Leisure listings: Wednesday April 2 to Tuesday, April 8

An Evening of Burlesque

An Evening of Burlesque

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WATERSIDE

Box office: 0844 871 7607

Nabucco: Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This spectacular traditionally staged production features magnificent sets and costumes with amazing lighting and stage effects, in an evening to remember. The production will be sung in Italian with English subtitles running along screens. Showing in Aylesbury on Friday at 7.30pm.

That’ll Be The Day: Now in its 27th year of touring, this hugely entertaining spectacular features an all-new line up of knock-out hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Mixed with hilarious comedy routines and a feel-good party atmosphere. Thursday at 7.30pm. Tickets from £22.50.

Comedy Club: Jeff Leach, Nathan Caton and a special guest play on Friday evening in the Second Space. Doors open 7.30pm, first act 8pm. Recommended for ages 16+. Tickets £11.

An Evening of Burlesque: Britain’s biggest burlesque, pictured, direct from London’s West End. Saturday 8pm. Tickets from £24.

Dial M For Murder: Christopher Timothy stars as Inspector Hubbard in this intense and darkly gripping thriller that was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair and plans what must surely be the perfect murder, until it falters in the most unexpected way. Opens on Tuesday and plays each evening at 7.30pm until Saturday 12, with additional matinee performances at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets from £10.

LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Box office: 01296 431272

Geno Washington: Up close and personal soul renditions and campfire confessions, this is Geno stripped down to the bone. Just Geno and a highly entertaining hour of songs and stories, laughter and heartbreak, with Greg Lester on guitar. Friday 8pm. Tickets £14 and £12.

Open mic night: Step into the Limelight literally for an opportunity to share your talent in front of an appreciative audience on Saturday from 8pm. A fun evening of music, comedy, poetry and magic – an acoustic night only. Tickets £2.50 performers, £4.50 spectators, £3.50 under 16s.

TOWN CENTRE

Children’s craft fun: Take your children along to the library on Tuesday from 2.30-4pm for fun crafts and games activity.

COUNTY MUSEUM

Friars exhibition: The history of the famous Buckinghamshire music club is celebrated with a dedicated exhibition until July 5. Tickets £4 available online www.theticketsellers.co.uk or in person from the county museum on the day of the visit, subject to availability.

ART

The Art of Poetry: Inspired by World Book Night, artists have submitted pieces based on poetry displayed at the Obsidian Art Gallery at the Bucks Goat Centre in Stoke Mandeville. The exhibition is open every day and runs until April 23.

Motorsport: An exhibition of 30 original paintings by Chinnor artist Barry Hunter is on display at Stoke Mandeville Hospital until the end of May. The artwork shows Formula One from the ’50s to the current day and is all for sale.

GARDENS

Spring show: Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Spring Show at the Stewart Hall in Kimble on Sunday 2-4.30pm. Free entry. Delicious home made teas will be available. Classes include bulbs, flowers, floral art and domestic.

WENDOVER

Two one-act comedies: Wendover Theatre Society presents an evening of laughter in the Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Love Or Nearest Offer is set in an Australian dating agency; and Wednesday tells the story of a middle aged mother who calls unexpectedly at her daughter’s flat. Tickets £8 and £6.50 available from Wendover Tourist Office in Clock Tower or 01296 696412. Some tickets may also be available on the door on the night.

RISBOROUGH

Bucks Historic Churches Trust Concert: A spring concert is being held on Friday at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, with guests including the Lord Lieutenant, David Lidington MP and Carl Etholen, chairman of Bucks County Council.Performers will include the Big Band and Trad Jazz Band from the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; the Harmony Group of Singers from Marlow and Alexandra Reid, professional violinist from Great Hampden accompanied by Fraser Simpson on the piano. Tickets: £12 each, to include a glass of wine or £5 for under 16 years, available from Janet Shaw on 01844 345456 or Caroline Abel Smith on 01296 681001. Proceeds in aid of Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust.

CHESHAM

Bless Em All: Music, comedy and music in a special show at the Elgiva Theatre tomorrow, Thursday.

WADDESDON

New season: The manor has now re-opened after the long winter months. The house and wine cellars are open Wednesday to Friday 12 noon-4pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. The gardens, aviary, woodland playground, shops and restaurants are open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am-5pm.