs

There are a number of Christmas fairs and markets happening in the coming weeks. On Saturday 23 November:

Albury Christmas Art & Craft Fair

The Albury Christmas Art & Craft Fair offers locally made, handcrafted products including ceramics, jewellery, candles, paintings, toys,Christmas gifts & soap and much more.

Cats Protection Christmas Fair, Farnham

The Farnham & Wey Valley Cats Protection in Farnham have their Christmas Fair in Farnham.

Hersham Village Christmas Fair

At the Hersham Village Christmas Fair, there's cakes & bakes, veg, floral centrepieces, gifts & greetings cards all handmade by local cooks, gardeners, crafters & artists.

St Mary's Church Community Christmas Market, Reigate

In Reigate, there's the St Mary's Church Community Christmas Market where you can enjoy over 40 market stalls, children's craft, café, raffle, live carols and donkey rides.


24 November   Christmas Fairs

There are a number of Christmas fairs and markets happening in the coming weeks. On Sunday 24 November:

Dorking Christmas Festival

The Dorking Christmas Festival will take place from 12.00 - 6pm.  Make the most of the opportunity to shop local and stress-free for unique presents and delicious festive produce. Dorking’s retailers will be open throughout the town and the High Street will feature a special Christmas Market full of seasonal fayre.

Brockham Christmas Craft & Gift Fair

The Brockham Christmas Craft and Gift with over 20 stalls offering a huge variety of handmade crafts and gifts made by local craftspeople

Staines-Upon-Thames Christmas Parade 24th November!

There's the annual Staines-Upon-Thames Christmas Parade taking place 10:30- 11:30am

27 - 30 November       Leatherhead Operatic Society present OKLAHOMA - Epsom Playhouse

Leatherhead Operatic Society are performing the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma! at the Epsom Playhouse. It's running from 27 - 30 November.

 


27 - 30 November       Blithe Spirit - Electric Theatre

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit is about the sceptical novelist -Charles Condamine - who invites the eccentric medium Madame Ar-cati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book.

His scheme backfires when Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine's late wife, Elvira, who makes continual attempts to disrupt his marriage to his second wife.

Blithe Spirit is at Electric Theatre 27 - 30 November

 

28 - 29 November     St Marks Players - Reigate

The Christmas production from the St Marks Players is a comedy about a school nativity play - The Inaccurate Conception. It takes place at St Marks Hall on Thursday and Friday 28/29 November. Listen to our interview with members of the company and details of tickets are here.


28 November and the 1 December   Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

There's the Christmas Wreath Making Workshop - at Morden Hall Park. All materials are supplied. You can learn how to make a natural wreath for your door this festive season. You'll be working with fresh pine and mixed evergreens.


30 November    Christmas Decoration-Making Workshop - Reigate

At Gatton Park, near Reigate, there's Family Christmas Decoration-Making using natural materials found in the park. 


30 November   Christmas Fairs and Events

There are a number of Christmas fairs and markets happening in the coming weeks. On Saturday 30 November:

The Englefield Green Christmas Fair includes magic shows, mulled wine and mince pies.

Also on the 30th, there's the Godalming Christmas Lights Switch-on 2019.

In Weybridge - the annual Christmas lantern parade and artisan market - 1 until 6 pm. There's the Weybridge Rock Choir, the  Heathside Choir and the St. James's Church Choir.  The  Children's Lantern Parade starts at 4 pm.

Also on Saturday 30th, Surrey Music presents "Colours of Winter" - a charity Christmas concert.

Seasonal songs from an impressive trio of choirs - the 120-voice Elmbridge Choir -  the 90-strong Elmbridge Ladies Choir - and performing for the first time in public, the newly formed Surrey Rainbow Choir. The concert is taking place in Addlestone.


6 December        Never Mind The Baubles, Here’s The Dirty Carols - Electric Theatre

Join The Dirty Carols for some not-so-festive fun and a damp gusset or two in - Never Mind The Baubles - at the Electric Theatre in Guildford.

It's an evening of ridiculous rudeness and (mostly) heavenly harmonies. Elizabeth, Lorna, Louise and Sandrine welcome you into their metaphorical bosom to warm your cockles with two sets of their own funny, irreverent take on songs you know and love.

It's at the Electric Theatre on 6 December

 

8 December        Santa’s Christmas Countdown - Electric Theatre, Guildford

To get you in the mood for Christmas, join Father Christmas and his friends for a magical, musical, festive adventure - and remember to bring your Christmas letter to post in Santa’s special post box, HO-HO-HO!


18 December     A Wreath of Festive Frights - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Alfred Sinjohn (St John) Merri-moon regales his audience with unsettling tales of seasonal spooks, winter wraiths and Christmastime horrors.

Huddle closer to the fireplace and keep away from the shadows, for who knows what might be lurking just out of sight? A Wreath of Festive Frights is an amusingly chilling way to see in this special time of year!

It's at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 18 December.


Pantomimes in Surrey

Below are some of the many pantomimes taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.

21-26 December         The Night Before Christmas - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

On the night before Christmas, Emma stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.

Along the way he dodges the family cat and is given some unexpected advice from the magical fairy on top of the tree.

Will Eddie get an answer? Will Emma get her wish? And what is that funny-shaped present sitting under the tree?

This show is full of fun and excitement, there’s catchy songs and lots of audience participation.

 

14-29 December                   Aladdin - Dorking Halls  

Aladdin is a spectacular festive treat not to be missed. 

Laugh at dotty Widow Twankey, boo and hiss the evil Abanazar and cheer on our hero Aladdin who, with one rub of his magic lamp, meets the most amazing Genie. 

With a star cast, impressive music and heaps of audience participation - you can join in the fun at the Dorking Halls.

 

14 December - 5 January    Peter Pan - Epsom Playhouse

Fly away with the cast at the Epsom Playhouse as they take you on a swashbuckling adventure to the magical panto world of Peter Pan.

Meet the Darlings, Hook and his crew of pirates, Tiger Lily and her Tribe, The Lost boys and of course the mischievous Tinkerbell in Neverland.

7 -31 December Jack and the Beanstalk - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

With nothing but a handful of (magic!) beans, Jack must find the courage to slay the evil giant in his quest to win the hand of the beautiful Princess and to free his village of tyranny forever.

This Christmas, join our hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he climbs the beanstalk to fame, fortune and true love!

Neil Wheatley, returns for a tenth season, this time as Jack’s brother Silly Simon.

Featuring breathtaking scenery, dazzling costumes, spectacular singing and dancing together with plenty of traditional pantomime mayhem, laughter and chances to join in the fun, Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect festive entertainment for all the family!

 

6 December - 5 January      Sheeping Beauty - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

When evil fairy, Carabosse doesn't receive an invitation to Princess Aurora's christening, she casts a curse on her. Can the Good Fair and Muddles protect Aurora? Will the Prince save the day?

With award-winning choreography, fabulous sets, sparkling costumes, magical illusions and enough laughter to wake up even the sleepiest of princesses, this year’s Sleeping Beauty is a must-see for all the family.

 

9 - 31 December         Robin Hood - Camberley Theatre

Robin Hood returns home to Sherwood Forest  to find the greedy Sheriff of Nottingham starving the local people, raising taxes and ruling a very unhappy kingdom.

Courageous, kind and headstrong, Robin can’t stand by and watch friends and family suffer so he vows to be brave and stand up for the local people.

The Sheriff, alone in his ivory tower, is hell-bent on becoming the richest and most powerful man in the country. He tricks Will Scarlett into betraying Robin, giving him vital information and capturing Maid Marion – will the Merry Men and true friendship save the day?

With the help of the Merry Men and old friend Maid Marion, Robin sets out to defeat the Sheriff once and for all! Join our fearless hero and a host of lively friends as they set off on a mission to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing, to do the right thing!

 

6 December - 5 January      Dick Whittington - Hawth Theatre, Crawley

Dick Whittington is the purrrfect pantomime adventure, with spectacular sets and costumes, amazing special effects and a genuinely funny script. 

 

7 December - 5 January      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Richmond Theatre

Comedian, writer and presenter Jo Brand leads the cast as The Wicked Queen. Adding to the comedy will be Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg returning as Muddles and brilliant dame Jason Sutton.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Richmond audiences have come to expect, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery.

There’ll be a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as the beautiful Snow White tries to outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.