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March 2019

Much Ado About Nothing

March 21 - April 23
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A battle of wits, a case of mistaken identity, a secret love and a fair few meddling characters, the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre production group Scene Change is excited to present a new imagining of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing (Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 March), set in the context of post-WW2 Britain.

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Miss In Her Teens by David Garrick

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£11

LynchPin Theatre Company presents a rehearsed reading of David Garrick’s hilarious 18th century farce ‘Miss in Her Teens’ at The Electric Theatre Guildford, 26 March

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Paper Smokers – The Diary of an Expat

March 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£12

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Diary of an Expat is a semi autobiographic political comedy about an immigrant's journey towards full Britishness while a funny thing called Brexit threatens the European dream of life abroad

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The Selfish Giant

March 28 - March 30
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A beautiful adaptation of Wilde’s gem of a fairy tale, with enchanting music bringing all the magic and wonder to life, the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre production group Act Two presents The Selfish Giant (Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 March).  When the Selfish Giant chases the children from his beautiful garden, he builds a high wall to keep them out.  Spring, summer and autumn stay away too.  Winter is the garden’s only visitor – until one day, a small child…

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April 2019

No Man’s Land

April 4 - April 6
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Harold Pinter's tragicomic gem No Man’s Land (Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 April) sees two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and return to Hirst’s stately house nearby for a late-night session of witty banter, disturbing power games and the worship of alcohol.  This unique and haunting play is part mystery drama, part homage to the ghosts of the past and the fiction of memory.

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Joanna School of Dance – Come Alive – Musical Extravaganza 2019

April 4 - April 6
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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At the Electric Theatre from Thursday 4th until Saturday 6th April 2019. A Musical Extravaganza ~ full of life. Fantastic dancing, signing and acting. Not to be missed. A high energy show, packed full of some of our favourite musicals and performed by our talented young students

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The Remains of the Day

April 9 - April 13
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Nobel Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day (Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 April) is now transformed into an exquisite stage play by one of Britain's most exciting writers, Barney Norris.  This powerful story, which became a beloved Merchant Ivory film, is for anyone who has ever been afraid to follow their heart.

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Key for Two – a comedy play.

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - April 13 @ 10:00 pm
Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade
East Horsely, Surrey KT24 6RT United Kingdom
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£14

9-13 April - A divorcee 'entertains' two married gentlemen on different days of the week... confusion, mistaken identity and farcical situations abound.

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Oliver

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - April 14 @ 8:00 pm
Ben Travers Theatre, Charterhouse School
Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX United Kingdom
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£17.50

“Please Sir, I want some more!” Oliver Twist Lionel Bart’s classic musical Oliver! based on Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist has thrilled audiences old and young since it premiered in the West End in 1960 almost 50 years ago, taking 23 curtains calls on its opening night.  Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Oliver! features a wealth of iconic songs including Food Glorious Food,  Reviewing the Situation and As Long As He Needs Me.  Add a cast…

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The Man in the Moon presents ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’

April 11 - April 13
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£12.50

At the Electric Theatre from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April 2018. The Man In The Moon is delighted to return to The Electric Theatre to celebrate their 21st Anniversary production with a talented young cast aged 5 to 19 years old. Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a…

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AMELIA by George Purefoy Tilson

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe Mila, 1 Angel Court
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DT United Kingdom
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‘Amelia’ – a fascinating play about the enigmatic 1930's aviator Amelia Earhart. As well as record-breaking flights she was a pioneering role model. But who was the woman behind the myth?

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‘LOVE AND WONDER’

April 14 - April 15
The Guildhall, Guildford, High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3EL United Kingdom
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LOVE AND WONDER’: GUILDFORD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’S YOUNG ACTORS PERFORM AT THE HISTORIC GUILDHALL.

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My Mother Said I Never Should

April 16 - April 20
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Focusing on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives, Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should (Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 April) is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.  The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century.

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AMELIA – by George Purefoy Tilson

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £11

‘Amelia’ – a fascinating play about the enigmatic 1930's aviator Amelia Earhart. As well as record-breaking flights she was a pioneering role model. But who was the woman behind the myth?

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Nick Revell – Broken Dream Catcher

April 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£11

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Surreal satirical stories in the style of his Radio 4 series BrokenDreamCatcher “sublimely surreal…wonderfully odd.” (Sunday Times) “uplifting stuff” (Observer). “A master storyteller with a powerful and original mind” Beyond The Joke “A glorious piece of esoteric, literary fiction…anarchic erudite comedy” The List “wonderfully surreal” Morning Star “Nick Revell has done for magic realism what Austin Powers did for James Bond.” Times “…a sort of Jackanory for grown-ups and great fun…a…

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Kate Dimbleby – Sing Happy

April 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 18th April 2019. From Off Broadway to village Hall, Kate Dimbleby takes her one woman shows all over the world. This new show will have you singing and laughing along created with Cal McCrystal (Paddington, One Man Two Guvnors) and direct from the Edinburgh Festival. Kate weaves songs from the last 60 years with stories about the human voice and mesmerising layered vocals from her critically acclaimed album Songbirds. Kate improvises with the audience…

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Three Men in a Boat

April 20
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A rip-roaring barrel of fun, Giles Shenton plays Jerome K Jerome in Three Men in a Boat (Saturday 20 April).  A ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats, join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog.

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The Noise Next Door At Sea!

April 27 @ 2:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£10

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 27th April 2019. The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show THE NOISE NEXT DOOR AT SEA! Eight time sell out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere…

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The Noise Next Door Remix!

April 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 27th April 2019. The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show The Noise Next Door – REMIX!!! Eight time sell out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their…

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

April 28 @ 2:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£13

At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 28th April 2019. . I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book! From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children,…

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May 2019

Jane Eyre

May 2 - May 4
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Hotbuckle bring their inventiveness, humour and unique magic to Brontë’s compelling tale, Jane Eyre (Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 May).  The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands of her aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom but it is overshadowed by doubt, dark shadows and terrible secrets, and she must choose between passion and reason.

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Equus

May 7 - May 11
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller Equus (Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 May) explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality.  When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s violent act.

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Way Upstream

May 9 - May 11
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Four friends enjoying a holiday afloat, cruising up the River Orb through the most picturesque English Countryside.  What could be more pleasant?  Unfortunately, things do not go as smoothly as anticipated in this dark comedy.  Way Upstream (Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 May) shows all the insightful observations of the human condition and comedic skill that have made Alan Ayckbourn one of our most successful playwrights

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The Last Five Years – His/Her Productions

May 15 - May 17
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

At the Electric Theatre from Wed 15th May to Friday 17th May @ 7.30pm 'The Last Five Years' is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown. It tells the story of two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story in reverse chronological order, while Jamie tell his story in time order. As their stories unravel the toxic nature of their relationship becomes…

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The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce

May 16 - May 18
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr. Jane Watson on their journey from the streets of London to the Devonshire Moors as they attempt to solve a mystery.  The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce (Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 May) sees two fearless actors take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, playing every role in this fast-paced farce.

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

May 23 - May 25
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Following a sell-out West End run, The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 May) comes to Guildford.  A brilliant dramatisation of the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde, written by his grandson Merlin Holland, experience what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius – as this less than ideal husband is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.

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June 2019

Let’s All Dance – The Ugly Duckling

June 1 @ 11:00 am
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£10

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 1st June 2019 @ 11.am Feeling different, teased by his friends and not accepted by his family, the Ugly Duckling is sad and lonely. Through a series of adventures he soon learns who he really is and his family realises it doesn’t matter what you look like but how good your heart is. From the creators of The Princess & the Frog, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, The Owl & the Pussycat, Alice in Wonderland, The…

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Life After Sherlock

June 14
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£12

At the Electric Theatre on  Friday 14th June @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm Devil’s Drum Productions present……. ‘Life After Sherlock’ By Mike Grogan or ‘the extended memoirs of Doctor John H Watson’ A tale of blackmail, murder, suicide, deceit and treasure all in two acts! Sherlock Holmes has retired to a life of beekeeping. But back in Baker Street his good friend Dr. Watson discovers that the reason for his late wife’s death may not have been as it seemed at…

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July 2019

The Girl on the Train

July 8 - July 13
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth star in the gripping new play The Girl on the Train (Monday 8 – Saturday 13 July), adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide.  Rachel Watson longs for a different life.  Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love.  Or so it appears.

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(In)Visible

July 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£13

At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 18th July @ 7.30pm. (In)Visible is a brand new show about modern slavery and trafficking, with a Q & A session after the show. Four people on stage, each with a different story of trafficking and slavery. Chiara speaks about organ harvesting, Chrissie recalls her time in domestic servitude, Agnesa tells of sexual exploitation, and Tavish opens up about life in forced labour. Each story has remained invisible for so long, we want to…

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Ed Asner – A Man and His Prostate

July 27 - July 28
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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At the Electric Theatre on Sat 27th and Sun 28th July 2019 @ 7pm. Ed Asner takes one on a journey of pain, laughter and anatomy – not necessarily in this order. A comedy about Weinberger’s vacation to Italy and an unexpected visit to the hospital. This brilliantly written piece is beautifully told by Ed Asner (who knows Weinberger from Mary Tyler Moore days and they just wrote The Grouchy Historian together), who humorously creates awareness, pays tribute, and guarantees…

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