TWO of the best-known faces in folk and acoustic music are coming to The Elgiva with their new joint album Copper, Russet and Gold.

Ashley Hutchings, founder of Fairport Convention and Ken Nicol, of Steeleye Span, are considered among the best musicians currently working in their genre.

The evening promises to be one that fans will not want to miss.

what? Hutchings and Nicol

when? Friday, October 29

where? The Elgiva theatre, Chesham

cost? £15 call: 01494 582 900


Be dazzled

THE magic of the musicals is on its way to the Elgiva thanks to a special performance

Broadway and Beyond is an uplifting celebration of the best of musical theatre presented in an engaging and entertaining package by one of the country's newest production companies. This mixture of live music, movement and humour is performed by a cast of West End professionals.

Audiences will be captivated by their vocal dexterity and musical agility, added to a dazzling array of costumes and the sounds of more than a dozen instruments.

what? Broadway and Beyond

when? Saturday, October 30

where? The Elgiva theatre, Chesham

cost? £16 call: 01494 582 900


Theatre group takes a new direction

THE Young Theatre in Beaconsfield is starting its new season with a performance of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls.

The theatre group features both adult and youth actors.

The haunting play marks a change in direction for the group, who performed a series of comedies last season.

what? An Inspector Calls

when? Wednesday, October 13 to Friday, October 15

where? The Young Theatre, Beaconsfield

cost? £10

call: 07503 247 123

Love and life in Leith

DUNDEE Rep Theatre's award-winning musical, Sunshine on Leith, is based on the songs of The Proclaimers.

The critically acclaimed production, written by Stephen Greenhorn, is directed by James Brining and stars Billy Boyd, who played Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as Davy.

First performed in 2007, it is a touching story about the lives of two Scotsmen who leave the army and return home to their families.

Three very different love stories ensue and are intertwined to create a funny, poignant and hugely entertaining show.

what? Sunshine on Leith

when? Tuesday, November 16 to Saturday, November 20

where? Theatre Royal, Windsor

cost? £20

call: 01753 863 444

Back to the Fusion

THE biggest, best and longest-running music day in Chesham, Fusion '10 is back.

This day of eclectic music started more than 17 years ago, and continues to build on its successes each year.

The bands taking part are treated to a professionally staffed theatre, fantastic stage lighting and effects and a PA mixed by a professional.

In addition to the main music stage in the auditorium, there is an acoustic stage in the foyer.

This event is about giving local bands a platform to show off their talents, and is a must for lovers of new and progressive music.

what? Fusion '10

when? Saturday, October 9, 4-11.30pm

where? The Elgiva theatre, Chesham

cost? £5 in advance, £7 on the day

call? 01494 582 900