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Thinks to do: This weekend

FRI 15 - SUN 17 FEB

THEATRE: The Girl on the Train
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Mon 11 – Sat 16 Feb

I loved this book by Paula Hawkins and thought the film was pretty good too (Emily Blunt is brilliant in everything though don’t you think?) Now there’s a stage play to complete the triumvirate. Starring Samantha Womack (Eastenders, Game On, Kingsman) critics are raving about the show, and even if you already know the story of Rachel Watson and her obsession with her past life, apparently there are plenty of surprises in the play.

THEATRE: The Rocky Horror Show
■ New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon ■ Mon 11 – Sat 16 Feb

Think you could do the Timewarp again? You’ll be pleased to know that a high energy production of the musical is coming to Wimbledon. Get out your fishnets and vamp it up!

THEATRE: The Lady Vanishes
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 11 – Sat 16 Feb

The Lady Vanishes is a gripping crime story, based on Alfred Hitchcock’s cinema classic, with a solid cast of actors including Juliet Mills (Wild At Heart) and Maxwell Caulfield (Dynasty). Grab your fur collar and seamed stockings, slick on a red lippie and pour yourself a martini, it’s that kinda show.
EXHIBITION: A New View – Contemporary Art Exhibition
■ Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking ■ Mon 11 – Sun 17 Feb
This collaboration of six local artists – all inspired by nature – brings together painting, photography, printmaking, drawing and mixed media works in the exhibition space at Denbies Wine Estate. Artists include Marie Davey, Tania Busschau, Jane Davies, Imogen Hartridge, Ellie Green and Grace Ellen. It’s on from from 10am-5p daily.

KIDS THEATRE: Horrible Histories
 G Live, Guildford  Thurs 14 – Sat 16 Feb

Not your average history lesson. Bringing the past historical figures and events to life, Horrible Histories will be presenting two shows Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

THEATRE: Glengarry Glen Ross
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Thurs 14 – Sat 16 Feb

David Mamet’s darkly funny and iconic play, Glengarry Glen Ross arrives in Woking this month as part of its UK tour – following its sell-out run on the West End. Mark Benton and Nigel Harman take on the roles of the cut throat salesmen.

■ The Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ Thurs 14 – Sat 23 Feb

This is the world premiere stage adaption of these best-selling books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler – directed by Mike Shepherd, with music and lyrics by Johnny Flynn. It promises to be lots of fun.

MUSIC: Go Now – The Music of the Moody Blues
■ Epsom Playhouse ■ Fri 15 Feb

Moody Blues drummer Gordy Marshall brings the ultimate tribute to his former band to the Epsom Playhouse. Alongside former 10CC lead singer, Mick Wilson, you’ll hear hit songs including  Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Go Now and Isn’t Life Strange.

■ Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Fri 15 Feb
Fagin? delves into the untold story of a well-known criminal from Dickens’ beloved novel Oliver Twist. Written and directed by Simon Downing, and starring Keith Hill, Giles Shenton and Georgia Butt, the play offers an insight into Fagin’s own reflection on his life coupled with his true disposition discovered through his conversation with two ghosts.
VARIETY: Mat Ricardo Vs The World
■ Camberley Theatre ■ Sat 16 Feb
Cabaret star Mat Ricardo brings his Edinburgh Fringe variety show to Camberley. Expect  world-class juggling, magic and illusion, escapology, sleight of hand, knife throwing, stand-up comedy, feats of strength, demonstrations of dexterity, and the only good trick that exists with a fidget spinner.
■ Albury Organic Vineyard, Albury ■ Sat 16 Feb

Join manager Alex for an informative and insightful pruning demonstration on the vineyard overlooking the beautiful Surrey Hills. There will a chance to have a go at pruning vines yourself – and you can take a little bit of Albury Vineyard home with you in the form of vine cuttings. Tickets cost £27.24 and include a glass of Albury Estate Sparkling Wine.

COMEDY: Guildford Gag House Comedy
■ The Back Room, The Star Inn, Guildford ■ Sat 16 Feb

Get your laughs at this monthly professional comedy club. The February line up includes funny people Dave Fulton, Tom Glover, Matt Stellingwerf and Joe Hobbs (pictured).

■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 11 – Sat 16 Feb

Yasmina Reza’s comedy about friendship, prejudice and tolerance has won every award going and become one of the most successful plays ever. In this production: Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson star.

EVENT: Wedding Fair
■ Warren House, Kingston ■  Sun 17 Feb

Getting hitched? Then you’ll want to know about the wedding fair at Warren House in Kingston which brings together photographers, make up artists, florists, cake suppliers, decorators and DJs. It’s on from 12-3pm – and there will be Champagne and canapes on arrival.

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