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Anne Boleyn at Guildburys’ Surrey Picnic Theatres from 11 – 14 July & 25 – 28 July 2018

The perfect accompaniment to a summer evening in the beautiful surroundings of Guildburys' Picnic Theatres in Farnham and Guildford. Premiered at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and from the pen of Howard Brenton, arguably one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights, this is an altogether different look at the life of King Henry VIII’s most notorious wife. Think you know Anne Boleyn? Think again ! Anne may have had more of an impact on our present day lives than we ever appreciated. ...

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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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Hide or Bribe - The Government Inspector is coming to Surrey and touring to The Minack in Cornwall !!
The Government Inspector 2019 – in Farnham and touring to the Minack.

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

  ‘I can only say that I enjoyed this production enough to recommend it to all of Guildford. Five star theatre.’  ★★★★★ The Guildford Dragon. The Kellers are an ideal family – apparently. In his iconic play, Arthur Miller lays bare their hopes, secrets and self-delusions  – and exposes the reality of lives and relationships built on

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

  ‘At the end of this moving play, as the cast, clutching candles, emerged from the shadows to take their bows, there was no immediate burst of applause. For just a few seconds, the audience were too moved, too deep in thought, to clap. A sure sign of a great piece of theatre.’ Pauline Surrey (N.O.D.A.)

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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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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.

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Essential Surrey Magazine

Janice Dempsey. Reviewer

ALL MY SONS 5 STARS. 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: her world is torn apart, her hands clawing her face, a mask of despair. My own eyes were overflowing with the enormity of her emotion. This is a wonderful play, timeless in its discussion of personal, family and patriotic values and loyalty. And this is a wonderful production, directed superbly by Robert Sheppard.

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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'

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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

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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

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Audition for Dracula

  DRACULA AUDITIONS WILL BE OPENED TO NON MEMBERS ON MAY 26TH   Please use our contact form below to register your interest. Non members will be able to book auditions when the public diary is opened on May 26th. Prior to that date Guildbury members have a priority booking period, but you are welcome to Read More

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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

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Programme 2018 -19

2018 / 2019 Season There’s LOTS of excitement and plenty of opportunity. For actors there are strong plays to audition for and we are really keen to meet anyone interested in becoming part of the company – especially if you have set building and technical skills or are interested in learning from our team. Starting Read More

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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 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

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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