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no further. Here you'll find a range of events taking place in
Surrey and the surrounding area.
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October The Tiger Who
Came to Tea - Dorking Halls
you invite a tiger home to tea?
a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road
in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long
songs and clumsy chaos!
Tiger Who Came To Tea" is a stage adaptation of the classic
children's tale of teatime mayhem and is showing at the Dorking Halls on
Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 October.
Oct - 3 Nov Under the
Rainbow - Pokla Theatre, Wimbledon
for the children at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre. "Under the
Rainbow’s" evocative music, puppetry and transformative set
gently tells the story of one woman’s courageous journey. As she
crosses land and sea, she befriends a turtle and a colourful bird of
paradise and discovers a plentiful island that gives her hope for the
will feel part of the journey, with opportunities to interact with the
performer on her remarkable journey, before she builds her new home on
the Rainbow" is being performed from 24 October to 3 November at
the Polka Theatre
- 27 October Bugsy
Malone - Epsom Playhouse
Sutton Theatre Company are bringing gang warfare to Epsom Playhouse this
October. Don’t be alarmed, it’s New York in 1920 and the two
gangs squaring up belong to Fat Sam and Dandy Dan under the watchful eye
of the hero Bugsy Malone.
on the 1976 film starring this dazzling musical comedy features life
sized hoodlums, sleek female gangsters and sassy dancing girls.
Malone" is being staged at the Epsom Playhouse from Wednesday 24
October to Saturday the 27th.
- 28 October Satisfied Eye International Film Festival - Epsom Playhouse
& Ewell welcomes its first every international film festival this
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival runs from 26-28 October with a
theme of Women Heroes.
weekend of film and documentary screenings, workshops, an international
street food market and Q&As kicks off with a dramatic Star Wars
themed opening ceremony; and culminates in a glamorous red carpet awards
ceremony at the historic Queen’s Stand, Epsom Racecourse.
main event is the wonderful selection of films screened at the Epsom
Playhouse. Details of all the firms can be found on their website
and it runs from Friday to Sunday the 26th to 28th October.
High Octane Club, Burlesque & Cabaret - Electric
High Octane Club, Burlesque and Cabaret is back for this Halloween
Special at their home, The Electric Theatre.
Mister Meredith is our very naughty compère for the evening and with
songs that are often lewd and biting, we advise you come open minded!
Talented burlesque artist, Velvet Jones, performs a blend of seductive
indulgence that will surely mesmerise you.
the variety act by Symoné - renowned for cleverly combining dance,
roller-skating and hula hooping.
familiar and beautiful face to complete the bill, Miss Glory Pearl is
back with two new Halloween themed acts. Glory is one of the most sought
after acts on the burlesque scene and she will be wowing us with her
sexy zombie witch.
This show is for over 18 year olds and is at the Electric Theatre on
Friday 26 October.
Crawley Records Fair - Hawth
Do you remember
vinyl? Do you still collect those 7 inch singles?
The first of series
of records fairs at The Hawth in Crawley features everything from rock
to soul, punk to reggae, psych to indie… and everything else in
between! The fair takes place on Sunday 28 October.
Oct - 3 Nov
Trial by Laughter - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have taken inspiration from real life events
for their new play Trial
William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller,
publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘blasphemy and
seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny.
Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of
all, he was funny about the despotic government and the monarchy.
This play - "Trial by Laughter" is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from Monday 29 October to Saturday 3
Tim Vine is back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off
new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the
appearance of confidence. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity
won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What
a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do?
show at the Epsom Playhouse is called "Sunset Milk Idiot" and
its on Wednesday 31 October.
Remember the 5th of November
are a number of organised Firework displays around Surrey.
Friday the 2nd November you can celebrate Bonfire
Night in the beautiful market town of Godalming. Join the torch
lit procession which will start at 7.15pm along ancient Church Street,
then watch the sky light with fireworks accompanied by music. For more
details and to book tickets visit the Godalming
Town Council website.
are many events taking place on Saturday 3 November.
village of Brockham will play host to a sparkling fireworks
display, a huge bonfire and a procession to mark the start of the
festival. Follow the Guy and a marching band while you take a lovely
walk through the village before you get to The Green.
annual Woking Fireworks
Extravaganza returns to Woking Park, with plenty of food
stalls, entertainment and a fun fair.
Horley Recreation Ground, the
Horley Town Firework Display. Gates open at 6pm with the
fireworks starting at 7.30 There
will be a small fun-fair to keep the children entertained between
Fireworks Display & Funfair takes place at Hook Road Arena near
Events in Surrey
5 – 31 October Fright
Nights at Thorpe Park
Fright Nights at Thorpe Park is back and promises to
be even scarier than before. There's a live action maze based on
the terrifying 'SAW' films - relive the horrors of the 'Walking
Dead' and explore the cursed wilderness of the Blair Witch.
Suitable for adults from 18 years old and above. 3pm – 10pm.
Further details and tickets can be found on the Thorpe Park
website and these Fright Nights are running until 31 October.
13 – 30 October
Howl'o'ween - Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of
Adventures is bringing
you activities for the whole family. Little ones can come dressed
in their costumes and win a prize. Or if you're after something
frightening, venture into the depths of a cave, there might be
something lurking in the shadows. The event runs until the 30
October and to find out more or book tickets, visit the Chessington
20 – 28 October
Halloween at Birdworld - Farnham
At Birdworld near Farnham, you can feel your hair
stand on end this Hallow's Eve as you walk through the mysterious
Halloween Grotto. Or you can hop on a train ride that takes you
around the park and learn about some of the gruesome habits of the
larger resident birds. It's open from 11an until 4pm daily from
Monday 20th to Sunday 28th October
20 – 28 October
British Wildlife Centre - Lingfield
The Surrey Wildlife Centre is opening its doors to
the public this half term, so if you're an animal enthusiast, this
is a great place to see native British animals. There are over 40
different species of wildlife in the sanctuary, and seeing them in
their natural environment will be a special treat. 11am – 4pm.
Tickets: £11.50 for adults, and £8.50 for children up to 15
years old. Visit the British Wildlife Centre website for more details and to book tickets.
23 – 29 October
Half term witchcraft at The Wharf, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford
Calling young witches and wizards to The Wharf, in
Guildford, for an afternoon of wizardry and mischief. Don't have a
broomstick? Make your very own and take it home with you. Just
make sure you turn up with your black hat and outfit or wand, you
might need it when making potions. These half term witchcraft
events are taking place from Wednesday 23rd to Monday 29th October
at The Wharf in Guildford
Children's Halloween cupcake decorating, Farnham Maltings,
Halloween isn't all about frights and scares.
Children can celebrate by decorating their own fun Halloween
themed cupcakes and take them home to show off their skills. This
session is taking place on Friday 26 October at Farnham Maltings
and are ideal for children between the ages of 6 -12 years old.
Halloween Party, The Garibaldi Pub - Redhill
The Garibaldi pub in Mill
Street, Redhill are having a Halloween party on Saturday 27
October. Dare you dress up in something spooky???
Denbies Halloween Run, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
Halloween is a time of indulging in sweet treats,
but if you're after something different this 10km or 2km family
run could be for you. The routes will take you off the trails,
meandering around the vineyard and through the haunted woods.
Carved pumpkins will guide you, but be warned that a few
terrifying surprises await you along the way. Sunday 10am.
Tickets: from £10. Visit the 209 Events webpage for more details and to book tickets.
30 – 31 October
Halloween Walk on the Dark Side, Ewell
Are you brave enough to discover the darker side of
Ewell's history? There's a guided walk where you tour graveyards,
learn about Ewell's resident witch Joan Butts, get to know the
Resurrection Men. These walks take place on Tuesday to Thursday 30
October to 1 November. Just turn up at the foyer at Bourne Hall in
Ewell - the cost is just £5
The Haunters, Camberley Theatre, Camberley
Be prepared for this chilling, gothic horror story -
The Haunters. A bright doctor takes up residence in a dark
brooding house by the river, only to die a violent death. The dead
man's brother starts to investigate, however he unknowingly sets
off a chain of events that will take him down an inescapable
spiral of terror.
The play is being performed at the Camberley Theatre
on Wednesday 31 October.
Horror Movie Triple Beheader - Electric
at the Electric Theatre in Guildford and they are showing three horror movies.
the 'The Omen' at 6:30pm - a
scene of which was filmed in Guildford, 'Pet Semetary' at 8:30pm and
John Carpenter's 'The Fog' at 10:15pm.
may be some weeks away but it's never too early to book a seat at
a pantomime. This Events Diary looks at some of the pantos taking
place in Surrey and the surrounding area.
Jack and the Beanstalk - Epsom Playhouse
14 December - 6 January
the Epsom Playhouse - It's Jack and the Beanstalk. The legend of Jack and the
Beanstalk can be traced back through many centuries. It's a
thrilling tale of adventure... magic beans... a mysterious land
way up in the clouds... a hidden treasure... and the terrifying
This family friendly pantomime runs from the
14th December to the 6th January 2019
Peter Pan - The Richmond Theatre (8 December -
6 January) and Electric Theatre, Guildford (20 - 22 December)
Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland this Christmas in the swashbuckling
family adventure Peter
a couple of performances of Peter Pan.
Richmond Theatre stars Robert Lindsay as the meanest man in
Neverland, Captain Hook with the comedy impressionist Jon
Clegg, as Smee.
production runs from the 8 December to the 6 January 2019.
at the Guildford's Electric Theatre, you can join Peter Pan
and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Hook and his pirate
crew. Follow Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, a giant crocodile,
mermaids and redskins to a world where anything is possible and
whee dreams and imagination have a power all of their own.
production is being performed by a talented young cast aged 5 to
19 years old and runs from Friday to Sunday 20 to the 22 December.
Hawth Theatre, Crawley (7 December - 6 January)
favourite, Aladdin, is being staged at Crawley's Hawth Theatre
this year. Staring Dancing on Ice's Mr
Nasty, Jason Gardiner
as Abanazar and star of East Enders and Casualty - Shaheen Jafargholi as Aladdin - this show runs from the 7
December until 6 January.
Snow White -
Harlequin Theatre, Redhill (7
- 31 December)
If you want
huge helpings of laughter with a generous serving of traditional
pantomime audience participation, mixed with stunning scenery,
spectacular costumes, a dashing prince and the fairest Snow White
of all then Redhill's Harlequin Theatre is the place to be. Oh and
we mustn't forget the seven dwarfs.
Snow White runs
from Friday 7 December to Monday 31 December at the Harlequin
Theatre in Redhill.
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (7 December - 6 January)
actress, songwriter and author Michelle
Gayle stars as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre's production of Cinderella.
With such a
fabulous Fairy Godmother in charge of the panto proceedings,
we’re pretty confident that luck is on Cinderella’s side and,
in spite of the antics of her Ugly Sisters, she just might get to
go to the ball.
Cinderella is at
the Yvonne Arnaud
Theatre in Guildford from the 7 December to the 6 January.
Beauty and the Beast
- Dorking Halls
(15 - 29 December)
the Dorking Halls they are putting on Beauty and the Beast and it
runs from the 15th to the 29th December
Theatre (10 - 31 December)
Sleeping Beauty is being staged at the Camberley Theatre from the 10th to
the 31 December.