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Events and things to do in Buckinghamshire - March 2015

PUBLISHED: 10:07 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:11 02 March 2015

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A whole host of events to enjoy and things to do across Buckinghamshire this month.

Chiltern Camerata concert

The Chiltern Camerata, Conductor Sam Laughton, with the Camerata Consort will perform Bach’s Mass in B minor on Saturday, 21 March at All Saints’ Parish Church, Church Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6RF.

The concert starts at 7.30 pm (doors open 6.45 pm) and tickets are: £12, unreserved, (£10 concessions), under 18s: free admission. They can be purchased at Tourist Information Offices in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough, as well as: The Record Shop, Hill Avenue, Amersham; Perfect Pitch, The Broadway, Chesham; Rosehill Instruments, London End, Beaconsfield; Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn. 
See www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk.

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Adventure all the way

With three shows a day over the weekend of 7-8 March, the arrival of the Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure to Milton Keynes Theatre will excite young fans. This interactive show takes them to strange new worlds full of mysteries to unravel, with surprises around every corner, tel: 08448 717652.

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Musical escape to the Swinging Sixties

The delightful Dreamboats And Miniskirts, the sequel to the sell out Dreamboats and Petticoats, arrives at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre from 9 March.

Set to showcase the greatest hit songs, this musical is set in 1963. Bobby and Laura’s single ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ is only half a hit. Norman and Sue have settled down to non marital bliss – and a baby! And Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy. Then the advent of the Beatles and the Merseyside sound is inspirational, tel: 08448 717627

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Deliciously dark fairy tale

Think you know the Hansel & Gretel story? Well this version coming to Milton Keynes Theatre on 21 March and performed by Welsh National Opera, adds fun and fantasy and is only suitable for those over 10. For a start, director Richard Jones revels in the nightmarish aspects of the story, dwelling on the hunger, gluttony and cannibalism which lie beneath the fairy tale’s surface. Sung in English with surtitles in English, tel: 08448 717652.

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Dancing delights

Strictly’s Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag bring their ‘That’s Entertainment’ tour to Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre on 8 March, tel: 08448 717627

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Performance Highlights

AYLESBURY

2-7 March, Arcadia; 7 March, Only Fools & Boycie; 8 March, Anton & Erin – That’s Entertainment; 9-14 March, Dreamboats and Miniskirts; 17-21 March, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; 22 March, The Stagecoach Charity Extravaganza; 24 March, An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson; 25 March, Killer Queen; 27 March, The Johnny Cash Roadshow; 31 March – 4 April, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, tel: 08448 717627

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HIGH WYCOMBE

6 March, Jackson Live; 7 March, The Chuckles of Oz; 16-18 March, Cirque Berserk; 20 March, The Dreamboys; 21 March, Omid Djalili; 22 March, Chiltern Academy; 24 March, The Reduced Shakespeare Company; 25 March, Pasha Kovalev: Star of Strictly; 26 March, Swan Lake

Wycombe Swan Theatre & Town Hall, St Mary Street, tel: 01494 512000

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MILTON KEYNES

1 March, Chas & Dave; 3 March, Jimmy Carr: Funny Business; 4 March, The Hollies; 5 March, Sing-a-Long-a-Sound of Music; 7-8 March, Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure; 10-14 March, To Kill a Mockingbird; 15 March, The Bootleg Beatles; 16 March, Anton & Erin – That’s Entertainment; 18 March, WNO Chorus!; 19 March, WNO The Magic Flute; 21 March, WNO Hansel & Gretel; 23-28 March, The Woman in Black; 30 March – 4 April, The Producers

Milton Keynes Theatre, Marlborough Gate, tel: 08448 717652

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6 March, An Evening with Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen); 8 March, Richard Digance; 12 March, Audience with Mica Paris; 22 March, Jo Caulfield; 28 March, The Bedford and Milton Keynes Jazz Festival 2015 presents the Kit Downes Trio & Tricko

The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, tel: 01908 280800

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Other events:

• 1 Match, NSPCC Snowdrop Sunday Walk, West Wycombe Park, tel: 07748 321461 (daytime only)

• 1 March, Wedding Fair, Wycombe Swan Town Hall, contact: info@berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk

• 1 March, Magnolia House Open Garden, Magnolia House, Wooburn, tel: 01628 525818

• 7 March, Piano Recital – Geoffrey Hopkins, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury, tel: 01296 437641

• 7-8 March, Stunt Challenge, West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire, tel: 0207 7311499

• 7 March, Vale Harvest Local Food Market, Banks Park, Haddenham Village Hall, Haddenham, www.valeharvest.weebly.com

• 8 March, Stoke Place Wedding Fair, Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, tel: 01235 770078

• 14 March, Bach: St John Passion, All Saint’s Parish Church, Castle Street, High Wycombe, tel: 01628 672457

• 15 March, An Afternoon Tea Concert, St Lawrence Church, West Wycombe

• 15 March, Wind in the Willows Open Garden, Higher Denham, tel: 07740 177038

• 19-21 March, Old Money – performed by Chesham Theatre Company, The Little Theatre by the Park, Church Street, Chesham, tel: 07938 050731

• 21 March, The Paths and Old Roads, Watering Holes for Man and Beast, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road, Aylesbury

• 21 March, Misbourne Symphony Orchestra Concert, The Amersham School, Stanley Hill, Amersham

• 22 March, Chilterns Cycle Challenge, Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury, tel: 01442 820740

• 25-28 March, High Wycombe Scout & Guide Gang Show, Lancaster Arts Centre, Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe

• 28 March, Amersham Concert Club, Dr Challoner’s School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, tel: 01494 765420

• 29 March, Chesham Bois House Open Garden, Chesham Bois, tel: 01494 726476

• 29 March, Wedding Fair, Hedsor House, Hedsor Park, Nr Taplow, tel: 01276 451498

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