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Things to do: This weekend

FRI 26 - SUN 28 OCT

THEATRE: Vulcan 7
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford  ■ Mon 22 – Sat 27 Oct

Young Ones stars Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer reunite for a hilarious new comedy – which they have also written – about a two former drama students who meet again aged in their 60s on the set of a fantasy movie.

■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 22 Oct- Sat 27 Oct

Mathew Horne and Ed Speelers star in the comedy drama Rain Man. It’s about a self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt who discovers that his long-lost brother an autistic savant with a genius for numbers – inherited the family fortune. Charlie sets out to get his half.

THEATRE: National Theatre Live: King Lear
■ Farnham Maltings, Great Hall ■ Tues 23 Oct

Photography by Andy Gotts

These National Theatre live screenings are fab. No need to schlep into London and pay through the nose, you can immerse yourself in Ian McKellan’s critically acclaimed performance at Farnham Maltings and then be home in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.

KIDS EVENT: Mini Cyborgs
■ Watts Gallery, Guildford ■ Tue 23 Oct – Sun 28 Oct

Get the kids inspired by Pullen’s giant animatronic puppet and let them become their own artist by constructing a mini mechanical cyborg that both moves and lights up. £9.50 per child.

HALLOWEEN: Haunted House
■ The Ivy, Cobham ■ Wed 24 Oct – Thurs 1 Nov

This is my idea of celebrating Halloween. The Ivy in Cobham has been transformed into a Haunted House for both grownups and kids this Halloween, complete with a big black cauldron, cobwebs, skulls and spiders. And in line with the theme, there’s a Halloweek menu priced at £40 per person for three courses and a Halloween cocktail.

COMEDY: Joke in the Box
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ Thurs 25 Oct

The popular series of stand-up comedy nights at The Lightbox, featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit. There are limited tickets available, so you’ll have to book in advance. Suitable for age 16+. Tickets £8.

COMEDY: Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape
 New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Thurs 25 Oct

Said to be his most brutally honest show yet, Romesh talks about all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him. Laughs are guaranteed, I’d say.

THEATRE: The High-Octane Club Burlesque & Cabaret Halloween Special
■ The Electric Theatre, Guildford ■ Fri 26 Oct

The High-Octane club will be dusting off their cobwebs and back in action for a sultry Halloween special. There is even promise of roller-skating and hula hooping. These talented burlesque artists will mesmerise you with their sexy, sassy and provocative acts. Ooh La La!

 Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Sat 27 Oct

Percy and April will have their youthful audience settled onto their comfortable cushions and then introduce them to Birdy, who is still hiding in his glowing egg and won’t be visible until spring. They’ll take you through the rain and falling leaves and sleep under the snow, till the sun wakes up for the butterfly party. Suitable for under 5s.

FILM: Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
■ various venues in Epsom ■ Fri 26 – Sun 28 Oct

Epsom and Ewell’s first ever international film festival launches this week with a programme of screenings and events at venues in Epsom. There will be 35 new films including UK and European premieres, workshops, an international street food market and Q&A sessions. The festival closes with an awards ceremony at the Queen’s Stand at the Epsom Racecourse. Screenings include feature length and short films and documentaries. Get tickets here

EVENT: All Hallows Eve
■ Rural Life Centre, Tilford ■ Sat 27 Oct

Come in your best costume on for this Halloween event at the Rural Life Centre. It’s on from 3-6.30pm and there’s plenty to to keep the family entertained including storytelling, craft activities and Halloween games.

FESTIVAL: Festival of Craft
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Sat 27 and Sun 28 Oct

This annual craft festival returns to the Maltings for the 22nd year bringing with it a curated selection of makers from across the UK. 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.

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