MISTAKEN identity, two murders, a medium who really can reach the other side and the ghost of a long deceased thespian are amongst the attractions awaiting visitors to The Crippled Harlequin, a guest house in the Peak District, when they arrive to spend their Christmas holiday in the country. Who will murder who and what are their true motives? Join Dalian Players at Woolston Methodist Church, Southampton, from Thursday to Saturday. Tickets: 023 8043 8596.
nA PORTUGESE time share villa run by an incompetent rep who likes a tipple. Two couples having double booked the same week for their luxury romantic holiday hideaway.
Add to this, confusion, mistaken identity and the arrival or one or two unwanted guests and you have the perfect comedy mayhem. West Moors Drama present Holiday Snap, a two act comedy written by John Chapman and Michael Pertwee, at West Moors Memorial Hall from Thursday to Saturday. Tickets are £6 on the door.
n TIME and Time Again by Alan Ayckbourn is performed by Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society next week.
The comedy revolves around a complex divorcee Leonard (Vic Milne) who conducts a furtive affair with the fiancée (Debbie Murray) of his clean-cut friend Peter (Richard Sansom), through the seasons of the sporting calendar, from the promise of spring cricket to autumn's football fixtures.
Set in a conservatory and garden, the home of Anna (Di Buck) his mousey sister, fretting over domestic arrangements, and Graham (David Balfour) his boring know-all, brother-in-law, this is a light effervescent comedy.
Directed by Brian Buck, performances at the Vernon theatre in Lyndhurst take place from Thursday to Saturday. Box office: 023 80282729.
n THE Performing Arts Company invite you to take a journey with them aboard the most famous and luxurious ship of all time. RMS Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912 and headed into the history books and into our hearts.
Titanic – Pride of the White Star dramatically tells the story not only of the events of that terrible night but some of the lesser known stories of heroism and personal sacrifice of some of her passengers and crew.
It tells the story of how three items came to give them a common link to our hero, Charles Joughin, chief baker on Titanic.
Call 01489 799499 or book online at theberrytheatre.co.uk.
n THE final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical.
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of Second World War provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.
RAODS present The Sound of Music at The Plaza, Romsey, from Monday to Saturday.
Tickets: plazatheatre.com or 01794 512987.