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Amateur theatre productions in Surrey and BeyondGuildburys Theatre Company

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"Top class performances all round, a totally excellent cast. Couldn't have seen better at the National, I'm quite sure of that!" Audience survey


Guildburys are a passionate, creative and bold amateur theatre company performing in Surrey, the local area and beyond since 1963. We are a successful and forward thinking theatre company with high performance values.

So, if you like quality theatrical productions, innovative performances and a fun evening out, as an audience member or actor, then Guildburys will give you all that and more. Come and see us or join us or both!

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Blue Stockings 25 - 28 March 2015 at The Electric Theatre

Love or knowledge – which would YOU choose?  Jessica Swale’s first play, ‘Blue Stockings’,  premiered to great acclaim at The Globe theatre in 2013 and depicts the battle that women fought to be permitted to graduate from Girton College, Cambridge. Set during a tumultuous academic year between 1896-97, the play follows feisty Tess Moffat and 3 of [...]

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde 27 - 29 November 2014 at The Electric Theatre

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at The Electric Theatre, Guildford A play by David Edgar based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.   London. 1886. Autumn. The streets of the city, swirling with yellow fog, are chill and gloomy. Stalking them is the monstrous Edward Hyde, a murderous brute who seems to appear and [...]

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Twelfth Night 15 - 18 July 2015 at Waverley Abbey House

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”  “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it….” “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.” All the ingredients combined in a perfect recipe for success, Twelfth Night glows richly amongst Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. [...]

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Jamaica Inn 18 - 21 November 2015 at The Electric Theatre

  In Jamaica Inn, at the heart of the bleak Bodmin moor, newly orphaned Mary Yellan is hoping to find solace with her Aunt Patience, but she has yet to meet the tempestuous Landlord, Joss Merlyn and soon discovers mysterious goings-on in the dead of the night. It is here where this dark and intriguing Gothic [...]
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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 [...]

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A Birds Eye View of Guildburys at Waverley Abbey House

In July 2014 Guildburys celebrate 25 years of open air shows in Farnham with a fast moving and spectacular production of ‘Macbeth’. We are thrilled with our new venue in the magnificent grounds of Waverley Abbey House and we are confident that our audiences will love the space and the sheer drama of this beautiful [...]

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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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The Guildbury Map

Our main rehearsal and auditions venue at Compton Village Club - Click on the icon link to get directions View ALL OUR VENUES Pub nights turquoise icons, rehearsal venues red icons and performance venues theatre mask icons Click on the icon link to get directions View Guildburys Theatre Company in a larger map

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Our Calendar

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

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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‘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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]