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'Funny, tender and beautifully observed'

In the early 1970's Mary Shepherd parked her van on a street in a trendy part of London. She was smelly, infuriating and gloriously unassailable.

The neighbours complained — but one took pity, inviting her to move her van onto his driveway where she stayed for 15 years until her death.That neighbour was Alan Bennett.

The Lady in the Van was one of the film hits of 2015, but the power of the original play staged in the intimacy of The Electric Theatre cannot be beaten.

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

  When Mary Shepherd parked her home (a van) on a street in a trendy part of London no-one knew what to expect. She was cranky, smelly, infuriating and gloriously indomitable. The neighbours complained — but one took a particular interest and invited her to move her van onto his driveway where she remained for 15 years Read More

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

Winner – 2016 Olivier Award for best new comedy.  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 and toast the Read More

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

Would you sacrifice a city to win a war? A gripping and poignant play. It is the Autumn of 1940 and Katie, a young Coventry clerk, waits on the station platform in Henley in Arden, Warwickshire. There she meets Michael, a language don working as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park. As their romance deepens, Michael Read More

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

‘La Wow! Wot 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 Read More

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Above is a selection of our show images. Current plays are also featured to the left. We also show a selection of archived older plays, with all the show photos. For a full list of archived shows currently available on the website click here.

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How to book using our online box office

Select PERFORMANCE Click GET TICKET Enter NUMBER OF TICKETS & Choose TICKET TYPE. If you want more than one ticket type (e.g. 2 Standard and 1 concession) choose ‘SAVE AND CONTINUE SHOPPING’.  Select your additional tickets to add them and then select ‘NEXT STEP’ Choose DELIVERY METHOD – If you choose email you will be asked 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 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 Read More