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Join us for Shakespeare’s comedy at its best. Open air at Waverley Abbey House, Farnham from July 13 - 16

Roll out the rug, unpack your picnic and toast the summer in the sparkling company of these colourful characters in the spectacular grounds of Waverley Abbey House. This Guildburys’ open air production promises to be larger than life and twice as funny.

5 minutes' drive from central Farnham. FREE pre theatre guided house tours. See the Next Show page below for full details.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor at Waverley Abbey House in Farnham 13 - 16 July 2016

Bring a picnic and join us for the perfect summer evening Open Air at Waverley Abbey House, Farnham.  Shakespeare’s comedy at its best – deliciously funny and hugely entertaining, this play has it all. The infamous Sir John Falstaff has a cunning plan to seduce two respectable wives for their husbands’ money.  What follows is a […]

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

On The Razzle bounces with joy and comedy chaos. Tom Stoppard’s zany characters have all the wit, slapstick and double entendres you would expect from the master playwright, exploding in a dazzling firework display of farce. Comic moves and deft wordplay are perfectly gift wrapped by the brilliant Mr. Stoppard . It is quite simply entertainment on a grand scale […]

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Guildburys Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot at The Electric Theatre 6 - 9 April 2016

  With 5 star reviews, innovative staging set against a post apocalyptic backdrop, Guildburys stylish interpretation of this fascinating play added to the intrigue that is Beckett’s masterpiece. A play that famously bemuses and amuses whilst challenging every answer the audience comes up with certainly lived up to its reputation. Described as a play where nothing happens twice, plenty […]

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Macbeth at Waverley Abbey House

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 […]


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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…….  


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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.” […]


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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 […]


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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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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 […]


NODA accolade of excellence

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 […]


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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 […]


The Marriage of Figaro

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 […]


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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                    


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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 […]