Vibe helps you plan your weekend with the best of what's on in south west London and north Surrey on August 15 and 16.

Your Local Guardian: Ken Dodd goes through hundreds of tickling sticks in a year

COMEDY – Ken Dodd at New Wimbledon Theatre on Saturday, August 15

Last year marked the 60th of Ken Dodd’s career and the national treasure is still touring his whimsical comedy and songs in the family-friendly Happiness Show. Tickets cost £26.40 to £28.90. Go to

THEATRE – Open Air Theatre: Pride and Prejudice at Morden Hall Park from 7pm on Sunday (August 16)

Jane Austen’s romantic 19th century masterpiece is staged in an innovative and funny open-air production at Morden Hall Park. Tickets cost £12 adults and £8 children. Go to or call 0844 249 1895.

Your Local Guardian: Get the Marc Bolan experience: T.Rextasy tribute will bring pure ecstasy

MUSIC –  T Rextasy Unplugged at Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills on Saturday

Acoustic fans should not miss a one-off performance as T-Rextasy Unplugged brings you the songs of Marc Bolan played acoustically and sung by Danielz accompanied by John Skelton on congas and percussion. Go to

QUIZ – Kings Arms in East Street, Epsom, from 7pm on Sunday 

 Put the old grey matter to the test with a new set of taxing questions courtesy of the Kings Arms pub. There is a cash pot for first prize and a rollover jackpot which is open to everyone who takes part. There’s even a chance you’ll win a couple of free drinks too. Get a team together – no limit on size – and head down. Entry costs £2 per member. Call 01372636001.

THEATRE - Zero Down at Theatre 503, Battersea Park Road, Battersea until Saturday

When a student joins the zero hours team at a run down care home underlying tensions between the overworked nurses and their patients really start to surface. Tickets cost £12 or £10. Go to

Your Local Guardian: REVIEW: The Grand Budapest Hotel

FILM – The Lost Boys and Grand Budapest Hotel in Dulwich Park on Friday and Saturday

Cosy up under a blanket under the stars for a great film in Dulwich Park. On Friday, it’s the 1987 super-cool vampire flick The Lost Boys while Wes Anderson’s multi Oscar-winning Grand Budapest Hotel is on Saturday. Entry is from 7pm while the film starts at 8.30pm. Go to

THEATRE – Wind in the Willows at Streatham Rookery from Thursday (August 13) to Sunday (August 16)

Catch up with Badger, Mr Toad et al as Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved children’s book is adapted in this outdoor performance. Tickets cost £12 or £8. Go to

FAMILY – Mini golf in Sutton High Street, all month

Sutton High Street has been transformed in to a mini golf course this summer to keep families entertained. The nine-hole course features a series of different obstacles and is open 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. And it’s free. Go

Your Local Guardian:

FILM – Absolutely Anything (12A), out Friday

Monty Python star Terry Jones directs Simon Pegg in the London-filmed fantasy adventure where he suddenly gains the ability to do absolutely anything. The stellar cast includes the voice of his Monty Python co-stars, the late Robin Williams playing a dog and Kate Beckinsale.

ART – Rainforest of the Sea at Kingston Museum from 10am to 5pm daily until September 5

Enjoy photos of beautiful creatures against stunning coral reef in this free exhibition for all ages which highlights the wonders of the underwater world and the threats to one of the world’s richest and most diverse habitats. Go to

Your Local Guardian: Dr Who’s arch enemies – The Daleks

BOOKS – National Doctor Who Comic Day at Tolworth Community Library from 9.30am to 5pm on Saturday

Charge your sonic screwdriver and head over to the library for The Doctor’s national day, with quizzes, activities and the chance to decorate the library with TARDISes. It’s for ages 7 and over and you can drop in any time for free.

FITNESS – Park Fit at King Edward’s Recreation Ground, Hook, from 9.30am on Saturday

Turn up and tone for free by taking part in these free fitness classes, either abs, bums and thighs or bootcamp. Go to

Your Local Guardian: ET: Unseen Flying Object

Cinema – Twickflicks at Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham from 7.30pm on Saturday and Sunday

Films will be screen for free in Diamond Jubilee Gardens with Grease on Saturday and ET on Sunday. Seating and refreshments will be available. There’s free popcorn for anyone in fancy dress. Call 020 8487 5218 or email Edmund.O'

Your Local Guardian: VIDEO: A dog walker has become an internet sensation after a video of him chasing his dog, chasing deer in Richmond Park was posted on YouTube.

Outdoors – Deer in the City at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park daily from 10am to 4pm until August 20

Learn how the deer of Richmond Park have survived in the urban landscape of London for the last 400 years. A pop-up heritage pavilion will display and interpret photographs, video, and will host a programme of free events. It’s free. Go to

KIDS - Den building at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham from 12.30pm to 3pm on Saturday

Children aged three and up (accompanied by an adult) and have fun building dens in the woodland of Strawberry Hill. You’ll to dress appropriately, though there is no need to book. It costs £2 per child, payable in the shop. Call 020 8744 1241.