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FRI 31 JAN - SUN 2 FEB

THEATRE: Jane Eyre
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Tue 28 Jan – Sat 1 Feb

Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction comes to Guildford. Jane Eyre is the famous portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom. yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

 

COMEDY: David Baddiel – Dolls Not The Trolls
■ Dorking Halls ■ Fri 31 Jan

David has stories to tell of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. All with a comedic twist, naturally! dorkinghalls.co.uk

COMEDY: Manford Comedy Club
■ The Exchange, Twickenham ■ Fri 31 Jan

Manford’s Comedy Club was launched by comedian Jason Manford and his brother Colin with the aim to bring comedians from the UK circuit to small towns and cities across the country. The show features up and coming performers as well as more well-known names! exchangetwickenham.co.uk

MUSIC: Mercury
■ Epsom Playhouse ■ Fri 31 Jan

This dynamic theatre production emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, recreating the distinctive Queen experience. We will rock you! epsomplayhouse.co.uk

EXHIBITION: David Hockney – Ways of Working
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ now until  Sun 19 April

David Hockney, ‘Portrait of Sir David Webster’ 1971 © David Hockney. Photo Credit Richard Schmidt

An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. This exhibition takes an in-depth look at Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, spanning six decades of creative output. thelightbox.org.uk

THEATRE: Sinderella
■ Camberley Theatre ■ Fri 31 Jan

Calling all Ru Paul Drag Race fans! The show’s Stacy Layne Matthews is coming to Camberley as the Fairy Drag Henny. This is a panto perfect for adults only! camberleytheatre.co.uk

DAYS OUT: Lightopia Festival London
■ Chiswick House, Chiswick ■ Wed 22 Jan – 1 Mar

Lightopia Festival London illuminated peacock

January can be a bit bleak so flick the switch and let there be light. Lightopia is coming to Chiswick House for its annual illuminations and the show is expected to be bigger, better, and uses more light bulbs than ever before. No one will be able to make a cuppa in West London but it’ll be oh so worth it. lightopiafestival.com

GARDENS: The Giant Houseplant Takeover
■ RHS Wisley Gardens, near Woking ■ until 1 March

Discover a spectacular new display inside Wisley’s Glasshouse – a Victorian house reclaimed by houseplants. Banana pushes through the roof, carnivorous plants feast in the dining room, cacti play chess. rhs.org.uk

EXHIBITION: The Show Goes On – A Theatre of Portraits by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
■ Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Compton ■ ends 23 Feb

Simon Davis, Supercollider, oil on board

Cabaret and showmen, actors, comedians, musicians, dancers and playwrights will all appear in this series of paintings by current members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Expect to see portraits and studies of faces including Sammy Davis Junior, David Morrissey, Tilda Swinton and Celia Imrie. wattsgallery.org.uk

EXHIBITION: Burning Bright: The Scottish Colourists
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ ends 12 Jan 2020

This exhibition brings together the significant works of Scottish Colourists S.J. Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, G.L. Hunter and F.C.B. Cadell. The works include paintings and drawings which represent all of the favoured subjects of the artists such as still-life, interior scenes, landscapes and portraiture. thelightbox.org.uk

LONDON EXHIBITION: Abba – Super Troupers
■ O2, London ■ ends 21 Aug 2020

Mama Mia! A brand new (and, quite frankly, must-see) exhibition is coming to The O2, London this month – ABBA: Super Troupers is a journey through the Swedish band’s career and will feature personal items and artefacts never seen before in the UK (6 Dec – 21 Aug 2020). theo2.co.uk

EXHIBITION: Polesden Voices
■ Polesden Lacey, near Dorking ■ until 22 July

Find out the stories of the people who lived and worked at Polesden Lacey over the last century in this exhibtion. It’s open daily in the house from noon and from 11am on weekends. Normal admission applies. nationaltrust.org.uk

EXHIBITION: William Orpen: Method and Mastery
■ Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Compton ■ ends 23 Feb 2020

William Orpen RA (1878-1931), Le Chef de l’Hotel

 Celebrated for his career as an official war artist, the Irish-born painter Sir William Orpen KBE RA (1878 – 1931) is best known for his rapid and expressive painting style. Featuring a selection of striking portraits alongside closely observed pencil studies and anatomical drawings, this exhibition provides new insights into Orpen’s evolving and innovative artistic process. wattsgallery.org.uk

EXHIBITION: William Blake
■ Tate Britain, London ■ ends 2 Feb 2020 

Poet, painter and printmaker William Blake has created some of the most iconic images in British art. This new exhibition, the largest of Blake’s work for almost 20 years, will feature over 300 original works, as well as an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. Other pieces will be digitally recreated on an enormous scale. tate.org.uk

EXHIBITION: Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
■ V&A Museum, London ■ ends 8 March 2020 

Curated in collaboration with the lauded avant garde Vogue portrait and fashion photographer, this will feature some of Walker’s seminal, fantastical images from his 25-year career, featuring major celebs including Kate Moss, Sir David Attenborough, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Björk and many more. You can also see 10 new photographic series created for the show, by Walker, influenced by the museum’s exhibits. vam.ac.uk

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