Welcome to our regular round-up of entertainment highlights, in an around Guildford, and from what we can see July is really shaping up to be a Crackerjack!

We start as always with our great friends at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre as they kick start the month with a hilarious adaptation of the classic The 39 Steps. Brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier and Tony Award Winning Comedy, It’s back out on a UK tour after nearly 10 years in London’s West End, and taking Broadway by storm.

If first class tribute acts are your thing, then you’re in luck, with no fewer than three brilliant nights to choose from. Money for Nothing, Europe’s #1 Dire Straits show take the stage on July 9th, with Sweet Caroline, the ultimate Neil Diamond appearing on the 10th, while on the 17th it’s a fabulous tribute to The Magic of The Carpenters.

But, for fans of stand-up comedy at its very best, the remarkable Richard Herring is live on stage on the 16th, with his hilarious, and inspirational show, Can I have my Ball Back?

Our neighbours at G Live host a genuine A lister on Saturday July 6th when Jimmy Carr rolls into town, you can expect two things from Jimmy, outrageous comedy, and queues for the box office.

On Friday 12th, The Music of James Bond by Candlelight promises to be a spectacular evening brought to you by a host of West End talent, accompanied by a stunning live band.

Other G Live highlights include The Rat Pack – Live in Concert on the 11th, and the Hellfire Comedy Club, also on the 11th

The astonishing Guildford Shakespeare Company are performing their remarkable production of Romeo and Juliet until July 13th, it’s a promenade production, using a number of iconic locations in the town centre. This has to be seen, to be believed, and if you can grab a ticket, do not miss out.

We will finish our roundup for July with not one, but dozens of live events as Guildford Fringe Festival comes to town, with a stunning line-up of acts to choose from. Highlights include the brilliantly funny Susie McCabe on July 7th, a harrowing telling of the Bethnal Green tragedy on the 8th, and the musical comedy genius of Katie Pritchard, on the 12th

There is so much more going on at the Fringe, and it runs until July 20th at venues in and around the town, please visit their website for ticket details, and information about the Free Fringe programme.

Have a great month, we know that we will.