5 things to do in and around the Buckingham area

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Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Buckingham

1 Comedy
Mark Steel - Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright, Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm Saturday March 10
Comedian, broadcaster and author Mark Steel created the hit Radio 4 series Mark Steel’s In Town. He is also a regular on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz as well as being a regular columnist for The Independent. Delve into his inner thoughts and life in this rather personal show. Age guideline 16+ Tickets £17, no discounts. Box office 01865 305305 or book online:
www.oxfordplayhouse.com
2 Film
Breathe (12A), 7.30pm tonight (Friday), Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG), 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham
The drama Breathe stars Claire Foy and Tom Hollander and tells the inspiring story of Robin Cavendish who contracted polio at the age of 28. Confined to bed, paralysed and dependent on a respirator, doctors predicted that he would be dead within months. The determination and resourcefulness of him and his wife led to the invention of a wheelchair with built-in respirator, which liberated many patients. Goodbye Christopher Robin returns for a second showing telling of the relationship between author A. A. Milne and his son, who inspired the stories of the lazy, honey loving bear Winnie the Pooh. Wine will be served prior to both of these films. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children, available on the door or from The Old Gaol or online:
www.thefilmplace.org.uk
3 Mother’s Day
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea, Waddesdon Manor, Sunday March 11
Treat your mum to a delicious afternoon tea and glass of Nyetimber English sparking wine in the historic Manor Restaurant. Sittings at noon, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Adults £25, children £10. Normal admission applies. To book call 01296 820414 or online:
www.waddesdon.org.uk
4 Music
Joe Brown, Milton Keynes Theatre, 7.30pm Sunday March 11
Packed with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences. With special guest Henry Gross. Tickets from £31.65. Box office 0844 871 7652 or book online:
www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
5 Theatre
The Winslow Boy, Oxford Playhouse, Monday March 12 to Saturday March 17
Terence Rattigan’s classic family drama stars Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, Grantchester) and Aden Gillett (House of Eliott, Holby City). This 1946 play, based on a real life event, became one of Rattigan’s best known and most loved works. Having been expelled from the Royal Naval College for stealing a five shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s family is pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian London, the Winslow family fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal. This is a courageous and delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time. Age guideline 14+. Performance times vary. Picture above by Alastair Muir. Tickets £10 to £37.50. Box office 01865 305305 or book online:
www.oxfordplayhouse.com