stage & screen
Grange Road, Hayes, UB8 2UE. Box office: 020 8561 8371. www.becktheatre.org.uk
Wednesday March 30
The Railway Children: A wonderful adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic. When Father is taken away, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. Forced to move to a simple cot, they learn about the railway from their new friend Perks and soon fall in love with it. £13.50, 2.30pm.
The Comedy Queens: An outrageous night of camp, comedy fun with two of the UK’s Top Drag Acts. Naughty jokes – for him for her, for everyone. Over 18’s only £10 or ticket and meal deal £17.50, 7.30pm.
Thursday March 31 to Friday April 1
The 6th Samanak Mela in London featurning Aryana Sayeed £45, 7pm.
Saturday April 2
Gordon Buchanan: Join Gordon Buchanan, the acclaimed wildlife cameraman and presenter of The Bear Family and Me as he hosts an evening of exciting personal recollections, and lets you into his world of weird, wild and
Sunday April 3
Tom Stade – You’re Welcome!: Brand-new show from the UK’s favourite Canadian resident. Candid and alluring, join Tom as he ruminates on life’s oddities and revels in his own perpetual shortcomings. Expect the brand-new show customary Stade flair; uncompromising humour, insatiable mischief and heaps of inspired improvisation. For ages 16+
Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD. Box office: 01895 673 200 www.compasstheatre.co.uk
Tuesday April 5 to Saturday April 9
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Brought to you by the same production team as Compass pantomimes.
Join Alice and drop down the rabbit hole to a magical place in Wonderland. Keep your head firmly on your shoulders and stay on the good side of the Queen of Hearts, plus attend a tea party that would make anyone go mad. See website for full list of performance times and prices.
Theatre Royal Windsor
Thames Street, Windsor, SL4 1PS. Box Office: 01753 853 888 www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
now until Saturday April 2
Shadowlands: Birdsong Productions in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present Shadowlands, the stunning drama written by William Nicholson that poses classic questions about religion, pain and love, through childhood innocence and the wonder of late-flowering love. £13 to £35, Tues and Wed 8pm, Thurs 2.30pm and 8pm, Friday 8pm, Sat 4.45pm and 8pm.
Paul Robeson Theatre
Paul Robeson Theatre, CentreSpace, Treaty Centre, High Street, Hounslow, TW3 1ES. Box office: 0845 456 2796
Friday April 1 to Saturday April 2
My Friend Peter – The Tale Of Beatrix
Potter: My Friend Peter is a family friendly folk musical for all those who seek big adventures in little places.
£7 or £5, family £20 (2 adults + 2 concessions), Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm.
Tuesday April 5
Pongo’s Party: featuring the voice of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher (AKA Mr Tumble) as Pongo the Pig.
With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is particularly suitable for two to seven year olds. Today is Pongo’s birthday but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember!
Come dressed in your best party clothes, join a huge children’s band and take part in the town’s biggest ever game of pass the parcel. Songs include: Hokey Cokey, Wheels On The Bus, I Am The Music Man and more. They use Makaton™ signing with singing so everyone can join in. £10.50 or £9.50, family £36 (2 adults + 2 concessions), 2pm.
12 Mattock Lane, London, Ealing, W5 Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk
Friday April 1
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Classic Cinema Club presents thisclassic cult horror-musical movie.
This musical comedy lovingly spoofs sci-fi and horror B-movies, and it soon became a cult classic that continues to have a fan following thanks to its enjoyable exuberance and irresistible song and dance numbers like The Time Warp and Sweet Transvestite.