Five things in Buckingham and beyond

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Here is our guide to five things going on in Buckinghamshire and beyond


Althorp, Northampton, running now during House opening days until Sunday October 8

As the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana approaches this summer, an exhibition of 15 iconic images taken in 1997 by Mario Testino are now on display at the Spencer family home which is also the final resting place of the princess. The photographs Testino shot for Vanity Fair turned out to be the last official portraits taken of the princess before her untimely death in the same year. Previously shown at Kensington Palace in 2005, these images are being shown in the Grade 1 listed Stables of Althorp alongside a reminder of Diana’s legacy and charitable works. Althorp provides a full day out for visitors and entrance to the ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’ exhibition is included in the regular Althorp admission ticket. Adult tickets are £18.50, discounts available. Full details of house opening times and admission prices on the website.


From Shore to Shore, My Sichaun Restaurant, The Old School, Gloucester Green, Oxford, OX1 2BH, 1pm and 7pm on Tuesday May 23 and 7pm on Wednesday May 24

Part of Oxford Playhouse’s Playhouse Plays Out programme, this very special performance-dining experience is set inside a restaurant and blends English, Mandarin and Cantonese to tell the stories of migrant Chinese communities living in the UK. Three stories, three lives, three journeys to find a place to call home. Cheung Wing is escaping from war, Mei Lan has had enough of the potato peeler and Yi Di wants the impossible - her parents’ approval. These tales of love and loss, struggle and survival are told alongside a delicious two course meal and live music. Age guideline 12+ Tickets £20 includes the two course meal. Call the box office on 01865 305305 or book online

Evita, Milton Keynes Theatre, from Tuesday (May 23) through to Saturday May 27

Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. Tickets from £15. Box office 0844 871 7652 or book online

Manchester By The Sea (15) 7.30pm Friday May 19 and The Lego Batman Movie (U), 4.30pm Saturday May 20, The Film Place, Buckingham

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams star in tonight’s (Friday) movie about Lee Chandler who reluctantly returns to his home town because of the unexpected death of his brother to become the sole guardian of his young nephew. The Lego Batman Movie is an action, animation comedy starring Will Arnett and Ralph Fiennes. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children.

Cyrano at Oxford Playhouse, Tuesday May 23 to Saturday May 27

A vibrant and funny adaptation of the classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac (circle picture). See the theatre page for full details.