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All My Sons at The Electric Theatre 11 -14 April 2018

  'A play of extraordinary power and emotional depth'  THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★★  Written in 1947, All My Sons is credited with being Miller's breakthrough play. In All My Sons Miller lays bare the hopes, secrets and self-delusions of the Kellers - an apparently ideal family but in reality built on deceit, lies and shame. Set in suburban America during the immediate post-WWII period, it draws us in to a world of shattered belief and, ultimately to a tragic outcome. ...

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We all know who Anne Boleyn was don't we? ....... maybe it's time to think again.
Anne Boleyn – at Guildburys Picnic Theatres in Surrey. July 2018

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Rule One for becoming a vampire-victim: "First of all you have to invite him in."
Bram Stoker’s Dracula at The Electric Theatre 14 – 17 November 2018

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

Community theatre at its best. Michael loves Katie, but his work as a Bletchley code-breaker forces him to make an agonising choice. Choosing love would mean disgrace and prosecution as a traitor. Choosing duty means she may die.Underpinning Alan Pollock’s poignant drama is a compelling question - did the Bletchley boffins warn Churchill of the bombing of Coventry? What would YOU sacrifice to win a war?

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

Winner – 2016 Olivier Award for best new comedy, performed open air.  Jessica Swale’s award winning comedy is a poignant, tender & rumbustious romp, liberally sprinkled with comedy, truth and musical delights. Perfect for Picnic Theatre ! Performed open air in the grounds of stunning Waverley Abbey House – pack a picnic, uncork the wine

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

  SARDINES MAGAZINE  ‘The production was a shining example of the quality of British amateur theatre…I felt privileged to have been invited to share the experience’ ……  GUILDFORD DRAGON ‘This is not a tragedy to be avoided, but a slice of life to be savoured.’….. NODA ‘Eddie Woolrich took on the challenge of directing this

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A comprehensive selection of Guildbury's previous productions

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Don't just take our word for itWhat Our Audience And Reviewers Say

Sardines Magazine

Nigel Dams. Reviewer

In the scale of Things Difficult To Stage, I would have thought a living-room getting smashed up by the Luftwaffe would be right up there, but Guildburys did it to superb effect. That was the emotional, dramatic and visual climax to a very thought-provoking show at the Electric in Guildford last night..... as always with Guildburys, every aspect of the production was top-notch; It was a fine evening's theatre. If you get a chance to see it, you won't be sorry.

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Audience Comments

'We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed One Night in November last night.  Very moving and very surprising.  The set was outstanding:  I didn’t notice the changeover and was blown away with the broken staircase.  The costumes were so good and props and set dressing amazing.  And what a cast:  outstanding......' ON THE RAZZLE '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 with great gusto....and enjoying it immensely themselves. A treat for the mind and you will leave the theatre thoroughly thoroughly pleased with yourself for going to this great play'

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Guildford Dragon

Tricia Marcotti. Reviewer

"It was also obvious to me that they were enjoying performing the play as much as the audience enjoyed watching them.The Guildbury Theatre company should be very proud of themselves as they have produced a slick rendering of On the Razzle for Guildford to enjoy……..A triumph for the company and for The Electric Theatre and I highly recommend a visit.’

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National Operatic & Drama Association

Pauline Surrey, Reviewer

Diane Nichols made the part of Miss Shepherd entirely her own.….. how the Guildburys managed to find a) two such look-alike actors, b) two who were able to be TOTALLY Alan Bennett, accent, voice intonation, gestures, facial expressions, c) two who had the timing just right, well that was also amazing. Excellent performances both.

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Guildburys amateur theatre productionsRecent News

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Alan Pollock attends the Guildbury production of his play

Guildburys were thrilled to welcome playwright Alan Pollock to the Friday evening performance of our production of his play, ‘One Night in November’. Alan commented on our Facebook page ‘Prolonged and well-deserved applause for a great cast last night. Thanks for the most moving of evenings.’  Pictured on stage with cast and crew.

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Surrey Sound radio interviews the director and cast of One Night in November

We were delighted to be interviewed by Surrey Sound Radio at the Electric theatre – listen to the interview here!  

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One Night in November comes to Guildford

Our simply spiffing newsreel. One Night in November opens next week –  have you got your tickets yet ?  

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Fabulous audience reactions to Nell Gwynn !

Don’t just take our word for it – take a look as the audience tells our roving reporter, Mister Metric, how much they loved our production of Nell Gwynn at Waverley Abbey House.   See our audience reactions in our video  

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Waiting for Godot wins NODA award

We are delighted to announce that our production of Waiting for Godot won a NODA accolade of excellence – the director Oli Bruce is pictured collecting the award. Congratulations to the cast, crew and production team ! Surrey Advertiser review “The Guildburys production of this intriguing play allows a fine cast to perplex us, to Read More

The Lady in the Van trailer – a hell of a journey

GENUINE VAN – GUARANTEED ! Enjoy a sneak preview of The Lady in the Van in our trailer! Miss Shepherd and her yellow van are on the way to Guildford. Join her as she drives Alan Bennett to distraction. They will be arriving at The Electric Theatre on May 3rd for four nights only. It’s a Read More

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How do we do it? Find out at our backstage workshop

        Ever wondered what it takes to put on a show?     Have you ever considered helping out, but don’t quite know where to start? Hundreds of hours are spent by the back stage crew and production team on everything from building the set to balancing the books and we’d like Read More

The Princess and the Pea schools production

From September 2017 Guildburys will be bringing a production of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, to primary schools in Surrey and Hampshire. The play is a wonderful opportunity to introduce primary school children to live theatre as they join Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin and Rosetta on a journey of discovery Read More

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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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. Read More

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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 Read More

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The Memory of Water wins a NODA 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 Read More