* HEART-warming drama, classic operas and naked women are all some of the theatrical treats in store this month.

* First up is Dancing at Lughnasa by the Sinodun Players, which is being performed at 7.45pm from October 23-26 in Wallingford Corn Exchange.

The play centres around the daily activities of the Mundy family in 1930s rural Donegal, Ireland, during celebrations for the festival of Lughnasa. A household of five unmarried sisters begin to question just how unfulfilled their lives are.

Tickets are £10 on 01491 825000 or cornexchange.org.uk

*The Gilbert and Sullivan tale Iolanthe is being staged by Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society at 7.30pm from October 23-26.

The tale focuses on Iolanthe, a fairy who was banished from her kingdom for marrying a human.

Tickets for the show, at Gosford Hill School in Kidlington, are £12, concessions £10, on 01865 375613 or at kaosinoxon.org

* Another Gilbert and Sullivan tale is being performed by Abingdon Operatic Society at 7.30pm from October 28 to November 2.

Love complicates matters greatly as the search begins for the heir to the throne of Barataria in The Gondoliers.

Find out if there will be a happy ending by calling 01235 834383 or visiting abingdonoperatic.


* Finally, the Uffington Players will be taking it off while taking on the well-known play Calendar Girls.

A death in the family leads members of the Women’s Institute to embark on a money-making venture.

The cast is producing a calendar of its own to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Book tickets for the show in Uffington Village Hall, at 7.30pm from October 30 to November 2, by calling 01367 820231 or visiting uffingtonplayers.ticket source.co.uk Tickets cost £10 or £8 concessions.