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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

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Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
01483 44 00 00 www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre opened its doors in 1965 as a proud memorial to the much loved French actress who had made her home in Effingham Common, and whose warmth, humour and talent gave her an unrivalled position on the English stage for nearly fifty years.

“How wonderful that Guildford’s special Theatre is celebrating its fiftieth Birthday!  The Yvonne Arnaud was built by local enthusiastic theatregoers and has served its community brilliantly for half a Century. 

“The fact that it is alive and flourishing is a real testament to the determination of its audience, local businesses, those who support it through donations, however large or small, those who work there and, of course, Guildford Borough Council, who have invested so much in it over the years and continue to do so.  The Council should be proud of its support, as should everyone involved.  

Happy Birthday to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre!”  

Dame Judi Dench DBE

 

“Guildford without its Yvonne Arnaud Theatre would be unthinkable.  It has bought so much pleasure to hundreds of thousands of people over the years and its terrific Youth Theatre is a wonderful asset, not only for the young people of the town but from all around.  Here’s to the next fifty years!”

Dame Penelope Keith DBE

September 2018

Vulcan 7

September 19 - September 29
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer co-star in the hilarious new comedy Vulcan 7 (Wednesday 19 – Saturday 29 September) which they have also co-written.  Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were at RADA together.  Now in their sixties, they meet on the set of a fantasy movie.  This is Hugh’s seventh film for the franchise: one-time Hollywood A-lister Gary is playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script...  Sponsored at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre…

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October 2018

The Habit of Art at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 1 - October 6
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Olivier Award-winning Matthew Kelly and David Yelland star in Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art (Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October).  Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache, this multi-layered masterpiece is about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.  This production, directed by Philip Franks, marks the first ever revival of the play.  Sponsored at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre by Investec. Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44…

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Still Alice at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 9 - October 13
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Sharon Small gives a spellbinding performance as she stars in Still Alice (Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October).  Alice Howland is a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.  This new adaptation of the award-winning novel gives a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her…

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In Conversation with Anton Du Beke at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 14
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A National Treasure, Anton Du Beke is one of the most instantly recognisable dancer today, best known for his role in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.  As part of Guildford Book Festival, he visits the Theatre for an evening In Conversation with Anton Du Beke (Sunday 14 October), to speak about his debut novel, One Enchanted Evening, set around a London hotel ballroom in the lead up to World War II, as well as his time on the widely popular…

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They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 16 - October 20
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Anthea is a woman on the edge, out of work, and in arrears.  When she gets mixed up in a supermarket riot, she seizes the opportunity to stock her empty cupboards and those of her friend, Maggie.  But how will they hide the loot from their law-abiding husbands?  Dario Fo’s comedy They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! (Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October) is a fast and furious political satire on the plight of the working poor, transposed to Brexit…

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Southern Pro Musica – Mozart and Beethoven

October 21
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Join Southern Pro Musica for Mozart and Beethoven (Sunday 21 October).  The evening will offer a feast of music by two of the greatest classical composers, played by the outstanding professional orchestra Southern Pro Musica under their conductor Jonathan Willcocks, featuring Martin Owen. 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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Mozart and Beethoven

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£22 – £25

This will be a feast of music by two of the greatest classical composers, Mozart and Beethoven. At the heart of the concert is Mozart’s ever-popular Horn Concerto no. 4 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn Martin Owen as soloist.  Martin is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading horn players, appearing as guest Principal Horn with the major London orchestras and those further afield, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  As the climax to…

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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

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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Islands in the Stream: The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 12
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty!  A thigh-slapping stage show, Islands in the Stream (Monday 12 November) brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly Parton, along with Kenny Rogers’ charisma and energy, performing hit after hit.  They’ll bring the house down with Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, Islands in the Stream and many more   Ticket Info:…

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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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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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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 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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December 2018

Seafarers Royal Marines Band Concert at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

December 1
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Seafarers UK, the leading maritime charity, comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for the first time with the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth.  Seafarers UK Royal Marines Band Concert (Saturday 1 December) brings you an evening of truly exciting musical and military spectacle, including traditional, classical Big Band sound and vocals from the talented musicians of the Royal Marines Band Service.   Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44 00…

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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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January 2019

Songs from the Shows – Musical highlights from stage and screen

11/01/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£22 – £25

The South's outstanding professional orchestra, Southern Pro Musica, will be returning to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 11th January 2019 for its annual celebration of the New Year.  SPM will be joined by the renowned GSA Singers from Guildford School of Acting for an evening of musical highlights from stage and screen. With favourites from the great musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe, together with some of the greatest film scores ever, this will be a…

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