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

“Rich, sprightly, and unfailingly vivid” – Time Out.

 

 

We all know who Anne Boleyn was… don’t we?
Maybe it’s time to think again.

From the pen of Howard Brenton, arguably one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights, comes an altogether different look at the life of King Henry VIII’s most notorious wife.

From their first meeting to her untimely end, nothing is as simple as we are led to believe. And Anne may have had more of an impact on our present day lives than we ever appreciated.  Moving effortlessly between comedy and tragedy, fear and hope, this glamorous and mesmerising production is the perfect accompaniment to a summer evening picnic in the beautiful surroundings of our Picnic Theatres.

At Waverley Abbey House, Farnham from 11 – 14 July
At Merrist Wood College, Guildford from 25 – 28 July.
Liable to entertain and/or provoke thought.

See our auditions page HERE for details of how to audition for this production.

 

WAVERLEY ABBEY HOUSE IN FARNHAM

MERRIST WOOD IN GUILDFORD

 

Bram Stoker’s Dracula at The Electric Theatre 14 – 17 November 2018

 

 

 

Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead’s Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker’s novel. Asked to adapt it by the Royal lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. ‘After a sleepless night,’ she writes in the introduction, ‘my hair was standing on end, what with the mad Renfield in his lunatic asylum eating flies and playing John the Baptist to his coming master… and with Lucy’s description of her “dream” of flying with the red-eyed one above the lighthouse at Whitby, and Jonathan’s “dream” of the three Vampire Brides’ advances upon him and of their being repelled at the last minute by the furious Dracula…

‘This was before I’d even got to the abducted children or “the loving hand” of Lucy’s fiancé staking her through the heart… or that shocking rape-like bit where, with Mina’s newly-wed husband Jonathan asleep in a flushed stupor by her side, Dracula, at her throat, takes his fill of her life’s-blood…

‘Still, what really attracted me to the story was Rule One for becoming a vampire-victim:

“First of all you have to invite him in.” 

See our auditions page HERE for details of how to audition for this production.


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