No plans for the weekend?

Here we list five fabulous events on offer in Southampton between today (Friday March 25) and Sunday (March 27)

1. Les Misérables, Mayflower Theatre Storm the barricades for a ticket to this epic musical, which ends its Southampton run on Saturday night.

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”.

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With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master Of The House and many more.

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

Limited tickets remain at or 023 8071 1811.

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2. Preloved Kilo, 02 Guildhall Southampton

Shop through over six tonnes of preloved, vintage and retro clothing at this special event, which takes place tomorrow.

On entry, you’ll be given a big bag and it's then all down to you. Have a rummage through the rails and grab anything that takes your fancy.

Organisers handpick every single item from around the world. You’ll find mens and womens clothing and accessories from the 1950s to early 2000s.

Expect branded sportswear, t-shirts & polos, denim jackets, coats, skirts, blouse, dresses, jeans, Converse, leather jackets, scarves, handbags, funky shirts, knitwear, sheepskin and more!

Brought to you by Preloved Vintage Wholesale Ltd, the UK’s largest independent kilo company, the event runs from 10am to 5pm.

Entry tickets can be purchased on the door, priced £1.50 or £2 for green entry which will go towards offsetting the carbon footprint generated by attending the event by planting trees.

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3. Eric Gales, The 1865

He's been described as the best guitar player in the world - and he's coming to Southampton this weekend.

Eric Gales, considered the best by none other than blues titan Joe Bonamassa, will perform at The 1865 tomorrow.

Gales will perform songs from his recently released studio album Crown, a career-defining album, plus tracks from his extensive back catalogue.

On the new album, Eric shares his struggles with substance abuse, his hopes about a new era of sobriety and unbridled creativity, and his personal reflections on racism.

Eric Gales is a blues firebrand. Over 30 years and 18 albums, his passion for the music and his boundless desire to keep it vital has never waned, even when his own light dimmed due to his substance struggles.

Since 1991, the Memphis-born guitarist has blazed a path reinvigorating the blues with a virtuosity and rock swagger that has him heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix.

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4. Hampshire Cricket pre-season friendly, Ageas Bowl

With the new season just around the corner, Hampshire complete a two-day pre-season friendly at The Ageas Bowl against Worcestershire today.

Two friendlies, which saw them take on Gloucestershire earlier in the week, are then followed by a three-day fixture against Loughborough UCCE at The Ageas Bowl from Monday to Wednesday before the LV= Insurance County Championship gets underway on Thursday April 7.

Fans are able to attend The Ageas Bowl to enjoy the friendly action with no tickets required to gain entry.

Parking is free and gates will open at 10am ahead of play starting at 11am.

The Boundary Bar will be open serving food and drink.

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5. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, MAST Mayflower Studios

One of Britain’s greatest modern plays, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice opens its tour in our fair city.

The Olivier Award-Winning comedy-drama from Jim Cartwright has earned international acclaim across the globe.

Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff.

A mother and daughter central to the heart of this Northern fairy-tale, but as far apart in character as can be. Little Voice leads a quiet and unassuming life, seeking companionship and joy from music’s most iconic singers, whilst Mari prefers the sound of her own voice, indulging in a life of booze, cheap thrills and seedy men.

When Mari starts dating small-time club owner Ray Say, LV’s astonishing impersonations of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland to name a few, are thrust into the spotlight. Transformed and sensational, LV might just be Ray’s one and only chance to hit the big time, but what will the consequences be for mother and daughter?

The show stars TV favourites Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Loose Women) and Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Casualty), alongside ‘the girl of a thousand voices’ and two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee Christina Bianco, as Little Voice.

It runs until Saturday night. Tickets from or 023 8071 1833.