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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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20 March   Tales From The Wilderness - Hawth Theatre, Crawley

Ben Fogle will be at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley where he'll be telling thrilling tales from a modern day journeyman.

Ben has climbed Everest, been swimming with crocodiles, saved elephants, dodged pirates, been marooned for a year on an uninhabited island, walked to the South Pole, Crossed the Empty Quarter with camels and rowed across the Atlantic Ocean.

The much-loved TV adventurer will recount, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales on Wednesday 20 March at The Hawth Theatre


20 - 23 March    Oh Romeo - Electric Theatre, Guildford

It’s 30 years after Romeo and Juliet failed to commit suicide, and the world’s ideal lovers are married … and constantly fighting. Their youthful romance has long gone and married life is full of rows. Romeo’s been disinherited by his family and Juliet’s mother refuses to die. As if that weren’t enough, they have a teenage daughter who’s discovered punk rock and electric guitars.

William Shakespeare is turning in his grave, furious that Romeo and Juliet messed up the perfect ending he had planned for them.

How did it all go wrong?

This play - Oh Romeo - runs at Guildford's Electric Theatre from Wednesday 20 March until Saturday 23rd.


23 March   Dorking Film Festival - Dorking Halls

The 4th Dorking Film Festival is taking place on Saturday 23 March. Throughout the day a series of films are being shown including short films made by under 18's, adult and documentary short films.

Further details can be found on the Dorking Halls website.


26 March            My Mother Said I Never Should - Epsom Playhouse

Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, "My Mother Said I Never Should" is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.

The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century.  In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practise the piano.  In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom.  When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.

You can find out what exactly happens at the Epsom Playhouse on Tuesday 26 March.


27 March   The Diary of an Expat - Electric Theatre, Guildford

The "Diary of an Expat" is a semi autobiographic political comedy about an immigrant's journey towards full Britishness while a funny thing called Brexit threatens the European dream of life abroad. You can find out what's in the diary at the Electric Theatre in Guildford on Wednesday 27 March.


28 - 30 March    The Selfish Giant - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

When the Selfish Giant chases the children from his beautiful garden, he builds a high wall to keep them out. Spring, summer and autumn stay away too. Winter is the garden’s only visitor and it remains there year after year…

Until one day, a small child finds his way in and melts the Giant’s cold heart…

This beautiful adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s gem of a fairy tale is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from Thursday to Saturday 28 - 30 March.

It is sure to capture the hearts of children and adults alike.  


1 April       Emily Atack: Talk Thirty To Me - Hawth Theatre, Crawley


Emily Atack takes to the stage for her debut comedy show. A live memoir of anecdotes, impressions and tales of an actress in her twenties.

Emily will be unravelling today’s anxiety-inducing world of scrolling through social media, swiping right, slimming apps and the never-ending search for ‘the one’.

Don’t miss out on a truly hilarious, tongue in cheek look at ‘having it all’ and turning 30 in the millennial age. This show is at Crawley's Hawth Theatre on Monday 1 April.


4-6 April   Man's Land - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

In Harold Pinter's tragicomic gem, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and return to Hirst’s stately house nearby for a late-night session of witty banter, disturbing power games and the worship of alcohol. 

The evening is further complicated by the return of two sinister younger men: Hirst's henchmen, Briggs and Foster. This unique and haunting play is part mystery drama, part homage to the ghosts of the past and the fiction of memory.

You can see this play at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford from Thursday to Sunday 4 - 6 April


5 April       Easter Panto - Dorking Halls

You may think that the panto season has passed but not in Dorking. On Friday 5 April the Easter Panto - Peter Pan is being staged for just the one night.

The all-star cast includes Bobby Davro as Smee and CBBC's Tracy Beaker - Dani Harmer as Wendy. There's impressive music and energetic dance routines and lots of laughter and flying that will thrill the child in all of us.

What a great way to start the Easter Holidays with your children!


8 - 9 April       Ricky Gervais Supernature - Hawth Theatre, Crawley

Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and singer, Ricky Gervais is coming to The Hawth in preparation for his 2019/2020 World Tour.

You can see his Ricky Gervais Supernature show on Monday the 8th or Tuesday the 9th April.


8-13 April       The House on Cold Hill - Richmond Theatre

The play "The House on Cold Hill" is a modern day supernatural thriller that will send shivers down your spine and make you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house after the show!

It's the ghostly story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of the dreams that has been empty for the last forty years. However, their dream home quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to wonder whether they may not be the only residents at Cold Hill…

This play is being staged at the Richmond Theatre from 8 to 13 April.


10 - 11 April      Star For A Night - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill are hosting the 20th anniversary of "Star For A Night".

They have a fantastic line up of young performers ready to entertain you for the evening. The show will include a lively mix of singing and dancing numbers, and a moving drama piece celebrating equality between men and women.

You can show your support to local young people and prepare to be amazed by their talents. Star For A Night is at the Harlequin Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday 10th and 11th April.


11 April      The Government Inspector - Hawth Theatre, Crawley

The Mayor of the small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They are all thoroughly corrupt!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector. And to keep him happy, everyone loses their moral compass.


15 April     The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio - Epsom Playhouse

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic, Pinocchio!

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a host of new songs guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family, no strings attached!


16 April   Steeleye Span - Epsom Playhouse

Steeleye Span formed in 1969, with the vision of playing folk music in a contemporary, electric rock band format. Their debut album - Hark! The Village Wait -  is a pioneering album that set out the blueprint for folk-rock.

50 years on, their latest album " Dodgy Bastards" is a record that draws on stories of murder, religion, incest, honour killings and tormented spirits and creates an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles.

They are currently undertaking their 50th anniversary concert tour and you can see them at the Epsom Playhouse on Tuesday 16 April.


16 April   Amelia - Electric Theatre, Guildford

“Lost in the vastness of the sky, I have only myself to confront.”

Amelia is a fascinating play about the 1930's aviator Amelia Earhart. As well as record-breaking flights – including the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic – she was a pioneering role model. But who was the woman behind the myth?

Threads of her life from childhood onwards unravel before us, peppered with songs of the period by The Boswell Sisters. Glimpsing the events and relationships of her life, and told in her own words - you can watch how her love of flying and adventure grows to the point where she takes off and doesn't look back.

This play is at Guildford's Electric Theatre on Tuesday 16 April.


16-20 April        My Mother Said I Never Should - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, "My Mother Said I Never Should" is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.

The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century.  In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practise the piano.  In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom.  When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.

You can find out what exactly happens at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on from 16 to 20 April.


18 April     Alice in Wonderland - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

Alice in Wonderland is coming to the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill.

Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new staging of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite.

Come and join the tea party and meet the Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee plus many more exciting colourful characters!

This exciting and playful take on the tale features energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family!

It's being staged at the Harlequin Theatre on Thursday 18 April.


22-27 April     The Picture of Dorian Gray - Richmond Theatre

In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to keep his looks forever. But at what cost...?

“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”

This  new production based on the classic novel by Oscar Wilde is sure to appeal to audiences old and new.

Featuring Wilde’s famous wit and a stellar cast, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats right up until the final scenes of the play.

It's being staged at the Richmond Theatre from 22 to 27 April.


24 April   An Evening With Brian Blessed - Dorking Halls

Larger Than Life? British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television.

A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice.

Brian will talk about his career on stage and screen including anecdotes from Flash Gordon, Black Adder, I Claudius and Z Cars and his many appearances in Shakespearean Productions. He is also an avid climber and has conquered Everest and Kilimanjaro amongst others.

You can spend an evening with Brian Blessed on 24 April at the Dorking Halls.