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April 2018

Turn of the Screw

April 24 - April 28
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 April, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly; a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past.  This dynamic, thrilling adaptation of Henry James’ much loved and genre defining classic ghost story Turn of the Screw (Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 April) lets you draw your own conclusions about…

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The Crucible

April 26 - April 28
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 April at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre The people of Salem are whipped into a bloodthirsty frenzy by a series of escalating misinterpretations after a group of teenage girls are accused of dancing devilishly in the woods.  Fearing retribution, the girls begin a chain of finger-pointing until a once powerless teenage girl suddenly has the ability to decide the fate of those around her.  The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre production group Interval presents…

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May 2018

Motionhouse Dance: Charge

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA United Kingdom
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Motionhouse - Charge Electrifying new dance-circus from Motionhouse G Live, Guildford TUESDAY 1 MAY 2018, 8PM Premiering in October 2017, Charge , Motionhouse’s incredible new multi-media show is about energy.From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives.  Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing…

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Shylock at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

May 2
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Shylock has always divided opinion.  Is he a villain or a victim?  Or is he someone even more intriguing?  This award-winning, poignant, powerful yet humorous performance brings us Shylock (Wednesday 2 May) afresh.  Guy Masterson demonstrates its brilliance, honouring one of Shakespeare’s finest creations from one of his greatest plays in a performance that celebrates the beauty of language, the power of history and the magic of theatre. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office…

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Eugene Onegin at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

May 3
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present their critically acclaimed, new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Eugene Onegin (Thursday 3 May).  This coming-of-age story is a requiem for lost innocence and a triumphant celebration of hard-won independence – told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever written. 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 Arnaud Theatre Box Office on 01483 44 00…

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Being Brahms

May 4 - May 5
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Friday 4 - Saturday 5 May at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Anton does his best but it’s a tough world out there – what with the Nazis, internment, a loveless marriage and a son he can’t communicate with.  Being Brahms (Friday 4 – Saturday 5 May) is a much better option: a world of soothing lullabies and the lovely Clara Schumann to drool over… a world where everything seems so much clearer.  Award-winning playwright Gail Louw blends a…

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FastLove – A Tribute to George Michael at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

May 4
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Direct from London's West End, get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar in the all new production, Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael (Friday 4 May).  This is a spellbinding experience you don't want to miss.  You'll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus To A Child, and many more. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office. Tickets are…

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Thank You for the Music – The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

May 5
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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An international smash-hit tribute show, Thank You for the Music – The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA (Saturday 5 May) brings all of ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again! Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office. Tickets are on sale now!…

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Monogamy

May 8 - May 12
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 May, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all – a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy.  But what happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?  Starring Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee, Monogamy (Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 May) is a searing, sharp, state of the nation comedy from one of the…

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Persuasion

May 10 - May 12
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 May at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Filled with music, drama, laughter and romance a brand new version of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion (Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 May) comes to Guildford.  Anne Elliot was young and in love.  Engaged to the dashing but poor naval officer, Commander Wentworth, her ambitious family tore them apart.  Years later, the tables have turned and a chance encounter could lead Anne towards the true love…

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Tea, Scones and Suffragettes

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Crown Court Carpark
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DY United Kingdom
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Local professional theatre company LynchPin Productions announces an Afternoon Tea: Tea, Scones and Suffragettes by Oliver Church. Join us for a special (secret) fundraising afternoon tea with an interactive rehearsed reading of an original script by Oliver Church along with rousing songs of the time to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote. Discover what the local Godalming Suffragettes were up to! Shhh, keep mum, don’t want the police finding out… You’ll need a secret passcode to get in…

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Merrily We Roll Along

May 16 - May 19
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 May, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Travelling backwards in time over 30 years in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along (Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May) is a legendary, cult favourite musical which charts the relationships of close friends Franklin, Charley and Mary.  Accompanied by a band of twelve playing Jonathan Tunick’s brilliant original orchestrations, the show features some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs, including Good Thing Going, Old Friends and Not a Day Goes…

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Vernon God Little

May 17 - May 19
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 May at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Howdy! My name is Vernon. I am 15, I love country music and live with my mom in Maritimo Texas.  Oh, and my best friend just killed my high school classmates before turning the gun on himself.  Join Performance Preparation Academy on a trip into the dark underbelly of America in this disturbing and exhilarating adaptation of DBC Pierre’s Booker Prize-winning novel Vernon God Little (Thursday…

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This House

May 22 - May 26
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 May, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, This House (Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May) gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.  This extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate.  Roll back to 1974: the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle…

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Wuthering Heights

May 24 - May 26
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 May at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Hotbuckle bring their unique magic to Emily Brontë’s powerful and emotional story, as they present Wuthering Heights (Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 May).  When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations.  Emily Brontë’s only novel, set on the windswept Yorkshire moors, is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair.  

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Dance in a Day: The Lion King

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA United Kingdom
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Show us your dance moves in our Lion King inspired Dance Day with Nicky from the Dance Movement. Perfect for: Ages 7 - 11 COURSE FEE Course Fee: £35 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

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June 2018

The Producers

June 1 - June 9
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Friday 1 - Saturday 9 June, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Based on Mel Brooks’ much-loved Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers (Friday 1 – Saturday 9 June) took Broadway by storm, galvanising audiences in the wake of 9/11 and winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.  Now Performance Preparation Academy bring the incorrigible Max Bialystock, his sidekick Leo Bloom and a whole melee of madcap characters to the Guildford stage. Times are variable, please call the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Box Office on 01483…

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Sweet Charity in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

June 7 - June 9
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Guildford School of Acting students present arguably the best known of all musical theatre heroines: Charity Hope Valentine, “a girl who wanted to be loved.”  One of the most famous shows by legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity (Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 June) also boasts a laugh-a-minute script by the incomparable Neil Simon, set to Cy Coleman’s rhythms and sounds which bring 60’s New York to life. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office.…

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The Amazing Thing

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA United Kingdom
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  'As I was walking down the beach, one bright and sunny day, I saw a great big wooden box, a-floating in the bay. I pulled it in and opened it up, and there to my surprise, I discovered a ...?..?..?... right before my eyes!’ What’s in the box? A strange and weird thing? Something terrible, or a thing of beauty?  Storyteller, Peter Grimm opens the box to find the ‘Thing’ that takes him on an unusual journey that weaves…

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Outdoor Theatre at Haslemere Museum – The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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The beautiful grounds of the Museum provide the perfect setting for outdoor theatre events this summer, so why not grab a picnic and head to the lawns of the Museum and enjoy a highly entertaining evening. The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company, who specialise in iconic outdoor theatre, will be returning to the Museum this year, with a new play - 'Oberon's Cure' - a beautiful poetic play where the human and fairy worlds collide in this hilarious prequel to 'A…

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AniMalcolm at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

June 14 - June 16
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 June 2018 Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to……oh no. A…

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Pal Joey in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

June 14 - June 16
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Guildford School of Acting students present ultimately the most successful Rodgers and Hart collaboration, Pal Joey (Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 June).  The musical, filled with sex, desire, power and money, introduces you to Joey: a young, naïve, ambitious lady-killer and chancer who will do anything to get ahead. 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 Arnaud Theatre Box Office on 01483…

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

June 18 - June 23
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Monday 18 - Saturday 23 June, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre He never truly believed Moriarty - his arch nemesis - died at the Reichenbach Falls.  Now Sherlock Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.  Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?  Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller sees Robert Powell and Liza Goddard star in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain (Monday…

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The Time Machine

June 21 - June 23
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 June at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Theatre 2018. In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left?  If civilisation falls today, what will become of us?  Rebecca Vaughan presents Elton Townend Jones’ new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic, The Time Machine (Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 June). Can we change the future?  Or has the end…

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A Doll’s House

June 28 - June 29
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Thursday 28 - Friday 29 June at the Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre The Helmers are an iconic power couple.  They excel at work, staying on top: they excel at excelling.  But as his autobiography rolls out around Christmas, it seems there are a few things that Mr Helmer may not have mentioned.  Theatrical Niche’s adaptation of A Doll’s House (Thursday 28 – Friday 29 June) utilises verbatim and emotive choreography to rocket Ibsen’s tale of identity and the…

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Bugsy Malone at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

June 28 - June 30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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The acclaimed Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre returns to the Main Stage with a dazzling production of the timeless classic Bugsy Malone (Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June) which follows the rivalry of two half-witted gangs, headed by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.  As the chaos ensues, can Bugsy keep a cool head and help restore order on the streets and save his friend’s livelihood? Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office. Tickets are on sale…

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July 2018

Haslemere Fringe Festival

July 6 - July 8

The Haslemere Fringe Festival is a fantastic, biennial, three day family-friendly festival, located in the heart of Haslemere on Lion Green. For 2018 the dates are 6th - 8th July. Attracting thousands of visitors from across the three counties, the Fringe offers an eclectic and dynamic mix of live music, drama, arts, crafts, performance poetry and hysterical stand-up comedy. As well as our cracking headliners, who for 2018 are Scouting for Girls and The Real Thing, we pride ourselves in…

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August 2018

Twelfth Night in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Anraud Theatre

August 29 - September 1
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Viola survives a shipwreck and washes up on the shores of Illyria, quickly becoming embroiled in a story of romance, trickery and disguise.  Oxford University Dramatic Society brings you a topsy-turvy Illyria of devious schemes and desperate passions in Twelfth Night (Wednesday 29 August – 1 Saturday 1 September).  The mingled strands of comedy and melancholy unravel to make this one of Shakespeare’s most ambiguous, fascinating plays. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office Tickets…

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September 2018

Carmen at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnuad Theatre

September 10
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live orchestra of more than 30 musicians, the Russian State Opera present a powerful and dramatic production of Bizet’s Carmen (Monday 10 September).  Sung in French with English surtitles, this vibrant opera has it all: love, treachery, passion and betrayal. 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 Arnaud Theatre Box Office on 01483…

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La Traviata at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

September 11
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Guaranteed to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes, the Russian State Opera return to Guildford with Verdi’s La Traviata (Tuesday 11 September), sung in Italian with English surtitles.  A deeply moving piece, overflowing with emotion and containing moments of genius, La Traviata is a powerful, unforgettable experience. 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 Arnaud Theatre Box Office…

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The Goon Show at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

September 13 - September 15
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing the timeless comedy classic The Goon Show (Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 September) to the stage.  With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Times are variable please visit the website or call the box office. Tickets…

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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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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

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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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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