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The Government Inspector from 17 – 20 July Picnic Theatre at Merrist Wood in Surrey

From July 17 - 20 it's a feast of fun as The Government Inspector arrives at our beautiful Picnic Theatre in the grounds of Merrist Wood, near Guildford. HIDE OR BRIBE  -  The Government Inspector is COMING.  Book tickets HERE. Child U8 - free entry. £18/£14 child & Student concessions  We are very happy that summer has arrived, ready to shine on Guildford’s biggest outdoor summer theatre show! The Government Inspector. This year, our Picnic Theatre production of The Government I...

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Love or knowledge - which would you choose ? Hatchlands Park, Guildford November 13 - 16. Tickets are limited !
Blue Stockings November 13 – 16 at Hatchlands Park National Trust

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'People' by Alan Bennett. Classic comedy is coming to The Electric Theatre. A little bit of naughty and an awful lot of FUN.
Alan Bennett’s People at The Electric Theatre, Guildford from 1 – 4 April

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2 couples, 2 Pubs, 2 Countries at The Keep from May 2 - 4

Theatre Up Close, and personal !  Set in a pub, performed in a pub – two couples, divided by time and country, meet. In Catherine Medbh by Declan Feenan, we eavesdrop as two former lovers meet in a bar for a drink. Gerry and Daisy are looking for love with a brand new dating agency

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Oh Romeo at The Electric Theatre 20 - 23 March, 2019

  Essential Surrey  ★★★★ A rumbustious take on Shakespeare…. as always, the Guildburys have brought all their enthusiasm and dramatic skills to bear on this production. Ian McShee as the preening ghost of Shakespeare is brilliant. His dancing, self-congratulatory body language and swift changes of oral tone and register are a delight.This satire was written

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Bram Stoker's Dracula at The Electric Theatre 14 - 17 November 2018

  Rule One for becoming a vampire victim – “First of all you have to invite him in”…….  The enduring gothic vampire horror, Dracula, is given a modern twist in this acclaimed adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. An English lawyer visits his mysterious Transylvanian client, only to be imprisoned in a castle filled with

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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

ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER. 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.


Essential Surrey Magazine

Janice Dempsey. Reviewer

OH ROMEO - OUR VERDICT  ★★★★ This a rumbustious take on Shakespeare, and incidentally a romp through the text of several plays.As always, the Guildburys have brought all their enthusiasm and dramatic skills to bear on this production. Ian McShee as the preening ghost of Shakespeare is brilliant. His dancing, self-congratulatory body language and swift changes of oral tone and register are a delight. ALL MY SONS ★★★★★ Personal, family and patriotic honour, truth and loyalty – timeless themes in a brilliant production by the talented Guildburys. Laura Sheppard as Kate Kellar is a strong figure, pitiful in her obsessive belief that her other son still lives.Her grief at the end of the play is mythical.... this is a wonderful production, directed superbly by Robert Sheppard.


Audience Comments

ALL MY SONS - 'Really riveting performance of All my Sons at the Electric theatre last night. Top level on stage and direction. A really sincere and genuine more than very well done from someone who is not easily pleased. ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER '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'


Guildford Dragon

Tricia Marcotti. Reviewer

ON THE RAZZLE "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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Guildburys amateur theatre productionsRecent News


Guildburys partner with Tilford Brewery

Guildburys are quite excited and very happy that summer has arrived ready to shine on Guildford’s biggest outdoor summer theatre show! The Government Inspector. This year we’ve added beer! We’re happier than a Government Official with a clipboard to announce that award winning Tilford Brewery will be setting up their travelling tavern of temptation and breaking Read More


A peek at rehearsals for The Government Inspector !

The cast and director are having an absolute ball in rehearsals for The Government Inspector and we’d like to share a sneaky peek with you. We can’t wait to get it on stage. Here’s a taste of what you can expect… 


Guildburys are at the 2019 Guildford Fringe Festival !

We are excited to be joining the Fringe line up at the 2019 Guildford Fringe Festival on July 5 & 6 with ‘ Late Night Shorts’   Three quick bursts of theatre to round off your weekend evening to perfection. To book tickets click here Funny and poignant, short and to the point.Transport yourself to Read More


Behind the scenes with a Guildbury crew

Here’s what happens when we build a set in the theatre…. It’s 12 hours of hard work on the day by the crew and production team preceded by months of planning, designing, discussing, building, hammering, painting fuelled by endless cups of tea with the occasional glass of something restorative !     


Oh Romeo video promo

Director Steffen Zschaler says: “Oh Romeo is an absolutely unique take on a classic we all know and love. By looking at what happens to the world’s ideal lovers when they’re actually married, Kishon manages to put his finger in the wound of marital problems in a way that will leave the audience weak with Read More


Programme – 2019

Click the links in blue to see more information Oh Romeo – At The Electric Theatre, Guildford in March 2019 The Keep – 2 Couples, 2 Pubs, 2 Countries – A unique double bill at The Keep pub in Guildford, May 2019 The Government Inspector – Guildburys’ Picnic Theatre in Surrey at Merrist Wood,Guildford July Read More


Cast of Dracula announced

We are delighted to announce the cast of DRACULA – our autumn show at the The Electric theatre. We are looking forward to this hugely and rehearsals will start in mid September.                                


Anne Boleyn – cast announced !

  Congratulations to our cast. With 2 sessions of terrific auditions followed by a fun recall event, the director has cast our summer play – details are announced here. The company meeting and read through is on May 13th and rehearsals start on May 15th.  It’s an extraordinarily talented cast and we can’t wait to Read More


The Lady in the Van wins NODA award

  Guildburys are delighted to announce that our 2017 production of ‘The Lady in the Van’ has been awarded a NODA accolade of excellence. In her citation for the award, NODA district representative Pauline Surrey said: ‘A hard choice, as your other productions were also great, but I was SO impressed by Diane Nichols, whose Read More


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.


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!  


One Night in November comes to Guildford

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


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  


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 on behalf of the production. Congratulations to the cast, crew and production team ! Surrey Advertiser review “The Guildburys production of this intriguing play allows a fine 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


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


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


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


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