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January 2019

APPLES IN WINTER

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - February 5 @ 9:30 pm
Cafe Mila, 1 Angel Court
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DT United Kingdom
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£10

LynchPin Theatre Company presents the British premiere of Apples in Winter by US playwright Jennifer Fawcett. A moving drama of a mother making an apple pie for her son's last meal on death row The rehearsed reading is performed by Edie Campbell and directed by Claire Parker Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime while in the grips of withdrawal. It was violent and terrifying and resulted in the deaths of two teenagers who did not deserve to…

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APPLES IN WINTER

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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LynchPin Theatre Company presents the British premiere of Apples in Winter by US playwright Jennifer Fawcett. A moving drama of a mother making an apple pie for her son's last meal on death row The rehearsed reading is performed by Edie Campbell and directed by Claire Parker Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime while in the grips of withdrawal. It was violent and terrifying and resulted in the deaths of two teenagers who did not deserve to…

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Bouncers @ Flamingo Joe’s

January 23 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade
East Horsely, Surrey KT24 6RT United Kingdom
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£12

- A comedy play by John Godber, presented by The Nomads in the studio Bouncers By John Godber & Jane Thornton Directed by Hayley Clines Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th January at 7.45pm in the Studio Tickets: adults £12, students £10 Box office: 01483 284747 - or Book Online Bouncers is set in and around Flamingo Joe's - a nightclub, with the action focusing on the exploits of the four doormen and their customers. The play creates a vivid picture of the…

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Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

Bertolt Brecht’s compelling play tells Grusha Vachnadze’s story using a play within a play structure to make his political point – ‘What there is shall belong to those who are good for it.’ We will dip into and explore the text in a supportive atmosphere in relation to Brecht’s epic theatre techniques. Please bring a copy of the text with you.

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The Mousetrap

January 29 - February 2
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Gwyneth Strong stars in (Tuesday 29 January – Saturday 2 February).  Discover why Agatha Christie’s thrilling tale has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.  Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

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February 2019

Measure for Measure

February 4 - February 23
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, 5 Trinity Churchyard
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR United Kingdom

"The tempter, or the tempted, who sins most?" The Duke hands power to his deputy to reimpose laws that have grown too lax. A young man is sentenced to death for getting his sweetheart pregnant out of wed-lock. His sister, a novice nun, pleads to the deputy for her brother's life. When he demands sex in return for her brother’s freedom, she threatens to expose him…but who will believe her if she does? In a world where women are still…

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Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four

February 5 - March 9
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions,  (Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 February) is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale.  This breath-taking yarn is brought to life in a spectacular new stage adaptation featuring original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story telling for an unforgettable theatrical experience.  The game’s afoot!

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The Lady Vanishes

February 11 - February 16
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A new adaptation of the much-loved film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield star in The Lady Vanishes (Monday 11 – Saturday 16 February).  This quick-witted, devilishly fun thriller presents socialite Iris who is travelling home to England on the train when an accident introduces her to the mild-mannered Miss Foy, who suddenly disappears…

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The Adventure of Isaac Saddlesore and The Witches of Drenn

February 15 - February 16
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£10

At the Electric Theatre from Friday 15th to Saturday 16th February 2019. The Adventures of Isaac Saddlesore, adapted from the previously lost notes of Dr George Hotbuns. Originally an online Audio Series, following the intriguing and depraved exploits of London's most disreputable crime fighting duo. Whilst Sherlock Holmes, the infinitely better known and arguably more disciplined detective, approaches the autumn of his years, Isaac Saddlesore is busy seeking the ultimate high. He is, however, repeatedly interrupted by people asking him…

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Art

February 18 - February 23
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson star in  (Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February).  One of the most successful plays ever, Art is a phenomenon.  Having opened in 1996, the show took both the West End and Broadway by storm, winning every major theatre award including the Olivier, Tony and Molière.  Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance has been packing in audiences worldwide for more than twenty years.

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Be happy, Harry Hippo! 

February 20
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£9.50

At the Electric Theatre  on 20th February 2019 @ 11am & 2.30pm.. Hodgepodge Theatre presents Be happy, Harry Hippo! Harry Hippo has lost his smile and can’t seem to get it back. No matter what he tries or where he looks, Harry can’t find his smile anywhere. What will he do? Encouraged by resident motor mouth Olly the Oxpecker, Harry and Olly set off on a journey across Uganda to see new sights, hear new sounds and learn new things.…

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Sofa

February 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£13

At the Electric Theatre on 22nd February 2019 The sofa is where we make new worlds as children and seek solace as adults, a place to laugh, cry, play and discover. Join Rachel and Mark at their old family home exploring memories of loved ones living with dementia, and the changing perspectives they bring to those memories. The MakeShift Ensemble, with their compelling style, discover the effects of memory and 'unmemory’ on family relationships . Inspired by real life experiences…

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Don Quixote THE ROYAL BALLET – DON QUIXOTE

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming Borough Hall
Godalming , Surrey GU7 1HR United Kingdom
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£10 – £15

OUR SUNDAY AFTERNOON BOROUGH HALL ENCORE:  Date: Sunday 24th February 2019 Location: Cinema - Borough Hall Godalming Time: 2pm - 4.45pm approx. Doors open: 1.30pm for bar and socialising Cost: Adults £15  Concession £12.50  Children £10 Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP TRIUMPH IN CARLOS ACOSTA’S VIBRANT PRODUCTION OF THIS DAZZLING BALLET.

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A Song At Twilight

February 25 - March 2
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Simon Callow and Jane Asher star in Noël Coward’s A Song At Twilight (Monday 25 February – Saturday 2 March).  Bittersweet, hugely entertaining and full of sharp wit and repartee, this sparkling drama is about harbouring secrets and regretting missed opportunities. Noël Coward himself made his farewell stage appearance playing the semi-autobiographical role of Sir Hugo in the West End production of the play in 1966.

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The Death Show

February 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£12

At the Electric Theatre on Friday 28th February 2019. Death. A bit grim, isn't it. Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable, but does it have to be that way? Drawn together by their shared fear of death, 'thanatophobes' Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, contemplation and courage. Take time to celebrate your own mortality, laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the grim reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life…

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March 2019

GSC Stages: Approaching Shakespeare with Richard Neale

March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Shakespeare Company HQ, 14/15 Midleton Road
Guildford, GU2 8XW United Kingdom
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£120

Acting Masterclass: over one weekend at GSC HQ, you will work with Richard Neale, director of GSC’s Robin Hood and acting teacher at GSA. Under Richard's expert guidance, you will unlock Shakespeare’s verse and prose, demystify the complex language and discover clues in the text. This acting masterclass uses rehearsal room techniques and physical exploration to take you on the journey from page to stage. Topics over the weekend include: "Cus like you mean it"; Shakespeare’s Insults. "Rhythm and truth"; Practical use of…

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Doubt

March 3 - March 6
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£14

At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 3rd to Wednesday 6th March 2019. London Irish Productions are very excited to announce that our next production will be John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Doubt’. Made famous in 2008 in an Oscar nominated film starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davies and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, we are delighted to bring this production to the Electric Theatre in March 2019.

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The Turn of The Screw – Box Tale Soup

March 9
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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At The Electric Theatre on Saturday 9th March 2019 @ 3.30pm & 7.30pm. “Nobody but me, till now, has ever heard. It’s beyond everything. Nothing at all that I know touches it.” Award-winning Box Tale Soup present a new adaptation of Henry James’ disturbing story, featuring puppetry and a haunting original soundtrack. Edinburgh Fringe 2018 sell-out show. At an isolated estate, a young governess arrives. Before long she fears there is something darker in the depths of Bly House, and…

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Rough Crossing

March 11 - March 16
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A high class comedy on the high seas, Stoppard’s most hilarious and brilliant play Rough Crossing (Monday 11 – Saturday 16 March) comes to Guildford.  The sharp Atlantic winds turn to world-class gales of laughter as these colourful characters become tangled up in a typically Stoppardian string of absurd events.

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William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 20 @ 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£39.60

One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' tells the story surrounding Theseus and Hippolita’s nuptials. Disturbing fairies, power struggles and jealousy with a bit of slapstick thrown in. Three parallel plots are brought together. We will read the play together in a supportive atmosphere, as Shakespeare was written to be heard. This will open up opportunities for discussion and sharing ideas. Please bring a copy of the text with you. 13 & 20 March · 10am–1pm (2 Wednesdays)

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Hotel du Chocolat

March 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Allow performers from Scary Little Girls to stimulate your senses! This intimate storytelling salon celebrates the relationship between cocoa nibs and forbidden literature…When chocolate was first brought to England in the 1600s, it was considered a taboo substance, enjoyed only by the risque and elite in private salons. Some of our finest literature was also once considered too provocative for public consumption and was heard in similar salon environments by only…

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The Jungle Book by Jellyfish Theatre

March 16
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.50

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 16th March @ 11.30am & 2.30pm. "The Jungle Book", a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories. Mowgli is an abandoned man-cub who grows up in the jungle with the wolf pack. A cuddly bear called Baloo and a sleek black panther called Bagheera teach him all about the jungle. The mischievous monkey people (watch out!) whisk him away to their secret hideout and Kaa the snake has to rescue him. But Shere Khan…

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Guildburys Theatre Company presents Oh Romeo

March 20 - March 23
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£17

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd March 2019. It’s 30 years after Romeo and Juliet failed to commit suicide, and the world’s ideal lovers are married … and constantly fighting. Their youthful romance has long gone and married life is full of rows. Romeo’s been disinherited by his family and Juliet’s mother refuses to die. As if that weren’t enough, they have a teenage daughter who’s discovered punk rock and electric guitars. William Shakespeare is turning…

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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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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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April 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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To Kill A Mockingbird

May 13 - May 18
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Experience the critically acclaimed, utterly enchanting production of one of the greatest novels of the 20th century as To Kill A Mockingbird (Monday 13 – Saturday 18 May) comes to Guildford.  Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community.  With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth and his courageous daughter Scout brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.

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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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