Height of the Storm - Richmond
The Height of the Storm is a beautifully
compelling family drama. André and Madeleine have been in love for over
fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels
unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the
past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t
there at all?
This production at the Richmond
Theatre stars two of the greatest actors of their generation -
Jonathan Pryce and
Dame Eileen Atkins.
The Improvised Musical - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, direct
from the West End can be seen in Guildford.
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of
this show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an
all-singing, all-dancing production with hilarious results.
have delighted audiences with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical
theatre and spontaneity.
So whether you fancy Hamilton in a haberdashery or Sondheim with superheroes
– you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!
September Close Up Magic - Epsom
Prepare to be amazed! An Epsom Playhouse regular, Close Up Magic is one
of the most impressive forms of the art and this unique format showcases
some of the best and most skillful exponents.
How is this show different? Audiences get to experience the magic in an
informal, close up setting, often taking part themselves and witnessing
the impossible from only inches away.
This intimate evening of close up magic, trickery and sleight of hand is
on Saturday 8 September at the Epsom Playhouse.
talk - Queen Victoria - Richmond Theatre
Queen Victoria: a little old lady,
spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right?
Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you
Meet a complex, contradictory woman
who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity
and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric,
powerful and really rather magnificent old lady. Lucy's
illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich
colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.
This illustrated talk about Queen
Victoria is at the Richmond Theatre on Sunday 9 September.
6-9 & 13-16 September Heritage Open Days
Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture. Every
year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to
celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to
see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
example you can discover RAF Kenley, the most intact fighter
airfield from World War II or visit Buckland Windmill the only surviving
wind-powered sawmill in the UK, with a circular saw and lathe.
Open Days 2018 will be over two weekends 6-9 & 13-16
8 - 15 September
How to Hide a Lion - Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
A story for the kids at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre. Helen Stephen’s magical book "How to
Hide a Lion" comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets
When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl,
Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to
squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the
misinformed town folk try and track him down.
It's being performed at the Polka Theatre from
Saturday 8 to Saturday 15 September
18 - 22 September
Evita - Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, wife of former
Argentine dictator Juan Peron. EVITA
follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary
wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded
as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
Joe Pasquale - Epsom Playhouse
Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens 30 years ago
on ITV’s New Faces. Now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A
Few Of His Favourite Things’. It's a celebration of his career so let
your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again.
WARNING: This show may contain nuts and Joe may say
the word fart. You can see him at the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 19
Jacqui Dankworth - Electric Theatre Guildford
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK.
You can see her at Guildford's Electric Theatre on Friday 21 September
There was an Old Lady who
Swallowed A Fly
22nd September 2018 - Epsom Playhouse
and 29 September - Camberley Theatre
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t
know why she swallowed a fly...
But The People’s Theatre Company do!
And now you can too as they bring one of the
world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate
the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!
This magical show has been written especially for
grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights
of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along
songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.
It's at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 22 September and
also the Camberley Theatre on the 29 September
23rd September Benedict
Allen - Epsom Playhouse
In a brand new show, the adventurer-explorer Benedict
Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure –
a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea. He filmed his journey to visit a
community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the
headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting
his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become
concerned for his wellbeing.
Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this
awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer
and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.
You can see him at the Epsom Playhouse on Sunday 23
26 - 28 September Open House London
Your chance to see inside many of the historic buildings in London.
Highlights include tours of 10 Downing Street (pre-book) the roman house
and baths in Billingsgate and the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand.
This event takes place over the weekend of 26 - 28 September
28 September - 21 October
Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree - Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
At the Polka
Theatre in Wimbledon, one for the children. Near the foothills of the
Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. They
were told the book wouldn’t give them answers but they’d learn from
In this performance
of "Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree", stories of headstrong
crows, old lions and devious jackals come vibrantly to life, with masks,
movement and music.
performed on various dates from the 28 September to 21 October.
28 September When
the Cat's Away - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
1914 and the militant
campaign for women's
vote is at its peak. Helen, a former
suffragette, returns to the quiet village of her youth and the charms of
the Fernstead Players amateur dramatics.
But when a charismatic leader of the
Actresses’ Franchise League swoops into Fernstead, a plan is hatched
to spread the ‘advanced views’ of the ladies.
The village – and the lives of its women and
men – will be forever changed.
You can see this play on Friday 28 September
at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.
Watermill Jazz - Dorking
If you want some
jazz - every Tuesday evening you can see a range of top UK and
international artists perform live at Watermill Jazz.
Next Tuesday, 26
June, you can see the Peter
Horsfall - a singer, trumpet player, songwriter and producer based in
London. For this concert, Peter and his band will play selections from
his debut album Nighthawks,
which was released in 2017 to critical acclaim
It takes place at
Betchworth Park Golf Club, near Dorking.