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What’s on in Surrey this month

PUBLISHED: 08:30 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:59 30 January 2018

Dancing lions in Guildford town centre

Dancing lions in Guildford town centre


We pick some of the best events and performances going on across Surrey in February 2018

Beyond the Dragon at Polesden Lacey, from Friday Feb 2 until May

Surrey is marking the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog this February. Polesden Lacey, in Great Bookham, is delving into former owner Maggie Greville’s extensive collection to unearth 25 vivid Asian pieces in Beyond the Dragon.

Beyond the Dragon at Polesden Lacey from Fri Feb 2 to Thurs May 3, 11am to 4pm, £13.60/£6.80.

Tel: 01372 452048

Web: nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey 


Chinese New Year Extravaganza at Guildford’s G Live, Monday Feb 5, 7.30pm

Guildford’s G Live hosts a Chinese New Year Extravaganza on Mon Feb 5, featuring the Lion Dance, contortionists, acrobats, kung fu practioners and the ancient magic of face changing. And Guildford is holding its own free Chinese New Year celebrations on Sat Feb 24 from 10am to 7pm featuring a dancing lion parade, dancing dragon, Chinese food stalls and hands-on calligraphy sessions.

Chinese New Year Extravaganza is at G Live in London Road, Guildford; tickets £26.50/£24.50.

Tel: 01483 369350

Web: glive.co.uk


Michael Bolton at the New Victoria Theatre, Wed Feb 7, 7pm

Michael Bolton’s CV includes 65m records sold worldwide, two Grammy Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His latest album, Songs of Cinema, pays tribute to his favourite films. From £44.15

New Victoria Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacock Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ.

Tel: 0844 8717645

Web: www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre


Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Rose Theatre, Feb 9 - 17

Quadrophenia’s Phil Daniels stars in Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of a scientist who experiments on himself and unleashes a beast. Tickets from £20.

Rose Theatre, High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL.

Tel: 0208 174 0090

Web: rosetheatrekingston.org


Penguin Activity Week at Birdworld, Mon Feb 12 to Fri Feb 16, 10am to 4.30pm

This half term sees Birdworld celebrate all things penguin, from arts and crafts to feeding talks and a trail. Tickets £9.95/£7.95/£6.95.

Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, GU10 4LD.

Tel: 01420 22140

Web: birdworld.co.uk


The Whiskey Affair, Haslemere Hall, Feb 17, 7-11pm

The Whiskey Affair Festival is returning to Haslemere after debuting there last year with great results. The Whiskey Affair is aimed at whiskey lovers with every level of knowledge and the theme of the festival focuses on a great night on with fun and discovery in equal measures. Festival-goers can expect quality whiskey brands from around the world to sample, guest speakers and experts, a photo booth, cocktails and live music. Tickets are £9.00.

Web: www.thewhiskeyaffair.co.uk


Erasure at G Live, Tues Feb 20, 7pm

Now in their fourth decade together Erasure’s Andy Bell and Vince Clarke were a big part of the 1980s electronic revolution. Expect a selection from a packed songbook plus their 17th studio album World Be Gone. Tickets from £43.50.

G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.

Tel: 01483 369350

Web: glive.co.uk


Southern Counties Drama Festival, Wed Feb 21 to Sat Feb 24

7.30pm Wed and Sat, 7pm Thurs/Fri

A total of seven groups compete against each other for a place in the competitive one act drama festival the All England Theatre Festival. Expect a mix of comedy, tragedy and drama across the week. Tickets £10.

Barn Theatre, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, RH8 0AA.

Tel: 01959 561811

Web: barntheatreoxted.co.uk


Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis, Fri Feb 23, 7.30pm

As his 50th birthday looms the former Australian soapstar and West End Joseph tells stories and sings the hits from his career. Tickets £26.

Harlequin Theatre and Cinema, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, RH1 1NN.

Tel: 01737 276500

Web: harlequintheatre.co.uk

Wed Feb 27 to Sat Mar 3, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees


Pressure at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Tues Feb 27 to Sat Mar 3, various times

Actor David Haig stars in his self-penned true thriller of how a Scottish meteorologist helped launch D-Day, despite strong opposition from his US counterpart. Tickets from £23.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3UX.

Tel: 01483 440000

Web: yvonne-arnaud.co.uk


Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast, Wed Feb 28 and Thurs Mar 1, 8pm

The sage of South Shields reveals the traits of the Control Enthusiast and shares stories both filthy and funny. Tickets £31.50.

G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.

Tel: 01483 369350

Web: glive.co.uk






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