* An innovative evening of philanthropic spirit takes place at the Old Fire Station this evening.

For £5, be a part of the Funding Network, a chance to meet people on the front lines of innovative social change. Four charities each have six minutes to deliver their mission statements before answering your questions, after which you’ll have the opportunity to pledge your own support for those you find most convincing.

There’s no obligation to give, but, for those looking to improve their karma in 2013, this is a great place to start. Tickets are available on entry, but you can book online at theoldfirestation.org.uk.

* A production of Patrick Hamilton’s gripping Victorian thriller, Gaslight, is presented by the Bartholomew Players in Eynsham Village Hall every evening from now until Saturday.

The play follows protagonist Bella Manningham’s descent into madness under the tyrannical wrath of her husband; a psychologically daring insight into the mind of an unforgettable character.

Tickets cost £8 and can be bought on the door, or from the Bartholomew Players publicity officer on 07721 744020.

* Fans of the Man in Black will be thrilled by The Johnny Cash Story at the New Theatre tomorrow.

The country legend’s music is relived by Roger Dean, whose expert knowledge of Cash’s songs and personal life should inspire and entertain all who witness his performance.

With his band the Lazy Boys, Dean sings Cash classics such as Big River and Ring of Fire, while telling the story that brought Cash from rural poverty to international stardom.

Tickets cost £25.90 and can be bought from atgtickets.com or by calling 0844 871 3020.

* Less than Kind continues at the Oxford Playhouse until Saturday.

This beautifully observed romantic comedy from Terence Rattigan has only recently seen the light of day, after laying undiscovered since 1944, due to an accident of wartime Britain.

Remarkably, this is its first ever production, directed by Adrian Brown, a personal friend of the playwright. It stars Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses) and William Gaminara (Casualty) as the politically averse but hopelessly lovelorn leads.

Tickets start at £16.50. Buy online at oxfordplayhouse.com or call 01865 305305 for the box office.