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The Muddy Guide: 26 Jan-1 Feb

John Minton and the Romantic Tradition – The Lightbox, Woking – 28 Jan to 9 Mar

W26-John Minton (1917-1957) The Kite, 1940 © The Estate of W26-John Minton and Royal College of Art

John Minton (1917-1957) The Kite, 1940 © The Estate of John Minton and Royal College of Art

The exhibition explores the works of John Minton and his contemporaries in the Neo-Romantic movement of the 1930s and 1940s, including Graham Sutherland, Michael Ayrton, John Craxton, John Piper, and Keith Vaughan. Minton was a key figure in Neo-Romanticism in the 1940s; his main theme was the young male figure in emotionally charged scenes. It’s stunning work, and well worth a look.

The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking GU21 4AA. Tel: 01483 737800.


Stephen K Amos – Epsom Playhouse – Sat 28 Jan


According to The Sunday Times, Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. And here he is, back on tour in the UK with his new show, bringing his unashamed feel-good entertainment. Tickets are priced from £16 and the show starts at 8pm.

Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL. Tel: 01372 724555.


Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – New Victoria Theatre, Woking – Tues 31 Jan to Sat 4 Feb


The fabulous Matthew Bourne brings his new show The Red Shoes to Woking direct from London. There’s not much to say about this except it will be amazing so go, go, go… if you can get your hands on tickets. All performances sold out at the Sadlers Wells. If you miss it in Woking, try getting tickets at the New Wimbledon Theatre from 11-15 April.

New Victoria Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ, Tel: 0844 871 7645.


NT Live: Amadeus – various venues – Thurs 2 Feb


Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, with a live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. It’s the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, when he arrives in Vienna, determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. For a list of venues in Surrey, click here.


Bad Guys: Three Half Pints – Little Chaps. Big Trouble – G Live, Guildford – Sat 28 Jan

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A funny and fun show for families with kids aged 5 to 11 years. The Three Half Pints trip and stumble their way through their new comic adventure. It’s packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and accidental derring do! And you thought you were done and dusted with Panto for another year! Tickets are £10.50 each or £34 for a family. It’s showing at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA. Tel: 01483 369350.


Bowie by Duffy – Proud Chelsea Gallery, Kings Road, London – until 19 Feb


Bowie by Duffy

Ah Bowie,  a year on for his untimely death here’s another chance to remember him. Proud galleries in Chelsea is running an exhibition of photographs of the star taken by fashion designer turned photographer Brian Duffy whose work was published in numerous magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The two creatives collaborates between 1972 and 1980. conducting five photographic shoots that produced some of the most memorable images of Bowie including the acclaimed lightening bolt Aladdin Sane album cover now referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of Pop.’ If you’ve cash to spare after Christmas you can buy some of the prints.

Proud Chelsea, 161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5XP. Tel: 020 7349 0822.


A Judgement in Stone – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford – Mon 30 Jan to Sat 4 Feb

W26-A Judgement in Stone with cast-YAT

Bill Kenwright presents a new production of A Judgement in Stone, adapted from Ruth Rendell’s 1977 novel. The cast includes a collection of British telly actors, with Andrew Lancel, Sophie Ward, Deborah Grant and Antony Costa, from boyband Blue. Tickets are from £23 to £34.50.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3UX. Tel: 01483 44 00 00.


Stargazing Live – Kent and Surrey Golf and Country Club, Edenbridge – Fri 27 Jan & Sat 28 Jan


See what’s in the sky at this stargazing event organised by the Edenbridge and District Astronomers. On Saturday afternoon you can look through solar telescopes at the sun, and on Friday and Saturday nights you’ll be able to look at deep sky nebular. There will be activities for families, a meteorite display, talks and a book stall. The event is free.

Kent and Surrey Golf and Country Club, The Lodge, Crouch House Rd, Edenbridge TN8 5LQ.


Camden Town Group: Art for the Edwardian Era – The Lightbox, Woking – ends 22 Jan

LMG123017 Portrait of Mrs Mounter, 1916-17 (oil on canvas) by Gilman, Harold (1876-1919); 33x18 cm; Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K.; English, out of copyright

Portrait of Mrs Mounter, 1916-17 (oil on canvas) by Gilman, Harold (1876-1919); Leeds Museums and Galleries

This exhibition explores the work of the Camden Town Group, and is taken from the collection at Leeds Art Gallery, which is the largest collection outside of the Tate in London. The group, influenced by Post-Impressionism, explored the changing realities and conditions of Edwardian urban life, depicting social and cultural life in Britain. Entry is £5, under 18s are free.

The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking GU21 4AA. Tel: 01483 737800.



Ghost The Musical – New Victoria Theatre, Woking – 27 Feb to 4 March

Ghost the Musical - Jacqui Dubois and company - cMatt Martin

See this timeless story of love, hope and despair in Ben Kenwright’s, Ghost The Musical. This tale takes inspiration from the classic movie featuring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Ghost tells the story of a married couple Molly and Sam whose happiness is cut short when Sam is tragically murdered in a street robbery gone wrong. With the help of a local psychic, Sam endeavours to communicate with Moly to warn her of the impending danger that’s in her future. It’s been popular, and tickets will no doubt sell quickly.

New Victoria Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ, Tel: 0844 871 7645.


Jimeoin: Renonsense Man – Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking – Tues 21 Feb


Jimeoin is loved for his funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life. He’s a regular at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and he’s performed from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam and is an alumni at the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. There’s an age restriction of 14+, tickets are £18.50, and the show starts at 8pm.

Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ, Tel: 0844 871 7645.



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