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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.


The broadcast Events Diary is broadcast hourly from 9.45 to 1.45 with Josh Robins. 

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22 - 26 May   This House - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

We're in interesting political times at present. The play "This House" rolls back time to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties’ battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.

James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Interested? This House is being performed at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Tuesday to Saturday 22 to 26 May.

24 May - 3 June  Techtopia Festival - Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

The Polka Theatre in Wimbledon specialise in theatre and the arts for children and from the 24 May to the 3 June, they are putting on a "Techtopia Festival".

Running across nine days, you can explore how technological innovation shapes all our lives.

This festival includes theatre performances, workshops and debates. A full schedule of events can be found on their website.

25 May  Derby Day (film) - Epsom Playhouse

Derby Day is coming up soon and the Epsom Playhouse is showing the film "Derby Day". It's a 1952 British drama film that portrays several characters on their way to the Derby Day races at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and her lover who have murdered her husband - and the working class couple who are excited about their chance to go to the races, but end up listening to it on the radio in the car-park because they’ve got such a bad view.

The film is being screened at the Epsom Playhouse on Friday 25 May

26 May      Michael Brandon - Epsom Playhouse

On his journey from Brooklyn to Britain - via Hollywood - Michael Brandon has taken many off-ramps on the way.

In this brilliant, funny and engaging show, he tells how he gave himself two years to star in a Hollywood movie.

Still there after 50 years, he lifts the lid on a half-century of showbiz personalities from De Niro to Pacino, Tony Curtis to Kim Novak and his ex-wife, the Bionic Woman! 

To find out more, you can see him at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 26 May.

27 May      Albert Lee - Epsom Playhouse

Albert Lee has been described as a living guitar legend, the reliable Sideman and an amazing bandleader.

He's currently on tour with his handpicked band and you can see him at the Epsom Playhouse on Sunday 27 May.

27 May   Twelfth Night - Electric Theatre, Guildford

Shakespeare with a twist - the world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

On Sunday 27 May, they park up at Guildford's Electric Theatre where, in the usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter!

28 May      Surrey County Show, Stoke Park, Guildford

The annual Surrey County Show is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday at Stoke Park in Guildford.

It's a fantastic family day out, bringing the countryside and rural life into the heart of Guildford. The show brings together hundreds of animals, top class entertainment, exquisite rural crafts and plenty of food & drink.

Stoke Park is just a mile from Guildford town centre and the show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday with gates opening at 8am

28 May - 2 June  Monogamy - Richmond Theatre

Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million?

Caroline Mortimer, the fictional TV cook, has it all - a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. 

But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras - Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye.

What happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?

Janie Dee stars as Caroline and Monogamy is being staged at Richmond Theatre from Monday 28 May to Saturday 2 June

29 May      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, the 29 May, Chris Biscoe and the Allison Neale Quartet will be exploring the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standards recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond.

It takes place at Betchworth Park Golf Club, near Dorking.

31 May      Alice in Wonderland - Electric Theatre, Guildford

Alice in Wonderland - a fantastical new ballet for the whole family! Come and join Alice as she enters the curiouser and curiouser world of the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.

There's stunning dancing, much loved characters and super costumes - all of which brings the famous tale to life in this magical ballet production.  

It is showing at Guildford's Electric Theatre on Thursday 31 May. Suitable for all, especially 2 – 11 year olds, including children with special needs.

1 June       The Little Mermaid - Camberley Theatre

The Ballet Theatre UK are performing a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid.

I'm sure you know the story - the Little Mermaid falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love.

The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price.

Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.

You can see this production at the Camberley Theatre on Friday 1 June.

1 - 9 June  The Producers - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

The Producers is Mel Brooks much loved Academy Award-winning movie which took Broadway by storm.

The fictional musical featured in the film is "Springtime for Hitler" and a stage verion of this musical will be showing at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Described as the “worst musical ever written” Springtime for Hitler features tap-dancing Nazi Stormtroopers, a chorus line of little old ladies and a whole melee of madcap characters!

It's being performed from Friday 1st to Saturday 9th June.

2 June       The Magic of Treasure Island - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

Ahoy there me hearties! Join us on a magical voyage of fun and adventure to the legendary Treasure Island.

Jimmy Hawkins is drawn into a world of swashbuckling excitement brimming with buccaneers and buried gold as he sets sail to Treasure Island.

Join the hilarious and colourful characters: Jimmy, Molly, Hetty and their puppet friends as they set sail on this hilarious adventure to seek out this lost island and recover the treasure!

Watch out for the cunning pirate Long John Silver and his wise cracking, talking toucan, who causes mischief, mayhem and even mutiny along the way!

Packed full of puppets, magic, comedy, song and illusions, this is a perfect treat for all the family - you can experience the Magic at Redhill's Harlequin Theatre on Saturday 2 June.

3 June       Guildford Barbershop Harmony Club - Electric Theatre, Guildford

'Celebrating 40 years' is a show packed with close harmony songs and music from the Surrey Fringe Chorus and special guest artists.

A wide variety of music and performing arts genres will delight the audience. The show includes pop classics, show songs and ballads.

The Lineup includes the Ladies a cappella quartet - The Hummingbirds,

Academix - a mixed a cappella ensemble  and the Surrey Fringe - Male barbershop chorus.

The show is at Guildford's Electric Theatre on Sunday 3 June.

4 June       An Audience with Anfield Legends - Camberley Theatre

One for you if you're a Liverpool supporter. John Barnes, Jan Molby and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock are joined on stage at the Camberley Theatre by the sports journalist Ian Ridley. 

The evening will be full of entertainment and banter and will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs, to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their national country. 

It will be a time to reflect on the season with personal views of the stars and with the upcoming World Cup this is a great opportunity to quiz the pro’s on potential International success.

You can catch up with them on Monday 4 June at the Camberley Theatre.

5 June       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, 5 June, the Adrian Cox Quartet.

Their concert - "Profoundly Blue" celebrates the music of Louisiana born clarinetist Edmond Hall.

Adrian’s love for the clarinet is evident in his soulful playing as you will hear in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz

It takes place at Betchworth Park Golf Club, near Dorking.

6 June       Larry Dean - Hawth Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean brings his critically-acclaimed new show on tour following a sellout at last year's Edinburgh Fringe.

You can catch the show at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley on Wednesday 6 June.

7 June       Natalie Williams - Electric Theatre, Guildford

Natalie Williams is one of the UK’s most endearing and popular soul/jazz artists. She has 7 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a dedicated following that extends throughout the world.

Her Ronnie Scott’s residency, Soul Family Sundays has sold out every month for over 10 years.

On Thursday 7 June you can see her perform at the Electric Theatre in Guildford.

7 - 9 June  Sweet Charity - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sweet Charity features arguably the best known of all musical theatre heroines, Charity Hope Valentine is “a girl who wanted to be loved.”

From a seedy New York dance hall to the Pompeii Nightclub - Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries on her search for her happy ever after.

Sweet Charity is being performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford from Thursday to Saturday 7 to 9 June.

9 June       Edinburgh Previews: Edd Hedges and Alice Marshall - Electric Theatre, Guildford

The Edinburgh Festival will soon be upon us and you can get a preview of two of the artists on Saturday 9 June.

Edd Hedges will be presenting his unique hour of storytelling.

Whilst Alice Marshall returns with more of her signature weird and wonderful characters.

And this time they're transporting you all the way to the fifth dimension. Join bold and brassy Hispanic air stewardess Maria - once dubbed 'the angriest woman in the skies' - as she welcomes the audience on-board for their 50-minute non-stop flight straight into the Twilight Zone. Forget everything you know about air travel - this is a journey with a difference.

You can experience both artists at the Electric Theatre in Guildford on the 9 June.

9 June       Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue - Dorking Halls

Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukuelele orchestra and novelty fudge- making.

But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue ?!

Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane & Lizzie Roper are the Grumpy Old Women and you can see them at the Dorking Halls on Saturday 9 June.

9 June       Voicerox Choir In Concert - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

Reigate's Voicerox Choir return to Redhill's Harlequin Theatre for an evening filled with hit songs from the last six decades right up to the present day.

The concert is on Saturday 9 June.

9 June       Lucy Rayner Charity Golf Day - Redhill & Reigate Golf Club

The Lucy Rayner Foundation works raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression in young adults. Their next fundraising event is a charity golf day on Saturday 9 June at the Redhill & Reigate Golf Club.

You can take part in the tournament during the day and in the evening there's a hot buffet, live music and entertainment and various fundraising activities including a silent auction and raffle.

To register your place, call Dave Shaw on 07795 325 476

10 June      John Finnemore's Flying Visit - Dorking Halls

John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows brings his brand new live show to the stage!

John will be performing brand new sketches, some old favourites and - unless someone can stop him - quite possibly a song.  Kids welcome, so long as they laugh in the right places. Actually, that goes for adults too. 

You can see John Finnemore at the Dorking Theatre on Sunday 10 June

11 - 16 June       84 Charing Cross Road - Richmond Theatre

The play "84 Charing Cross Road" is based on a true story and adapted from Helene Hanff’s much-loved best-selling book of the same name.

The play is a tender and heart-warming tale of transatlantic friendship. Spanning 20 years, this bittersweet comedy charts the extraordinary relationship between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller.

Through the exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence between author Helene Hanff and bookseller Frank Doel - it's a snapshot of Britain from post-war 1940's through to the swinging 60's.

Richmond Theatre will be staging this play from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 June.

12 June      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, the 12 June, sax player Alan Barnes and pianist David Newton have been playing duets together for 40 years.

These multiple award winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience.

You can expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight-ahead jazz flawlessly played, interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour.

It takes place at Betchworth Park Golf Club, near Dorking.