Located in Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury is a traditional town with plenty of history, boasting gorgeous architecture from the Tudor, Jacobean, and Georgian eras. Aylesbury has been home to several notable performers including actress Lynda Bellingham and dancer Brendan Cole as well as racing driver Mark Webber. Between the 60s and 80s, The Friar’s Club (a live music nightclub) hosted top bands and artists including Queen, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. Simon Cowell was often in attendance to scout out the latest talent. The town boasts the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, a museum in honour of the celebrated author. Every year, the town holds a Roald Dahl Festival which includes a procession of giant puppets of some of his best-loved characters. On Exchange Street, a bronze statue of Ronnie Barker of The Two Ronnies stands, the comedian having started his career in the town. Aylesbury theatre offers an ever-changing catalogue of the country’s best shows, as productions from across the UK tour here. The 1085-seat Aylesbury Waterside Theatre opened in 2010 and hosts just such a selection, including West End musicals, plays, ballet and opera, with a pantomime at Christmastime. The venue was officially opened by Cilla Black, with high-profile guests such as David Suchet, Simon Callow and Ruby Wax in attendance. It remains one of the foremost theatres for experiencing shows in Aylesbury.