5 things to do in and around the Buckingham area

A Musical Tribute to Barbara Edmondson
A Musical Tribute to Barbara Edmondson

Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around the Buckingham area this week.

1 Theatre
Joanna Lumley On Tour - It’s All About Me, New Theatre, Oxford, 7.30pm Wednesday October 17
The actress has embarked on her first live tour to talk through her adventures from a career spanning more than four decades. Her stories will include tales of her life in London in the Swinging Sixties as a model before becoming an actress including Purdey in The New Avengers and Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous . She has also become known for her travel adventures and activism. Tickets £33.65 to £64.65. Box office 0844 8713020 or book online:
www.atgtickets.com/oxford
2 Film
Tully (15), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and The Breadwinner (12A) 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham
Charlize Theron stars in the drama comedy Tully as an exhausted fortysomething mother whose life is invigorated by the arrival of a young woman employed to help her with childcare. Tully is a weirdly perfect Mary Poppins who gives Emily a lifeline but who also makes her pine for her lost youth. The Breadwinner is a drama animation about a courageous young Afghan girl who defies the Taliban. When they arrest her father she disguises herself as a boy by cutting her hair and putting on the clothes of her dead brother. She can then provide for her family, since women cannot leave their homes. 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 Theatre
Touching the Void, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, now through to Saturday October 20
True life mountaineering drama of two men who climbed the treacherous Siula Grande Mountain, based on Joe Simpson’s best selling memoir charting his battle back from the brink of death during the descent and his partner Simon Yates’ appalling dilemma. Tickets from £11. Box office 01604 624811 or book online:
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
4 Music
Musical Favourites: A Musical Tribute to Barbara Edmondson, The Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham, 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
A concert of musical favourites with Mozart’s youthful exuberant 29th Symphony and the Flute and Harp Concerto which has one of the most beautifully haunting slow movements in all music. The towering splendour of the Andante Festivo and the rapt introspection of Elgar’s Sospiri. With members of the Orchestra of Stow Opera including leader Charles Sewart, Celia Redgate flute, Jenny Broome harp and conductor Robert Secret. Tickets £15 from The Old Gaol in Buckingham or online:
www.buckinghamsummerfestival.org
5 Music
Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour, Live Screen at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, 8pm tonight (Friday) and 3pm Sunday October 14
A live screen production showing Sir Cliff’s concert as it happens direct from Manchester Bridgewater Hall tonight (Friday), with an encore screening on Sunday afternoon in celebration of his 78th birthday. The only British pop artist to have number one hits in every decade from the Fifties through to the end of the 20th century. Tickets £14.85. Box office 0844 871 7607 or book online:
www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury