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MON 13 - SUN 19 MAY

COMEDY: Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan
■ 
The Hawth Crawley ■ Mon 13 May 

In 2017 comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré was involved in a near fatal car crash collision in LA. He lived to tell the tale and is bringing it to the stage, drawing the shock and humour from the tale of 30 broken bones, collapsed lungs and sky high US medical bills.  parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

THEATRE: American Idiot
■ New Wimbledon Theatre ■ Tues 14 – Sat 18 May

American Idiot mayflower theatreAmerican Idiot is the Tony Award, Grammy Award-winning stage-show filled with music from 90s/00s punk-poppers Green Day. With three friends hunting for meaning in a post-9/11 America, you’ll be tapping your feet to the sounds of Wake Me Up When September Ends and Boulevard of Broken Dreamsatgtickets.com

MUSIC: Eliza and Martin Carthy
■ The Boileroom, Guildford ■ Wed 15 May

The father and daughter duo join forces to perform song from their first ever joint album, The Elephant, released in 2014. If you love folk music, you’re in for a treat. theboileroom.net

COMEDY: Reginald D Hunter – Facing the Beast
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Wed 15 May

Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter brings his new show to Richmond. His searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations – so it promises to be good. atgtickets.com

EVENT: Fashion Reboot
■ Cobham Curve ■ Thurs 16 May

the first ever Fashion Reboot will be held at Cobham Curve on Thurs 16 May, where you can buy and sell top quality pre-loved fashion. Cost for selling is £30, or if you’re buying only it’s £5. As well as stylists, boutique owners and fashion fanatics selling their pre-loved (and some brand new) wardrobe gems at bargain prices, there will also be bubble! It’s from 7pm-10pm. Tickets available hereMore info here

THEATRE: The West End Bhangra Musical
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Sat 18 May

An Indian musical like no other, which combines live music, stage production and dancing. The stage will also be shared by new talent from different communities and musical genres, to create a diverse musical, showing that music is truly a universal language that will leave you on the edge of your seat. atgtickets.com

THEATRE: Napoli, Brooklyn
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 13 – Sat 18 May

Direct from Broadway and before it reachesLondon, this is the European premiere of this coming-of-age tale. Set in Brooklyn, New York in 1960 it’s the story of three proud and passionate sisters bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing longing that could tear the family apart. yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

TALK: Alexander Cresswell – The Architecture of Faith
■ Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village ■ Wed 15 May

Travel is an essential part of artists Alexander Creswell’s work and his exhibition, Journeys in the Holy Land (until Sunday 9 June), is a celebration of his recent trips to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. This evening will provide an insight into these journeys and the astonishing watercolour paintings Creswell went on to produce, on display and for sale in the exhibition. wattsgallery.org.uk

MUSIC: Lucas Krupinski on Piano
■ Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Fri 17 May

Winner of more awards than you can poke as stick at, Lucas Krupinski is one to watch. His debut album, Espressione, was released in 2017 and as well as being critically acclaimed, was nominated for last year’s International Classical Music Awards. It’s at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. cranleighartscentre.org

DANCE: My First Ballet – Sleeping Beauty
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Sat 18 & Sun 19 May

Give children a first taste of the magical world of ballet and enjoy the classic fairy tale together, in this new version specially created for children aged three upwards. It’s performed by second-year students of English National Ballet School. atgtickets.com

COMEDY: Gyles Brandreth – Break A Leg
■ Epsom Playhouse ■ Sun 19 May

The multi-talented Gyles Brandreth brings his show to Epsom Playhouse delivering a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping. epsomplayhouse.co.uk

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