The week before panto and if you are not quite ready for slapstick British humour at its best then why not try a different kind of comedy? One Man Two Guvnors opens at the Archway for a 10 night run on Tuesday 3rd December. The play that made James Cordon into a superstar (sort of). I am looking forward to this. Full ticket and timing details here:

The Harlequin meanwhile, hosts the last comedy cottage of 2019 on Friday 29th. Headlined byJavier Jarquin – this festive feast of fun and laughter is in aid of local food banks. Donations of dry food are most welcome on the night. £11. 7.30pm.


Tributes, tributes and more tributes this week. The Red Lion, Bletchingley has an Elvis Tribute swinging his hips on Friday 29th and an ABBA tribute on Saturday 30th. Meanwhile, the Sportsman, Mogodor has a Robbie Williams night on Saturday 30th with one of the UK’s leading Robbie tribute acts letting us be entertained.

The Titanic Dance Band make their debut at the Old Oak Pub, Meadvale. Rave reviews on their facebook page from happy gig goers. Shake your stuff over a pint or two of the Old Oaks finest.  Saturday 30TH no ticket required.

Another venue, another debut. The Cage, the premier music venue in Reigate has international man of music Nick T making his Cage debut on Friday 29th.

Stuey Moon makes a welcome return to the Yard at Regiate Station. Friday 29th. 7-10pm. BYOB £6 entry. Check him out here:

BOOKS; As we draw to a close in 2019, thoughts turn to what books we would like to find under our Christmas tree on the 25th. Bookshops and newspapers are giving their best reads of 2019. For what it’s worth, this is one of mine.

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson was highlighted by no less than Barak Obama as one of his summer reads. It has an absorbing story and is loosely based on real life events. It turns the espionage thriller on its head. Try it and see.

Look out for the top books from local authors coming next week.

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