Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Buckingham
1 Puppet theatre
Cardboard Carnival the Carnival of the Animals, Roxburgh Hall, Stowe, 2pm tomorrow (Saturday)
Lempen Puppet Theatre presents a show asking trunk, tail, ears or wings? Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things. Dissected for body part potential to create the ultimate animal, inspiration is taken from the music of Camille Saint-Saens with a little help from Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard to mash up a show full of puppet possibility. Inspiration and delight for everyone from four to 104. Tickets £8.50. Box office 01280 825710.
Little Red Riding Hood, Paulerspury Village Hall, 7.30pm tonight (Friday), 2.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
Paulerspury Players present a unique version of the familiar tale. Yes, there is a Big Bad Wolf, but he has designs on taking over the local bakery owned by Red Riding Hood’s Grandma, Dame Sponge. Needless to say there is a Good Fairy and her Student who are at hand to thwart Big Bad, along with help from some surprising allies. All the songs are well known tunes with specially written parodies. Please note, the pictures of Red Riding Hood on this page are for the event detailed at number five. Tickets £7.50 adults, £6 concessions and teenagers (up to 18), £5 children (up to 12). Box office 0845 833 4910 or 01327 811578.
In Between (15), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and A Ghost Story (12A), 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham
The drama In Between follows three young Palestinian women sharing a flat in Tel Aviv. They face the challenge of living in a fractious political climate under a social regime that exerts a constant pressure. They are caught between freedom and repression, religion and secularism, the past and the future. Fantasy drama A Ghost Story is about a passionate young couple living in a little house in Texas. When the man is killed in a car crash he rises from the grave to watch his former love as she endures and moves through the stages of grief, until finally she leaves the house and he, most devastating of all, is forced to remain. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children. Available on the door or from The Old Gaol or online at:
Blood Brothers, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and 2.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
Lyn Paul stars as Mrs Johnstone in the passionate story of two brothers separated at birth. Tickets from £17.90. Box office 0844 871 7607.
5 Musical for children
Little Red Riding Hood’s Musical Adventure, Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes, 2.30pm Sunday February 18
Nonsense Room Productions present a fun, original musical for children with lovable characters (pictured above). Join Scarlet and her sidekick Squirrel (pictured in circle above) as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf and discover that it’s not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers. Tickets £12.50, concessions £11.50, family £44. Suitable for age three plus. 01908 324466.