National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika 27th July
Thursday 27th July, 7pm

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Thu 27th Jul 19:00

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £17.50


Outdoor Theatre: As You Like It 4th August
Friday 4th August, 7.30pm

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Fri 4th Aug 19:30

Following the success of last summer’s Much Ado About Nothing, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions return to Cranleigh with another open air comedy in the rectors garden of St Nicolas Church.

Dressed as a man, the exiled Rosalind is ready to begin a new life after escaping her foes in the dead of night. But, when she meets the love-sick Orlando, her disguise soon becomes more of a curse than a blessing.

Shakespeare is always made understandable and enjoyable with MadCap’s fun, fast-paced and entertaining staging that combines comedy, music, dance and physicality.

Bring some chairs and a picnic as this will be an evening not to be missed!

This event is kindly sponsored by Informed Choice.

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students; £44 Family

Wine Tasting and Jazz 11th August
Friday 11th August, 6.30pm - 10pm

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Fri 11th Aug 18:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to a fundraising event.

Boxwood & Broom, Cranleigh's local wine merchant will be pouring 20 wines on the evening, which will be paired with a range of local cheese, local produce and blissful Jazz (swing and latin jazz from likes of Nat King Cole, Stan Getz and Miles Davis).

From local organic fizz to old world classics and new world wonders, making this a friendly and sociable evening, in the cool Jack Wagg auditorium.

All wines available to purchase.

Tickets: £20

A Regular Little Houdini 9th September
Saturday 9 September, 8pm

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Sat 9th Sep 20:00

The scene, Edwardian Newport, South Wales: A dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic, to unlock his shackles and his brutal Welsh working-class reality.

With his head full of folly, his parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but, he doggedly trains himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus in the bustling docks, and his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - along with one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history.

Is it possible to follow one’s dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story that blurs the lines between childhood imagination and the cynicism of adulthood.

The show has won a string of awards: Best solo show, San Diego Festival; Artistic Excellence Award, Best Actor and Encore Producers awards, Hollywood Festival:  Best actor in the English language in the Wales Theatre Awards 2015. 

A Regular Little Houdini was a Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe.

"An extraordinary tale of hope, determination & magic!" An Edinburgh Sell Out.

"A cracker!" Western Mail

"Spellbinding" San Diego Union Tribune

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students


National Theatre Live: Yerma (15) 14th September
Thursday 14 September, 7pm

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Thu 14th Sep 19:00

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

Tickets: £17.50


Volunteer Recruitment Evening 19th September
Tuesday 19 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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Tue 19th Sep 18:00
Wed 19th Sep 20:00

Come and chat to us about the various volunteering opportunities we have here at Cranleigh Arts Centre whilst enjoying a drink.

Whether you have a couple of hours a week or are just available to help every now and then we’d love your support. Meet new people, develop skills, help your community, widen your interests & have fun!

Email katie@cranleighartscentre.org to register your interest in attending or phone 01483 278001

Free

Retro Gaming Night Fundraiser 21st September
Thursday 21 September, 7 – 9pm

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Thu 21st Sep 19:00

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre, registered charity no. 284186, invite you to a fundraising event.

Come together and meet some new people, to play games of the 90s, using authentic consoles including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the Mega Drive, and the Nintendo 64!

Our tuck shop will be open serving a variety of snacks and cold beverages. Ages 14+.

Tickets: £5

Volunteers Wine Evening 12th October
Thursday 12 October, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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Thu 12th Oct 18:00
Thu 12th Oct 20:00

Meet our volunteers and discover how you could also support the arts, meet people and gain new skills. This event is open to those interested in volunteering with us as well as those who already volunteer

Email katie@cranleighartscentre.org to register your interest in attending or phone 01483 278001

Free

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired 29th March
Thursday 29th March, 7.30pm

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Thu 29th Mar 19:30

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio! 

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Tickets: £22.00