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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 deceit, lies and shame. Miller’s compelling contemporary drama is an absorbing story of personal grief and collective accountability, brutally highlighting the failures of the American Dream. 

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SARDINES MAGAZINE –  ‘The whole crew deserve congratulations for an excellent, excellent night of high drama. But I must return to praising the cast. And particularly to mention that Laura Sheppard’s breakdown at the end was amazing. Huge. Heartbreaking – and a fitting climax to a wonderful evening.’

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ESSENTIAL SURREY MAGAZINE  –  ‘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….. The excellent cast, immersed in the play, engage us fully, superbly carrying the characters’ passionate discussions of honour, honesty, responsibility and the role of money and materialism in times of war. ‘

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NODA –  ‘This was a brilliant production, well up to the standard we have come to expect from Guildburys. Director Robert Sheppard brought out the best in everyone, keeping the pace going and the tension mounting right up to the end. It must have been demanding emotionally and physically to sustain the mood of foreboding and suspense. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this complex play to life.’

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Guildburys are a community theatre company and All my Sons is an amateur performance by arrangement with Josef Weinberger. 


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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.) Full Review here

‘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.’ Nigel Dams (SARDINES MAGAZINE) Full review here

Alan Pollock’s touching love story is set against a background of conspiracy. 

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 is secretive about his work. But when he and a colleague work on deciphering a coded enemy message and deduce that Coventry is to be attacked and pounded into rubble, he faces an agonising dilemma. Should he warn Katie and her family about the impending raid, risking disgrace and prosecution under the official secrets act ?

Guildburys were thrilled to welcome the playwright, Alan Pollock to the Friday evening performance of his play.

Alan commented on our Facebook page ‘Prolonged and well-deserved applause for a great cast last night. Thanks for the most moving of evenings.’ 

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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 and toast the summer in the company of Nell Gwynn and the court of King Charles II.

The story of orange seller, Nell Gwynn, is as colourful as a novel – yet it is true. Nell’s rise from the misery of Coal Yard Alley to become Britain’s first celebrity actress, winning the heart of the king along the way, is the stuff of dreams. But there is a price to pay. At a time when women are little more than possessions, can her undoubted charm and indomitable spirit protect her from the court plotters and schemers? And what will be the cost? 

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‘Ribald, buzzy and thoroughly cheering’   THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★

Guildburys are a community theatre company and Nell Gwynn is an amateur performance by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

See what our audience thought about the show in our video ! 


Waverley Abbey House – our stunning PicnicTheatre in Farnham

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