NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15) 22nd February
Thursday 22 February, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Feb 19:00

Too late to book online, please phone the box office: 01483 278000

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece `Cat on a Hot Tin Roof` played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of `A Streetcar Named Desire`, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.


On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Duration: 3hrs 5mins

Tickets: £17.50


To Kill a Mockingbird (A) 27th February
Tuesday 27 February, 8pm

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Tue 27th Feb 20:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice

The Academy Award winning classic, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee. Scout Finch and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbour, Boo. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man against fabricated rape charges, the trial and ensuing events expose the children to the evils of racism and prejudice.

The story is in the characters, their failings and fragility, their heroism and nobility of spirit. It's in the depiction of heart-breaking cruelty and heart-warming humanity.

Duration: 2hr 9min

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 16


Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) 3rd March
Saturday 3 March, 8pm

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Sat 3rd Mar 20:00

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928.

Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of post-war England.

Duration: 1hr 47mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 16s


ROH Live: Carmen 6th March
Tuesday 6 March, 6.45pm

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Tue 6th Mar 18:45

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form.

The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve - the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far from traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

Duration: 3hrs 20mins incl one interval

Tickets: £19.75


In Between (15) 8th March
Thursday 8 March, 8pm

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Thu 8th Mar 20:00

In celebration of International Women’s Day - Three Palestinian women attempt to balance faith and tradition with their modern lives while living in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Duration: 1hr 43mins

Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 16s


Breathe (12A) 14th March
Wednesday 14 March, 8pm

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Wed 14th Mar 20:00

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville. “A triumph of joy over adversity” (four stars) Mark Kermode, Observer. Duration: 2 hours

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 16s


NT Live: Julius Caesar 22nd March
Thursday 22 March, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Mar 19:00

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar, and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. 

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 

Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Tickets: £17.50


The Party (15) 23rd March
Friday 23 March, 8pm

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Fri 23rd Mar 20:00

Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.

Starring Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson

Duration: 1hr 11mins

Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 16s


The Death of Stalin (15) 31st March
Saturday 31 March, 8pm

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Sat 31st Mar 20:00

Russia, 1953. When Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) has a fatal heart attack, it creates a power vacuum inside the highest levels of government. Cue a pile-up of plotting, as his subordinates scramble to take control. A dark comedy about the Soviet dictator living out his final days, and the chaos that erupts after his death.

Directed by Armando Iannucci and starring Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs and Michael Palin.

Duration: 1hr 46mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s


Loving Vincent (PG) 5th April
Thursday 5 April, 8pm

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Thu 5th Apr 20:00

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Duration: 1hr 34mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s


GSC Bard Walk Documentary Film and Talk 11th April
Wednesday 11 April, 7.30pm

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Wed 11th Apr 19:30

Last year, Guildford Shakespeare Company Co-Founder Matt Pinches embarked on the 146-mile journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare’s Globe in London - a route once followed by Shakespeare himself. During the walk Matt was given exclusive access to film in both the Shakespeare Birthplace and The Painted Room in Oxford - where Shakespeare reputedly broke his journey. 

Find out about the trials facing travellers in the Elizabethan period and the rise of the playhouses in this special charity screening of GSC’s Bard Walk film, with introductory talk and Q&A from Matt Pinches.

Tickets: £10

Paddington 2 (PG) 13th April
Friday 13 April, 2pm

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Fri 13th Apr 14:00

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.

Duration: 1hr 44mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s


Paddington 2 (PG) 13th April
Friday 13 April, 8pm

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Fri 13th Apr 20:00

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.

Duration: 1hr 44mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s

Roman Holiday 28th April
Saturday 28 April, 2pm

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Sat 28th Apr 14:00

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. 

At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Duration: 1hr 59mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s


ROH Live: Manon 3rd May
Thursday 3 May, 7.15pm

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Thu 3rd May 19:15

Kenneth MacMillan's powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux's tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. 

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. 

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini.  

MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

Running Time: 2hrs 35mins incl 2 intervals

Tickets: £19.75

NT Live: Macbeth 10th May
Thursday 10 May, 7pm

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Thu 10th May 19:00

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. 

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 

Tickets: £17.50

Murder on the Orient Express (PG) 12th May
Saturday 12 May, 2pm

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Sat 12th May 14:00

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Duration: 1hr 54mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s


Murder on the Orient Express (PG) 12th May
Saturday 12 May, 8pm

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Sat 12th May 20:00

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Duration: 1hr 54mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s

Celebrate volunteering at Cranleigh Arts 6th June
Wednesday 6 June, 10.30am – 12pm

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Wed 6th Jun 10:30
Its Volunteer’s Week. Come along and meet existing volunteers and discover which role might suit you. 

Katie, our Volunteer Coordinator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. There will be refreshments for those attending and plenty of friendly faces. 

Please email katie@cranleighartscentre.org or call 01483 278000 to register your interest in attending.

Free

ROH Live: Swan Lake 12th June
Tuesday 12 June, 7.15pm

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Tue 12th Jun 19:15

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John MacFarlane. 

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. 

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

Running time: 3 hours, incl. two intervals

Tickets: £19.75