5 Things- This Week in Staines
Travel to ‘Havana’ in Woking
Havana Rakatan, Woking Theatre Tue May 13-Sat May 17 2008
A dazzling dance spectacular direct from Cuba
Havana Rakatan – Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 May 2008 New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Direct from a sell-out run last summer in the West End, Havana Rakatan is now bringing all the heat of a Cuban summer to Woking. From the sexy, spontaneous rumba to the slick footwork of the cha-cha-cha, this is a show that’s guaranteed to get head’s nodding and feet-tapping. Featuring one of Cuba’s most popular bands live on stage, this is a captivating and colourful journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country.
Box Office: 0870 060 6645
Go into the Enchanted Woods at Sunbury
Into the Woods- Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury, 14th – 17th May £8
A Musical by Stephen Sondheim
Riverside Youth Theatre
14th-17th May 2008
Riverside Arts Centre
Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette Peters’ performance as the Witch, and Joanna Gleason’s portrayal of the Baker’s Wife, brought acclaim to the production during its original Broadway run.
Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim’s 1976 book, The Uses of Enchantment, the musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, and including references to several other well-known tales.
A revival at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio in Covent Garden (with Clive Rowe) had a limited run from June 14 – June 30 2007. This is the second Sondheim musical to be staged by the company, following 2003′s Sweeney Todd.
This performance is brought to you by the Riverside Youth Theatre at Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames
Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th May 2008 at 8pm Tickets £8
Box Office: 01932 779686
Riverside Arts Cente
59 Thames Street
Go to chuckle at Walton- Comedy Night
Comedy at Walton, Rob Deering & Co, Riverhouse Barn, Fri 16th May 8PM
Comedy at Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT122PF
Box Office 01932 253354
Local lad Rob Deering has been described as one of the leading stand-ups of his generation [Time Out] working since 2000 and a favourite at the Edinburgh Festival since 2003. Rob is famous for his ‘classic rock’ based routine and observational humour seen from a 30′s something perspective.
At the mike:
Rob Deering, Dan Atkinson & Kevin Bridges
Friday 16th May 8pm
also, note your diary for 20th June…
John Gordillo, Noel Britten & Steve Williams
Friday 20th June 8pm
Go to see the Fourmustgetbeers Playing at Slough
The Fourmustgetbeers- Sat 17 May Rising Sun, Slough 2008
The Fourmusgetbeers are establishing themselves as one of the best bands on the pub scene around the West London area. After a number of personnel changes the line up now consists of, Mitch, vocals/guitar, and Paul bass/vocals, Andy lead guitar, Dave drums, and featuring Oded keyboards. The boys play covers covering four decades, classic rock to punk ,funk and always the unexpected songs that make you go (I know this one! What the hell is it called?) They play for fun and have fun playing, which reflects in their superb live performances.
If you like The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Whitesnake, The Clash, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, ACDC, ZZ Top, Ozzy, Black Label Society and lots of BEER you should love this!
Listen to the Sound of Youth
16 & 17 May 2008 at 7:30 pm Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley
Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra
Date: 16 May 2008 – 17 May 2008
Starts at: 19:30
This event will be held at: Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY
Friday 16th May – In Support of The Rotary Club of Camberley – 7.30pm
Saturday 17th May – Celebrating 25 Years of Making Music – 7.30pm
Come and enjoy these talented young musicians play a variety of music – Big Band Style!
Please note: Tickets cannot be booked through the normal Box Office, only by calling Mike Wells on 01276 506788
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