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Ballet Boyz: Life, Richmond Theatre, Richmond – 1 November to 2 November


If you love dance and are looking for an evening out of the ordinary then this is for you! The Ballet Boyz continue their national tour with their show Life which features pieces celebrating human life and also looks at how we view our inevitable deaths. Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have been dancing together for over 10 years. Tickets start at £14.40 and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ. Tel: 0844 871 7651.


Spooky Train Ride and Storytelling, at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking – 27 October


Take a ride through the glorious Denbies Wine Estate and discover some spooky stories. The train is a classic little locomotive which provides lots of atmosphere. There is a spooky storytelling at the top of Ranmore Common. The event lasts approximately an hour and tickets are £7.50 for children (including a chocolate treat) and £3 for adults.

Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA. Tel: 01306 876616.


Fright Night, at Thorpe Park, Chertsey- 21 October to 31 October


Fright Night at Thorpe Park is back with more ways to scare you than ever. The newest attraction is Platform 15 – a one way ticket to a haunted abandoned railway line. Don’t forget about Saw, the rollercoaster based on the Saw movies, and The Swarm a magical winged rollercoaster. The park is open until 10pm on Fright Nights, tickets start at £29.99. Not recommended for those under 13.

Thorpe Park, Staines Rd, Chertsey KT16 8PN. Tel: 0871 663 1673.


George’s Marvellous Medicine, at G Live, Guildford – 31 October to 2 November


A great one for the kids, this Roald Dahl classic takes to the stage with the Birmingham Stage Company. We shan’t bother reciting the story here as I’m sure you’re all familiar with it – but expect to be both awed and amused by this magical story. Note: your kids may be encouraged to come up with their own medicines for you! Performances start at 10:30 am or 7:00 pm. Tickets are £21.50/ £17.00 for adults and under 16s respectively.

G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA. Tel: 01483 369350.


Ripley Bonfire Night, High Street, Ripley – Sat 29 October


If you love a rip roaring bonfire, then Ripley is the place to be on Saturday. I’d get there early though, because this one attracts people in their thousands each year. A torchlit procession takes place at 7.10pm, led by the Ripley Bonfire Queen and her attendants and is followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 7.30pm. There is also a fireworks display, as well as a funfair with food stalls and a bar.

High Street, Ripley, GU23 6BB.


Ghost Tours of Ham House, Richmond – 27 October to 31 October


Are you brave enough for an immersive Halloween experience? Ham House is hosting its legendary ghost tours of this ancient property which dates back to the 17th century. The experience commences with drinks and nibbles in the Orangery and then a guide takes you through the property in search of ghosts including the Duchess of Lauderdale. The event starts at 6pm or 7.30pm. Book soon to avoid disappointment. Not recommended for children under 12.

Ham House, Ham St, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 7RS. Tel: 0844 2491895.

All My Sons, at The Rose Theatre, Kingston – 28 October to 19 November


An all time American classic by playwright Arthur Miller. The play is also part of the wider American season at The Rose. As with lots of Miller’s work the play focuses on a secret which tears a family apart. This performance is directed by Michael Rudman whose distinguished career has included being an Associate Director at The National. 

Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL. Tel: 020 8174 0090.

Mary Berry at RHS Gardens, Wisley – 29 October 


The British Bake Off has drawn to a close (probably for the last time in the form we know it) – but here’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with Mary. She will be signing copies of her new book Family Sunday Lunches from 11am at RHS Wisley. 

Wisley RHS Gardens, Woking, GU23 6QB. Tel: 0845 260 9000.

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes, at The Lecture Club, London –  Thurs 3 Nov


Surrey writer, Orlando Pearson, is holding a launch event to mark the publication of The Redacted Sherlock Holmes Volume III. Tickets are £12, and for each book sold on the night a contribution of £1.80 will be made to Stepping Stones, the charity turning Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s old house at Hindhead into a school for children with special needs. The evening will include a dramatization of two scenes from one of the stories.

The Lecture Club, 9 Ilchester Place, London, W14 8AA.

Jimmy Osmond: Moon River and Me, at New Victoria Theatre, Woking – 30 October 


An Andy Williams tribute show staring Jimmy Osmond (of the Osmond family!). The show revisits the magic of Andy’s hits – including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Almost There and of course Moon River. The world famous Moon River Band and other special guests join Jimmy in his performance to make a night to remember. Tickets are Ј34.15 and the event starts at 7:30 pm.  

New Victoria Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ. Tel: 0844 871 7645.

Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic, at Richmond Theatre – 31 October 


A Halloween special – Sally Morgan is the nation’s favourite psychic – what better way to celebrate Halloween than with this magical and humorous show? Sally is rumoured to have inherited her abilities from her grandmother known as The Witch of Fulham and she has been sharing her powers on mass for 8 years. Tickets are £28.40 and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ. Tel: 0844 871 7651.

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