Autumn Activity 9 8 Basil’s back Holiday Inn Winchester’s autumn/winter entertainment programme sees the return of the Fawlty Towers tribute cast on December 6, back by popular demand in Basil’s Christmas Carol, a hilarious take on the Dickens’ classic which features visiting ghosts from Basil’s past. A three-course dinner is included in the ticket price £42. The hotel will also be presenting the Ultimate Elton Tribute Night on November 29. Voices for Hospices Voices for Hospices Choir is performing a ‘Massed Come and Sing’ of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Winchester Cathedral on October 12. The concert will support all seven Hampshire- based Hospices: Countess of Brecknock, Countess Mountbatten, Naomi House and Jacksplace, Oakhaven, Rowans, St Michael’s and the soon-to-be opened Winchester Hospice. More than 500 singers will be present with an orchestra, soloists and conductor. Singers and the audience pay £25 per person, with the title role sung by world renowned bass baritone Thomas Allen. 10 On stage Award-winning homegrown talent is at the Theatre Royal Winchester in the form of The Great Big Radio Show (October 21-22) about a Saturday night radio programme that has lost its star – it’s written by city playwright Philip Glassborow and brought to the stage by Winchester’s The Discarded Nut Theatre Company and The Spitfire Sisters. Sarah Thomas stars as Miss Marple in Agatha Christie classic A Murder Is Announced, from November 11-16. Children will enjoy The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog, from October 31 to November 2, when author Julia Donaldson takes to the stage to perform her beloved tales, whilst family pantomime Dick Whittington runs from November 30 to January 5. Resident 15