5 things to do in and around the Buckingham area

Sam Wright from near Winslow will star in The Turn of the Screw
Sam Wright from near Winslow will star in The Turn of the Screw

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

1 Comedy
Funhouse Comedy Club, Towcester Mill Brewery, Chantry Lane, Towcester, 7pm Thursday October 25
Topping the bill is effortlessly engagin Andrew Bird, who grew up in Towcester. He was the support act on Michael McIntyre’s recent arena tour and has also supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst on tour. Opening the night will be Perrier Award winner, author, broadcaster and comedian Dominic Holland, father of Spiderman actor Tom Holland. Ha has made numerous appearances on television and radio. Completing the line up is the self depreciating Richard Massara and compere for the night is Pete Teckman. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. Tickets £15 in advance from:
www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
2 Theatre
Summer Holiday, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, 7.30pm Tuesday October 23 - Saturday October 27 with additional 2.30pm matinees on the Wednesday and Saturday
Ray Quinn takes on the role made famous by Cliff Richard in the iconic Sixties movie of the same name.Don (Quinn) and his mates are on a fun packed boys’ trip on a London bus in search of a good time and a brilliant summer. Featuring all the hits from the film. Tickets from £12. Box office 0844 871 7607 or book online:
www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury
3 Film
Mary Shelley (12A), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and The Sound of Music (U), 7pm tomorrow (Saturday) at The Film Place, Buckingham
Biographical period drama Mary Shelley is the story of the love affair between romantic poet Percy Shelley and writer Mary Wollstonecroft Godwin. During their famous stay at the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads her to conceive her novel Frankenstein and so to create one of the first science fiction horror stories of the 19th century. The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is one of cinema history’s most successful films. Now showing in high definition. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children, available on the door or from The Old Gaol or online:
www.thefilmplace.org.uk
4 Theatre
A Kick in the Baubles, Southfield Primary Academy, Banbury Road, Brackley
Brackley Players present a heart warming and earthy tale of a typical family at Christmas. Characters include Frank Bailey, the ‘bah-humbug’ of the occasion; a snooty sister in law and flash brother in law plus a couple of unruly neighbours. Tickets £9 adults, £7 concessions available on the door or call 07516 408897 or from Davies and Partners, 12 Market Place, Brackley or online:
new.brackleyplayers.org.uk
5 Opera
The Turn of the Screw, The Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury, 7.30pm Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20
Aylesbury Opera present Benjamin Britten’s opera featuring local singers and orchestral players. In late 19th century England, an unnamed governess travels to an isolated country house, hired by a mysterious guardian to care for two orphaned children. Twelve year old Sam Wright from Granborough near Winslow is playing Miles, one of the two juvenile leads. Tickets £20 from 07725 868092 or:
www.ticketsource.co.uk/aylesbury-opera