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October 2018

Rain Man at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 22 - October 27
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Based on the Oscar-winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, and won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor, Rain Man (Monday 22 – Saturday 27 October) comes to Guildford.  Embark on a trip across America with self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt and his long-lost older brother, Raymond; an autistic savant with a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office. Tickets are…

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On Golden Pond in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 25 - October 27
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A funny, endearing and touching story, On Golden Pond (Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 October) sees Ethel and Norman Thayer return to their summer home for the forty-eighth year.  He is a retired professor nearing eighty, but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever.  His spirited wife delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking…

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Trial By Laughter at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 29 - November 3
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play, Trial by Laughter (Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November).  William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny – about religious texts, the despotic government and the libidinous…

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November 2018

Dracula in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 1 - November 3
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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One of the most iconic novels ever written, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 November) is a monumental, genre-defining gothic classic.  Immortal only as long as he is able to drink the blood of the living, Dracula has come to the New World, in search of lustful power.  Jonathan Harker and Van Helsing must race to defeat him, before it is too late…  This brand-new stage adaptation is brought to irresistible life in a contemporary, spine-chilling masterpiece of fear.…

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Peter Shaffer’s ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£12.90

Peter Shaffer explored farce and epic tragedy in his writing. One of the foremost dramatists of our time, he repeatedly wrestled with his ordered puritanical side and his anarchic tendencies. His plays reflect these two elements of his personality. We will look at some of his texts and read extracts from The Royal Hunt of the Sun, which stunned audiences in its first performances. Shaffer wished he could be more like some of his characters and ‘live in the moment…

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Murder For Two at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 8 - November 10
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A hilarious high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two (Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 November) is a madcap murder mystery with a twist.  Two actors play thirteen characters – and the piano – in this acclaimed new musical, creating a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder.  This loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays reunites the Olivier award-winning musical team, Paul Taylor-Mills and Luke Sheppard.   Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483…

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The Unknown Soldier in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 9
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A moving, often humorous, but above all thought-provoking story of comradeship, betrayal and promises, The Unknown Soldier (Friday 9 November) follows the carnage of World War One.  Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home – for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend.  He has a promise to keep and debt to repay.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and…

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Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 10
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Think The Naked Gun and Airplane! mixed with a steamy costume drama in this laughter-filled parody of D.H. Lawrence’s novel. Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Saturday 10 November) features long contemplative looks into the middle distance, moments of touching drama, plenty of farce and a gentle stroke of innuendo.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee)   Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

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Dad’s Army Radio Hour at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 13
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, David Benson and Jack Lane present Dad’s Army Radio Hour (Tuesday 13 November). Showcasing impressive feats of vocal impersonation, these two actors will play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes, featuring cherished characters and based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk    

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Guildburys Theatre Company: Dracula

November 14 @ 7:45 pm - November 17 @ 10:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

The enduring gothic vampire horror, Dracula, is given a modern twist in this acclaimed adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. An English lawyer visits his mysterious Transylvanian client only to be imprisoned in a castle filled with terrors. Back home, his fiancée and her friends are plagued by the supernatural, heralding the arrival of a creature from the darkest reaches of mankind’s history. Can Dracula’s lust for conquest be ended once and for all? Guildburys Theatre Company presents the story…

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Salad Days at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 15 - November 17
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds’ award-winning Salad Days (Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November) is an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters.  Its energetic and peppy score, featuring songs such as We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back, Look At Me, I’m Dancing and We’re Looking For A Piano, makes the show one of Britain’s best-loved and sunniest musicals. Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk  …

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The Big ENORMOUS Present in the Mill Studio at Guildord’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 17
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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It’s big, it’s huge, it’s… ENORMOUS!  A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground.  Who can it possibly be for?  Jack, Dot or Polly?  What could be waiting inside? The Big ENORMOUS Present (Saturday 17 November) explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving.  Most suitable for ages 3-8 years. £9 Ticket price includes 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee Running time: 50 mins Box Office:…

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Rebus: Long Shadows at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 19 - November 24
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels have dominated the detective fiction market with the subsequent television series ensuring the detective’s legendary status. Now, alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro, Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time.  Charles Lawson stars as Detective Inspector John Rebus in Rebus: Long Shadows (Monday 19 – Saturday 24 November). Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk Times are…

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THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

November 19 - November 22
The Back Room at The Star Inn, Quarry Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3TY United Kingdom
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£15.75

ABOUT THE SHOW Not much happens in an isolated village on the wild cost of Mayo at the turn of the last century. So when a dishevelled and frightened young man staggers into the local pub, claiming he has murdered his father, naturally he is heralded as a hero! Christy Mahon can hardly believe his change of fortune when he is given shelter by Pegeen, the landlord’s daughter (who has conveniently forgotten her plans to marry the dull Shawn) and,…

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The Black Cat in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 23 - November 24
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale, an enigmatic writer has adapted Poe's original story and handed scripts over to two performers who are now taking merciless liberties with the words – like a madman taking out a furious rage on a helpless pet.  The Black Cat (Friday 23 – Saturday 24 November) balances between the hilarious and the horrific.  It’s gravely good fun, but be warned: it will get catty. Meow. All tickets £15 (Price includes a…

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The Nutcracker at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 29
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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The Russian State Ballet returns with the eternal seasonal favourite The Nutcracker (Thursday 29 November) directed and choreographed by the former award-winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky.  A truly captivating piece of theatre and a wonderful introduction to ballet, the show continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of all generations across the world. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office. Tickets are on sale now! You can book your tickets by calling the Yvonne…

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Talking Heads in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 29
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Originally filmed for television and published by BBC books in 1998, Talking Heads (Thursday 29 November) is widely regarded as a modern classic.  Alan Bennett’s acute observations of the interior lives of his characters Irene in Lady of Letters and Susan in Bed Among the Lentils are both comical and poignant, promising a hilarious and moving evening.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

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Swan Lake at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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The Russian State Ballet presents the beautifully compelling tale of tragic romance, Swan Lake (Friday 30 November).  From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this ballet really has it all, capturing the full range of human emotions: hope and despair, terror and tenderness, melancholy and ecstasy. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office Tickets are on sale now! You can book your tickets by…

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December 2018

Jesus My Boy in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

December 1
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A stunning one-man play, Jesus My Boy (Saturday 1 December) is the story of Jesus seen through the eyes of Joseph, who is just about the worst carpenter in the area.  An ordinary and down-to-earth man, Joseph was in a pretty unremarkable marriage until Mary announces that she is pregnant – and that Joseph is not the father. All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

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The Snow Queen by Guildford’s Yvonne Arnuad Youth Theatre

December 6 - December 8
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A tale of friendship, endurance and integrity, the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre production group Act 3 present a new musical version The Snow Queen (Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 December).  A young boy named Kai falls victim to the power of the Snow Queen… Only the loyalty and persistence of his close friend Gerda will release Kai from the grasp of the spell and return him to the person he truly is. £10 - £13 Mill Studio 17:00 - Thu 6 Dec…

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Cinderella at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

07/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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This Christmas you shall go to the ball!  Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Ticket Info: Variable,…

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A Christmas Carol by Guildford’s Yvonne Arnuad Youth Theatre

December 13 - December 15
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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It is a bleak Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who has a sobering warning for him.  That he has but one chance to redeem his soul and escape the chains he has forged through a lifetime of selfishness.  The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre production group Interval present Charles Dickens' iconic story, A Christmas Carol (Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 December). £10 - £13 Mill Studio 14:30 - Thu 13 Dec…

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Christmas Gothic in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

December 18 - December 19
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Come in from the cold and enter into the Christmas spirit as a dark and spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark… Christmas Gothic (Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19 December) resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p…

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The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

December 20 - December 26
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years.   Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk £15Ticket prices…

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