Studio Session

Local emerging musicians have the chance to play a stripped back set at Norden Farm’s studio theatre, bringing together a host of styles and genres for an eclectic evening. The line-up features local singer and pianist Totie; Bracknell band Toxic Sofa, a duo who have been playing together for just over a year and perform eclectic folk rock; Scott McLachlan who has performed at Maidenhead Festival, Art on the Street and who also runs his own open mic night; and, Carrie Jane who will perform modern country and acoustic pop.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, Saturday, July 16, 8pm. Details: 01628 788997,

Back to the '80s

Georgie’s School of Dance and Drama brings a play in which four performers travel back in time to 1986, where they see what life was like before mobile phones, I-pods, and WIFI and in the days of big shoulder pads, big hair and leg warmers. So come along and meet the talented cast and help raise money for the MPS society.

The Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR, Saturday, July 16, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Details: 01494 582900,

The Pepper Show

The choir is bigger than before and more live bands will be performing throughout. All proceeds go to the Pepper Children’s Hospice at Home.

Court Theatre, Pendley Station Road, Tring, HP23 5QY, Tuesday, July 19 until Saturday, July 23. Details: 01442 507324,

Reptile Roadshow

Children over the age of six can meet the Enormous Crocodile’s friends in the jungle with the chance to hold a chinchilla, snake, lizard and a variety of wriggly bugs if they dare. Perfect for budding young David Attenboroughs who will enjoy learning lots of fascinating facts about the animals and their habitats.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL, Saturday, July 16, 12noon and 2pm. Details: 01494 892192,

Chicago the Musical

“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international, award-winning Broadway and West End musical, Chicago. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and together with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, the high-stepping duo fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG, until Saturday, July 16. Details: 0844 871 7615,

Tatcho Drom

Hear the beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans courtesy of Tatcho Drom who draw their inspiration from the music of the Romany gypsies across the centuries. The band creates fresh arrangements bringing together elements of classical, world and jazz in an exciting repertoire. They say they are inspired by the charisma of Esma Red?epova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, Sunday, July 17, 8pm. Details: 01628 788997,

Jordans Music Club Summer Festival

The concluding concert of this club’s summer programme will see the Trio Isimsiz piano ensemble play pieces from Haydn, Schumann and Schubert.

Jubilee Hall, School Lane, Seer Green, HP9 2QJ, Sunday, July 17, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 282943,

Flamenco Incognito

The international company Mi Flamenco bring their new creation new Norden Farm. Flying in straight from Spain, Flamenco Incognito features sultry sounds, pulsating flamenco beats, powerful song and virtuosic guitar playing along with charm, imagination and the unexpected. Together they mix theatre, dance and music to create the spirit of flamenco music in an authentic way. The show has three sections, each exploring a different mood and taking the audience on a journey and showcasing the difference aspects of this traditional artform.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, Thursday, July 21, 8pm. Details: 01628 788997,

The Chaplin Story

A heart-warming and powerful story told through the eyes of a young boy on his journey through the dark streets of Victorian Vaudeville London to the glitz of early Hollywood. This story follows Chaplin through his early career, showbiz ambitions and often-fractious relationship with his mother, family and his first love.

Wycombe Swan Theatre, St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE, Thursday, May 21, 7.30pm. Details: 01494 512000,