CANADIAN actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over - and over- and over again.

The result of this misspent youth is his show, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into 60 minutes.

Whether you are a committed Star Wars fan or simply want to enjoy a fast-paced, fun-filled night out, this should take you away to a comedy galaxy, far, far away.

what? Charles Ross: One-Man Star Wars Trilogy when? Thursday, September 8, 8pm where? The Elgiva theatre, St Mary's Way, Chesham cost? £15, £16 call: 01494 582 900 see:

Young thespians present

FANCY seeing what the cream of our theatre talent has to offer? Then pop along to the Milton Keynes Theatre this week to see a special production of West Side Story.

Under the banner of Stage Experience, the cast of nine to 21-year-olds has been busy rehearsing for the hit production of the tale of two rival New York gangs.

Led by a team of professional directors, choreographers and a full orchestra, up to 150 local actors, singers and dancers feature in the show.

what? West Side Story when? Until Saturday, August 6, 7pm (matinee at 2pm Saturday) where? Milton Keynes Theatre, 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3NZ cost? £15-£19 call: 08448 717 652 see: 2493/657/ Milton-Keynes/Milton-Keynes-Theatre/ West-Side-Story-Tickets

They'll be bowled over

WITH England well on the way to being crowned the world's best team, cricket is arguably more popular than ever.

Children can brush up on their skills between the wickets at a five-day camp.

With expert bowling, fielding and batting coaching, it should be a great way to occupy the children for a week and boost their fitness levels.

what? Cricket Clinic for ages seven to 13 when? Monday, August 8 until Friday, August 12, 10am-3pm where? Little Marlow Cricket Club, Church Road, Little Marlow cost? £50 for the week or £15 per day call: 07597 451 073

Chance for children to behave like clowns

CHILDREN can learn a range of skills including scarf juggling, plate spinning, diabolo, stilt walking and more at Little Chalfont Community Library in September.

There will be two circus workshops during the day.

Organised by library chairman Jim Brooks, the workshops are free but children must be registered to attend as numbers are limited. Please register at the library.

These workshops are being held in support of the circus-themed Summer Reading Scheme for children.

what? Circus Workshops when? Thursday, September 1, 10am-noon; 2-4pm where? Little Chalfont Community Library, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QA cost? Free call: 01494 764 602

Why, it's Grease dancin'

BUDDING Sandys and Dannys should head to the Swan for a Grease-inspired dance class.

You will be given a drink on arrival and canapes will be served throughout the evening to make the night even more memorable.

Fancy dress is encouraged and the night is said to be suitable for all ages - so come on you Pink Ladies and T-Birds!

what? Jive when? Saturday, September 10, 7.30pm where? Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE cost? £20 call: 01494 512 000 see: