Things to do in the Portsmouth area this weekend

Ben Martin and Pip Chamberlin in Barmy Britain - Horrible Histories by Birmingham Stage Company. Picture: Mark Douet
Ben Martin and Pip Chamberlin in Barmy Britain - Horrible Histories by Birmingham Stage Company. Picture: Mark Douet
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Here are our top picks. 

STAGE: Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain live on stage presents a whistle-stop tour of the history of Britain, featuring new scenes from their West End show. Tickets £15.50. New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, Saturday and Sunday, 1.30pm. 

CONCERT: Jubilate is a concert performed by Curtain Up productions in memory of one of their members who died last autumn. Proceeds to the Rowans Hospice. Fareham United Reform Church, Saturday, 7.30pm. 

TECHNOLOGY: Sit back and watch some of the best robot fighting entertainment as your your favourite robots battle it out live in Extreme Robots. Tickets £20. Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth, Saturday, 12pm and 4pm. 

EVENT: There will be a variety of different dinghies available for taster sessions, opportunities to sail a yacht or kayak during this Try Out Sailing weekend. Portchester Sailing Club, Saturday, 10am-3pm. 

OPERA: Making classical music accessible to the masses, The Opera Boys present a show of opera and classical for an evening of music and laughter. Tickets £19.50. Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Sunday, 7.30pm. 

GIG: Forest Folk presents The Gerry Colvin Band for an evening of music. Colvin, who toured with The Smiths in the 1980s, will be playing all of his famed jazz tunes. Forest Folk, North Boarhunt, Monday, 7.30pm.