What’s on where around Banbury: listings, March 31 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.


Friday April 1

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

The Young Elvis Presley starring Mark Summer, direct from the West End. Tickets: £16.50. Call 01295 279002

The Mill, Banbury, 8pm

Mark Summers portrays a young Elvis Presley. The show takes audiences through the early Sun recordings to the making of a King in a show packed with all his greatest hits. Tickets cost £16.50. Call 01295 279002 or visit www.themillartscentre.co.uk to book.

Saturday April 2

GF Club, Spiceball Park Road, 9pm

Pop, r&b and rock ‘n’ roll covers band 40 Watt.

Duns Tew Village Hall, 7.30pm

Manchester duo Blackheart perform tracks from their new album Songs from a Satellite. Blackheart’s music is a unique fusion of folk,rock and pop featuring the voice of Chrissy Mostyn and multi-instrumentalist Rick Pilkington. They have collaborated with the likes of Wet Wet Wet, Sad Cafe and Peter Andre. Tickets are £12, including supper. Call 01869 337770 or email dunstewvillagehall@googlemail.com to book.

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Danny Fisher. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Sunday April 3

Middleton Cheney Social Club, 7pm

Jackie Faye. Admission £2 members, £4 non members.

Banbury Country Music Club, Cornhill Centre, Banbury, doors open 7pm

Blake and Brazil. Admission £5.

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).


ODEON (Friday April 1 to Thursday April 7)

Batman v Superman 2D (12A)

Eddie the Eagle (pg)

Zootropolis 2D (PG)

Royal Ballet: Giselle (Live)

Odeon Kids

Snoopy & Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie (U)

1h33m – £2.50 per Ticket – Prompt Start Time

Fri - Thu 10:00

*Allour advertised film start and running times exclude adverts and trailers. During busy performances you may be required to queue outside until the auditorium is ready. Please check the cinema’s website for the most up to date films and times available for booking.


Until Saturday April 2

Oxford Playhouse

Musical Youth Company of Oxford tap their way onto the stage with timeless classic 42nd Street. This award-winning teenage musical group, based in Oxford, have over 50 members and are known for performing musical theatre productions throughout their 27-year history. The show is a musical comedy with showstopping routines, and some unforgettable songs. 42nd Street has won Tony and Olivier awards for Best Musical and features songs including We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway and Forty-Second Street,. Tickets start from £11.50 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or by visiting www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Sunday April 3

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 10am Chipping Norton New Street car park. For a ten-mile walk via Salford, Rollright Stones and Little Rollright with a picnic lunch en route. For more info: (01295) 279656 /710143

Monday April 4

Oxford Playhouse

Much-loved comedian, actor and writer Ruby Wax takes to the stage with Frazzled – A Guide to Mindfulness. With advice for all, this accessible talk provides a balance between the honest, laugh out loud personality of the comedian herself, to the guidance of a trained cognitive therapist. Tickets cost £17. Call 01865 305305 to book.

Tuesday April 5 to 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.

Wednesday April 6

Ramblers walk - non-ramblers welcome

Meet at 2pm in Bodicote near the church for a five-mile walk in area. Registered assistance dogs only. For more info: (01295) 710143 / 279656

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Brigadier David Innes presents Redcoats to Riflemen. The talk focuses on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Raised in 1741, the regiment played important roles in many theatres of war, including the American War of Independence, Waterloo, both World Wars, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Tickets: £5. Call 01993 810 210 or visit www.sofo.org.uk to book.

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

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 formsand 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.