Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Buckingham in the forthcoming week
Funhouse Comedy Club, Towcester Mill Brewery, Chantry Lane, doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm Thursday March 1
Pete Firman, Patrick Monahan and Jack Berry with compere Pete Teckman. Food available from 6pm. £15 in advance. 01327 437060 or:
The Party (15), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (15), 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham
Kristin Scott Thomas (in comedy drama The Party) is the beleaguered hostess of what is initially a civilised dinner party before it descends into chaos. Before dinner is even served grievances are aired and grudges start to fester. Eric Clapton narrates the documentary about his private and public self. He is the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times and has won 18 Grammy awards. Known as one of the greatest performers of all time, behind the scenes is restlessness and tragedy. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions and £3 students/children. Available on the door or from The Old Gaol or:
Hedda Gabler, Milton Keynes Theatre, Tuesday February 27 - Saturday March 3
The National Theatre presents a modern version of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece which is intense, gripping and at times chillingly funny (pictured above). Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to manipulate those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Anyone under 25 is being offered the chance to see this drama for only £5 per ticket using the code IBSEN5, subject to availability. ID will be requested as proof of age on collection/presentation of the tickets. Other tickets prices from £14.50. Box office 0844 871 7652 or book online:
4 Supper theatre
May Contain Food, Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes, 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
The audience is invited to take along a dish and sit at decorated tables to digest a performance of dance, theatre and song unfolding around them. There will be a playful mix of dances, songs and humorous monologues and food will certainly be on the menu as the performance involves amuse-bouches and baking a scrumptious sticky ginger pudding for everyone to share. Plus a raffle orchestrated by the performers during the interval (pictured). Tickets £15, concessions £13. Box office 01908 324466.
5Up ‘n’ Under, Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm Tuesday February 27
A cast of deaf and hearing actors star in this award winning comedy. The Wheatsheaf Arms rugby team, the laughing stock of Castleford’s Amateur Rugby League Seven-a-Side tournament, have never won a game, don’t have seven players and spend more time in the pub than on the pitch. With just five weeks to go, hero coach Arthur has to convince them they can beat the mighty Cobbler’s Arms, but first he has to work out how to communicate with them. Tickets from £10 to £22. Box office 01865 305305.