ONE: South African drama
TWO plays by South African writers will be premiered in Britain at Kilburn's Tricycle Theatre this summer.
The first, Karoo Moose, is written and directed by Lara Foot Newton and features acast from Baxter Theatre Centre, of Cape Town.
It tells the story of a young girl who lives in the isolated, poor village of Karoo and whose chance encounter with an escaped moose proves to be a life-altering moment.
Karoo Moose runs from June 16 to July 11. At the end of that run begins Koos Sas: Last Bushman of Montagu, which continues until August 1. It's a musical, performed in Afrikaans with English subtitles, that explores the life of its title character, an outlaw legend in South Africa.
What? Two South African plays
Where? Tricycle Theatre, High Road, Kilburn
When? Karoo Moose - June 16 until July 11; Koos Sas: Last Bushman of Montagu - July 14 until August 1. 8pm (7pm some nights), plus matinées 4pm Saturdays and 2pm some Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Cost? £10, £15, £20. Discounts and concessions available - call box office on 020 7328 1000
TWO: Comedy collared
THE last few tickets remain to see acclaimed comedian Harry Hill at the Comedy Bunker.
Because of the demand for tickets for his appearance yesterday (Wednesday), a second date was added to Harry's schedule, so make the most of this extra opportunity to see the show, which promises his usual unique brand of humour.
Support acts will get the audience warmed up, before Harry, famed for his big collars and satirical look at television, gets everybody giggling.
There are two shows each night. At the time of going to press, tickets were still available.
What? Harry Hill
Where? Comedy Bunker, The Fairway, Ickenham Road, Ruislip
When? Thursday, June 11, 7.30pm and 9.30pm
THREE: Can you Phil the music?
A CELEBRATORY but ghoulish wedding vocal piece is the highlight of a concert by Harrow Philharmonic Choir. As well as Joseph Horovitz' Horrortorio, they will perform English folk songs by Vaughan Williams. The concert also includes piano duets and 'surprise items'.
The choir will be conducted by John Wyatt in what is the last performance of the 2008/9 season.
What? Harrow Philharmonic Choir
Where? St John's Church, Woodcock Hill, Kenton
When? Saturday, June 13, 7.30pm
Cost? £10, concessions £8, ages 16 and under free contact: 020 8904 4644 or buy on door
FOUR: Well, I'll be blowed
THE irresistible one-man show that is Henry Blofeld comes to The Beck, to reveal just why the legend of the cricket world transcends his sport.
The former commentator on BBC Radio 4's famed Test Match Special, 'Blowers' became a national institution and once vowed never to retire.
Alas, he did, but only so that his thousands of fans can meet him up and down the country - those in Harrow and thereabouts are next to enjoy more than two hours of laughs and witty anecdotes.
What? The Loves and Laughs of Henry Blofeld
Where? Beck Theatre, Hayes
When? Monday, June 15, 7.30pm
Cost? £16, concessions £14
FIVE: On the trail of Canons
DISCOVER the hidden treasures of a restored 18th Century public open space as North London Collegiate School and St Lawrence Church throw open their doors to the public.
You can start to explore Canons Estate in the George V Memorial Garden in Canons Park, where The Friends of Canons Park are running a stall and the parkkeeper will be on hand to answer questions about the trees, shrubs and flowers.
Guests can pay a small charage to wander through the grounds of North London Collegiate School during the afternoon and peek inside an 18th Century house on the site of the palace of Canons, built by the first Duke of Chandos, James Brydges.
Some features of the gardens date back to the duke's original plans.
The school has arranged a Canons trail walk, a film show about the story of the estate, a short talk on the history of the school and the area, as well as providing children's activities.
What? Open Garden Squares
Where? Canons Park, Canons Drive, Edgware; St Lawrence's Church, Whitchurch Lane, Edgware; North London Collegiate School, Canons Drive, Edgware
When? Saturday, June 13, 10am-5pm. School open 1-5pm. Church tours between 2-5pm
Cost? Entry to North London Collegiate School, £3. Church tours are free