Encore Screening: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie 21st July
Saturday 21 July, 7.20pm

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Sat 21st Jul 19:20

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. 

John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times). With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike. 

Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue.

Running time: 2hrs 45mins

Tickets: £17.50


Measure for Measure: Outdoor Theatre in the Rectory Garden 3rd August
Friday 3 August, 7.30pm

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Fri 3rd Aug 19:30

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall. Vienna is rife with brothels, loose morality and ludicrous characters. The weak Duke goes undercover, leaving his strict deputy Angelo in charge to clean the city up. But when Angelo sentences young Claudio to death for sleeping with his wife to be, Claudio’s sister Isobel, a nun, pleads for his life. Angelo agrees to spare him, but the stakes are high. Isobel faces an impossible choice.

Changeling Theatre’s, Measure for Measure is inspired by the Moulin Rouge with more than a hint of the Burlesque. This bawdy and witty Shakespeare comedy has a storyline full of twists and turns as sin meets virtue and good battles against evil.

This production will be hosted in the rectory garden, next to St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh. Bring along chairs and a picnic for a memorable night out.

Running time: approx 2hrs

Tickets: £16 Adult, £13 Under 16s

NT Live: Julie (15) 6th September
Thursday 6 September 2018, 7pm

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Thu 6th Sep 19:00

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. 

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. 

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

***Please note that Julie will contain strobe lighting***

Running time: 2hrs tbc

Tickets: £17.50


NT Live: King Lear (12A) 27th September
Thursday 27 September, 7pm

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Thu 27th Sep 19:00

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. 

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. 

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Running time: 3hrs 40mins 

Tickets: £17.50

Perfectly Imperfect Woman 5th October
Friday 5 October, 8pm

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Fri 5th Oct 20:00

Multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller explores what drives us to want to live perfect lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, bread-winners. What makes us want to be perfect? What is so bad about imperfection anyway? 

This is a theatrical storytelling show with a dash of ‘stand-up’ thrown in. It’s universal and archetypal whilst also being personal, as Danyah searches for a richer understanding of perfection and what it means to accept imperfection in order to connect more deeply to her female line. The show examines the often complex relationship between mothers and daughters and the challenge of discovering you may have more in common with your female ancestors than you care to admit. 

'Straight from the heart... storytelling at it's finest' 5 stars

Broadway Baby


‘A truly beautiful piece of theatre that touched my heart’

 Sian Bayley – Edfringe Review


 Age 14+

Tickets: £12


Only Fools and Boycie, featuring John Challis 13th October
Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm

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Sat 13th Oct 19:30

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. 


Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. 

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay. 

Running time: 90mins + 20mins interval 

Tickets: £18.50

Ben Law - The Craft of a Woodsman 23rd October
Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm

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Tue 23rd Oct 19:30

Join woodsman and author Ben Law as he takes you on a journey to ‘Prickly Nut Wood’, his home and place of work for the past 27 years. This illustrated talk takes you through the seasonal cycle of working wood and the range of traditional and modern crafts that Ben creates, along with the benefits this brings to biodiversity in the woodland. 

From the humble wooden spoon to Kevin McCloud’s favourite Grand Design, the diversity of produce and way of life set a benchmark for future patterns of woodland management. Ben will be signing his latest book ‘Woodland Workshop’ after the event.

Tickets:£7


Children's Theatre: Egg & Spoon 27th October
Saturday 27 October, 11.30am

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Sat 27th Oct 11:30
Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons where you come in and out of our magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature. Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow 'till the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party. 

Suitable for under 5s
Approx running time: 45 minutes

Tickets:£8


Surrey on Film 1914 - 1953: A Community in Peace and War 14th November
Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm

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Wed 14th Nov 19:30
Join Sarah Gray, archivist at Surrey History Centre, to see fascinating compilation of rare moving images showing Surrey towns, villages and families in the first half of the twentieth century, celebrating in times of peace and coming together in response to the stress of two world wars.

Tickets:£7

Remembrance Day Spoken Word 16th November
Friday 16 November, 7.30pm

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Fri 16th Nov 19:30
Join the 1000 Monkeys for an extra-special spoken word night, marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. The theme is ‘Remembrance’ and you are invited to share a poem of your own, read one of your favourites or simply sit back and enjoy the magic of spoken word. 

You will be accompanied by readings from local published poets and readings of some the nation’s favourite WWI poetry - with live music to boot!

Free Entry

NT Live: The Madness of George III (12A) 20th November
Tuesday 20 November, 7pm

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Tue 20th Nov 19:00

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). 

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

Running time: 3hrs 3mins

Tickets: £17.50

NT Encore: Anthony and Cleopatra (12A) 20th December
Thursday 20 December, 7pm

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Thu 20th Dec 19:00

Broadcast from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. 

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Running time: 3 hrs 40mins

Tickets: £17.50