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.
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.
27 - 30
Society present OKLAHOMA - Epsom Playhouse
Operatic Society are performing the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein
classic, Oklahoma! at the Epsom Playhouse. It's running from 27 - 30
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.
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
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
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
are a number of Christmas fairs and markets happening in the coming
weeks. On Saturday 30 November:
Englefield Green Christmas
includes magic shows, mulled wine and mince pies.
on the 30th, there's the Godalming
Christmas Lights Switch-on 2019.
Weybridge - the annual
Christmas lantern parade
and artisan market - 1 until 6 pm. There's the Weybridge Rock Choir, the
Choir and the St. James's Church Choir. The
Lantern Parade starts at 4 pm.
on Saturday 30th, Surrey
"Colours of Winter" - a charity Christmas concert.
Never Mind The Baubles, Here’s The Dirty Carols - Electric
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.
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!
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
Below are some of the many pantomimes taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.
The Night Before Christmas - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
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.
the way he dodges the family cat and is given some unexpected advice
from the magical fairy on top of the tree.
Eddie get an answer? Will Emma get her wish? And what is that
funny-shaped present sitting under the tree?
show is full of fun and excitement, there’s catchy songs and lots of
Aladdin - Dorking Halls
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.
a star cast, impressive music and heaps of audience participation - you
can join in the fun at the Dorking Halls.
December - 5 January Peter
Pan - Epsom Playhouse
away with the cast at the Epsom Playhouse as they take you on a
swashbuckling adventure to the magical panto world of Peter Pan.
the Darlings, Hook and his crew of pirates, Tiger Lily and her
Tribe, The Lost boys and of course the mischievous Tinkerbell in Neverland.
-31 December Jack
and the Beanstalk - Harlequin
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.
Christmas, join our hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he climbs the
beanstalk to fame, fortune and true love!
Wheatley, returns for a tenth season, this time as Jack’s brother
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!
December - 5 January Sheeping Beauty -
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
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?
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
- 31 December
Robin Hood - Camberley Theatre
Hood returns home to Sherwood Forest to find the greedy Sheriff of
Nottingham starving the local people, raising taxes and ruling a very
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.
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?
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!
December - 5 January Dick
Whittington - Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Whittington is the purrrfect pantomime adventure, with spectacular sets
and costumes, amazing special effects and a genuinely funny script.
December - 5 January Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs - Richmond Theatre
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
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.
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.