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Things to do: This week

MON 14 - SUN 20 AUG

■ Richmond Theatre ■ Mon 14 – Sat 19 Oct

Following a sold-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, this is the astonishing true story of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff, the man who made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful.

THEATRE: Two Trains Running
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Tue 15 – Sat 19 Oct

Iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history. Set in Pittsburgh in 1969, when there’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise.

THEATRE: 9 to 5 The Musical
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Tue 15 – Sat 19 Oct

Straight from the West End, this hit musical follows Doralee, Violet and Judy, three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist boss. Featuring music by Dolly Parton herself, you’ll be singing and dancing all evening!

EVENT: The 12 Hour Sign-a-thon
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Wed 16 Oct

Ever fancied learning sign language? This brilliant event in aid of Sight for Surrey is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into the world of signing with the Joe Collins, a native British Sign Language user, tutor and coach who has worked for the BBC and Channel 4.

SUPPER CLUB: Epsom Supper Club
■ Epsom ■ Thurs 17 and Thurs 31 Oct

If you’re bored of your local gastropub, book for this super-cool supper club in Epsom by private chef Laura Scott. But be quick – it sells out fast. Go go gastro-adventurers.

WORKSHOP: Sourdough Demo and lunch
■ Epsom ■ Sat 19 Oct

Learn the basic principles of making your own sourdough bread in private chef Laura Scott’s sourdough taster session and cookery demonstration. It’s followed by lunch of local cheeses, seasonal soup, limitless sourdough bread and a glass of locally sourced Surrey wine.

FAMILY EVENT: Peculiar Pumpkins at Winkworth Arboretum
■ Winkworth Arboretum, near Godalming ■ Sat 19 Oct – Sun 3 Nov

Solve the mystery of the abundance of pumpkins that have popped up all over this National Trust location. What on earth could be going on?

FITNESS: Mud Monsters Run
■ near East Grinstead ■ Sun 20 Oct 

Are you up for tackling the fun Mud Monsters Run obstacle course challenge near East Grinstead? Grab your partner or friends and take on slides, walls, tyres, streams, monkey bars and more in pursuit of a medal. There are 5km, 10km and 20km circuits to choose from and the spirit is camaraderie more than competition. The next Mud Monsters Run is on Sun 20 Oct June. Entry from £49, with discounts for teams of 10+

DANCE: Take Five!
■ Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Sun 20 Oct, 3pm

Celebrating five years of dance and performance, the Quicksilver Dance Company introduces its latest show that features classic dance pieces performed by its dancers aged 50 – 80. This is a great initiative that aims to get people of all ages dancing to improve fitness and enjoy the social aspect!

MUSIC: An International Night of Cabaret
■ Electric Theatre, Guildford ■ Sun 20 Oct

Italian born singer, pianist, composer Stefania Salvador is coming to Surrey with her full quartet, performing a selection of American standards, French chansons, Italian songs and surprise duets. A guaranteed toe-tapping night!

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