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Last Show, Past Shows

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 Read More

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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. 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. Think you know about Anne Boleyn? Think again ! Read More

Last Show, Past Shows

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.) Read More

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Dracula play guildburys

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 and positively drips with Gothic horror. 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 to the play, ‘my hair was standing Read More

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The Government Inspector 2019 – in Farnham and touring to the Minack.

  The Government Inspector. Our 2019 summer show HIDE OR BRIBE  –  HE’S COMING ! Picture this : A decidedly shady (not to mention crooked) Mayor of a small Russian town in the middle of nowhere is horrified to discover that he and his equally shady cronies are to be visited by a government official, Read More

Last Show, Past Shows

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 Read More


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 Read More


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: Read More


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


Audition for The Government Inspector

  Our 2019 flagship production. Performs in July 2019 at Waverley Abbey House in Surrey, following which it will tour in August 2019 to Cornwall’s Minack Theatre. AUDITIONS WILL BE OPENED TO NON MEMBERS ON 19 AUGUST 2018. Auditions are in mid September 2018 – scroll down for dates.  Auditions are held well in advance Read More


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


Audition for Anne Boleyn

ANNE BOLEYN AUDITIONS  –  use our form to contact the director. Auditions are held individually by prior appointment and will be available on either Sunday March 18th & Sunday March 25th from 2.30pm – 5.30pm or Tuesday March 23rd, from  7.30pm – 10.00pm at Compton Village Club, Spiceall, Compton, Guildford GU3 1JQ. Those auditioning for lead 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


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