WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK IN SURREY?
“What’s on this week?”, we hear you cry? Loads. That’s what. Oh and remember, remember the 4th of November – there’s a bonkers amount of stuff going on in Surrey this week. Go get ’em.
SHREK THE MUSICAL / OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 4 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek the Musical is a fun-filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrektacular’ score. Fun for the whole family; get some tickets quick for an adventure at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre later this month.
For more information, visit atgtickets.com
CHRIS MCAUSLAND / OCTOBER 30 / ESHER THEATRE
You might have seen him on Scared of the Dark, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well. He’s been called an ‘overnight success’ – even though he’s been doing stand-up for yonks! Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making
For more information, visit eshertheatre.com
THE KILLS / OCTOBER 31 / PRYZM, KINGSTON
To celebrate the release of their new album titled ‘God Games’, The Kills visit Kingston to play at Pryzm on Halloween. Get a ticket quick for a night of no-nonsense rock and roll that oozes cool.
For more information, visit banquetrecords.com
NIGHT SWIM / OCTOBER 31 / THE SHAC, BUCKLAND PARK LAGOON
Get nocturnal and head to Buckland Park for a night swim with the Surrey Hills Adventure Company. Open to confident swimmers, get a fresh perspective and enjoy the delights of swimming in the dark. With sessions taking place throughout September and October, make sure you bring a head torch and book your space online.
For more information, visit theshac.co.uk
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE RUGBY / OCTOBER 31 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Join The Good (Alex Payne), The Bad (James Haskell) and The Rugby (Mike Tindall) at G Live in Guildford as they host a fun-filled evening of rugby chat. With the France 23 World Cup hot on the agenda, expect plenty of topical talk, predictions and some hilarious anecdotes.
For more information, visit glive.co.uk
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE / OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 11 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
A Rose Theatre, Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre and Octagon Theatre production, Arthur Miller’s visceral and compelling drama is a timeless masterpiece that arrives at Kingston’s Rose Theatre this month. Beatrice and Eddie Carbone have built an all-American life in Brooklyn where people are meant to look out for each other. When wife and husband take in their relations, two hard-working Sicilian immigrants, the family should pull together. Instead, everything starts to unravel. Eddie included.
For more information, visit rosetheatre.org
WALKING BASKETBALL / EVERY WEDNESDAY / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Have you ever considered improving your well-being with a spot of Walking Basketball? Walking Basketball provides low-impact, cardio exercise, incorporating constant brisk walking. It improves fitness and is mentally challenging. Playing as part of a team brings a sense of camaraderie, which is fun and rewarding. Led by BBL team Surrey Scorchers, head for Surrey Sports Park to meet and play with new people and have lots of fun!
For more information, visit surreyscorchers.co.uk
FIZZ / NOVEMBER 2 / ST JOHN’S CHURCH, KINGSTON
To celebrate the release of the new album titled ‘The Secret To Life’, FIZZ visit Kingston to play at St John’s Church. The mysterious new band known as FIZZ is a collection of beloved musicians and friends: Dodie, Orla Gartland, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown. Born out of love and blind optimism, FIZZ came together in a whirlwind of pure joy and escapism, inverting everything each artist knew about making music to create an album with fun and a love of creating music at its core. Expect fun and frivolity aplenty.
For more information, visit banquetrecords.com
KEG / NOVEMBER 2 / THE BOILEROOM, GUILDFORD
Sounds like a cross between Talking Heads and a particularly sophisticated incarnation of early Kaiser Chiefs – KEG arrive at The Boileroom in Guildford this month promising you a dose of the ditties. Poetry and pandemonium in tandem – get tickets for a musical treat toot smart.
For more information, visit theboileroom.net
EARSHOT (WORK IN PROGRESS) / NOVEMBER 2 – 4 / MILL STUDIO, YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Tap. Smash. Rattle. This eccentric black comedy tells the story of Doyle, a man with Hyperacusis, who is slowly driven mad by the cacophony of sounds from his neighbours through the walls of his home. Award-winning Hot Coals Productions return with a work-in-progress performance of a fully Deaf accessible comedy. Combining their signature style of visual story-telling and clown with spoken word and Creative Captions, Projection and Visual Foley, this will be a feast for the senses.
For more information, visit yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
GAG HOUSE COMEDY CLUBS / NOVEMBER 3, 18* / GODALMING, GULDFORD* + CAMBERLEY*
Fancy some funny? Of course you do. It’s good for you don’t you know? Catch the latest names in stand-up comedy as monthly giggles return to Godalming, Camberley and Guildford courtesy of the Gag House Comedy Clubs.
For more information, visit gaghousecomedy.com
URBAN FOLK QUARTET / NOVEMBER 3 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
The Urban Folk Quartet have ignited audiences across the world with their cross-genre, contemporary take on folk music for over a decade. Rooted in Celtic tune forms and traditional song, UFQ also take influence from Afrobeat, Indian classical, funk, rock and a whole lot more. Touring with their newly released and much anticipated seventh album, expect a groove-filled set of acoustic music, presented with infectious energy and humour.
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD / NOVEMBER 3 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Europe’s biggest touring Halloween show returns with its high octane mash up of circus, clubbing and carnival set to a blazing live soundtrack spanning rock, metal and the dark side of DnB and electronic music. With a new hoard of giant creatures, 4 metre tall puppets, magical creations and enigmatic characters ready to take your breath away. Quite simply like nothing you’ve experienced before.
For more information, visit glive.co.uk
THE GHOST TOUR OF GUILDFORD / NOVEMBER 3 / HOLY TRINTY CHURCH, GUILDFORD
Fancy an evening of spooky tales? A veritable institution of cultural experiences in Guildford, join in with the acclaimed Ghost Tour of Guildford and discover what once was, and what may still be lurking in the shadows.
For more information, visit theghosttourofguildford.co.uk
CHARLEY FARLEY SUNDAY FOUR / NOVEMBER 3 / FALLEN ANGEL, GUILDFORD
The Farleys are a family band – all brothers – and all the songs they play have been written by their mother – Ma Farley – over the last hundred or more years. She’s a remarkably well lived woman due to vitamins, prayer, and a voracious sexual appetite. Unfortunately, over the decades, Ma’s peccadillos with the leading names in music have resulted in many of these amazing songs being stolen from Mama’s Chest as she lay sleeping in post-coital bliss. This is why they might sound familiar to you. Experience an evening of musical wonder with these fabled players at the Fallen Angel this month.
For more information, visit fallenangelbar.com
THE MAGIC OF FUNGI WALK AND TALK / NOVEMBER 4 / COWDRAY FARM SHOP & CAFE, MIDHURST
Fancy a forage? Join your expert guide at Cowdray Farm Shop as you wander the estate, learning about the wonderful world of edible fungi. Spend the day amongst the great outdoors and discover the bounty of foodstuffs in wait.
For more information, visit cowdray.co.uk
ETHICAL + VEGAN MARKETS / NOVEMBER 4 + 25 / WOKING + WALTON
Stock up on sustainable products for your person and place of rest at these Ethical Vegan Markets in Walton and Woking. From plant-based cleaning products to vegan foodstuffs to munch on, whether you’re conscious or simply curious – pop along and discover some ethical products and their makers who are helping to make a difference to the way we live.
For more information, visit ethcialveganevents.com
KIDS OF KANE / NOVEMBER 4 / WILFRID NOYCE COMMUNITY CENTRE, GODALMING
Kane FM hosts this very special family rave this November. Catch DJs from the station playing the best in Bouncy House, followed by a high-energy Jungle and DnB set. Enjoy bubbles, lights, lasers and much more in Godalming.
For more information, visit kanefm.com
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: THE MYSTERIOUS MANSION OF MYSTERY / NOVEMBER 4 / CRANLEIGH ARTS CENTRE
Take a tour of the world’s most bewildering building with comedy heavyweights The Noise Next Door. Who knows what lurks in this ancient manor house’s curious corridors and bizarre boudoirs? You do! What you say goes in this hour of anarchic entertainment that is fun for literally everyone. It is a little bit spooky, a little bit stupid and a whole lot of fun for the family.
For more information, visit cranleigharts.org
ULTIMATE DINOSAURS / NOVEMBER 4 / ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Ultimate Dinosaurs is the hit sold-out stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Prepare for an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that roamed the planet. Yes, dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now! So test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show, which is bigger and better than ever.
For more information, visit electric.theatre
THE MAVERICKS EXPOSURE LIGHTS DARK SURREY / NOVEMBER 4 / LOSELEY PARK, SURREY
Fancy a nighttime run? Sign up for these 5K, 10K, or 15K trails taking place at scenic Loseley Park this November. With over 1,400 acres of estate and routes that lead to the North Downs, it’s safe to say some fun trail running awaits. Don’t forget your head torch! Dogs welcome.
For more information, visit maverick-race.com
CONCORDE SILVER SIMULATOR FLIGHT / NOVEMBER 4 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Fancy flying from London to New York in a matter of hours? Well, you can’t do that, but you can take part in this special Concorde Silver Simulator Flight, jetting off from the historic Brooklands Museum this month. Spaces are limited, so make like a Concorde and speed off to get some tickets right now.
For more information, visit brooklandsmuseum.com
TALES AFTER DARK: GUNPOWDER, TREASON… / NOVEMBER 4 / WEST HORSLEY PLACE
Which resident of West Horsley Place should stay at home on November 5th? Who disobeys the king and loses his head? And just who is that servant skulking in the shadows? Join West Horsley Place for playful historical stories and folktales, woven through with spell-binding folk songs as we explore the secret plots and hidden stories. Enjoy exclusive access to the historical manor house after hours. Discover an incredible library full of ancient books, the history of the Stone Hall (where Henry VIII once dined) and the magic of the beautiful Drawing Room. As the home of BBC Ghosts, fans of the show will not want to miss the opportunity to see the house at night.
For more information, visit westhorsleyplace.org
ARTS AND MAKERS MARKET / NOVEMBER 5 / HIGH STREET, GUILDFORD
Forage and find unique items for you, your home and your loved ones as the bustling Arts and Makers Market returns to Guildford High Street this month.
For more information, visit experienceguildford.com
GUILDFORD FLAMES VS FIFE FLYERS / NOVEMBER 5 / SPECTRUM LEISURE COMPLEX, GUILDFORD
It’s been an unexpectedly slow start for the Flames this season. Can they muster the might to stoke the fire and get their points tally fired up? Go and make a noise and take the family with you, as kids go free for this fixture with Fife Flyers this month. Call the box office for more details on tickets.
For more information, visit guildfordflames.com