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'Funny, tender and beautifully observed'

‘In the early 1970's Mary Shepherd parked her van on a street in a trendy part of London. She was smelly, infuriating and gloriously indomitable

The neighbours complained — but one took pity, inviting her to move her van onto his driveway where she stayed for 15 years until her death. That neighbour was Alan Bennett.

The Lady in the Van was one of the film hits of 2015, but the powerful and intimate immediacy of the original play cannot be beaten .

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The Lady in the Van at The Electric Theatre 3 - 6 May 2017

    In the early 1970s, Mary Shepherd parked her home (a van) on a street in a trendy part of London. She was cranky, infuriating and gloriously indomitable. The neighbours complained — but some brought her gifts. One neighbour took a particular interest and invited her to move her van onto his driveway. She stayed […]

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Nell Gwynn at Waverley Abbey House in Farnham 12 - 15 July 2017

Winner – 2016 Oliver Award for best new comedy. Guildburys are delighted to be performing Jessica Swale’s award winning comedy OPEN AIR. Perfect for Picnic Theatre ! “They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage.” It is 1660. The Puritans have been consigned to history and Charles II has […]

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One Night in November at The Electric Theatre 15 - 18 November 2017

Would you sacrifice a city to win a war? It is the Autumn of 1940 and Katie, a young Coventry clerk, waits on the station platform in Henley in Arden, Warwickshire. There she meets Michael, a language don working as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park. As their romance deepens, Michael is secretive about his work. […]

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On the Razzle at The Electric Theatre 30 November - 3 December 2016

A classic Stoppard farce guaranteed to tickle your ribs, and warm the cockles. Full on, Fast, Furious and Flowing with Flapdoodle. ‘La Wow! Wot a great delight from one end to the other and everything in between. Wicked word play…farce at its very best. Great direction and a great cast giving it all they got […]

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Above is a selection of our show images. Current plays are also featured to the left. We also show a selection of archived older plays, with all the show photos. For a full list of archived shows currently available on the website click here.

Guildburys amateur theatre productionsRecent News


On the Razzle – meet the cast

Take a look at our video and meet the cast of our Autumn show, ‘On the Razzle’. A fabulous celebration of 20 years of at the Electric theatre. Director of On the Razzle, Ian Nichols, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing this classic Tom Stoppard farce to GATA’s Autumn Festival. Our production is going to […]


GATA Autumn Festival

We are thrilled that On The Razzle will be part of  the GATA Autumn Festival at The Electric Theatre! Celebrating some of the best from GATA (Guildford Amateur Theatre Association), the GATA Autumn Festival is offering an exclusive 10% discount to anyone who books a ticket for three or more of the eligible shows. So […]


Onwards to The Minack for The Merry Wives

Following a fabulous run at Waverley Abbey House in Farnham the infamous knight Sir John Falstaff will be accompanying the Merry Wives as they head out of Windsor towards Datchet Mead and onwards to The Minack Theatre – Cornwall’s beautiful theatre under the stars. See our video below for a taste of what to expect !


A Birds Eye View of Guildburys at Waverley Abbey House

We know you will enjoy the beauty and drama of our open air theatre in the magnificent grounds of Waverley Abbey House with its numerous picnic spots and plenty of room to spread out and relax. Fly with us and experience a birds eye view below of the beautiful grounds. Join Guildburys for a magical summer theatrical […]


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Jamaica Inn – a tale that deserves to be heard !

Were you mystified for all the wrong reasons by the BBC ‘adaptation’ of this wonderful story ? Fear not – Guildburys’ version of this exciting play WILL be heard. Guildburys Theatre Company’s production at The Electric Theatre in Guildford is fast paced, atmospheric and wonderfully vivid, doing justice to the original, whilst bringing the invention and innovation […]


An honoured guest at Blue Stockings

Guildburys were delighted to welcome former Mayor of Guildford, Bill Bellerby to the Friday evening performance of ‘Blue Stockings’.   Guildburys dedicated their production of ‘Blue Stockings’ to Bill’s wife, Doreen, who passed away aged 95 on March 15. Bill and Doreen Bellerby were passionate supporters of Guildford theatre and Doreen worked tirelessly for women’s rights. Its […]


Blue Stockings is coming to The Electric Theatre

Our Spring production is ‘Blue Stockings’ by Jessica Swale – a fabulous treat is in store for audiences at The Electric Theatre, Guildford. See our video and be sure to book – tickets are selling fast ! 01483 444 789

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – he’s waiting…

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at The Electric Theatre, Guildford 27 – 29 November A play by David Edgar based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  See our video presentation here and call the box office on 01483 444789….. if you dare…….  


Guildford Action Charity performance of Jekyll and Hyde – November 26

Guildburys are delighted to be performing Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in aid of GUILDFORD ACTION at a special charity evening organised by The Rotary Club of Guildford District. For tickets please call 01483 417682. Guildford Action is an independent registered charity, which has been working within the local community for over 30 years helping homeless Individuals as […]


Ten Times Table – five star reviews and sell out houses !

Ten Times Table has closed after a sell out run with great reviews and wonderful audience comments – “Last night, Ten Times Tables at the Electric Theatre – simply brilliant! Superb character acting from beginning to end and very very funny. Well done all of you and thank you for a wonderful evening of entertainment.” […]


Guildburys premiere a brand new play !

Guildburys are delighted to be premiering The Locked Room – a brand new play by local author Kathryn Attwood, pictured (right) with the director, Laura Sheppard. Kathryn says “It is really thrilling to see characters who had only existed in my head up to now become real human beings with personalities, feelings, emotions and reactions which […]


Guildburys rock at The Minack !

‘Tartuffe’ at The Minack was an amazing experience – we played to packed houses, entertaining a total of 4,300 people in glorious sunshine all week. The audiences loved it, the cast and crew loved it and our popularity was such that we have been invited back to perform again in this truly spectacular theatre ! […]


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See all our events here – shows, rehearsals, auditions and pub nights ! Click on an event for full details and locations. Subscribe to receive audition alerts for all forthcoming shows To see the Guildburys venues map with directions to all Guildbury places click here


Tartuffe wows audiences at Farnham Castle!

Sardines Magazine reviewer Nicole Rose gives Guildburys’ production of Tartuffe 5 stars and so do the audiences !   Just a few of the comments posted in our mailing list are here :- Really great show, super comedy and so well performed, it was a great evening.  We saw Tartuffe at Farnham Castle, It was a […]


Guildburys production of Tartuffe at The Minack

Box Office is open for Guildburys’ Tartuffe at The Minack !

The Minack box office is open and our production of ‘Tartuffe’ is proving very popular with tickets flying out of the door – it’s a great show and audiences at Farnham Castle loved it. ‘We saw Tartuffe at Farnham Castle, It was a great performance, delivered with energy and wit…would recommend it to anyone wanting […]


Guildburys win award for ‘The Royal Baccarat Scandal’

  Guildburys are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the NODA South East region Drama Accolade of Excellence for their production of ‘The Royal Baccarat Scandal”. This was a production that  showcased the high production values that Guildburys are renowned for – an imaginatively detailed set, sumptuous costumes and superb performances from an excellent cast. […]


Dancing at Lughnasa reviews

NODA REVIEW ‘Superbly directed by Eddie Woolrich. His programme notes say the play has everything, making it a good piece of Theatre with strong multi dimensional characters and a bit of singing and dancing. The Mundy family Kate (Cheryl Malam), Maggie (Alison Nicol), Rose(Camilla Morgan), Agnes (Tanya Chainey) and Christina (Abbegail Bagley) along with Father […]


Rotary club announces record fund raiser!

We are thrilled that the recent charity performance of The Royal Baccarat Scandal organised by the Rotary Club of Guildford district raised the record sum of £1,800 in aid of Disability Challengers. Guildburys were delighted to be able to assist the Rotary club with raising such a splendid amount of money for such a deserving […]


Reviews – The Royal Baccarat Scandal

          Sardines magazine review ‘The Royal Baccarat Scandal’ tells the true story of Sir William Gordon-Cumming and his role in what was also known as The Tranby Croft Scandal. The basic premise is that Sir William, a close friend of the Prince of Wales (who became Edward VII) took part in […]


The Jury Verdict

    The verdict of the jury in the case of Gordon Cumming versus Wilson et al in The Royal Baccarat Scandal,  heard from November 21 – 24 at The Electric Theatre, Guildford has been cast. The majority verdict was that           SIR WILLIAM DID NOT CHEAT     Each jury found that he did […]


Fabulous Review for The Marriage of Figaro

‘ Very merry you can expect to be. This is , not to mince words, a total hoot. A mad farcical plot is presented by skilled actors on a delightful set – lots of blue and gold – with enough doors for the characters to hide behind when they are caught in embarrassing situations. The […]


‘The Memory of Water’ wins a National Operatic and Drama Association award

We are delighted to have been awarded a N.O.D.A Accolade of Excellence for our Spring 2012 show, The Memory of Water. Sardines magazine said – ‘‘On top of excellent acting, the production was set beautifully. It may have only been a simple bedroom, but the use of projection through one wall, lighting, set dressing cannot […]


Farnham Carnival 2012

We were delighted to be at Farnham Carnival on June 30th – a fantastic day bathed in fabulous sunshine. The Marriage of Figaro cast and crew were thrilled to have the support of Ali G who was IN DA HOUSE with Guildburys and creating quite a stir along the way. The Marriage of Figaro is […]


Jubilations at The Electric Theatre

  Guildburys were delighted to perform in Jubilation! at Guildford’s Electric Theatre on Saturday, June 2 – joining a cast of 60 local performers who created a fantastic nostalgic musical and theatrical journey through the past 60 years. A packed house enjoyed a show that began in the 1950s as Queen Elizabeth came to the […]


The Memory of Water gets 5 star reviews

  BITTERSWEET COMEDY IS AN EMOTIONAL RIDE ‘Well Directed and beautifully performed, The Memory of Water was a perfectly sweet and sour portrayal of family life and death, and a credit to all involved.’  Surrey Advertiser Theatre Arts review 27 April 2012 The absorbing production of The Memory of Water, performed by the Guildburys at […]


Guildburys support Farnham School fundraiser

Guildburys are delighted to have helped St Peters’ School Farnham raise more that £2,300 by donating tickets to ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at Farnham Castle                    


Guildburys’ Ghost Train raises funds for Disability challengers

Guildburys were delighted to join forces with the Rotary club of Guildford District to raise money for Disability challengers. The Wednesday performance of The Ghost Train was a special one, organised by the club in aid of this fantastic local charity. A capacity audience enjoyed a spookily entertaining evening that raised a wonderful £1675! Read […]