Your quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth area
GIG: MIDGE URE
Portsmouth Guildhall, Thursday, 7pm
After touring acoustically for two years Midge Ure is plugging back in with his Band Electronica for a career-spanning set. The Christians support.
THEATRE: SOUTHSEA SHAKESPEARE ACTORS
Station Theatre, Hayling Island, until Saturday, times vary
For their 70th anniversary, Southsea Shakespeare Actors will attempt to perform Rattigan’s Harlequinade, as well as all 39 plays from Loose Canon.
CINEMA: MARIE CURIE
Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Wednesday, 7pm
Karolina Gruszka stars as the eponymous heroine in the sweeping biopic Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge, following the challenging life of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist.
FOLK: DAOIRÍ FARRELL
Hambledon Folk Club, Wednesday, 8pm
Earlier this year Dublin folk-singer Daoirí Farrell won two Radio 2 Folk Awards – the Horizon Award for a new artist, and Best Traditional Track. Find out why at this intimate gig.
STAGE: SOUTH DOWNE SHOWSTOPPERS
Kings Theatre, Southsea, Thursday until Saturday, times vary
As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, South Downe Musical Society presents Diamond Showstoppers – songs from musicals they’ve performed.
STAND-UP: BOUTIQUE COMEDY
The Wave Maiden, Southsea, Thursday, 7.30pm
John Kearns – the only comedian to win the Edinburgh Comedy Award twice – will top a bill of the finest local stand-ups at the Boutique Comedy night.