Leisure listings: Wednesday, March 26 to Tuesday, April 2

Pianist Phillip Dyson
Pianist Phillip Dyson

Your comprehensive guide to what’s on where – feel free to add events by using the comments function below.


Box office: 0844 871 7607

Fame the Musical: Based on the Oscar-winning musical film and hugely successful television series, this high octane stage show plays until Saturday at 7.30pm. Includes matinee performances on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £10.

An Evening Of Dirty Dancing: The ultimate celebration of the iconic music from this classic movie, a tribute on Sunday evening at 7.30pm. Featuring all the hit songs including Big Girls Don’t Cry and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Superb performances in a slickly choreographed treat. Tickets £19.50.

Billie Holiday Story: Tribute to the star by Nina Kristofferson on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Tickets from £24.


Box office: 01296 431272

Folk duo: Philip Henry and Hannah Martin play on Friday at 8pm. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50.

Macbeth: Blue Orange Theatre present a retelling of this classic Shakespeare play that includes the infamous three witches, madness, death and war.


Quiz afternoon: Meet friendly faces and improve your mind with quizzes, puzzles and brain teasers at Aylesbury library this afternoon, Wednesday from 2.30pm.

Phillip Dyson: The international concert pianist, pictured, plays tonight, Wednesday, at 7.30pm at Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre in Buckingham Street. Featuring popular classics and light music the programme will include Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Scott Joplin and George Gershwin. 
A percentage of the concert proceeds will go towards the provision of Braille text books for the Buigiri School for the Blind in Tanzania. Tickets £12 from the church office, Aylesbury Tourist Information Centre and Derrick Matthews 01296 488076.

Oleanna: Classic play by David Mamet, performed by Openscript at The Friends Meeting House, Rickfords Hill from Friday until Wednesday April 2. See picture story in leisure for full details.

Mother’s Day market special: Take home a free balloon when you buy the perfect present for your mum at Aylesbury market on Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Saturday storytime: Take the kids along to Aylesbury library between 10.30am-12noon for a story to fire the imagination.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm entitled ‘Tails of the Unexpected – surprises from the natural history collections’. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.

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 visit, subject to availability.


The Britannia: Khosi and friends perform at the pub in Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, on Thursday from 8pm.

Mendoza: Samantha Pullen performs as lead singer with local funk and soul band Essential Motion at 9pm on Thursday at the bar on High Street, Aylesbury. Entry £5, fundraising for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Queen’s Head: Samantha Pullen performs an acoustic set with guitarist Ross O’Reilly at 9pm on Friday at the pub in Temple Square, Aylesbury. Entry £5, fundraising for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Railway Club: The Heist supported by Re-Covered appear at the club in Penn Road, Aylesbury, on Friday 7-11pm.

Aylesbury Rugby Club: ‘At the Movies’ fancy dress disco. Fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK Relay for Life 2014. DJ and fully licensed bar. Fancy dress optional. Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from the club, Wendover Hardware Store and Adrienne on 07760 377482.

Old Millwrights Arms: Roger Kiesa will be singing a variety of classic gold hits at the Aylesbury pub on Friday. If the weather holds out he may perform the gig outside in a marquee.

ShootPool: Rock/dance/show band El Bronson appear at the pub in Hale Leys, Aylesbury, on Saturday 9pm.

The White Swan: Hard rock/sleaze metal/crazy rock’n’roll band Cherry Scream appear at the Aylesbury pub in Walton Street on Saturday 9pm.

Aristocrat: FreddyB appears at the pub in Wendover Road, Aylesbury, on Sunday 6.30pm. FreddyB is a fantastic singer who is wowing crowds wherever he plays. His vocal style covers a wide range of musical tastes and includes great legends such as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Nat King Cole, and current artists such as Michael Buble, Coldplay and Omar. His songlist includes Fly Me To The Moon, My Way and Sweet Caroline.


The Art of Poetry: Inspired by World Book Night, artists have submitted pieces inspired by poetry, and they are displayed at the Obsidian Art Gallery at the Bucks Goat Centre in Stoke Mandeville. The exhibition runs until April 23.


The Fox on the Fairway: Stewkley Players present this hilarious romp set during a golf tournament, tonight until Saturday at the village hall. See picture story in leisure for full details.


Music concert: An evening of music and dance, performed by international young artists, takes place at the village church in Quainton on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are available from the village store.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday with a trip to the train centre in Quainton for a special steaming day from 10.30am-4.30pm.


New season: The house and gardens open again today, Wednesday, for the main season. See leisure picture story.

Mother’s Day: Three-course lunch in the manor restaurant with complimentary glass of Champagne for all mums. Sittings at 12noon and 1pm. £25 adults, £8 children. Book on 01296 653226.