What’s on where around Banbury: listings, April 7 edition

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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email editorial@banburyguardian.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.


Saturday April 9

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Leonie Brown Band (pop and r&b covers band).

Blue Boar, Chipping Norton, 9.30pm

Little Pig (classic rock covers band).

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Dave Cash. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Sunday April 10

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Tony Roberts. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Wednesday April 13

Banbury Folk Club, Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row, 8pm

One of the club’s favourite bands, Scarecrow, will be performing to launch their long awaited album. Their music ranges from traditional to contemporary folk with some jazz and blues. Also playing will be Pete Watkins, performing songs from a wide range of eras and styles. Admission costs £9 or £8 for concessions, including party food. Call 01295 709881 to reserve tickets.

Saturday April 16

Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Third Degree Leburn, original r’n’b, funk & soul band.


ODEON (Friday April 8 to Thursday April 14)

Batman v Superman 2D (12A)

Bolshoi: don Quixote live 2016 (cert TBC)

Eddie the Eagle (PG)

The Huntsman: Winters War (12A)

Zootropolis 2D (PG)

Odeon Kids

The Good Dinosaur (U)

1h33m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri-Mon 10:00

Odeon silver cinema

In the Heart of the Sea (12A) 2h02m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Wed 11:00

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A) 2h15m – £3.00 per Ticket– Doors Open 10:00am - Prompt Start Time – Wheelchair Access Available

Thu 11:00



Until Saturday April 16

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Stones In His Pockets is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a tour coming to the venue .Two actors play a vast array of eccentric and lovable characters in the play. Tickets for the show cost between £13 and £15 with performances at various times. Visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com or call 01608 642350 to book.

Today (Thursday April 7)

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Banbury Cross Players are holding open auditions for an evening of three one-act plays: David Tristram’s Peas, David Tristram’s The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. You do not have to be a member to audition but will be asked to join if cast. Actors will need to be available from July 10 for technical and dress rehearsals prior to performance from July 13 to 16. Email contactus@

banburycrossplayers.org.uk or visit

banburycrossplayers.org.uk for more information.

Thursday April 7 to Saturday April 9

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy

Odyssey Theatrical Productions presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Wood”. Classic fairytales are interwoven in an original way, resulting in a rather dark modern interpretation of “Happily Ever After”. Not recommended for young children. Performances are at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday. Visit www.odysseytheatre.co.uk or call 01295 267342 to book.

Friday April 8

The Mill, Banbury

Award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza brings her critically acclaimed 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show The Kardashians Made Me Do It to The Mill. Tickets cost £15. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9

Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse welcomes balletLORENT’s dance theatre adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale Snow White. Known for their fantastical and visually impressive productions, leading UK dance company balletLORENT present this new work charged with emotion through haunting music and exquisite storytelling, featuring Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s writing creating a visually powerful performance. Tickets: £11 to £19. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Saturday April 9

Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse

A fairytale favourite spun before your very eyes, Rumpelstiltskin is delightful children’s show from Ripstop Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre. Suitable especially for ages three to eight. It’s on at 11am and 2pm. Tickets cost £8 or £6. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.

oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Sunday April 10

Kineton Sports and Social Club, 7.30pm

The club presents its latest Live and Local-supported comedy production of Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Kepow Theatre, starring Kevin Tomlinson. This comedy show, completely improvised, looks at love in all its forms and uses storytelling, costumes, acting, well known song lyrics. Suitable for ages seven and above. Tickets cost £8.50 and £7. Call 01926 641024 or visit Lewis’ the Butchers in Kineton to book.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 9.30am in Duns Tew near The White Horse pub for a five-mile walk to Over Worton and Ledwell. Registered assistance dogs only.

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at Boddington reservoir car park for an eight-mile walk tracking the HS2. For more info: (01295) 279656 /710143. Registered assistance dogs only.

Sunday April 10 to Thursday April 28

Michael Heseltine Gallery, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney

Caroline Chappell: A Sense of Place. An exhibition of paintings and drawings inspired by the Oxfordshire landscape. Open Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4pm.

Wednesday April 13

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm in Middleton Cheney near the top of The Washle (St) for a scenic four-and-a-half mile walk to Buston Hill, Alpaca farm and Great Purston. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Thursday April 14

Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm

Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, performs in X&Y, a show about the very big and the very small - an abstract world of theatre and mathematics. Tickets start at £13. Call 01865 305305 or visit www.

oxfordplayhouse.com to book.

Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm

Film at the Library: Suite Francaise.

Adults £6, children £4, including ice-cream.

Friday April 15

Oxford Playhouse, 8pm

Verging on nearly four decades of stand-up, Jeremy Hardy will be appearing on the Oxford Playhouse stage. Known for his appearances on multiple panel shows, the host of Radio 4 show Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation is one of the UK’s foremost and respected comedians, with a Perrier Award under his belt from the Edinburgh Fringe, and multiple sell out tours across the UK and Ireland. An essential member of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, he is also a regular columnist in ES Magazine and The Guardian, unafraid to highlight his socialist politics. Tickets cost £15.

Call 01865 305305 or visit www.oxfordplayhouse.com to book.