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Things to do: October


Fright Nights
Thorpe Park ■ various dates throughout Oct

Thorpe Park’s Fright Night boasts more terror than ever before with new horror experiences, attractions, and even more scares. Two new mazes, based on the TV series, The Walking Dead, have been introduced. It’s the perfect event to get you in the mood for Halloween, so grab your tickets… if you dare.


The Legend of King Arthur
Guildford Shakespeare Company ■ Fri 13 Oct- Sun 5 Nov

The Legend of King Arthur is a brand-new stage play written for Guildford Shakespeare company. The famous story of Arthur Pendragon will be told inside the atmospheric Spiegeltent, creating a unique experience. The plot follows Arthur as he faces the threat of the white dragon, unleashed by an unexpected adversary.


Creepy Creatures
■ RHS Garden Wisley, Woking ■ Sat 21 Oct- Sun 29 Oct

Keep the family busy over October half term and discover all there is to know about creepy creatures, planting seeds, trail and more. These family- friendly activities are free with garden admission. There will also be a pre- bookable pumpkin carving workshop for an additional £4.


Tap Factory 
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Mon 23 Oct

Tap factory brings a ‘Chaplinesque,’ rhythmic based theatre show, showcasing urban tap dance and percussion, from even the most ordinary objects. The show is bursting with comedy, acrobatics, positive energy and handsome men. What’s not to like?


How The Other Half Loves
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 23 Oct- Sat 28 Oct

London’s funniest comedy of 2016, How The Other Half Loves, sees two disaster-bound dinner parties, one love affair and three couples headed for trouble. The cast includes Robert Daws (The Royal, Outside edge, Roger roder) Caroline Langrishe (Love joy, Holby City, Judge John Deed, and Sarah Crowe (Four weddings and a funeral.)


Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!
New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Tue 24 Oct- Weds 25 Oct

Have a whirl of a time singing along and boogying with Mr Maker and The shapes: Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! With art at the heart of the show they will show your mini makers just how much fun being crafty can be.


Milton Jones is Out There Overview
New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Sun 29 Oct


Milton Jones is certainly out there… and his brand-new show proves just that. Throughout the production he reflects on society and explores the lies of the media, with his absurdist one- liners. Jones will also be talking about his life so far, why his buying a see- saw was his best decision ever made and why he wants to be prime minister.


Festival of Craft
 ■ Farnham Maltings  ■ Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct

This annual craft festival returns to the Maltings for the 21st year bringing with it a curated selection of makers from across the UK, including a selection from the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen. The festival champions great design and the process of making, both traditional and modern techniques and skills. It’s open from 10am-5pm both days. Entry is £3.


The Luna cinema: Beetlejuice/ The Silence of The Lambs
 ■ Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey ■ Mon 30 Sep and Tue 31 Oct

For a Halloween special, the Luna cinema will be taking over Hampton Court Palace for the perfect spooky night under the stars. They are showing the dark comedy-fantasy Beetlejuice (15) on Mon 30 Sep and on Tue 31 Oct horror film The silence of the lambs (18). Bring your own picnic, rug and chairs (to hide behind!)


Around the World in 80 Days
 ■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Tues 31 Oct until Sat 4 Nov

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg continues his tour with this stop in Guildford. Jules Verne’s high-speed, globe-trotting comedy sees a hugely talented cast of eight play more than 125 characters in this high-spirited escapade that includes six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant! Catch it if you can.

Compiled by Alice Ridsdale

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