The Girl on the Train pulls into Bromley 
Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel The Girl on the Train (2015) was adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt in 2016, then for the stage in early 2019. The story follows Rachel Watson, an alcoholic who fantasises about the lives of a couple she sees through the train window every morning. But when Rachel learns the woman she’s been secretly watching has gone missing, she becomes both witness and suspect in a thrilling mystery. The production comes to the Churchill Theatre this week, starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders, Mount Pleasant and Game On).
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. October 14 – 19, at 7:30pm with additional 2:30pm matinees. Admission: £22.50+/concessions available. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Join in the Royal Parks autumn 5 or 10K in Greenwich Park 
Take part in, or watch, the Royal Parks autumn 5 or 10K in Greenwich Park this Sunday, October 20. The course offers a mix of exhilarating downhill, shaded paths and a steady climb to the London Marathon start line, where more than one million people have begun the biggest run of their lives in the past. On the finish line, runners are presented with a souvenir medal.
Greenwich Park, London SE10 8XJ. Registration deadline: October 17 at 11:59pm. Race date: October 20, from 9:30am – 12pm. Admission: £14 – £16 for 5K/£17 – £19 for 10K.

Madness at the Bob Hope Theatre
It’s been over 40 years since Camden ska band Madness first got together, and a whopping 37 years since they released their hit single ‘Our House’ – still a household favourite today. Come and sing along to all your favourite Madness songs at the Bob Hope Theatre, where writer Tim Firth’s musical Our House is showing this week. Performed here by the Bromley Players, the play explores themes of love, family values, growing up and dealing with losing the people who shape you.
Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, Eltham, London SE9 5TG. October 16 – 19 at 7:45pm and additionally at 2:45pm on Saturday.
Admission: £14-£15. 

A tender, funny play from a former Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion 
See the debut play from former Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion Zia Ahmed, which is showing at the Canada Water Theatre this week.
I Wanna Be Yours follows young couple Ella from Yorkshire and Haseeb from London through their playlists, pizza orders and battles to make a relationship work despite the elephant in the room. It’s a tender, funny and often lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got.
Canada Water Theatre, 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7AR. October 16 – 19, at 8pm. Admission: £14/£10 concessions.

Help prevent hate crime 
To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019 (October 12 – 19), Metro Woolwich is hosting a free seminar that will provide attendees with the tools to challenge bias and help prevent hate crimes. The seminar is open to everyone and is about bringing people together in solidarity to remember those who have been lost, but is also a chance to share ideas and stories of those who have caused change.
The main room-METRO Woolwich, 1st Floor Equitable House, 7 General Gordon Square, London SE18 6FH. October 18, from 6pm – 8:30pm. Admission: FREE. Contact to reserve a space.